Monday’s Lead: Bad Calls, Bad Beats, and Betting MNF

Oct 01, 2018 9:56 AM EDT

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NFL

Mile High Mahomes

All Patrick Mahomes has done this year is defy expectations, but facing Von Miller & Co. in the clouds has sharps pessimistic about Kansas City pulling another blowout. The Chiefs are still favored by more than 1.5 points in Denver (+3.5) for the first time since 1990, and with an over/under of 55, most are expecting more scoring than a New Year’s Eve at a South Florida retirement home. Before you bet Chiefs-Broncos tonight, let our guide “guide” you

RedZone Diaries
Seven hours on the couch, six bets, four wins and some miracle covers to boot. Chad Millman takes you along for the ride in a gambling day for the ages

Bad Calls, Bad Beats
When Steelers fans are tweeting about the Browns getting robbed, you know the zebras made some crucial miscues. Week 4’s bad beats are highlighted by the NFL wanting Jon Gruden to win his first game, Doug Marrone’s power move, and Alvin Kamara. (Oh, and if you want some bonus bad beats, here’s the CFB edition)…


Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports, Pictured; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy (13) and center fielder Chris Taylor (3)

MLB

Lo Duca: Game 163

The Cubs, Brewers, Dodgers, and Rockies are all in the playoffs. But how they’ll be in the playoffs will be decided today. The loser of the Colorado-Los Angeles game will travel to play the loser of the Milwaukee-Chicago contest on Tuesday night in the National League Wild Card Game. The winners of each game will advance to the Divisional Series, which begins on Thursday. We brought in former Dodger Paul Lo Duca to analyze tonight’s matchup between Walker Buehler and German Marquez…


POLITICS

Beto O’Rourke vs. Ted Cruz Odds

The Cubs, Brewers, Dodgers, and Rockies are all in the playoffs. But how they’ll be in the playoffs will be decided today. The loser of the Colorado-Los Angeles game will travel to play the loser of the Milwaukee-Chicago contest on Tuesday night in the National League Wild Card Game. The winners of each game will advance to the Divisional Series, which begins on Thursday. We brought in former Dodger Paul Lo Duca to analyze tonight’s matchup between Walker Buehler and German Marquez…


Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports, Pictured; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10)

THE TOP 5

Tyreek Hill: The NFL’s fastest player loves playing under the lights, and his numbers prove it

Ryder Cup Recap: If you didn’t catch the Ryder Cup this weekend, things didn’t go too well for the Americans. Here are the 100 things on Jason Sobel’s mind after Europe’s dominating win…

LeBron’s Debut: “Not gonna lie, this is going to take some getting used to.” Rob Perez covers all the sights and sounds of LeBron’s first Lakers preseason game

Week 6 Spreads: It took approximately 47 seconds after Week 6 CFB lines came out for Collin Wilson to compare them to our power ratings and find some value

NFL Odds, Week 5: After rebounding in a big way against the Dolphins, New England is -10 on Thursday against Indianapolis. Kansas City’s favored over Jacksonville at home, the Jets are randomly favorites, you get the idea. Here are all of the opening odds for next week’s NFL slate…

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Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Pictured: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes

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