|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 BetQL.co.
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.