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September 19, 2014

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College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of week 2

Balance prevailed from a betting standpoint over the first week of the college football season. In 84 games, including the surplus of those pairing a Football Bowl Subdivision team against a Football Championship Subdivision opponent, 42 favorites covered and 42 underdogs covered…

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Week 1 NFL picks and game of the week for the Sun’s handicapping contest

The Kansas City Chiefs went from Las Vegas’ biggest sleeper at this time last year to just plain asleep in the minds of bettors going into the 2014 NFL season …

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NFL betting primer: Vegas odds, picks and preview of the NFC North

Determining the sports betting market’s true preseason perception of teams is annually the most difficult in the NFC North. Based on betting action alone, three out of the four teams in the division are without fail among the most popular squads predicted to succeed in the whole NFL …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Detroit at Cleveland

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll …

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NFL betting primer: Vegas odds, picks and preview of the NFC East

If you ever have trouble locating NFC East teams on betting boards at sports books around town, just look for the games with the biggest number off to the side …

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Vegas pick ’em: NFL week 1 winners against the spread

Fret no longer about not being able to find an opinion on a specific NFL game every week in this space. This season, Talking Points will pick every pro-football matchup against the spread beginning with week 1. The new feature won’t replace …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays

Going back to baseball in the South Point-lined Play of the Day is such a bummer once football gets underway…

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NFL betting primer: Vegas odds, picks and preview of the NFC West

Few franchises have endured a worse offseason than the San Francisco 49ers. Injuries, rumors and off-field incidents have merged to mar a team considered the fifth most-likely Super Bowl champion by the future odds.

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Vegas Play of the Day: Miami at Louisville

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Utah State at Tennessee

I’ll generally try to avoid picking games in the South Point-lined Play of the Day, which started with bankrolls of $10,000, that I’ve already written about elsewhere…

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Vegas Play of the Day: UTEP at New Mexico

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with …

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College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of week 1

The first weekend of college football annually endangers sports bettors. Gamblers who have waited months for football to return tend to get carried away and bet too much on too many games …

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College football by the Vegas odds: Sports book preview of the ACC

Never in college football history has a group of 13 conference teams collectively looked so helpless. In the ACC this season, Florida State is akin to a primordial beast. The other teams in the league are sand gnats …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Temple at Vanderbilt

Football is here. Nothing more needs to be said..

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NFL betting primer: Vegas odds, picks and preview of the AFC South

Two AFC South teams are fixtures at the bottom of Las Vegas oddsmakers’ lists for money wagered every preseason. No one bets on the Tennessee Titans or the Jacksonville Jaguars. Even when the two franchises had their positive moments — it might be hard to remember, but they both have — casual gamblers mostly stayed away …

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