Friday’s Lead: Cheat Sheet for Every NFL Team, Wisconsin Preview, Melo’s Exit

Jul 20, 2018 9:11 AM EDT

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NFL: 7 Weeks to Football

You know how quarterbacks wear those wristbands with the playbook on them? Well, this cheat sheet with odds, props and win totals for all 31 NFL teams (and the Browns) is the betting version of that sweatband. Interested in the Cardinals’ win total? We got that. Curious about Miami’s odds to win the AFC East? You really shouldn’t be, but if you are, we got you

Dirk Diggler
Today’s episode of Everybody Bets stars Mark Wahlberg, the film star/burger mogul with enough disposable income to buy a third-world country. Marky Mark played three NFL futures this week. The Boston native and Patriot superfan’s pick to win the AFC comes as no surprise, but his bullishness on Cleveland certainly does…

Turn That Brown Upside Down
HBO released a trailer for “Hard Knocks” featuring Wahlburger’s second-favorite team, and as a total coincidence, we released a quick betting outlook for Baker’s Browns



Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports, Pictured: Wisconsin Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor (23)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Quit Badgering Me

Death, taxes and Wisconsin to make the Big Ten Championship. Three constants in life reflected by the odds (the Badgers are -230 to win the Big Ten West). Collin Wilson sees some value in that number, but also has his eye on star running back Jonathan Taylor to be a Heisman nominee…

Big Ten Previews
If you missed one of Collin’s Big Ten previews, you can get up to speed here. The conference is gonna be a bloodbath this year…


ACTION ITEMS

116-1 Down the Drain: After hitting nine legs on his 10-team parlay, Geoff Schwartz needed the -1500 Minnesota Lynx to beat the Indiana Fever for a huge payday. You can imagine what happened next. The WNBA, it’ll get ya

Melo Out: Remember when Carmelo Anthony was a superstar? We don’t either. Matt Moore explains how the Thunder are far better off with Carmelo out the door

Hawk Eyes: On the other side of the Melo trade sit the Atlanta Hawks, who will soon release Anthony back into the wild. Moore assesses ATL’s rebuild and the assets they’ve accumulated to compete come 2045…

Podcast: The NBA is the best soap opera on TV these days, and our hoops gurus Matt Moore and Bryan Mears review the latest episode on the newest installment of The Action Network NBA Podcast

NCAA Study: Always nice to see an organization known for having its athletes’ best interests at heart conduct a study to “protect college athletes” when it comes to legalized sports betting. Nice work per usual, Mark Emmert…

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Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports, Pictured: Cleveland Browns’ Genard Avery (55) Jabrill Peppers (22) and Damarious Randall (23)

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