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Steve Salaga on TV ratings & spreads in CFB

Chad Millman chats with Texas A&M assistant professor Steve Salaga about his study on whether there is a correlation between television ratings and spreads in CFB and more.

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4dDavid Purdum

Point spreads play key role in TV ratings

Two economists have shown that the point spread plays a significant role in viewing interest, at times producing 30 percent spikes in TV ratings on noncompetitive games.

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11dDave Tuley

Tuley: Best bets for NFL Weeks 1-16

ESPN Chalk's Dave Tuley gives his best game bets for Weeks 1-16 of the 2015 NFL season, including where the lines are likely to move for every Week 1 game.

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24dJoe Peta

Peta: Early-season MLB myths, realities

ESPN Chalk's Joe Peta looks at the early-season showings of the Yankees, Mariners, Astros, Nationals and Indians, and predicts whether those performances will remain consistent over 162 games.

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25dDave Tuley

Tuley: Post-draft NFL Vegas Rankings

The Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers and reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots lead the NFL Vegas Rankings for the upcoming 2015 season.

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47dDave Tuley

How policeman won SuperContest seat

Chicago police officer Sal Gamino won the free March to the Championship contest in the SuperContest Satellite Series after the Duke-Wisconsin NCB title game under 140.

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59dRob Nelson

Biggest World Series risers, fallers

Rob Nelson breaks down the most significant changes in the 2015 World Series odds. The biggest risers have been the Chicago Cubs and the biggest fallers the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Dave Tuley @ViewFromVegas

More ViewFromVegas is Tampa went 3-1 as road dogs in games in New York (under was 2-1 in those games, though over was 3-0 in Tampa) #NHL