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