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What you missed in divisional-round NFL betting

Dave Tuley runs through all four games from the divisional round from a betting perspective, including which teams covered easily and which games were toss-ups or bad beats.

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Mayweather: Sometimes I bet 'millions'

Floyd Mayweather discusses how he began betting, his Super Bowl LI pick, if betting should be legalized, where he watches the games when he's betting in Vegas and more.

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3dDavid Purdum

Billy Walters wants insider-trading case dropped

Billy Walters, a renowned sports bettor who is charged with multiple counts of wire and securities fraud, has asked a court to dismiss his insider-trading case, alleging government misconduct.

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6dRob Nelson

Six worst 'bad beats' of the 2016-17 CFB season

Avert your eyes, all of you bettors who didn't like the ending of a game. Stanford-UCLA? Arkansas-Virginia Tech? They're among the six worst bad beats of the 2016 college football season.

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4dDavid Purdum

PGA chief: Tour to have 'open mind' on gaming

New PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said "there's a lot of opportunity" when it comes to sports betting and that the sports will look at it with "an open mind."

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7dBen Fawkes

Full odds to win 2017-18 CFB title

The Alabama Crimson Tide are 3-1 favorites to win the 2017-18 CFB title. Here is the full list of odds from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

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2hTim Fiorvanti

Latest Super Bowl 51 odds

Chalk presents the latest odds for all four NFL playoff teams to win Super Bowl 51, courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The New England Patriots are the favorites at 5-4.

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13dDave Tuley

Starbucks barista claims $900K SuperContest

A regular Joe has beaten the Vegas wiseguys, winning more than $900,000 in the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, the most prestigious football handicapping contest in the world.

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18dBernard Lee

Looking back at 2016 in the world of poker

A lot happened in the world of poker in 2016, and you may not remember all of it. Thankfully, Bernard Lee is here to run down the year that was.

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12dMatt Hegarty | Daily Racing Form

Proposed tax rules would benefit horseplayers

On Thursday, the IRS and the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued proposed new rules that would greatly benefit horseplayers.

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62dDavid Purdum

Five states support New Jersey's effort on betting

Five states and the American Gaming Association filed amicus briefs with the Supreme Court this week in support of New Jersey's bid to offer legal sports betting at its casinos and racetracks.

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68dBen Fawkes

Latest futures odds

ESPN Chalk presents the latest futures odds from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook in a variety of sports.

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Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ViewFromVegas of NFC and AFC Championship Games (as of 12:30 p.m. ET Monday): Atlanta is a 4-point home favorite over Green Bay at 11 of 13 books here in Vegas with Treasure Island and Jerry's Nugget the only exceptions with Atlanta -3.5. The over/under is 60 points. New England is a 5.5-point home favorite over Pittsburgh though four books are at -6 (William Hill, Stations, Stratosphere and Jerry's Nugget). The over/under is 51.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ICYMI: after favorites won and covered the first six NFL playoff games, the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers pulled outright upsets on Sunday. Overall, favorites are 6-2 SU and ATS while overs lead unders 5-3. Furthermore, first-half faves and overs are both 5-3 while second-half faves are 6-1-1 ATS (the push was Dallas -5 as the Cowboys won the second half 18-13 while Kansas City was a 2-point second-half fave and prevailed 9-6) and second-half unders lead 5-3.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Early bets took New England from -4.5 vs. Pittsburgh to -5.5 at the Westgate SuperBook. Just like the Green Bay-Atlanta game, offshore books opened higher and early money came in on the favorite. Some offshore books are up to New England -6, but majority of Vegas books posting early line as of 8:30 p.m. PT are at -5.5 with Stations at -5 and Caesars and Stratosphere at -6. Over/under has dipped from 51.5 to 51.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ViewFromVegas of AFC title game: Westgate opens New England as 4.5-pt home fave over Pittsburgh; over/under 51.5.

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Steelers hold off Chiefs 18-16 to advance to AFC Championship Game. The ViewFromVegas is they did it as 2-point road underdogs and +110 on the money line. The game stayed under the betting total of 45.5 points. Underdogs won both games today as favorites fall to 6-2 SU and ATS. Over/unders split 1-1 and overs lead 5-3 overall. Kansas City did win the second half 9-6 as a 2-point second-half favorite and it stayed under the second-half total of 24.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

More ViewFromVegas of Steelers-Chiefs: Pittsburgh leads 12-7 at halftime and Kansas City is a 2-point second-half favorite (bet includes 3rd and 4th quarters and any overtimes) while the second-half over/under was bet up to 24 points. The adjusted game lines (based on halftime score and second-half lines) are Pittsburgh -3 (after closing with Kansas City as a 2-point favorite) and over/under 43 (after closing 45.5).

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Steelers lead Chiefs 12-7 at halftime. The ViewFromVegas is Pittsburgh was a 0.5-point first-half underdog and it stayed under the first-half total of 22.5 points. (Note: Chiefs won the first quarter 7-6 at pick 'em as it went over the first-quarter total of 7.5 points.)

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After half an hour of wagering, Atlanta is back down to a 4-point home favorite (the Westgate opener) over Green Bay after being bet as high as -5.5 here in Vegas (the line was Atlanta -6 at offshore giant CRIS before being bet down). The over/under looks like it's settling at 60.5 points after these teams combined for 65 points in their regular-season meeting in the Georgia Dome (Falcons won 33-32).