Tuesday’s Lead: NFL Playoff Value Bets, College Football Over/Under Trend, More

Aug 14, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

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NFL: The Sims

Not the faux world where you control animated people, we’re talking about NFL season-long simulations. When John Ewing isn’t in his laboratory tinkering with his Bet Labs machine, or updating his picks in our swanky app, he’s finding NFL betting value. Last year, our simulations’ top-four playoff bets all won. If that holds true this year, Jon Gruden will be golfing sooner rather than later

It’s All Luck
Andrew Luck played in the Colts’ first preseason game and his arm is still attached, which caused the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook to move a bunch of Indy’s futures



Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports; Pictured: LSU running back Darrel Williams (28) runs behind fullback J.D. Moore (18)

NCAAF: Running Up a Profit

Using our aforementioned Bet Labs technology, PJ Walsh has stumbled upon a simple, yet profitable trend. Somehow, some way, he’s found a scenario in which more yards leads to fewer points

Pac-12 Pod
Stuckey and Collin Wilson hit the studio again, this time discussing Pac-12 football. Grab a 12-pack and listen up! And if you can finish the 12-pack in 50 minutes, 51 seconds on Tuesday … well, you have a problem…


ACTION ITEMS

Ryder Die: Which four golfers should be the Ryder Cup captain’s picks? Jason Sobel selects his fearsome foursome

Quick to Adjust: It may take a while for fans to get used to, but oddsmakers are already adapting to the new NFL helmet rule. Walsh has noted some big differences in the over/unders for Week 2 of the preseason…

Give and Receive (Pod): What’s the deal with Josh Gordon? Is T.Y. “I prefer the Hyatt but I’ll stay at the” Hilton gonna boom or bust? In Part 2 of their receiver series, the NFL crew breaks down the league’s best wideouts

CFB: Depending on how you’re feeling this morning, Wilson has a pessimistic preview for Army, and an optimistic outlook for BYU

“I’ll Take That Bet”: In the latest episode of “ITTB,” Blackjack Fletcher battles Chris Raybon with his sports knowledge and chest hair

Minor League, Major Bad Beat: To our knowledge, no sportsbooks offered odds on the Burlington Bees’ game vs. the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, which is probably a good thing given how it ended

Chicken, Beer, Betting: The 2011 Red Sox would adore Buffalo Wild Wings’ new approach to the gambling industry

Credit:

Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports; Pictured: Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden

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