Betting the over/under? Check red cards
There will be dozens of props available for betting in this year's World Cup. From whether England will beat the U.S. 1-nil to whether David Villa will win the Golden Boot. Every game will have as many options as the Super Bowl.
Millman goes pretty deep in this article, and it's the third of four posts on the topic (six if you count some previous work). If you're going to wager money at any level on the action in South Africa, you should read these entries. To do so, though, you must be an ESPN Insider.
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ABOUT THIS BLOG
Chad Millman, Editor in Chief of ESPN The Magazine, joined The Mag as an associate editor in 1998. A year later he left to write "The Odds" -- about a trio of Vegas bookmakers and wiseguys -- and to find riches working for an Internet company. He made tens of dollars on "The Odds," the web biz tanked and he returned to The Mag. He also worked at Sports Illustrated and wrote some other books, including "Iceman" with Chuck Liddell, "Invincible" with Vince Papale, "Pickup Artists" with Lars Anderson, and "The Detonators." His most recent books are the national bestseller "The Ones Who Hit the Hardest," about the blood feud between the 70s Steelers and Cowboys, written with Shawn Coyne, and the New York Times bestseller "They Call Me Baba Booey", with Gary Dell'Abate.
Millman's daily blog explores the culture of sports gambling; on Mondays and Fridays in the fall, he investigates trends in point spreads related to professional football.