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Wednesday’s Lead: Mother Nature Affecting NFL Week 1 Lines

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NFL

Vegas Catching Wind of Cleveland’s Forecast

It’s that time of year where summer turns to fall and bettors are feverishly studying weather forecasts. The spread and total in the Steelers-Browns game are being affected by potential 20 mph wind gusts, while a heat wave could impact games in Miami and Los Angeles. Writer/meteorologist Mark Gallant stands next to his map of the United States to explain how climate will influence this weekend’s games

Under The Radar
Bettors usually love targeting overs, but this week, fans are putting money on the under at a historically high rate…

Waive Hello
Recent injuries and roster moves have paved the way for several undrafted free agents to make an early fantasy impact. Matt Breida headlines that list, along with these guys

Take A Dip In These Betting Pools
Looking for another fun way to make every NFL game mean a little somethin’ somethin’? Here are five last-minute pools to try with your friends…


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NCAAF

The Return of “Duffel Bag Boy”

A bettor with deep pockets and questionable gambling sense is backing up his $130,000 two-team parlay in Week 1 with over $100,000 in parlay bets for Week 2. After lucking out when Ohio State scored 21 unanswered points to cover against Oregon State, Duffel Bag Boy returned to William Hill to wager on two more parlays for this weekend’s action. Good luck, Lil’ Duffel. You’re gonna need it…

National Title Risers, Fallers 
Alabama’s odds shortened after its dismantling of Louisville, Clemson’s price stayed the same, and Michigan’s bandwagon lost three of its wheels before catching fire. Week 1 saw a lot of national title odds movement, and these schools were affected most


TOP EXPERT PICKS

Chad Millman

Bills-Ravens Under 40.5. Let’s just say Chad isn’t buying Nathan Peterman as a viable quarterback…

See All of Chad’s Picks

Geoff Schwartz

Cincinnati +3 over Indy. Geoff is fading Andrew Luck in what will be his first NFL game since the 2016 season…

See All of Geoff’s Picks


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THE TOP 5

Ryder Cup Pairings: Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed, and Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson? Jason Sobel predicts Jim Furyk’s pairings for the 2018 Ryder Cup

I’ll Take That Bet: Have there really already been 40 ITTB episodes? How time flies. Our latest matchup features Dan Rubenstein versus Matt Moore, making their picks for NFL Week 1 and CFB Week 2…

Is Jordan Spieth Back? In previewing the BMW Championship, Joshua Perry likes Spieth at +2200, and these four value plays

Most Overrated Week 1 Teams: The most overvalued team going into the first week of the NFL season is … the Browns? The public’s loving the Hard Knockssubjects, and these other squads are being inflated by public interest, as well…

Tennessee: The Volunteers got blown out by Heisman hopeful Will Grier and West Virginia in Week 1, but there are several takeaways that suggest they could get to six wins this season…

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