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  • Market giving winless Nebraska too much credit

    Nebraska is 0-6 (and 1-4-1 ATS); Minnesota is having a much better season at 3-3 (and 4-2 ATS). So, why is Nebraska favored? It’s not even as if its strength of schedule is that much tougher. Are the Cornhuskers really getting that much credit for taking Northwestern to overtime last week before pushing as three-point...

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  • All signs point to the Dodgers securing World Series return

    Has Brewers manager Craig Counsell run out of ideas? Or will new surprises and a loud home field bring the Brew Crew back from the brink of elimination? Counsell has framed the 2018 NLCS as a “David vs. Goliath” battle. And, he’s the little guy who has to craft a new slingshot before every game....

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  • East Coast’s rich betting history stretches long before it was legal

    It used to be much different in these parts, before the politicians finally wised up. “I know a guy who knows a guy,” is how inevitably the conversation went. Maybe back in college? High school? Or most likely, here in the great northeast corridor, the bookies were just always there, as part of the landscape...

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  • NFL Week 7 ATS picks: The Rams’ play-action will be too much for the 49ers’ defense to stop

    Goff is using play-action more often than any other quarterback in 2018.
  • Michigan State coach at his best when his team is an underdog

    VSiN’s Matt Youmans co-hosts “The Edge,” weekdays 3-5 p.m. on, fuboTV and SiriusXM 204. MICHIGAN STATE (+7) over Michigan: The Wolverines struggled in their only two road games, digging a 14-0 first-quarter deficit in a loss at Notre Dame and digging out of a 17-0 second-quarter deficit in a narrow win at Northwestern. Michigan...

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  • How the public can avoid falling into ‘teaser’ traps

    If the Cardinals stay priced as a home underdog in the +1¹/₂ to +2 range in advance of Thursday night’s NFL game against the Broncos (FOX, 8:20 p.m.), they will qualify as a nominee for a “basic strategy” multi-team six-point teaser. What is a “teaser?” It’s a special type of bet offered by sports books...

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  • Why the Bills will find a way to cover against the Colts

    What world are we living in where the 1-5 Colts are favored by more than a touchdown? I originally was planning to pass on this game if Nathan “Pick-Six” Peterman was going to start for Buffalo, but now Derek Anderson will get the start. Anderson has always been serviceable, so even if he’s rusty I...

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  • Take the Clippers to the bank

    A season ago, despite trading Blake Griffin and dealing with numerous injuries to key players, the Clippers surprised bettors on a nightly basis, finishing 42-39-1 against the spread. Over the summer, the upstart Clippers improved their roster through health, getting Patrick Beverley back from a knee injury that cost him his season, and through the...

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  • Red-zone statistics provide invaluable handicapping info

    One of VSiN’s goals in pro football coverage this season is to encourage handicappers to spend more time studying red-zone performance. There are team skill sets related to maximizing offensive opportunities in close, or to repelling touchdown tries on defense. Those are often the difference-makers for bettors in games with tight point spreads. Some of...

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  • New Mexico Becomes Sixth U.S. State to Have Operating Sportsbook

    A New Mexico casino began officially accepting sports bets on Tuesday.
  • Week 7 betting tips: Chargers provide good value to win the AFC Conference

    The work of Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers shouldn’t go unnoticed.
  • SI Backdoor Cover Jinx: The Five Most Excruciating Betting Losses From CFB Week 7/NFL Week 6

    Reader discretion is advised before clicking on these five most excruciating betting losses from this week's football slate, ranging from Mountain West football on Friday to an NFC South showdown on Sunday.
  • Sports books don’t mind bettors overreacting to LeBron James

    LAS VEGAS — Nearly a decade has passed since the Lakers last hoisted the Larry O’Brien Trophy, but for the first time in eight years there is a real sense that the once-great franchise will reach those heights yet again. When LeBron James, in the first week of July, chose the Lakers as the team...

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  • Dallas Keuchel will give the Red Sox fits in Game 3 of the ALCS

    Red Sox hitters dominated right-handed pitching to the tune of a .349 weighted on-base average this season, the best in baseball. But, against left-handed hitting, they recorded a pedestrian .313 wOBA (18th-best in MLB). Enter lefty Astros starter Dallas Keuchel, who beat the Red Sox in Game 2 of the American League Division Series last...

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  • Know what to look for with Astros heading back home

    Is Minute Maid Park now “neutral” for hitters? That may strike many of you as an odd question, from different ends of the spectrum. For years, announcers and fans have called Minute Maid a “bandbox” that was a dream park for hitters because of its short outfield dimensions. This was counter to overwhelming statistical evidence...

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  • Overvalued Packers make 49ers a surprising Monday night play

    Since losing Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers have nearly been as much of an enigma as the Bills (OK, not that insane), losing but covering in a 29-27 loss to the Chargers and then losing 28-18 as three-point favorites over the Cardinals. I know a lot of people aren’t feeling too good about backing them off...

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  • Brewers making case to bettors as tantalizing underdog

    What must the Brewers do to get market respect?! Though the Brew Crew has been extremely impressive down the stretch of the regular season and through the playoffs, betting markets still see the Dodgers as the much superior side as we head to Game 3 of the NLCS at Chavez Ravine. The Dodgers were road...

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  • Why betting on Brewers to regain control of NLCS is the play

    Sure, the Giants season is over, but hey, the Jets are 3-3! Beat the Colts 42-34 on a day they honored the ’68 Super Bowl winners. Joe Namath, Emerson Boozer and other greats were on hand and watched proudly as the Jets scored five touchdowns and not a single player wiped his butt with the...

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  • Patriots will prevail in high-scoring showdown with Chiefs

    I won’t be back from London in time to watch Sunday night’s game back there, but I’m putting my four-star rating on the Patriots –3½ against the Chiefs. Keep in mind that this could determine home field in a possible rematch for the AFC Championship. Patrick Mahomes appears to be the real deal. But remember,...

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  • Bet smarter by finding where NFL squads rank in market

    It’s a possible AFC Championship preview Sunday night when the Chiefs visit the Patriots (NBC, 8:20 p.m.). New England has bounced back strong from surprising early losses at Detroit and Jacksonville. Kansas City hasn’t taken its foot off the gas yet with new quarterback Patrick Mahomes racing to glory. Both are now being power-rated as...

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  • Why the sharps pounded Michigan in battle vs. Wisconsin

    Saturday night’s Wisconsin-Michigan showdown (ABC, 7:30 p.m.) is one college football fans had circled before the season started. Both were well-regarded entering the 2018 campaign. Wisconsin was ranked No. 4 in the preseason AP poll. Michigan was tabbed at No. 5 by respected summer publication Athlon. Both have been disappointing, particularly in testers. Wisconsin is...

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  • Perfect time to bet against USC

    USC is an overpriced Pac-12 favorite. The Trojans struggled before pulling away against UNLV, lost to Stanford and Texas, beat Washington State 39-36 but didn’t cover, and barely covered in a 24-20 win over Arizona. What part of that says USC should be favored by a touchdown over Colorado? The Buffaloes are 5-0 straight up...

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  • Bet on Dodgers ace to build off NLDS success

    Make yourself at home. Movie extras were locked in a subway car during the filming of “Joker.” With nowhere to turn, nature called and they were forced to relieve themselves. Rancid car is said to be back in service. New Yorkers didn’t notice a thing. … Speaking of jokers: Which disappearing act was worse? Giancarlo...

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  • Many angles point to the Cardinals keeping this one close

    Dave Tuley, senior reporter at VSiN, joins the Post’s Bettor’s Guide for the 2018 NFL season. His handicapping pieces appear in VSiN’s online magazine, Point Spread Weekly. Cardinals (+10) at VIKINGS: Double-digit underdogs are 4-2 against the spread this season, but that’s not the only reason I like the Cardinals here (though it’s a fact...

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