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Kevin Durant’s possible return affecting Nets’ odds to win NBA title

[ad_1] 2:46 PM ETDoug KezirianESPN CloseESPN Sports Betting Analyst Host of Daily Wager Behind The Bets podcast hostKevin Durant has not logged a minute for the Brooklyn Nets, but he is having the biggest betting impact on the NBA's restructured season.With the coronavirus pandemic extending the season nearly three months, those in basketball circles are speculating whether that has allowed Durant sufficient time to recover from a torn Achilles tendon
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Gambling on table tennis is blowing up — but are the matches legit?

[ad_1] On a Monday in May, when bettors typically would be targeting the NBA playoffs or an MLB matinee, the wagering world is instead fixated on an internet stream of a table tennis match between two Russians in an undisclosed location in Eastern Europe.The camera angle is tight, almost as though it's shot from an iPhone perched in a corner of the bare-bones room that has blue tarps for walls.
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What it means for your betting ticket

[ad_1] The NHL announced Tuesday that its regular season will not be restarted. The league will instead attempt to move forward with 24 teams given a path to make a run at the Stanley Cup.The alternate playoff format and abrupt ending to the regular season, which still had several weeks remaining when play was halted March 12, impacts the outcomes of futures bets, like the odds to win divisions and
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NFL’s worst betting seasons of the Super Bowl Era

[ad_1] 8:51 AM ETNFL NationESPN The NFL season is still pretty far away. We know the 2020 schedule, and opening lines have been released for Week 1, Monday Night Football games and some other key matchups.As we wait for the real action to begin, we decided to take a look at some of the worst betting seasons in NFL history. Our NFL Nation reporters give their perspective on the worst
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NFL’s 12 best betting seasons of the Super Bowl Era

[ad_1] 8:45 AM ETNFL NationESPN The NFL season is still a ways away. We know the 2020 schedule, and opening lines have been released for Week 1, Monday Night Football games and some other key matchups.But while we wait for the real action to begin, why not take a look back at some of the best betting seasons in NFL history?Our NFL Nation reporters give their perspective on the best
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Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning favored to beat Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady in charity golf match

[ad_1] The match is set, the trash-talking has begun and the odds are on the board for a star-studded, 18-hole event to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts on Memorial Day weekend.Caesars Sportsbook on Monday opened Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning as the favorites over Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in "The Match: Champions for Charity" showdown May 24 at the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe South, Florida.Woods and Manning
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The best ATS season for every NFL team

[ad_1] 9:04 AM ETNFL NationESPN The 2020 NFL schedule has been released, but there is still a ways to go until the season begins. So what better time to look back fondly on the best betting season for all 32 teams?Our NFL Nation reporters give their perspective on the best individual seasons against the spread for each team, using research from ESPN Stats & Information.Jump to:ARI | ATL | BAL
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Tom Brady’s streak as favorite in danger as Bucs open as Week 1 underdogs

[ad_1] The GOAT's a 'dog for the first time in a long time.Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened as 6.5-point underdogs in their Week 1 road game against the New Orleans Saints, according to Caesars Sportsbook. Brady has been favored in his past 74 regular-season starts. It's the longest such streak in the Super Bowl era, according to ESPN Stats and Information, and it appears to be in