Wednesday’s Lead: The New Super Bowl Favorite in Vegas

Sep 19, 2018 10:29 AM EDT

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The New Super Bowl Favorite
Death, taxes, and the Patriots being favored to win the Super Bowl. Some things you thought were constants, but Vegas now considers this team most likely to hoist the Lombardi Trophy

Power Ratings: Good News For Buffalo
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The New Sunday Ritual

There will come a day when more states allow legalized sports betting, but in the mean time we learn from New Jersey. Matt Foley spent his Sunday inside FanDuel’s Sportsbook at the Meadowlands and got a taste of the space’s full-tilt energy. It’s not quite Vegas, but it’s a sign of what’s to come


TOP EXPERT PICKS

Stuckey

Chargers (+7) against Rams. Stuckey thinks the second-most popular football team in LA has what it takes to keep it close against the first…

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Paul Lo Duca

Vikings (-16.5) against Bills. Lo Duca expects Cousins, Diggs and Thielen to score enough to cover the large spread…

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Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley (17)

THE TOP 5

Historic Partnership: The Vegas Golden Knights and William Hill US have agreed to the first sponsorship deal between an NHL team and a sportsbook operator

Vegas Struggling To Keep Up With KC: Kansas City’s offense couldn’t be more electric if it played inside a generator. Adam Staple spoke with William Hill Director of Trading Nick Bogdanovich about his books’ profitable weekend, and the new premium bettors will pay to back the Chiefs…

Champions League: Juventus hasn’t yet changed its name to the “Shirtless Ronaldos” … but our sources suggest they will soon. Should you bet on them as -112 road favorites against Valencia? Martin Laurence breaks down the intriguing Champions League matchup

Dodgers Divisional Value: LA is a big favorite to win the NL West, but the odds don’t accurately reflect that. John Ewing breaks down the value in picking the Dodgers to win their division…

“Trade Me Let’s Find Out”: Pittsburgh’s star running back refuses to show up, and now its top receiver is suggesting a trade on Twitter. There’s a prop bet where you can wager on Antonio Brown’s future, but nobody’s expecting him to leave…

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports; Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99)

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