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Tuesday’s Lead: Harbaugh and Sports Betting, Fantasy Football Top 200, More

Jul 24, 2018 9:46 AM EDT

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NCAAF: Hard Pass From Harbaugh

Most men struggle to communicate their emotions. Jim Harbaugh is not one of those men. When asked about sports betting, Michigan’s outspoken leader replied that he wants his players to avoid gambling “like the plague.” It’s an obvious sentiment — Harbaugh has to pretend he doesn’t know the sharps are fading the Wolverines harder than the washing machine does his Walmart khakis. We get it, Jim, but times are changing

Most Popular National Championship Bets
Think Alabama and Clemson are attracting the most action? Guess again. These are the teams getting the most National Championship bets according to CG Technology’s Jason Simbal…

An AAC Dark Horse
He’s certainly no rabbi, but Collin Wilson loves Temple. See why our college football betting expert is so bullish on the Owls…


Rob Schumacher/Arizona Republic via USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford and running back David Johnson

NFL: The Right Touch

Drafting fantasy football running backs and winning heated arguments have the same formula: it’s all about volume. Three-hundred touches is the magic number for fantasy RBs, but only a few guys will have a chance to clasp the pigskin that many times. Which guys will get to tote the rock more than a Geology intern? Here are the FantasyLabs projections

A New-Look Johnson?
Cardinals running back David Johnson is back to full health, but can last year’s consensus No. 1 preseason fantasy prospect thrive without Bruce Arians and Carson Palmer

Top 200 Fantasy Football Rankings
Why focus on work when you can prepare for next month’s fantasy draft? Priorities, y’all. Get some…


PODCASTS: Tune-In Tuesday

Embrace The Sweat
It’s summer, it’s hot, give into the sweat. In Geoff Schwartz and Paul Lo Duca’s latest episode, the boys talk about the bullying rumors swirling around the St. Louis Cardinals clubhouse, “Steve Sax Disease”, and Rob Manfred…

Spread The Floor
Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic joins Matt Moore to talk about the awkwardness within the Timberwolves locker room, and whether this is a make-or-break season for Minny-soda…


ACTION ITEMS

Bales In Comparison: FantasyLabs co-founder and (probably) best-selling author Jonathan Bales explains how to overcome and exploit anchoring in betting and fantasy. Not familiar with anchoring? Hop on the Bales-wagon for a tutelage-filled Tuesday…

I’ll Take That Bet: Did you know we have a show on ESPN+? What’s that? You watch every episode and love every minute? You’re too kind. Check out the most recent edition of ITTB where Blackjack Fletcher and Lo Duca pontificate about AFC East and AFC West win totals…

No-Hitter, No-Matter: In his first MLB start, Cardinals right-hander Daniel Poncedeleon threw seven no-hit innings. Congrats to Daniel, and apologies to those who bet on St. Louis to win

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh

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