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NFL fans flood Meadowlands for sports betting

Jac Collinsworth is on the scene at the Meadowlands to see NFL fans place legal sports wagers during the New York Giants preseason opener.



Is it finally time to bet on Tiger Woods?

Whether you believe Tiger will win again or not, public backing has removed all value in betting on him. Doug Kezirian dives into why.

NBA win totals

Are the Lakers, Sixers overvalued in Vegas?

Kevin Pelton identifies the biggest value differences between his projections and the Westgate's opening-win totals.

Which NBA win totals are on the mark?

Doug Kezirian breaks down the over/under win totals set by the Westgate Las Vegas SportsBook of some of the NBA's best teams.


NFL preseason

NFL preseason has betting advantages, and the pros know it

Think it's crazy to bet the August preseason games? Think again. The pros know it's the best opportunity to cash in on football all year.

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Early Week 1 college football value bets

It might be early August, but there's value to be had in Week 1 college football matchups.

Finding betting value in CFB conference title futures

Which schools are the best underdog bets to win their conference title in college football this season?

Looking at the biggest college football game line movement

Here's a look at the biggest line moves on marquee college football games since they opened in May at South Point sportsbook.


What you need to know about the NBA's new gambling partnership

The NBA became the first American sports league to team up with a sportsbook operator on Tuesday. But what does the partnership with MGM mean?

MGM deal with NBA is a win for sports betting

Doug Kezirian is happy MGM got validation of a partnership with an organization as prominent as the NBA.


Transcript of Adam Silver's 'sports betting announcement'

Adam Silver announced a historic partnership with MGM on Tuesday, making it the 'official gaming partner' of the NBA and WNBA. Here's what he said.

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Best 2018 college football win total bets

Phil Steele dives into his top eight win total bets for the 2018 college football season, including the over on UNC's 5.5 number.

Six best early CFB title value bets

With college football season approaching, Phil Steele identifies six teams with good betting value to win the 2019 College Football Playoff.

2018 college football games of the year best bets

Phil Steele reviewed the games of the year and picked seven with some early betting value.



Dolphins heavily bet to go over win projection

Doug Kezirian explains why Miami is the team that experts are betting on to surpass its projected win total for the 2018 season.



Ranking every NFL QB against the spread

Tom Brady isn't just winning. He's also covering. We looked at the best and worst quarterbacks against the spread over their careers.

NFL win totals drawing action and which to bet now

The Rams netting over 9.5 wins is getting a ton of action, but taking the under on Cleveland's 5.5 total might be the better move.

LeBron to the Lakers

The LeBron Effect: How The King will impact Vegas books

The Los Angeles Lakers have always gotten public backing at the sportsbooks. With LeBron James in the fold, they could see "25 percent more handle."

Handicapping LeBron in Los Angeles

Doug Kezirian breaks down the Lakers' championship odds in Vegas now that LeBron James has joined the team.


LeBron boosts Vegas odds of Lakers winning title

The Lakers, with the addition of LeBron James, are suddenly top-tier contenders to win next season's NBA championship, according to Las Vegas sportsbooks.

Sports betting in N.J.

N.J. governor places state's first sports bets

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy placed the first bets in the state at Monmouth Park Racetrack -- a $20 bet on Germany to win the World Cup and a $20 bet on the New Jersey Devils to win the Stanley Cup next season.

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Where, how and what you can bet on in New Jersey

Sports betting will finally be legal in New Jersey on Thursday. Where can you bet, and on what sports? What about online? Here is an FAQ.

Delaware sports betting

Delaware begins legalized sports gambling


Gov. Carney: Sports betting is 'enhancement of tourism'

Gov. John Carney is happy Delaware is the first state outside of Nevada to legalize gambling on sports.


Supreme Court strikes down sports betting law

The Supreme Court released a landmark decision by striking down a federal law prohibiting sports gambling. The ruling gives individual states the go-ahead to allow betting on sports.

Legalization of sports gambling leads to more questions


Can I gamble legally on sports now?

The Supreme Court has overturned PASPA in its decision on the New Jersey gambling case. In which states can you now bet on sports? Can you bet online? Here is an FAQ on the most pressing post-decision questions.

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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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  • Legalization of sports betting homepage

    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.