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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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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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15dDave 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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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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29dDave 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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51dDave 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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DFS: Discounts to offset Scherzer

If you're paying up for Nationals ace Max Scherzer in daily fantasy today, Cynthia Frelund suggests looking at St. Louis 2B Kolten Wong and 1B Mark Reynolds for your lineup. "Great value from [Reynolds] tonight."

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Last-minute DFS lineup advice

There are plenty of reasons to like Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon in daily leagues today (Coors Field, chief among them). But don't forget Royals 1B Eric Hosmer. Today's X-factors (Insider)

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