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Breaking Down the Texas Longhorns Over/Under Win Total

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The Texas Longhorns come into 2019 with a fighting chance at reaching their first College Football Playoff. After beating Georgia in last season’s Sugar Bowl, the Horns’ hopes are as lofty as they’ve been since they last reached the national championship in January of 2010. But is the hype real? Are they worth betting on Read more…

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Florida Gators Over/Under Analysis for the 2019 College Football Season

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The Florida Gators come into the 2019 college football season with thoughts of an SEC Championship appearance. Whether that happens or not depends a lot upon the Georgia Bulldogs. But it may still be smart to bet the “Over” on Florida winning over/under nine games. Today, I will be breaking down each game on Florida’s Read more…

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College Football’s Most Overrated Team in Each FBS Conference

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One of college football’s biggest early-season games in 2018 was the matchup between FSU and Virginia Tech. As hyped as that game was, the teams only won a combined 11 games that season, ultimately falling off the map in the ACC. There may or may not be teams with that drastic of a turn for Read more…

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Betting on College Football’s Most Underrated Team in Each FBS Conference

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When it comes to betting the best over/under win totals in college football, you may end up leaving several diamonds in the rough. It seems like every year there’s one team from each conference that surprises. Last year, there were teams like Florida taking a huge step forward, and lesser-knowns like UAB and Buffalo making Read more…

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College Football 2019: Can Anyone Catch UCF in the AAC?

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The American Athletic Conference has been dominated by the UCF Knights in football the past two seasons. After winning 25 straight games over that span of time, they finally lost in the Fiesta Bowl in January. While that streak was snapped, it doesn’t mean that they won’t be the favorite to repeat in the ACC. Read more…

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NL Best Pennant Value Bet Right Now

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The National League is setting up to be an all-out dogfight for the last couple of playoff spots. The NL Central is especially tight as the second-half kicks off this week. And there are eight teams only three games apart for the two Wild Card spots. When it comes to winning the league though, it Read more…

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NCAA Football 2019: This Year’s Dark Horse from the Pac-12

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The Pac-12 has had its share of futility in recent years. They haven’t had a team make the College Football Playoff the last two seasons and haven’t been good at all in most of their bowl performances. Washington is still the top dog—pun intended—in the conference, at least for the time being. The Oregon Ducks, Read more…

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NCAA Football 2019: This Year’s Dark Horse from the Big Ten

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Ohio State has been the king of the Big Ten for most of the 21st century. They don’t ever seem to take much of a dip in the standings or in recruiting. And while Jim Harbaugh has yet to clear the hump against them, his Michigan team looks as prime as ever to do so. Read more…

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2019 Over/Under Win Projections for Big 12 Contenders

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The Big 12 may be decided between Oklahoma and Texas this season. Perhaps Iowa State will join in the fun as well. But there is a chance for plenty of chaos that could disrupt these teams in 2019. That’s why it’s difficult on the surface to judge over/under picks in a league where offensive showcases Read more…

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NCAA Football 2019: This Year’s Dark Horse from the SEC

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When you think SEC, you think Alabama. They are the quintessential program of a league that has all sorts of NFL-ready talent. And in recent years, Georgia has gone from sleeping giant to juggernaut to size up with the Crimson Tide. So as the 2019 season gets ready to kick off less than two months Read more…

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NCAA Football 2019: This Year’s Dark Horse from the Big 12

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Oklahoma has a legitimate chance to make their third straight College Football Playoff this year. They also could do the unthinkable and have three straight—and different—Heisman-winning quarterbacks. Jalen Hurts’ transfer has put them in the Big 12 driver’s seat once again. And the Texas Longhorns, their number one enemy, seem to be the only ones Read more…

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NCAA Football 2019: This Year’s Dark Horse from the ACC

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There will always be upsets in college football on a weekly basis. But each power-five college football conference (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, PAC-12, and SEC) seem to have their one or two favorites lined up this year. Last season didn’t bring any surprises in terms of conference champs. Alabama (SEC), Ohio State (Big 10), Read more…

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Breaking Down Regular Season Win Props for the Big Ten Contenders

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The Big Ten saw a lot of interesting revelations in the 2018 season. Northwestern lost three non-conference games but won the West division. Nebraska went from dead in the water to the most hyped team in the conference. And Maryland beat the eventual Sugar Bowl winners (Texas) but didn’t make a bowl game. The one Read more…

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Best American League Pennant Value Wager at MLB’s Halfway Point

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The MLB season has introduced some juggernauts in both the American League and National League. At the halfway point of the season, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, and New York Yankees have all distanced themselves. And then there are the Twins, who have taken baseball by storm and currently have the AL’s best record. Read more…

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PAC-12 Over/Under Win Total Betting: Predicting the Finish of Five Contenders

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It’s safe to assume the PAC-12 could be a complete toss-up again in the 2019 college football season. But unlike the last couple years, it seems there’s more of a window for them to have a College Football Playoff team. That’s thanks to the constant success of Washington, the resurgence of the Oregon Ducks, and Read more…

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Is Clemson a Lock for the 2020 College Football Playoff?

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The Clemson Tigers come into this season with the same expectations they’ve had the past several years. It’s championship or bust. And in an ACC that seems in constant transition, it looks like they could have another undefeated regular season. And with that, an easy spot in the College Football Playoff. But are they a Read more…

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Stanley Cup Finals: Keys to Help You Wager on an NHL Champion

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After waiting 49 years to return to the Stanley Cup Finals, the St. Louis Blues have finally made it back. And what are the chances that their opponent would be the Boston Bruins, who they played all those years ago? Nearly five decades back, they lost to Boston in a sweep that featured the iconic Read more…

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2020 College Football Playoff: Can Two SEC Teams Get In?

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Last season, the SEC thought it had an argument to have two teams included in the College Football Playoff. That bid fell short and looked even worse once Georgia lost the Sugar Bowl to Texas. But is there a chance of the SEC getting two teams in this year, after doing so in the 2018 Read more…

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NFL 2019 Playoff Betting: Teams to Wager on for Value

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The NFL may constantly find the New England Patriots fighting for the Super Bowl every year. But overall, the league has a nice bit of parity that some other major sports leagues don’t have. Even after breaking down each team, it seems there are close to 20 teams who plausibly could get into the NFL Read more…

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NFL Rookie Props: Predictions for the Historic Pass-Rushing Class

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The 2019 NFL season will be a unique one for pass-rushers. Last month’s NFL Draft produced seven defensive ends, tackles, or standing edge-rushers in the first 13 picks. That means there will be plenty of new blood wreaking havoc in NFL backfields this season. NFL betting sites now have prop bets involving several positions and Read more…

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