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Tuesday’s Lead: How To Bet AP Top 25, FedEx Cup Picks

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NCAAF: Poll Position

Fun fact about the beat writers whose votes determine the AP Top 25 poll: they don’t watch a ton of college football. That’s why a team like Wisconsin (+2750 to win the national title) is ranked above Ohio State (+850). Or why Stanford (+7000) is ranked above Michigan (+1800). It’s not their fault. They’re stuck at one stadium, watching one game, but it’s the reason why you should view the AP Top 25 with more skepticism than a Lane Kiffin promise…

Profiting Off The AP Top 25 Poll
A number by your name doesn’t mean much in the long run, but Danny Donahue found some profitable poll-based trends bettors should know going into the college football season…


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NFL: Preseason From A Player’s Perspective

Geoff Schwartz spent most of his career on the roster bubble, looking to create some standout tape like the R&D division at Scotch. In his latest piece, Schwartz reveals the pressures of being on the fringe trying to make a team, and a veteran with a contract trying to stay on a team.

NFC East Previews
Can the Eagles become the first team to repeat as NFC East champs since 2004? Our experts have all the betting angles covered for the Dallas CowboysPhiladelphia EaglesWashington Redskins and New York Giants this season. You know how hyperlinks work — tap the team of your choice and enjoy…

Live Nice, Or Dynasty
If you’re in a Dynasty League this year, Matt LaMarca’s piece is a must-read. “LaMarc’s the Spot” breaks down four popular strategies, including his personal favorite: targeting undervalued veterans…


GOLF: FedEx Cup Value Bets

At 6-1, Dustin Johnson’s the favorite to win the FedEx Cup title and throw $10 million worth of dollar bills into his truck like the apathetic mail carriers above. But Jason Sobel reveals the PGA Tour’s dirty Cup secret: It’s less a season-long marathon than a late-summer sprint. That’s why Sobel’s considering Rory at 12-1, Tiger at 16-1, and these 40-1 longshots

The Next PGA Stars
Golf guru Joshua Perry analyzes the next PGA Tour studs to rise from the minor league ranks…


ACTION ITEMS

Fantasy Football: Who are the best Twitter accounts to follow? Matthew Freedman provides his list, and not surprisingly ranks himself Numero Uno…

I’ll Take That Bet: Wearing his lucky hoodie, Paul Lo Duca battles it out against Chris Raybon in the latest edition of ITTB

Tracking SB Odds, Totals: Which teams are getting heavy action on their Super Bowl odds? For one, the Giants. Pat Shurmur’s squad has seen its championship odds go from 60-1 to 25-1

Tiger and Phil: Should the living legends and soon-to-be $10 million rivals play with each other at the Ryder Cup? According to Sobel, the answer is “hell yes”

LSU: The Tigers have enough talent to fill a Simon Cowell show, but will they ever be able to put the pieces together and compete with Nick Saban and Co.? According to Collin Wilson, they might not even make a bowl this year

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Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports; Pictured: Wisconsin Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor (23)

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