Tuesday’s Lead: Ranking Every NBA Season Win Total

Oct 02, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

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NBA

NBA Win Totals Breakdown

What do the Pistons, Mavericks, and Celtics have in common? Matt Moore thinks they’ll be better than their win totals indicate. The 2018-19 NBA season starts in two weeks, which means it’s time to start betting on basketball futures. Moore Money Less Problems picks every single NBA team’s over/under and ranks them in terms of confidence…

Lake Show or Lame Show?
In theory, the Los Angeles Lakers should have a really good offense. However, Bryan Mears isn’t convinced. There are some key players in Hollywood due for regression and that could mean this script will be more tragic than magic

How The Kings Control The East
Wondering which Eastern Conference team has the best chance of becoming the next Warriors? A major factor will be the struggles of the Kings


Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports, Pictured; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester

MLB

Wild Card Game Breakdown

Without any football to distract us, the entire betting world will shift to the National League Wild Card Game tonight. The Cubs are slight home favorites against the Rockies and the low total suggests the winds will be blowing in. Paul Lo Duca and Stuckey break down the do-or-die game

Don’t Ride the Hot Hand?
The Astros are hot heading into the postseason, but will that success carry over into the playoffs? John Ewing uses Bet Labs to play myth buster

Updated World Series Odds
With the playoff field set, the Westgate has released updated World Series odds before the postseason gets started…


FANTASY

Catch The Waive

The fantasy free agent pool has been shallow the past few weeks, but a few intriguing buy-and-hold players have emerged for Week 5. Ryan Collinsworth gives some pointers on where to find your points this week…

Fantasy Rankings
Another week of fantasy football is in the books, and that means Week 5 rankings are already available from our team of experts…

Injury Report
Gronk, Fournette, Fitz. All the NFL injuries you need to know


Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports, Pictured; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Nic Weishar (82), running back Dexter Williams (2) and offensive lineman Josh Lugg (75)

THE TOP 5

Champions League: Manchester United is in shambles right now and the rest of the world is loving it. Michael Leboff analyzes whether longshot Valencia will be able to take advantage of a vulnerable Red Devils squad today…

Don’t Trust the Scoreboard: Ken Barkley’s weekly column on misleading box scores is an indictment of poor coaching, which is a kind way of saying, James Franklin blew it against Ohio State…

Irish Eyes: Notre Dame’s national title odds improved considerably after a big win over Stanford on Saturday night…

The Favorites: If you haven’t subscribed to The Favorites podcast, it’s high time you should. Action’s Chief Content Officer Chad Millman — along with ex-NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz, former MLB All-Star catcher Paul Lo Duca, professional gambler BlackJack Fletcher and bookmaker Bob Scucci — break down the angles, markets, and numbers driving the loudest parallel conversation in sports…

Rams-Seahawks: Welp, that didn’t take long. Week 4’s been in the books for less than 12 hours, but the LA-Seattle Week 5 matchup is already drawing significant sharp action

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Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving

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