Through the first seven weeks, NFL underdogs are 52-45-5 against the spread, and 57 of the 107 games went over the total.
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The Colts are 5-1-1 against the spread in their past seven meetings with AFC South rival Houston.
Stepping inside a sportsbook for the first time can be daunting. All five senses are in play. The big-screen TVs and bright LED boards pop, cigar smoke fills the room while slightly tipsy fans cheer for the first touchdown of the day. Meanwhile, you’re trying to keep your breakfast down because the nerves of walking into such an environment doesn’t sit well with you — because you’ve gotten up early on a Sunday morning and have decided to make a trip to the sportsbook to place your first bet.
Cam Newton will be sidelined because of a concussion when Carolina hosts Tampa Bay in a dull Monday night matchup of 1-3 teams. The Panthers are 5½-point favorites.
The Gold Sheet handicapper Bruce Marshall analyzes the 13 games remaining in NFL Week 5.
Ten handicappers post their best bets for Week 5 of the NFL season.
UNLV visits San Diego State at Qualcomm Stadium tonight. The Rebels are 15 1/2-point underdogs.
Ten handicappers post their college football best bets for Saturday.
Micah Roberts, a former Las Vegas sports book director who has been setting NASCAR odds since 1994, analyzes the field for Saturday’s Sprint Cup Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
We have a heavyweight battle at Charlotte Motor Speedway between Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick, and even though there are 38 other drivers, the race figures to come down to the two favorites.
A breakdown of the fights on the main card of UFC 204 on Saturday in Manchester, England.
The Dallas Cowboys are 3-1 with a rookie quarterback, but their schedule has been soft, and the Cincinnati Bengals have a hard-core defense.
With the Seminoles wounded and with little left to lose, expect their best effort of the season, so take Florida State as a 3-point underdog at Miami.
Matt Youmans, Kelly Stewart and Golden Nugget sports book manager Aaron Kessler preview the college football and NFL weekend.
NFL records against the spread and over/under for all 32 teams.
Brian Blessing, Bernie Fratto, Adam Hill and Matt Youmans post their best bets for college football and the NFL.
Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs are World Series favorites. Who’s really rooting for the Cubs to fail? Maybe a few bookmakers.
There are 10 more Grade 1 prep races this weekend at Belmont Park, Keeneland and Santa Anita. The five stakes at Keeneland offer full fields. But the four races at Belmont Park drew six horses each, and only five entered the Santa Anita Sprint Championship.
It’s not college football’s marquee matchup Saturday, but Vanderbilt-Kentucky staying under the total of 51½ is a good bet.
With starting quarterback Carson Palmer knocked out with a concussion, the Cardinals are 3½-point favorites at San Francisco. Bettors should look for a low-scoring game.
The Giants and Mets meet Wednesday in the National League wild-card game in New York. The line is a pick’em at Las Vegas sports books.