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NFL Week 3 prep: Marching to the window on Saints

The Saints are the anointed team heading into today’s NFL Week 3 slate.

New Orleans, a 2-point underdog that will play at Atlanta, was the consensus pick in the Westgate SuperContest for both the main and gold competitions (at the static line of +3).

Here are the full lists of consensus picks for the SuperContest:

SuperContest here.

SuperContest Gold here.

And then there is this from Patrick Everson, aka @Covers_Vegas, who made an appearance Saturday on VSiN:

Per MGM’s Scott Shelton: “One guy has been betting 6 figures multiple times on Saints, both point spread and moneyline. It’s brewing to be a massive decision. He’s gonna have us stuck pretty good if the Saints win.”

Follow Patrick’s informative tweets here.

Brent has 2 NFL best bets today (his college picks went 0-2).

(Don’t forget: Tune in today at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT as Brent will do the play-by-play with analyst Lincoln Kennedy on the Raiders-Dolphins game on VSiN’s SiriusXM Channel 204.)

Looking for more analysis? Try our newest show: VSiN Sunday Preview, streaming here at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT. Dave Farra and Matt Brown co-host the one-hour show that leads into coverage of Sports USA’s NFL Games of the Week (Bengals-Panthers followed by Rams-Chargers).

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Jeff Fogle’s piece, “How blindly betting favorites can cost the public a lot of money,” appeared in Saturday’s editions of the NY Post and still worth reading if you have a chance . . . . especially if you bet on Virginia Tech, a 28.5-point favorite that lost to Old Dominion 49-35 on Saturday in the biggest upset of the day.

Dave Tuley, aka @ViewFromVegas, sums up the day in college football:

No. 5 Oklahoma escaped in 28-21 overtime victory over Army: ViewFromVegas is Sooners did NOT cover as 29.5-point home favorites (note: it’s impossible to cover -29.5 when you only score 28 points — and needing extra time to do it)…game still stayed under 60

No. 7 Stanford rallies to beat No. 20 Oregon 38-31 in overtime (after Ducks RB fumbled while fighting for clinching 1st down): ViewFromVegas is the Cardinal ended up covering as 3-point road favorite (went over closing total of 59 on game-tying FG at end of regulation)

No. 16 Wisconsin rallied to beat Iowa 28-17 with 2 TDs in final minute: ViewFromVegas is the Badgers covered as 3-point road favorites (VFV note: they were covering 21-17 on go-ahead TD w/ 57 seconds to play but then added insurance TD w/ :22 left to put game Over 43.5)

VSiN’s Matt Youmans tweeted this quote from Westgate SuperBook director John Murray: "We needed Oregon for a huge decision. Everybody bet Stanford. It’s probably our biggest swing of the day."

Tiger Woods hasn’t won yet, but he already is the 10-1 favorite in next year’s Masters, at least at the Westgate SuperBook. Woods is 4-7 with Rory McIlroy at 7-2 and Justin Rose at 4-1 heading into the final round of the Tour Championship, according to Jeff Sherman of the Westgate.

Xpressbet Road to the Breeders’ Cup coverage

In the two Grade I races we previewed this week as part of the Xpressbet Road to the Breeders’ Cup.

And as Philadelphia horse racing columnist Dick Jerardi wrote:

It was a chaotic Saturday at Parx, with a horse trying to bite a jockey in the final yards of one race and a controversial disqualification in another before order was restored in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby that was won by a colt trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Mike Smith, the most dangerous big-race combination in modern American horse racing history.

Full story here.

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Subscribers-Only Features

Matt Youmans’ NFL forecast is out

Don’t forget you can find Matt Youmans’ NFL Forecast on the VSiN.com homepage.

And in this week’s 82-page issue, Point Spread Weekly:

  • Matt has his 5 pro football games to watch
  • Dave Tuley’s Takes on today’s games
  • Steve Makinen has his pre-bye week trends for the NFL
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Subscribers-Only Features

South Point daily sheets

Compare lines across top sports books

NFL: Betting previews

THURSDAY

Browns 21, Jets 17

SUNDAY

Bills at Vikings
Bears at Cardinals
Bengals at Panthers
Cowboys at Seahawks
Broncos at Ravens
Packers at Redskins
Colts at Eagles
Chargers at Rams
Patriots at Lions
Saints at Falcons
Giants at Texans
Raiders at Dolphins
49ers at Chiefs
Titans at Jaguars

MONDAY

Steelers at Buccaneers

College Football: Betting previews

MLB: Today’s lines with special score simulations for VSiN all-access subscribers.

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Today's Broadcast Schedule
11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET/8-10 a.m. PT: Point Spread Sunday with Mitch Moss and Jonathan Von Tobel

1-8 p.m. ET/10 a.m.-5 p.m. PT: The Green Zone with team coverage from Matt Youmans, Sam Panayotovich, Brady Kannon and Kenny White. FYI: Raiders-Dolphins game will be broadcast on SiriusXM 204, starting at 1 p.m./10 a.m.

8-9 p.m. ET/5-7 p.m. PT: The Opening Lines Show with Sam Panayotovich, Matt Youmans, John Murray and Dave Tuley

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