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NFL: Week 14

Brent doesn’t buy the theory that bettors should fade a team just because it is out of the playoff race. Here is what Brent is buying.

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College football: Army vs. Navy (CBS, 3 p.m. ET)

Jeff Fogle charts the progress of Army, a 7-point favorite against Navy today.

College basketball: Kentucky vs. Seton Hall (Fox, Noon ET)

Jeff’s preview . . .

Kentucky head coach John Calipari loves putting his players in the spotlight. He knows showcase games help attract high caliber one-and-done stars who can keep the program in national championship contention year after year.

Today brings such an opportunity at Madison Square Garden against Seton Hall. A strong performance at college basketball’s mecca will help erase the memory (and impact) of an embarrassing 118-84 loss to Duke in Kentucky’s season opener in Indianapolis. The Wildcats are 7-0 straight up since then…but everyone remembers the Duke debacle that missed the point spread by 36 points.

For the season, Kentucky is just 3-5 against what turned out to be inflated market expectations. It faces an inconsistent Seton Hall squad that impressed with a three game win/cover streak to win the Wooden Legacy tournament in Fullerton California (Grand Canyon, Hawaii, Miami-Florida), but lost as home favorites to both Saint Louis and Louisville, and got knocked around at Nebraska 80-57 as 7.5-point underdogs.

From a handicapping perspective, an important litmus test for both. You can’t bet Kentucky in big games away from home with confidence until it shows intensity on both sides of the floor. Seton Hall isn’t likely to matter in the Big East if it can’t compete for 40 minutes in front of a metro crowd.

Seen & Heard on VSiN

It’s a 2-for-1 NFL quick hitter from The Gold Sheet editor Bruce Marshall on Follow The Money.

Mitch Moss and Pauly Howard reach across the pond for a chat with betting journalist Nigel Seeley. Nigel shares some of his best bets for all levels of European soccer.

Michael Lombardi, co-host of Betting Across America (starting at 10 a.m. ET today) weighs in on the Week 14 card with Brent and his Guys in the Desert.

Scott Kellen, sitting in with Matt Youmans on Between The Sidelines, offers his best plays for the NFL slate.

On A Numbers Game, the Westgate’s John Murray joins Gill to talk college basketball, the Heisman race, FanDuel paying out Alabama bettors.

ICYMI: Ron Flatter on horse racing

The Ron Flatter Racing Pod: A Kentucky Derby prep in California and a major race card across the Pacific are the focus of this week. Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella discusses his colt Extra Hope, one of the 2-year-olds racing today in the Los Alamitos Futurity, a points prep for the Derby. TVG international racing specialist Candice Hare checks in from Asia to preview this weekend’s Hong Kong International Races.

Ron’s column: Trainer Bob Baffert has never lost the Los Alamitos Futurity. Improbable and Mucho Gusto will try to keep his record intact today.

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