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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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7dDavid 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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14dDave 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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27dJoe 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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28dDave 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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50dDave 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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62dRob 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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Women's French Open Serena -175 Muguruza +700 Ivanovic +700 Bacsinszky +900 Safarova +900 Errani +2000 Svitolina +2500 Van Uytvanck +3300

Indy-Seattle popular in Las Vegas

The Golden Nugget sportsbook has released odds on potential Pro Football Championship matchups. Seattle vs. Indianapolis at 10-1 is the most likely matchup. The least likely? Tampa Bay vs. Tennessee (1,000-1).

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Men's French Open (BetOnline) Djokovic -125 Nadal +350 Murray +800 Nishikori +800 Federer +900 Wawrinka +1600 Tsonga +3300 Ferrer +4000