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Thursday’s Lead: How Sharps Are Betting Ravens-Bengals

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GOLF

PGA Pros’ Best Golf Gambling Stories

Betting on golf is an American pastime. Skins, closest to the pin, “first one to hit the ball inbounds.” The wagers are endless. Jason Sobel spoke with numerous PGA Tour players about their favorite gambling stories, and two of them involve (surprise, surprise) Michael Jordan


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NFL

Thursday Night Betting Guide

The Action Network staff is back with all of the tidbits, factoids, and nuggets you need for betting this evening’s game between the Bengals and Ravens. Spoiler: nobody believes the Ravens will score 47 points again this week…

(Ray Liotta Voice) We Were Goodfellas. Wiseguys.
These aren’t quite the same wiseguys from Martin Scorcese’s classic mob film, but Danny Donahue reports that the gambling wiseguys have already bet big on Thursday’s divisional affair

Fresh Pair of Ray-Bons
What do John Brown and Nick Boyle have in common other than having a last name that starts with the letter B? Chris Raybon says they’re both oozing with DFS value tonight


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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Wake and Rake

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but that doesn’t stop PJ Walsh from raking cash. Tonight, he’s targeting the Boston College-Wake Forest game that officials moved up because of Hurricane Florence. Let’s just say that sharp bettors don’t care about the time change

A Saturday for the Books
This past Saturday, many of college football’s biggest and most popular favorites failed to cover. One might say they screwed the pooch, unless you’re a sportsbook, in which case your pooch remained very much un-screwed. Adam Staple reports on why last Saturday was an all-time great day for the books


TOP EXPERT PICKS

Chad Millman

Cardinals +12.5 vs. Rams. Millman is betting against Week 1 overreactions…

See All of Chad’s Picks

Ian Hartitz

Ravens PK over Bengals. Hartitz is fading Andy Dalton in primetime…

See All of Ian’s Picks


THE TOP 5

The $100k No-Show: Gilbert Arenas is once again making headlines in the gambling world. This time around, his would-be opponent in a 3-point shootout for $100,000, Swaggy P, decided not to show up. Turned out to be a wise call

Horses & Committees: Ian Hartitz breaks down snap counts and targets from Week 1 to figure out which NFL backfields are comprised of workhorses or committees

Divisional Values: There’s not much to like about the Steelers’ season so far. They just tied the Browns, Le’Veon Bell is tweeting when he should be playing, and Big Ben may already be injured. All that said, John Ewing is a man who doesn’t dwell on the short-term, and believes it’s a great time to buy low

Tales From Vegas: Sunday wasn’t as lucrative as Saturday for Vegas sportsbooks, although they were saved by Ryan Fitzpatrick. Meanwhile Duffel Bag Boy’s duffel bag just got much, much heavier

The Favorites: Chad Millman and Scooch pick apart the Week 2 lines in the latest episode of The Favorites Podcast

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