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College Football Underdogs to Bet the Line on This Weekend

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College football week 1 promises to have several underdogs winning straight up. When the initial odds came out for college football’s opening week last year, 19 games were listed — fifteen of those had underdogs of 14 points or less. The underdog won seven of those 15 games out-right. Considering teams like Maryland (+10), Cincinnati Read more…

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SEC Over/Under Point Totals Betting Predictions for Week 1

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Florida kicked off the college football season with a win last Saturday. Now, it’s the rest of the SEC’s turn in a stacked week 1 schedule. There’s a lot of uncertainty about how many of these teams will look out of the gate. That’s what makes their over/under totals so appealing. Sure, Georgia and Alabama Read more…

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Under the Radar College Football Wagers for Week 1

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Last Saturday marked the beginning of the college football season. Much of the focus comes this week, though, with games like Auburn-Oregon and Boise State-Florida State. These are all matchups with a fair amount of media attention and plenty of play on the betting spreads. But what about the lines that won’t be moving as Read more…

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NFL 2019 Totals Wagers: Over/Under 13.5 Wins or Losses

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Last season, the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams both finished with 13-3 records, grabbing the top two seeds in the NFC Playoffs. Over in the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs and LA Chargers both concluded at 12-4, the best records in their conference. For 2019, Bovada has set over/under props for how Read more…

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College Football Over/Under: Florida vs Miami Betting Prediction

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The college football season starts Saturday between the Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes. It’s a renewing of a rivalry that spans 55 games (Miami has a 29-26 edge). It will take place at 7:00 EST from Camping World Stadium in Orlando. The game airs on ESPN. Today, I’ll be giving a full breakdown of the Read more…

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The Best College Football Bets to Make Before the Season Starts

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When Miami and Florida kick off this Saturday, it will signify the 150th anniversary of college football. While betting on college football hasn’t been around for nearly that long, it has long weaved its way into the fabric of the game. And to celebrate the kick-off of another amazing season, I want to look at Read more…

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College Football Betting: Who to Wager on in the Pac-12 South

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Much of the Pac-12 focus this season is to the north. That division is occupied by Oregon and Washington, which are both considered College Football Playoff dark horses this season. Washington State could also have an outside shot at winning the division and Stanford could bounce back and wreak havoc as well. But in the Read more…

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Breaking Down the Big Ten West for the 2019-20 Season

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Never has the Big Ten West been this wild. While the division doesn’t boast a team as dominant as Ohio State and Michigan in the East, the competition is fierce. It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to suggest each team—except maybe Illinois—has a shot at winning the division. Northwestern represented the division last year Read more…

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NFL Comeback Player of the Year 2019 Betting Preview

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The Comeback Player of the Year Award had two of its best candidates ever in 2018. Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt, after having missed most of two straight seasons, tore through the league with seven forced fumbles and 16 sacks. And yet, his dominance still didn’t get him the award, as it went to divisional Read more…

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NFL Player Props: NFL Wide Receivers to Bet on and Against in 2019

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The NFL season is fast approaching, and a slew of player props are for the taking on all the main sportsbooks. Betting on receivers, in particular, will be fun this year. With Odell Beckham Jr. (Browns) and Antonio Brown (Raiders) on new teams, the props for over/under receiving yards will be a bit riskier. But Read more…

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Betting on the ACC Coastal Division in 2019

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Betting on the ACC this year will bring a variety of interesting challenges. You may find some value in betting Clemson to win the conference (-340 on 5Dimes). But besides that, there won’t be too much drama in the Championship game. With that said, deciding the ACC Coastal Division (the Tigers are in the Atlantic) Read more…

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8 Reasons Why Michigan Will Win the Big Ten in 2019

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After four seasons as head coach of the Michigan Wolverines, Jim Harbaugh is still trying to catch up with the Ohio State Buckeyes. After losing his first four meetings as UM’s coach against them by a combined score of 165-99, Harbaugh had to make structural changes. He has done so with a makeover on offense Read more…

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8 Reasons Why the Oklahoma Sooners Will Win the Big 12 in 2019

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In recent years, the Oklahoma Sooners football team has been the dominating force of the Big 12 football. They’ve taken this conference by storm and have the team to do much the same in the 2019 season. But many pundits believe they will have their hands full with a resurgence Texas Longhorns program. The Horns Read more…

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8 Reasons Why the Oregon Ducks Will Win the PAC-12 in 2019

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The Oregon Ducks had their chances last year to come away with the PAC-12 Championship. They took out their main nemesis Washington and blew away a solid secondary at Cal. But they were far too inconsistent down the stretch, faltering against other PAC North top-25 teams Washington State and Utah, and surprisingly getting blown out Read more…

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NFL Player Props: Betting Over/Under Rushing Yards for 2019

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The running back position has changed and expanded in recent seasons. But good old fashioned rushing yards is still a big stat no matter what era of the NFL it is. Coming off a tremendous rookie season, Saquon Barkley looks like the favorite to lead the league. But if Ezekiel Elliott comes back from his Read more…

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NFL Quarterback Props: Betting Over/Under Passing Yards in 2019

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In an NFL centered around passing, quarterback numbers have skyrocketed in recent seasons. MyBookie is counting on that trend escalating. They have passing yards props for 28 NFL quarterbacks this season and are expecting some gaudy numbers from some of them. The league is never short of storylines at the position. Those include whether Tom Read more…

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Breaking Down the USC Trojans Over/Under Win Total

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USC is one of the true bluebloods of college football, a team which should be winning year in year out. But the Trojans have fallen on hard times as of late. They failed to make a bowl game last season. Their coach, Clay Helton, has likely the hottest seat in college football. And they need Read more…

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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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