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September 21, 2021

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Sunday Sweats: Five bets to add to your NFL Week 2 card

A pair of six-point teasers were all that saved the Sunday Sweats column for an embarrassing debut in its second season. ….

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Vegas pick’em: NFL Week 2 winners against the spread

Twelve of 16 underdogs covered in Week 1, including nine winning outright, and the rash of upsets appears to have caused some misconceptions in the sports betting space. …

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College football by the odds: Vegas preview and picks of every Week 3 game

Bet football for a full season and there’s always going to be a week or two where everything seems to break against you, where unlucky results in some games combine with bad handicapping in others to spell disaster. …

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Sunday Sweats: Five bets to add to your NFL Week 1 card

For the second straight year, Talking Points is bringing back the Sunday Sweats column that includes four weekly NFL-centric categories to supplement the game picks earlier in the week. …

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Vegas pick’em: NFL Week 1 winners against the spread

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers helped Talking Points end last NFL season in style, not only covering in the Super Bowl but cashing a postseason, moneyline-rollover parlay every step of the way for a big return. …

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College football by the odds: Vegas preview and picks of every Week 2 game

Despite a slide in the final few games, Week 1 was a success with a 25-20-1 against the spread record picking every game including 6-4 on plays, 11-8-1 on leans and 8-8 on guesses. Let’s keep the momentum rolling in Week 2 …

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Weekend wagers: NFL Week 1 teaser caps five bets on five sports

It’s been a good start here in football, as I went 2-1 in the three college plays handicapped for Week Zero and Thursday’s action, helping cut into the losses …

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College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of Week 1

After three plays to start the week, I’ve got seven more on Saturday. Ten plays in this column is a lot for one week based on past norms, but it’s a new year. …

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College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of every midweek game

For the fourth consecutive year, I’ll pick every widely lined (all Football Bowl Subdivision) college football game as part of Talking Points’ weekly betting coverage starting now. …

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Weekend wagers: Five bets on five sports with college football kicking off

I desperately wanted to find another college football play from today’s slate for this column. Alas, it didn’t happen. …

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College football by the odds: 20 win-total plays for the 2021 season

College football season kicks off in three days with a slate of four games on Saturday serving as an appetizer ahead of the first full schedule next weekend. That means, after a long summer of betting, the market is pretty much in place as far as futures and season-long wagers …

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Weekend wagers: Five best bets on five different sports

This will almost surely be the final Saturday betting column of the year that doesn’t include football. …

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Vegas pick’em: Handicapping every NFL team’s regular-season win total

Beating the NFL market is one of the toughest things to accomplish in sports betting and totally unrealistic without committing the proper amount of preparation going into the season …

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Weekend wagers: Five bets on five sports to keep up hot streak

The heater continued for another week in the column, steaming our bottom line to above $5,000 in profits for the first time in history. …

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Five Heisman Trophy bets to make right now

By the time most of the preseason action comes in on the Heisman Trophy future odds at local sports books, the value will be gone. …

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