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  1. Vegas Weekend Recap: What Does Auburn vs. Florida State Mean for ...

    RJ Bell

    The BCS title game odds are set, with Florida State an eight-point favorite over Auburn. As recently as a week ago, the projected spread for this potential matchup was in the double-digit range — but Auburn's impressive win Saturday has stoked ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  2. NHL Playoff Chances in November

    Sean McIndoe

    History suggests that the season is already over for these eight NHL teams. But could any defy the odds?

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  3. Von to the Next One: How the Broncos' Defense Has Thrived Without...

    Robert Mays

    Said aloud, many of the details about this Broncos' season barely seem real. In its first four games, Denver's offense has scored 179 points, the most of any team since the merger. The current odds for Peyton Manning — he of the 1,470 yards and...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  4. Who Are the Best Long-Shot Bets for NHL Awards?

    Sean McIndoe

    One fun part of any sport's preseason is getting a first look at the bookmaker odds for various player props. It's always an interesting insight into what the oddsmakers think about who'll be the season's statistical leaders and award winners, not to...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  5. Jonah Keri Podcast: Susan Slusser and Mike Koplove

    Grantland Network

    Jonah Keri talks to San Francisco Chronicle beat writer Susan Slusser about the streaking A's. How has Oakland gone from league doormats to odds-on favorites to win two straight AL West titles? Who's the face of the franchise when you have a mostly a...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  6. Toronto Film Festival Diary: Scarlett Johansson, Space Aliens, an...

    Wesley Morris

    These are the last days of this festival, and they're quiet. The cross-checking and confusion has dissipated. The odds of attaining a ticket to a public event or a seat at a press screening are vastly improved. You know what to see and what to avoid ...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  7. The Official Grantland Super Bowl Odds: Helping You Spend Your Mo...

    RJ Bell

    The 2013 NFL season is finally here. That means it's time to talk about football, fantasy, and of course, gambling. In an effort to reduce the inconsistent numbers floating around due to the existence of so many viable sportsbooks, we're unveiling th...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  8. WWE villains are supposed to make you mad, and that's something t...

    The Masked Man

    Wrestling villains are supposed to make you mad. That's something to cheer about.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  9. How the Orioles Can Buck the Odds and Make a Playoff Run

    Michael Baumann

    The pennant race isn't heating up anymore. It's here, it's hot and it's wonderful. Now we can start really picking apart the chances of teams that are, as of now, on the outside looking in. One of the more interesting cases belongs to the Baltimore O...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  10. Afternoon Links: Walter White Pushes Preparation H in This Vintag...

    Tess Lynch

    When I was auditioning for commercials, I once saw a poster that reminded the actors of how lucky they were to be there. I can't remember the specifics of the math on this poster, but it outlined your odds of being called in for the role, and then yo...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  11. What Can BCS Future Odds Tell Us About the Upcoming College Footb...

    RJ Bell

    Future bets offer action the entire season, play the role of conversation starter, and make a solid Las Vegas souvenir. A single future ticket gives you a rooting interest across many games, can draw a crowd at the bar, and is worthy of a prime refri...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  12. NBA Job Interview: Otto Porter Jr. (With Scouting Report!)

    Grantland Staff

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Otto Porter Jr. about how he plans to guard LeBron James, the parts of his game he needs to improve, and the odds he ends up on the Detroit Pistons. Check out the full-length video below, followe...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  13. In Honor of the Backs-Dodgers Brawl, Here Are the Odds on a Heroe...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Last night's brawl at Dodger Stadium featured Don Mattingly, Kirk Gibson, Alan Trammell, Turner Ward, Charles Nagy, Mark McGwire, and Matt Williams. Please read that list of names again and then go straight to the binder of baseball cards in your mot...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  14. Love Em or Hate Em, the Marlins Continue to Develop Players

    Jonah Keri

    Quick, what's the first thing that pops to mind when you hear "Miami Marlins"? Odds are your mind's drifted to "Jeffrey Loria," "SEC probe," or "fire sales" — very possibly all of the above. Given the franchise's history, those associations are...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  15. Grantland Network: The Basketball Jones

    Grantland Network

    On today's show, The Basketball Jones discuss the Heat's impressive 24-game winning streak, their odds at tying or surpassing the 1971-72 Lakers' record, our favorite playoff race story lines, Andray Blatche screwin' the Wizards, players and teams wh...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  16. A bettor's guide to the WWE 'Royal Rumble'

    The Masked Man

    Guess what? The house always wins.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2013