Friday’s Lead: Kavanaugh Confirmation Odds Roller Coaster

Sep 28, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

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POLITICS

Kavanaugh Odds Rally After Testimony

The testimony of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford took the world by storm on Thursday. During Ford’s testimony, in which she accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her, we saw the judge’s odds to be confirmed to the Supreme Court dip from 55% to 36% on PredictIt. But after Kavanaugh finished on the stand, all of the betting odds had completely flipped


Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2)

NFL

Sharps Targeting Bengals-Falcons

After two years of relative offensive futility, Andy Dalton’s got more weapons than a survivalist this season. With that in mind, sharp bettors jumped on the Cincinnati-Atlanta line yesterday, moving the spread a full two points…

For Those Still Alive
Week 3 was brutal for survivor pool players, but Travis Reed has your pick for this week if you’re still breathing…

Geoff Schwartz’s Trench Report
Understanding a team’s offensive line can be an enormous advantage when betting. Luckily, we have a former lineman to help us breakdown each team’s front. Here are the two games Schwartzy’s targeting based on offensive line advantages…

Fading Brady
Hey, you watched the Detroit game. You understand why public bettors are backing the Patriots at the lowest clip since 2013. But is that the right decision? Mark Gallant analyzes why New England is no longer the Belle of the betting ball


TOP EXPERT PICKS

BlackJack Fletcher

Colorado -10.5 vs. UCLA. Blackjack’s not buying Chip Kelly’s squad to find its footing against the Buffs…

See All of BlackJack’s Picks

John Ewing

Syracuse +22 at Clemson. John thinks the Orange will keep it within three touchdowns after upsetting the Tigers in 2017…

See All of John’s Picks


Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports, Pictured; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18)

THE TOP 5

Fresno State: The Bulldogs (-8.5 against Toledo) are the most popular college football bet this week. Which other teams are receiving a huge percentage of bets? You know how this works — click the link and find out…

Injury Report: A.J. Green’s the biggest name on the list, but there are plenty of injuries that could affect your bets or fantasy team this week…

ITTB: ESPN+ already has more than one million subscribers. Rumors are that 986,369 of those subs joined to watch I’ll Take That Bet

WR/CB Matchups: Can anyone slow down the Saints’ Michael Thomas? Ian Hartitz looks at the week’s most intriguing receiver-cornerback matchups, including OBJ against Marshon Lattimore, Davante Adams vs. Tre’Davious White, and Janoris Jenkins’ attempt to stop Thomas…

Jacob deGrom’s 20 Wins: Sure, he got less run support than a barefoot sprinter, but Jacob deGrom still won 20 games … for under bettors

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Jack Gruber-USA TODAY, Pictured; Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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