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Thursday’s Lead: How to Bet Falcons-Eagles

Sep 06, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

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THE NFL IS BACK

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Tonight, the Super Bowl champion Eagles host the Falcons and our analysts are attacking it from all sides. Betting market…boom! Historical trends…boom! DFS…boom! If you want one article that covers more ground than Earl Thomas, you can’t miss this betting guide

Fantastical Breakdown
Chris Raybon has fully broken down the Thursday DFS slates, including the new DraftKings Showdown model featured on FantasyLabs. Value-wise, he’s throwing a dart at a fella named Shelton Gibson, a man of just two career receptions…

On The Move
Despite just winning the Super Bowl, everybody is fading the Eagles. Including wiseguys. PJ Walsh breaks down the line movement and Adam Staple gets some insight from the oddsmakers at the Westgate SuperBook and Golden Nugget

Set Those Rosters
Whether you play standard or PPR — hell, even half-point PPR — we have you covered. Check all of our positional rankings for Week 1 before tonight’s game starts


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NCAAF

Keep Your Chin Up, Jim

The Wolverines’ national title odds took a huge hit after Week 1, but that isn’t scaring Collin Wilson. In fact, using our Power Ratings, Wilson explains how the Wolverines are one of the most underrated teams heading into Week 2

Speaking Of Walmart Slacks
Think Michigan fans are overreacting a bit to a one touchdown loss? You can now bet on whether Jim Harbaugh will still be the team’s head coach next season. Odds suggest he will be, but it’s anything but a lock

Stick To Basketball
The Wolverines may have looked bad to some folks, but they’re nowhere near the abomination that the Kansas Jayhawks have been. Kansas is looking to break a 46-game road losing streak in which they are just 13-33 ATS this Saturday. Dan McGuire wonders if the Jayhawks have a shot at beating Central Michigan


TOP EXPERT PICKS

Chris Raybon

Rams -4.5 at Raiders. Raybon isn’t buying the notion that LA will regress heading into Week 1.

See All of Chris’ Picks

Collin Wilson

Duke +3 at Northwestern. Our college football guru likes the Blue Devils (who beat Army 34-14 in Week 1) to cover again.

See All of Collin’s Picks


Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK, Pictured; President Trump

THE TOP 5

Trumped Up Odds: Following the release of Bob Woodward’s book “Fear: Trump in the White House,” the President’s impeachment odds are back on the rise

Betting Biases: If there’s one thing bettors need to know for Week 1, it’s that you should throw away all of your memories from last season

Week 1 QB Breakdown: Matthew Freedman has put his chips on the table with this DFS quarterback breakdown

Dark Helmet: PJ Walsh sits down with Geoff Schwartz to discuss whether or not the new helmet rule will impact NFL over/unders this season

4-Headed Monster: The Patriots backfield has always been a crapshoot in the fantasy world. Ian Hartitz takes a look at what to expect from Burkhead, Michel, White and Hill

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James Lang-USA TODAY Sports, Pictured; Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi (36) runs the ball against Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford (23)

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