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Colin Kaepernick with Redskins Logo

5 Quarterbacks That Can Keep the Redskins in the Playoff Hunt in 2019

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The Washington Redskins are in a tough spot. They’re a competitive team with playoff aspirations, but going into 2019 they are unsure as to what to do at the quarterback position. More specifically, star passer Alex Smith suffered a brutal leg injury during the 2018 NFL regular season and appears to be at risk of Read more…

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Tom Brady and Jared Goff

Ranking the Top NFL Stars in Super Bowl LIII

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The big game is Sunday. Have you made your pick?. It’s pretty dag ’on difficult to bet against the GOAT. “You got any more of those rings?” via GIPHY There’s Tom, albeit without makeup but the greatest of all-time is in the building. Brady is the favorite to win the Super Bowl MVP at (-120). Read more…

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NBA Trade Rumors - Anthony Davis

NBA Trade Rumors – 3 Overlooked Anthony Davis Trade Destinations

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For the longest time the buzz surrounding New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis was pure speculation. Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry was adamant that the franchise wouldn’t deal their star big man and the man known as “The Brow” suggested he wasn’t trying to force his way out of town. Things change, it seems. Per Read more…

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Super Bowl 53 Live Betting - New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams

Super Bowl 53: Why Live Betting is Worth Your Time

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Super Bowl 53 is almost here. There is officially less than a full week between us and a pretty intense showdown between Bill Belichick and Sean McVay. Two geniuses, an all-time great quarterback and heaping mounds of speculation are coming at us at ramming speed. No pun intended. In all seriousness, this could be one Read more…

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NBA Trade Rumors - Dennis Smith Jr.

5 Dennis Smith Jr. Trade Destinations That Make Complete Sense

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Dennis Smith Jr. isn’t long for the Dallas Mavericks. Last year’s first-round draft pick has struggled with efficiency during his first two seasons with the team and in his second year is slowly giving way to Luka Doncic’s superior playmaking and scorer. That shouldn’t shock anyone, but Smith’s general inconsistency and inability to find his Read more…

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NBA MVP Sleepers - Stephen Curry

4 NBA MVP Sleepers That Nobody is Talking About

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It’s awfully dangerous to be prisoner of the moment in a sport like professional basketball. Take this current heater by Houston Rockets star James Harden, for example. He’s obviously crucial to his team’s success and he’s playing out of his mind right now, but does a hot run really decide if you’re the MVP of Read more…

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NFL DFS Conference Championship - James White, New England Patriots

NFL DFS Conference Championship Advice: Sleepers, Busts and More

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I warned The Sports Geek readers last week that the daily fantasy football season as you knew it was about to end. Regular NFL DFS slates are pretty much gone, with this week’s two-game conference championship slate being the last chance for normalcy. After this, you’re looking at showdown slates involving the Pro Bowl and Read more…

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Celebrity Boxing - Logan Paul vs KSI II

Celebrity Boxing Betting: Logan Paul vs. KSI Rematch Odds & Preview

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I knew we’d be back for more Logan Paul vs. KSI talk. I just didn’t realize time would fly by so quickly. It feels like yesterday where I was perusing through YouTube videos and watching KSI’s first celebrity boxing bout, trying my hardest to correctly pick a fight that nobody really cared about. I mean, Read more…

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NFL DFS Advice Divisional Round - Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints

2019 Divisional Round NFL DFS Advice: Sleepers, Busts and More

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The first round of the 2019 NFL playoffs was far from explosive. The Dallas Cowboys led the way with a whopping 24 points scored and four of eight teams didn’t even sniff 20 points. As one can imagine, that put quite the damper on NFL DFS production. It made for very competitive tournaments, but even Read more…

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NFL Futures Odds - Antonio Brown. Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts Logo

NFL Futures: Where Will Antonio Brown Play in 2019?

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Whether he meant to or not, Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown may have talked his way out of town. The disgruntled wideout was reportedly perturbed over the franchise naming fellow receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster the team MVP and also sat out a crucial week 17 game against the rival Bengals. That apparently led to Read more…

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NFL DFS Advice Wild Card - Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts

2019 Wild Card NFL DFS Advice: Sleepers, Busts and More

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Daily fantasy football as we know and love it is gone until August of 2019. While the regular format we play each week isn’t here, that doesn’t mean we can’t still play at FanDuel and other DFS sites and try to win some cash. FanDuel inexplicably won’t be offering full four-game daily fantasy football slates Read more…

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NFL Betting Recap Week 17 - Atlanta vs Tampa Bay

Week 17 NFL Betting Recap: What We Learned

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I’m a bit late to the recap game due to the holiday, but it’s still beneficial for NFL bettors to take one last look back at week 17 (and the 2018 NFL regular season as a whole). Using that information to bet on the wild card round of the NFL playoffs may not necessarily be Read more…

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NBA RoY - Luka Doncic vs Trae Young

2018-19 NBA Rookie of the Year: Can Anyone Catch Luka Doncic?

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The time to throw bets on the 2018-19 NBA Rookie of the Year winner is now. Dallas Mavericks first-year sensation Luka Doncic has lived up to his billing of a top flight prospect, pushing Dallas into playoff contention and putting up impressive numbers along the way. Nobody really thought Doncic was going to be a Read more…

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NBA: Early Look at Top MVP Favorites and Sleepers

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We admittedly have a long way to go before we can crown a new NBA MVP. Nobody will argue against Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo being the early favorite, but it’s arguably much too early to hand him the hardware just yet. Instead, fans and bettors alike probably need to look at every viable option and consider Read more…

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NFL DFS Advice Week 16 - Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Week 16 NFL DFS Advice: Sleepers, Busts and More

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The 2018 daily fantasy football season is blowing by, as week 16 starts a two-week stretch that brings the year to an end. There will still be NFL DFS playoff contests at FanDuel, but it won’t be quite the same. Needless to say, the year has flown by and these last two weeks are going Read more…

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NFL Biggest Odds Discrepancies Week 16 - Damien Williams, Kansas City Chiefs Celebrates TD

NFL: Biggest Moneyline to Spread Discrepancies – Week 16

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I split things right down the middle with my NFL picks in week 15. The Browns (+135) were an excellent upset pick and the Texans (-113) did a good job covering the spread in New York. Unfortunately, Arizona (+8.5) got absolutely stomped in Atlanta and the Patriots (-117) fell short in Pittsburgh. I’ll take a Read more…

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NFL Betting Recap Week 15 - Chicago Bears

Week 15 NFL Betting Recap: What We Learned

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The stretch run of the 2018 NFL season certainly has not disappointed. While it’s been a bit chaotic, it’s at least brought us some clarity. Specifically, the Chicago Bears can safely say they are now NFC North champions. The Los Angeles Chargers are also not afraid of taking chances and slowly but surely the NFL Read more…

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NFL DFS Advice Week 15 - Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks

Week 15 NFL DFS Advice: Sleepers, Busts and More

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Week 15 promises to be an interesting one. You are not getting the usual massive array of studs to choose from. Not only did Patrick Mahomes play on Thursday Night Football, but there are also two games on Saturday, one on Sunday night and one more on Monday. None of them are on FanDuel’s main Read more…

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NFL Biggest Odds Discrepancies - Houston Texans Week 15

NFL: Biggest Moneyline to Spread Discrepancies – Week 15

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I’d been on a nice little tear with my NFL picks lately, but they came to a mild halt in week 14. Keep in mind that while I am standing by these picks, the overpowering point of my weekly column is to point out that there is a lot of uncovered betting value to be Read more…

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NFL Betting Recap - The Miami Miracle Week 14

Week 14 NFL Betting Recap: What We Learned

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If you were trying to win money betting on the NFL last week, my condolences. It was not the easiest week to sort through and when it was all said and done, we saw seven teams stage an upset for the second consecutive week. These weren’t just some mild +110 upsets, either. Miami did this, Read more…

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