College football Week 5 highlights

For close to 15 minutes Saturday afternoon, it seemed like Alabama was doomed. Bryce Young was hurt. Arkansas had all but erased a huge Crimson Tide lead. The college football world held its collective breath. For more than three quarters of action Saturday night, it seemed as if the kings had been dethroned. Georgia’s offense … Read more

CFB Week 5 betting cheat sheet

Significant sports stories inevitably impact the betting world, even if they involve a sensitive topic. That’s just the nature of the business because that’s exactly what it is. This business involves a great deal of money, and industry experts must approach unique variables just like they would an injury or any other development. Hurricane Ian … Read more

Bettors flock to Oregon State after sportsbook’s initial line favors USC by nearly two touchdowns

An outlier opening line on USC-Oregon State prompted a flood of bets on the underdog Beavers this week and left one sportsbook with more money at stake on the Pac-12 tilt than any of the week’s NFL games. Caesars Sportsbook on Sunday opened USC as a 13.5-point favorite over Oregon State. Minutes later, oddsmakers at … Read more

Comebacks by Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets lead to big swings at sportsbooks

Odds-defying comebacks by the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets highlighted a wild NFL Sunday, including at sportsbooks around the nation. At Caesars Sportsbook, the Cardinals and Dolphins were each as long as 25-1 in the fourth quarters of their games. Arizona fell behind 20-0 at the Las Vegas Raiders but rallied to … Read more

Notable bets – Hot NFL underdogs have bookmakers grinning

That sly grin your bookmaker has had during recent football seasons can be traced to an impressive run by NFL underdogs, who have been increasingly covering the spread and springing outright upsets during one of the worst stretches for betting favorites in the past 20 years: Underdogs have covered the spread in more games than … Read more

Once a 50-1 long shot, Serena Williams now among favorites at US Open

11:26 PM ET Doug KezirianESPN Close ESPN Sports Betting Analyst Host of Daily Wager Behind The Bets podcast host An extremely popular all-time great as a betting underdog typically presents liability for sportsbooks, and Serena Williams delivered that damage with her upset in the second round of the US Open over No. 2 seed Anett … Read more

The case for betting on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The bet: Tom Brady OVER 4525.5 passing yards | Julio Jones OVER 550.5 receiving yards Best case: Tom Brady led the NFL last season — at age 44 — in passing yards (5,316), pass attempts (719), completions (485), and TDs (43). Even with regression and even with the change from Bruce Arians to Todd Bowles … Read more

Washington Nationals pull off one of the biggest upsets of the season against New York Mets

The Washington Nationals pulled off one of the largest upsets of the season, according to the betting market, knocking off the heavily favored New York Mets 5-1 on Tuesday in Jacob deGrom’s return to the mound. 1 Related The Nationals closed as around 3-1 underdogs against the visiting Mets in what was the most heavily … Read more