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CFB early betting look for Week 12

Stanford may yet have a strong late-season push in it, and Pitt-Wake Forest is a game to keep an eye on. Our early betting look at Week 12 digs in.

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LSU's clock runout, Texas A&M's late TD among weekend's worst bad beats

LSU turned down an easy chance to score, but Texas A&M did the opposite -- and both choices affected bettors in dramatic ways as two of the weekend's worst gambling bad beats

NFL Week 10

Notable bets: Patriots, Falcons, Eagles hurt NFL bettors

The Patriots, Falcons and Eagles all cost bettors over the weekend, including wrecking a $10,000 six-team parlay. Here are the notable bets.

Vegas bounces back on NFL in Week 10

Doug Kezirian breaks down the major upsets in Week 10 of the NFL season and how Vegas books were balanced out.


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Purdum: NHL deal with MGM is 'lucrative'

ESPN Chalk's David Purdum discusses how the deal between the NHL and MGM Grand Casino may change the sports landscape going forward.


Answering the big questions on NHL's new partnership with MGM

Is the NHL's new deal with MGM a good thing for the league? Why did Gary Bettman change his stance? Here are answers to the most pressing questions.

NHL goes all-in, names MGM betting partner

The NHL, once staunchly against sports gambling, announced Monday that it has an official betting partner, MGM Resorts. Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday that the Supreme Court decision made him change his opinion.

Bad Beats

Tampa Bay's cover, Gurley's non-score among weekend's worst beats

A late dose of Fitzmagic for Tampa Bay and Todd Gurley's decision to fall short of the goal line to run out the clock were among the weekend's worst gambling bad beats.

Gurley on non-TD: Forget fantasy, forget Vegas

Todd Gurley's decision to stop short of the end zone and allow himself to be tackled -- thus ensuring the Rams (-7.5) could run out the clock on their 29-27 win over the Packers -- had fantasy football implications and drew a mixed reaction in Vegas.

NFL Week 4

Gambler X: Why I don't like sports betting legalization

An anonymous professional sports bettor shares why legalizing sports betting in the U.S. hasn't created more opportunities to profit for him.

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What are the oddsmakers saying about the Lakers?

Doug Kezirian breaks down the sports betting outlook for the Lakers with LeBron James this season.


Bettor's Tale

A bettor's tale from Doug Kezirian - The unique world of betting syndicates

In the world of betting syndicates, groups must navigate through quick decisions, stress and excessive offshore transactions to obtain the best value for every play.

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My NFL Sunday with a sports betting syndicate

Ever wondered what it looks like to be inside a sports betting syndicate, placing hundreds of thousands of dollars in wagers in a single day? David Purdum spent an NFL Sunday with one and found out it's less glitz and glamour, and more Excel and Red Bull.

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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.