Betting Heavy Favorites Today? Buyer Beware

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Measuring the real cost to betting heavy favorites

If you’re new to betting sports besides football, it’s important that you understand the hurdles you must clear at different money-line levels.

That’s the topic for today’s VSiN tip in the NY Post, geared especially for the new legal bettors heading to New Jersey this weekend.

More here as Jeff Fogle breaks down the break-even percentages at different favorite prices.

ICYMI: Today’s Whitney Stakes at Saratoga and the summer meet at Del Mar are the focus of this week’s.Ron Flatter Racing Pod.

ICYMI, Part II: Joe Ostrowski’s Early Odds podcast does a deep dive on NFL win totals, betting game totals, the 2018 Bears, strength of schedule and football analytics with Warren Sharp.

Today’s lineup

Special programming note: Reporter Brett McMurphy, who broke the Urban Meyer, will be on Between the Sidelines at around 1:30 p.m. Pacific.

  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET/8-11 a.m. PT: Point Spread Saturday with Jonathan Von Tobel and Josh Towers
  • 2-3 p.m. ET/11 a.m.-noon PT: Between the Sidelines with Sam Panayotovich and Jonathan Von Tobel
  • 3-6 p.m. ET/noon-3 p.m. PT: The Green Zone with Sam Panayotovich and Kenny White

Summer reading for the fall

Now’s the time to consider our all-access subscription. You get:

This week’s Point Spread Weekly is out and is full of football handicapping information . . . Matt Youmans on betting preseason football, Dave Tuley on using fantasy knowledge to bet NFL props like these from William Hill and Steve Makinen on the college football teams he expects to follow and fade this season.

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Today’s MLB slate (with special score simulations for VSiN all-access subscribers):

Braves at Mets https://www.vsin.com/matchup/mlb/atl_nym/2018-08-04/
Orioles at Rangers https://www.vsin.com/matchup/mlb/bal_tex/2018-08-04/
Reds at Nationals https://www.vsin.com/matchup/mlb/cin_wsh/2018-08-04/
Rockies at Brewers https://www.vsin.com/matchup/mlb/col_mil/2018-08-04/
White Sox at Rays https://www.vsin.com/matchup/mlb/cws_tb/2018-08-04/
Tigers at Athletics https://www.vsin.com/matchup/mlb/det_oak/2018-08-04/
Astros at Dodgers https://www.vsin.com/matchup/mlb/hou_lad/2018-08-04/
Royals at Twins https://www.vsin.com/matchup/mlb/kc_min/2018-08-04/
Angels at Indians https://www.vsin.com/matchup/mlb/laa_cle/2018-08-04/
Marlins at Phillies https://www.vsin.com/matchup/mlb/mia_phi/2018-08-04/
Yankees at Red Sox https://www.vsin.com/matchup/mlb/nyy_bos/2018-08-04/
Padres at Cubs https://www.vsin.com/matchup/mlb/sd_chc/2018-08-04/
Giants at Diamondbacks https://www.vsin.com/matchup/mlb/sf_ari/2018-08-04/
Cardinals at Pirates https://www.vsin.com/matchup/mlb/stl_pit/2018-08-04/
Blue Jays at Mariners https://www.vsin.com/matchup/mlb/tor_sea/2018-08-04/

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