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Bowl Betting

Best bets for every college football bowl game

Looking to bet on a college football bowl game? This is the file for you, as our four expert handicappers offer their analysis for every (non-playoff) bowl game.

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College football bowl betting trends and key stats to watch

As college football bowl season gets underway, David Purdum digs through the entire schedule to uncover interesting tidbits that could come in handy when betting on the action.

Bettor's Tale - Balancing life and football's busiest season

With so many games on the schedule, professional bettors need to carefully balance life and sports. While that may seem simple, it isn't always the case.

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NFL Week 10

Notable bets: Patriots, Falcons, Eagles hurt NFL bettors

The Patriots, Falcons and Eagles all cost bettors over the weekend, including wrecking a $10,000 six-team parlay. Here are the notable bets.

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Purdum: NHL deal with MGM is 'lucrative'

ESPN Chalk's David Purdum discusses how the deal between the NHL and MGM Grand Casino may change the sports landscape going forward.


Answering the big questions on NHL's new partnership with MGM

Is the NHL's new deal with MGM a good thing for the league? Why did Gary Bettman change his stance? Here are answers to the most pressing questions.

NHL goes all-in, names MGM betting partner

The NHL, once staunchly against sports gambling, announced Monday that it has an official betting partner, MGM Resorts. Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday that the Supreme Court decision made him change his opinion.

Bad Beats

Tampa Bay's cover, Gurley's non-score among weekend's worst beats

A late dose of Fitzmagic for Tampa Bay and Todd Gurley's decision to fall short of the goal line to run out the clock were among the weekend's worst gambling bad beats.

Gurley on non-TD: Forget fantasy, forget Vegas

Todd Gurley's decision to stop short of the end zone and allow himself to be tackled -- thus ensuring the Rams (-7.5) could run out the clock on their 29-27 win over the Packers -- had fantasy football implications and drew a mixed reaction in Vegas.

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Future of sports betting series

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    What will a legal, fully mature sports betting market look like in the U.S.? Where will fantasy sports fit in? Here is our seven-part series on the future of sports betting.

Sports betting legalization

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    Where do we stand in the move toward the legalization of sports betting in the United States? Here is ESPN Chalk's one-stop shop of all relevant content, now that the Supreme Court has struck down PASPA.

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    All you need to know before making your picks. PickCenter's data comes from two main sources: TeamRankings and numberFire.