Monday’s Lead: Most Popular NFL Futures, Justin Thomas’ PGA Outlook, Yankees Bad Beat

Aug 06, 2018 9:57 AM EDT

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NFL: SB 53: Betting On The Rams

Maybe it’s Los Angeles’ close proximity to Las Vegas. Maybe it’s the big-name free-agent acquisitions. Maybe it’s the confidence a person feels listening to Sean McVay wax poetic about the nuances of an NFL offense. Whatever it is, the Rams are receiving the most total betting tickets to win Super Bowl 53. Your time to shine, Jared Goff…

Tickets Are One Thing, But…
The gross quantity of Franklins is another. When it comes to the “Most Money Wagered to Win Super Bowl LIII” category, a different team occupies the top spot



Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports; Pictured: DeMarcus Cousins.

NBA: Free Agency Isn’t Really Free

In the latest from Matt Moore, our resident basketball brainiac breaks down every major signing from the incredibly entertaining NBA offseason. From LeBron James’ four-year, $153 million contract to Dirk Nowitzki’s one-year, $5 million pre-retirement gift, Moore sees five-star transactions all over the place.

Win Totals
Westgate released its updated win totals for all 30 NBA teams. Contrary to popular belief, the Warriors are not expected to win 83 games…


ACTION ITEMS

CFB Betting Market: More tickets have Ohio “State of Disarray” winning the College Football Playoff, but this SEC team has attracted the most Robert Dinero

Justin Time: After finishing first at the Bridgestone Invitational, Justin Thomas should bring his A-game to the PGA Championship, per Jason Sobel…

Winning the Relegation Game: Demotions usually aren’t a cause of joy, unless you make a 5-1 or 7-1 bet on team to crumble like a stale scone

Washington: Chris Petersen’s Huskies are heavily favored to win the Pac-12, which means they have a good chance to make the College Football Playoff. That’s the incredibly watered-down arithmetic to explain why they’re seeing such heavy betting action


MLB: Yankees Collapse

The Rockies’ Jon Gray threw an absolute gem yesterday in Wisconsin. The Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka did the same in Boston. Both games went to extras after unexpected ninth-inning rallies. Let’s hope you didn’t bet the Yankees or the under…

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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports; Pictured: Los Angeles Rams fan Karl Sides

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