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SVP siding with FanDuel on betting glitch

Scott Van Pelt explains why despite being inclined to always root against the house, he doesn't back a fan's claim for a large payout over a technical glitch.


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College football

Best CFB national title, season win total, Heisman bets

Our experts give their top CFB value bets for the 2018 season, including title, Heisman, over/unders and more.

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Title bets, over/under projections for top 25 CFB teams

What are the best preseason college football bets? Stanford Steve, Chris Fallica and Phil Steele preview ESPN's top 25 teams.


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.


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. 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.



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.

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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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    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.