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Week 4 of the NFL season is upon us with the Vikings-Rams matchup kicking it off on Fox tonight (8:20 p.m. ET/5:20 PT).

Jeff Fogle breaks down how the betting markets currently have the Rams the top of the heap of the NFL power ratings — and shows you how to make your own homemade power ratings.

BetQL, the app to outsmart Vegas, can help you track line movement for the Vikings-Rams game, see which team the public likes and view trending bets Best of all, BetQL is free to download at

Watch Brent and his Guys in the Desert discuss the Week 4 slate and the early money with Westgate SuperBook sports director John Murray.

(The SuperContest lines were announced at the beginning of the show.)

Listen to the Early Odds podcast with Joe Ostrowski: Joe and VSiN’s very own Sam Panayotovich offer their top three NFL picks and a game to avoid.

MLB update . . .

The Cubs are still in first-place in the NL Central despite an incident that reminded some of a certain fan that got in the way of a foul ball. The Brewers clinched a spot in the playoffs by eliminating the Cardinals. The Rockies took a half-game lead over the Dodgers with just four days left in the regular season.

I’m sure Gill Alexander will have plenty to say today on A Numbers Game (10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT) even though it’s Football Free-for-All Thursday.Plus VSiN’s resident former major-leaguer Josh Towers joins Matt Youmans on The Edge (3 p.m. ET/Noon PT).

On to college football . . .

Has Alabama been underrated so far this season? The numbers say "Yes." Jeff does the math.

Of course, there is only so much the books can do — at least on the money line.

Bill, you ask, what’s up with the Duffel Bag Bettor?

John Murray tells Mitch and Pauly that his only wager so far is a straight bet on Indiana -16.5 vs Rutgers. It would pay around $25,000.

Why do some people bet $50 to win 35 cents? John had a great explanation.

In other news . . .

There is a hearing today in DC that is likely to get just a little bit more attention than this one, but there will be a Congressional hearing on sports betting. Here’s what to expect, according to our friends at the Legal Sports Report.

Looks like Pennsylvania is headed for an early November launch of legal sports betting.

VSiN news of the day . . .

"Brent Musburger is a damn prophet for launching VSiN when he did. Half the battle in business is timing, and he nailed it."

Thanks to The Lines for that blurb.

Subscribers-Only Features

The new Point Spread Weekly is out today

College football captures our cover for the week with the huge Big Ten showdown on Saturday night between Ohio State and Penn State looming.

Screen_Shot_2018-09-25_at_11.24.32_PMMatt Youmans offers his take on that contest in his Games to Watch column, and both he and Dave Tuley provide their official selections in this week’s consensus picks box. (Plus Stanford-Notre Dame.)

Steve Makinen’s feature article also is on college football, as he breaks down the conference game performance records of all the teams, highlighting exceedingly strong or poor performance trends.

The NFL season has its first huge game of the year with the Rams hosting Minnesota on Thursday night. That’s one of Matt’s 5 Games to Watch.

Dave Tuley’s has his Takes on every NFL game, plus a few college matchups he likes.

With the NHL’s 2018-19 season starting next Wednesday, Andy MacNeil contributes to PSW with a piece titled Beware of Box Score Bias in which he gives us some tips on analyzing NHL box scores, specifically on how to avoid incorrect conclusions from what he calls score effect.

The rest of this week’s issue covers the Ryder Cup, NASCAR, the CFL, another question and answer session with oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo, and a piece from David Sklansky analyzing whether or not parlay cards are worth your effort.

Download your copy of Point Spread Weekly. Not a subscriber? You can try a free trial.

Subscribers-Only Features

South Point daily sheets

Compare lines across top sports books

NFL: Week 4 Betting previews


Vikings at Rams


Ravens at Steelers
Bills at Packers
Bengals at Falcons
Browns at Raiders
Lions at Cowboys
Texans at Colts
Dolphins at Patriots
Saints at Giants
Jets at Jaguars
Eagles at Titans
Seahawks at Cardinals
49ers at Chargers
Buccaneers at Bears


Chiefs at Broncos

College Football: Week 5 Betting previews

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


Special Offers
If you watched or heard the Cameron Hughes Wine segment this week, you might be interested in buying some wine. To purchase the wine that Brent and others are praising, go to or text the word VEGAS to 511511 and receive free shipping with a minimum 3-bottle order.

Our home here in Las Vegas, the South Point Hotel and Casino is offering a special Breeders’ Cup room package. For $229 plus the $14 resort fee, you get 2 nights (Nov. 2-3) room & tax, a $20 resort credit and reserved seating for the viewing party on Saturday. Mention the code BCP1102 or Breeders’ Cup Package. Call 1-866-791-7626 to reserve a spot. And stop by and say hello to us at the VSiN studio.

Today's Broadcast Schedule
7-10 a.m. ET/4-7 a.m. PT: Follow the Money with Mitch Moss and Pauly Howard

10 a.m.-Noon ET/7-9 a.m. PT: A Numbers Game with Gill Alexander

Noon-3 p.m. ET/9-noon PT: Follow the Money (encore)

3-5 p.m. ET/Noon-2 p.m. PT: The Edge with Matt Youmans

5-6 p.m. ET/2-3 p.m. PT: Gone Racin’ with Ron Flatter, Brendan Gaughan and Jeff Motley

6-8 p.m. ET/3-5 p.m. PT: My Guys in the Desert with Brent Musburger, Vinny Magliulo and Amal Shah

8-10 p.m. ET/5-7 p.m. PT: My Guys in the Desert (encore)

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