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Matt Youmans

Matt Youmans
Las Vegas books go down with Cleveland Browns

Pittsburgh covered in Cleveland, and three other popular favorites — Dallas, New England and Seattle — led a winning Sunday for bettors as favorites finished 9-3 against the spread.

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Tom Herman, Houston kiss Louisville goodbye

The Cougars, who closed as 17½-point underdogs, knocked the Cardinals out of College Football Playoff contention in a 36-10 blowout that got ugly early.

Tom Brady, Patriots fall short on big day for ‘dogs

Underdogs finished the day 9-3 ATS with eight straight-up wins. In the nightcap, Seattle stunned New England in a down-to-the-wire thriller.

Follow Big Ben in big game for Pittsburgh Steelers

If the Steelers’ three-game losing streak becomes four, there will be panic in Pittsburgh. That’s why Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys is more important for the home favorite.

Coach K set to unleash dominant Duke superteam

The Blue Devils, featuring five players who are potential first-round NBA draft picks after this season, are 7-2 favorites to win the national championship in April.

Denver defense will test Derek Carr, Raiders

Oakland coach Jack Del Rio is 5-0 on the road this season, but 2-9 ATS at home in his two seasons. The Raiders’ home-road dichotomy is a reason to back the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Alabama offers opportunity for LSU’s Ed Orgeron

In a duel that could determine LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron’s future and throw the College Football Playoff picture into chaos, the Tigers are 7½-point underdogs to top-ranked Alabama.

Road-warrior Raiders tailed in two cities

In a popular result in Las Vegas, Derek Carr propelled the Oakland Raiders to 5-0 on the road with a dramatic 30-24 overtime win at Tampa Bay.

Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys running into tough spot

The Eagles are live underdogs at Dallas in a prime-time showdown featuring two surprise teams and three of the NFL’s top rookies.

Kyle Hendricks, Cubs in control of World Series

The Chicago Cubs are minus-250 favorites to win the series, and Kyle Hendricks is a 2-1 favorite in Game 3. Cleveland needs two more strong starts from Corey Kluber.