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  1. NFL - Week 2 picks against the spread for every game

    Dave Tuley

    Looking to bet on pro football this weekend? ESPN Insider's resident handicapper Dave Tuley offers against-the-spread advice for every Week 2 game.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  2. Betting guide for 2014 season, including playoff, Heisman and sea...

    Phil Steele and Will Harris

    Phil Steele and Will Harris offer up their best value bets for the 2014 college football season, including picks for the College Football Playoff, conference titles, win totals, individual games/lines and the Heisman Trophy.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  3. Golf - Betting guide to the 2014 PGA Championship

    Alf Musketa

    Vegas handicapper Alf Musketa breaks down the best bets at the PGA Championship, including title bets, matchups and props.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2014
  4. Kentucky Wildcats among best 2015 title bets - College Basketball...

    Ted Sevransky

    Ted Sevransky breaks down the best values for betting next season's national title team. He sees Kentucky, at 12-to-1, as a strong pick.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2014
  5. MLB Over/Under Jamboree

    Jonah Keri

    When cranking out baseball betting odds, Vegas and online sportsbooks have always used a combination of rigorous data analysis and information on individuals' betting habits to ensure that picking winners is a challenge. We laypeople like to thi...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  6. Super Bowl XLVIII -- Fans bet record $119M on game at Nevada casi...

    Gamblers wagered a record $119.4 million at Nevada casinos on the Super Bowl, allowing sportsbooks to reap an unprecedented profit as the betting public lost out in Seattle's rout of the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2014
  7. How Did Sportsbooks Do on the BCS Title Game?

    RJ Bell

    In bookmakers' responses to what result they needed in the BCS title game, the word "huge" was used more than once. "Huge potential loss," said Kevin Bradley when describing the open Auburn-to-Win-BCS-Title tickets Bovada.lv was desperate to dodge. "...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  8. Bowl games, the BCS and ballots

    Gene Wojciechowski

    The BMOC tackles Florida State vs. Auburn, bowl motivation, the BCS, Heisman ballots and more.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2013
  9. Vegas Weekend Recap: Ohio State's $100 Million Cover

    RJ Bell

    Bettors watching games at Vegas sportsbooks tend to go wild in response to the smallest successes (such as getting a first down in the second quarter). Some combination of the booze, cash, lack of sleep, and location strips away society's niceties. T...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  10. Late Texas A&M Aggies touchdown shifts $5 million in Las Vegas be...

    Darren Rovell

    A "meaningless" touchdown at the end of the Texas A&M-Alabama game swung about $5 million in bets across sportsbooks in Vegas, estimated Jeff Sherman, assistant manager of the Las Vegas Hotel SuperBook told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2013
  11. Sports weekend 'perfect storm' for betting public

    David Purdum

    The stage is set for the biggest betting weekend ever in Las Vegas. Tens of millions of dollars will change hands -- and that's just on the sold-out title fight between Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2013
  12. Vegas Weekend Football Recap: The Bettors Get Crushed

    RJ Bell

    "I have been in this business since 2000, and this was one of the best NFL kickoffs sportsbooks have experienced," said Sportsbook.ag's Mike Perry. And he said that before the favored Texans failed to cover on Monday night against the Chargers &#8212...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  13. 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
  14. If He Goes Down, We Go Down: NFL Injury Value in Vegas

    RJ Bell

    If Las Vegas voted for MVP, a quarterback would win every year. We explored the oversize impact of Johnny Manziel's season of uncertainty, and I reported about Las Vegas sportsbooks freezing in their tracks when Tom Brady limped off the practice fiel...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  15. 2013 college football betting guide

    With the 2013 college football season nearly a week away, fans and sportsbooks are buzzing with excitement about the season's best bets. Beyond BCS-title favorites such as Alabama and front-runner conference picks such as Ohio State, where do the bes...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  16. Betting guide for 2013 season -- College Football

    Phil Steele and Will Harris

    Phil Steele and Will Harris offer up their best value bets for the 2013 college football season, including picks for the BCS title, conference titles, win totals, individual games/lines and the Heisman Trophy.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2013