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As Jeff Fogle writes, we should marvel at how few teams have had disastrous point-spread performances so far in 2018.
Unfortunately, two of them play each other tonight as Week 9 kicks off. The 49ers host the Raiders (8:20 p.m. ET, FOX, SiriusXM 204 — yes, that’s VSiN! — with Brent on the play-by-play.)
San Francisco is worst in the league at 25% cover rate. Oakland is at 29%, joined by the Atlanta Falcons.
That’s a grand total of three teams (out of 32) at 2-5 or worse. Six teams are two games below .500, exactly 3-5 ATS right now. But that hunk could be strongly influenced by randomness rather than registering as pure “market misses.”
More from Jeff, including the teams with stellar ATS records, here.
You can see every team’s ATS record here.
The lines are out for Week 9 of the SuperContest.
Breeders’ Cup Week: Previewing all 14 races
A special edition of The Ron Flatter Racing Pod previews all 14 Breeders’ Cup races. Ron is joined by Dave Tuley, Vinny Magliulo and South Point handicapper Patrick McQuiggan.
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Dave promises to have his handicapping article posted on VSiN.com by this afternoon. And Ron will be reporting from Churchill Downs.
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Football Analyst Mike Detillier thinks the dome atmosphere constitutes a significant advantage when the Saints host the Rams.
What happens when you try to pick every NBA game? Jonathan Von Tobel and VSiN producer Matt Jones explain themselves, though Matt Youmans no doubt will continue to mock them all season for the exercise.
Patrick Everson of Covers joins Matt Youmans on The Edge. Watch the first hour of the show.
Early Odds podcast with Joe Ostrowski: Joe and Whale Capper, host of the Deep Dive podcast, realize that they’re on the same page after breaking down their Week 9 picks and teaser.
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