Tuesday’s Lead: Sobel’s British Open Rankings, Big Ten Football Previews, and Betting the MLB All-Star Game

Jul 17, 2018 9:30 AM EDT

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GOLF: Ranking the Entire Field

Jason Sobel likes golf. He likes it a lot. He likes it so much that he’s ranked every golfer in the British Open field — from Dustin Johnson, to Tiger Woods, to something called a Haraldur Magnus. See why Brooks Koepka has the advantage over DJ, why Jazz Janewattananond could be this year’s Haotong Li, and why ol’ Haraldur (an Icelandic fella ranked No. 1,089 in the world) isn’t gonna make the cut…

Playing Favorites
The usual suspects — DJ, Rory, Rickie, Heir Jordan — have the shortest odds, but Joshua Perry is fading them harder than Spieth’s hairline. He’s also staying away from trendy pick and British bloke Tommy Fleetwood. Here are the favorites he’s backing

Condition Yourself
Carnoustie’s fairways are dryer than Ron Swanson’s delivery, which will hurt these particular players come Thursday


NEWS: DraftKings Puts a Finger In The Pie

Westgate SuperBook, William Hill, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand… del Lago Resort & Casino? Located in the palm of the Finger Lakes, del Lago is partnering with DraftKings in preparation for the Empire State getting full-fledged sports betting. With FanDuel already locking down the Meadowlands, it appears the two daily fantasy giants are set to battle for bigger stakes in America’s new world of legal wagering…


Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports, Pictured: Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34)

MLB: Hey Now, You’re An All Star

More than 50 baseball players can replace “You’re” with “I’m” in the lyrics to Smash Mouth’s pukeworthy single crafted for the Midsummer Classic. If you’ve ever wondered which side prevails when great hitting faces great pitching, just look to tonight’s total. Stuckey analyzes the consistently low post-steroid-era ASG totals…

First Half Recap
The players aren’t the only ones getting a break. Bettors can sit back, relax, and read up on what happened in the first half. Luckily, Josh Appelbaum did all the leg work and put all of the notable first half trends in one nifty article

World Series Repeat?
Tornado Alley resident John Ewing has found some futures value using hardcore baseball nerd websites Fangraphs and Baseball Prospectus. It’s not surprising given the current standings, but this AL West teamintrigues Ewing the most…


COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Born to Bet

From Uncle Tim’s poker tips to Grandpa’s sports betting intuition, Collin Wilson comes from a long line of savvy gamblers. He hustled fellow Arkansas students in Sega and Starcraft, and his self-proclaimed biggest future cashed from divorcing his wife (kinda dark, but we’ll roll with it). You won’t want to miss his life story

Frost + Corn = A Bad Crop Yield
Wilson’s favorite sport is college football. He’s also quite intelligent when it comes to betting it. He has his own point spread for every game, for goodness sake. The man’s been working long and hard on team previews and in his latest, Wilson says Nebraska won’t meet expectations in Scott Frost’s first season

Hardly a Fighting Chance
The Illinois Fighting Illini may want to fight Collin after reading his preview of their team. With just five total wins in the past two seasons, oddsmakers haven’t exactly set the bar high. Wilson agrees…


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I’ll Take That Bet: Geoff Schwartz and Paul Lo Duca choose sides on the MLB All-Star game, AL East, and NBA win totals…

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