Friday’s Lead: Odds, Picks for the Emmy’s and Betting on the Hall of Fame Game

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EMMY: The Silver Screen

Admit it. Your favorite weekly tradition is telling your friends you have plans, snuggling up with a pint of Cherry Garcia and some Kleenex and crying your way through the latest episode of This Is Us. But does your Mandy Moore addiction warrant backing NBC’s heart-tugger at 40-1 to take home the Emmy for “Best Drama”? Emmy odds are out, and these bets will make you care about the awards…

Smokin’ Jay
One show that won’t win an Emmy? Very Cavallari, E! Network’s newest slice of “reality” starring Kristin Cavallari and Miami Dolphins great Jay Cutler. Lauren Joffe is obsessed, so she did the only feasible thing: set betting lines for Sunday’s episode


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NFL: Hall of Fame Game

The Ravens and Bears will play in this year’s Hall of Fame Game, and it has all the makings of an instant classic — which is just our way of saying, “thank god football is back.” Vegas has opened Thursday’s game as a pick ’em. And just think: by this time next week, you’ll have won or lost your first NFL bet of the season…

You’re Lion to Me
Every season, Lions fans show up in droves to get their hearts broken, and then walk out of Ford Field patting themselves on the back, muttering “there’s always next year.” Well, with apologies to Matthew Stafford fans and Lions nation, we’re sad to report that this year doesn’t look all that great


ACTION ITEMS

Stay Melo: This may not sit well with Knicks fans, but Bryan Mears gives Carmelo Anthony better than a 98.2% chance of making the Basketball Hall of Fame

Coors Clash: Stuckey has been burned by the red-hot Athletics all week, but he’s got some good reasons to fade them against the Rockies tonight

Chris From the Block: Chris Raybon is from the Bronx, so we kindly ask you to read his story about how he went from accountant to industry leader in DFS in your best New Yawk accent

Jack’d Up: The Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech has a defense that will help Jackets bettors cash some checks this college football season

Three Donkeys Podcast: Jonathan Bales, Peter Jennings and Adam Levitan are back to chat about how their daily fantasy football strategies will change this NFL season…

Bet Wars: Remember a couple of years ago when you couldn’t get through any game without sitting through 30 FanDuel and DraftKings commercials? Well, we may be heading down that path again because they’re battling for gambling turf

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