Football Returns Tonight: What You Need To Know

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Thursday is the second-best day to be a VSiN subscriber. The Point Spread Weekly is still fresh and very, very relevant as football begins again for another weekend tonight.

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  • NFL & CFB Power Ratings
  • Week 5 NFL Matchup Previews
  • Week 5 NFL Survivor suggestions
  • Top college football situational betting spots
  • MLB Divisional Round Betting Systems
  • UFC Fight Night 194 best bets
  • Shriners Children’s Open Golf Picks
  • Fury vs. Wilder Picks

Point Spread Weekly isn’t all that you get. You’ll also be able to read:

  • Andy MacNeil’s 2021-22 NHL Betting Guide (subscribers go here)
  • Jonathan Von Tobel’s 2021-22 NBA Betting Guide (comes out next Monday)
  • NFL best bets from VSiN writers & hosts
  • CFB best bets from VSiN writers & hosts
  • Derek Carty and Adam Burke with MLB best bets for the Divisional Round
  • Daily email newsletter with best bets from VSiN hosts and guests

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Today’s lineup

Our LIVE programming has expanded to 21 hours on weekdays. Listen live on, in the VSiN App for Android or iOS, on the iHeart Radio App, via our broadcast partners, or On-Demand.

  • 7 a.m. ET Follow The Money with Pauly Howard and Mitch Moss
  • 10 a.m. A Numbers Game with Gill Alexander
  • Noon The Lombardi Line with Patrick Meagher and Michael Lombardi
  • 2 p.m. Odds On with Amal Shah & Mike Palm
  • 3 p.m. Betting Across America with Mike Pritchard & Josh Appelbaum
  • 4 p.m. The Edge with Matt Youmans & Jonathan Von Tobel
  • 5 p.m. My Guys in The Desert with Stormy Buonantony
  • 6 p.m. Rush Hour with Danny Burke
  • 7 p.m. Prime Time Action with Gill Alexander & Matt Brown
  • 10 p.m. The Night Cap with Tim Murray and Shaun King
  • 1 a.m. The Lookahead with Scott Seidenberg

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Tuley’s Takes Today

Dave recaps what happened on Wednesday night between the Cardinals and Dodgers and looks ahead to the four ALDS series. Football also returns tonight with Rams vs. Seahawks and two games on the college side. Check out Dave’s updates on the gridiron and also some best bets for Thursday. GO HERE.

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Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights

Josh has a jampacked edition of the sharp report for Thursday. The NFL is back with Rams vs. Seahawks and we’ve got ALDS action with Red Sox vs. Rays and White Sox vs. Astros as Game 1 kicks off those two series. Sharp, wiseguy money is all over the markets and Josh is all over covering it for us. GO HERE.

New: Danielle Alvari’s LA CityCast podcast

Danielle Alvari brings her unique views on the Los Angeles sports scene on the brand-new LA CityCast podcast, sponsored by BetRivers, your hometown sportsbook. Look for her latest episode. LISTEN HERE.

Here are the other podcasts we’ve launched:

Betting splits: You can’t find these anywhere else

Check out the daily betting splits with % bets (tickets) and % handle (money). GO HERE. We now have a direct feed from DraftKings, the source of the data, so we will update it at least twice a day, starting at noon ET on weekdays.

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More on


  • Derek Carty & Adam Burke: Game 1 between the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros is the early one on Thursday in the ALDS. We called on Derek and Adam to share their best bets and some series breakdowns for the matchup. KEEP READING
  • Carty & Burke Part Deux: Derek and Adam also penned their thoughts on the Red Sox vs. Rays series, as Game 1 goes off around 8 p.m. ET. READ MORE
  • Steve Makinen: Betting systems for the ALDS and NLDS, which begin tonight in the MLB Playoffs. CONTINUE READING
  • MLB: Advanced stats and betting trends RECAPS & MATCHUPS.


  • VSiN Staff: Thursday Night Football best bets for Rams vs. Seahawks from Adam Burke, Will Hill, Dave Tuley and featuring a market report from Chris Andrews. READ MORE
  • Matt Youmans: Dak Prescott and Kyler Murray are leading their teams to the top of the totem pole in the NFL. Is that something that will continue? KEEP READING
  • Josh Appelbaum: An assessment of the early-week line moves for Jets vs. Falcons, Eagles vs. Panthers, Packers vs. Bengals, Giants vs. Cowboys and the marquee matchup of the week between the Bills and Chiefs. READ MORE
  • Adam Burke: Survivor options are all over the card in Week 5. Adam tells us which ones should be under consideration and which one should make the cut. CONTINUE READING
  • Dave Tuley: Looking for thoughts on all 16 of this week’s NFL games? Dave has you covered. KEEP READING
  • Will Hill: Capsules for all 16 NFL games in Week 5 from Will, with stats, trends, betting insights and more. READ MORE
  • Jonathan Von Tobel: How good are the Bills and Browns? Are the Dolphins really this bad? JVT investigates going into Week 5. CONTINUE READING
  • Steve Makinen: Bye weeks begin in Week 6, as the season is just flying by. Steve shares some good betting systems to follow for the week before an NFL team’s bye. READ MORE
  • Jason Weingarten: A free piece for all VSiN readers from Jason with some thoughts on the Defensive Player of the Year, NFL MVP and Coach of the Year. KEEP READING
  • Did you know that we have NFL Betting Trends and Matchup Analysis on every single NFL game of the week? Don’t bet anything on the board without checking out this phenomenal resource. GO HERE
  • Our NFL betting odds page shows the latest lines in your state and at your preferred sportsbook. Always shop around for the best number! GO HERE


  • VSiN Staff: College football best bets from Adam Burke, Tim Murray, Scott Seidenberg and Wes Reynolds for Week 6. KEEP READING
  • Adam Kramer: In his bettor’s guide to Week 6, Adam embraces the rise of the Cincinnati Bearcats and previews the marquee matchups for Saturday. CONTINUE READING
  • Chris Andrews: What has the betting action been for Thursday and Friday’s college football games? South Point Sportsbook director Chris Andrews fills us in READ MORE
  • Adam Burke: College football box score study from Week 5, with some interesting notes on Iowa vs. Maryland, Florida vs. Kentucky, Minnesota vs. Purdue, Arkansas State vs. Georgia Southern and Fresno State vs. Hawaii KEEP READING
  • More from Adam B: College football situational betting spots for Week 6, including some tough spots for Cincinnati, Kentucky and Notre Dame. READ MORE
  • More from Steve M: Betting systems and Steve’s insight on some intriguing trends and angles to keep in mind as the college football season rolls along READ MORE
  • Did you know that we also have College Football Betting Trends and Matchup Analysis on every single CFB game of the week? This is an outstanding resource available to all VSiN readers GO HERE


  • Wes Reynolds: The first of two PGA Tour events in a row for Las Vegas is a familiar one at TPC Summerlin for the Shriners Children’s Open. Wes has some best bets and background on the event. KEEP READING
  • More from Adam B: Maybe it would be more fun if Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka had a match at MGM Grand Garden Arena, but they will go head-to-head at Wynn Golf Club next month. Adam has the details. READ MORE
  • Lou Finocchiaro: Favorites are on an absolute tear in UFC right now. Will Lou ride the wave of chalk? Take the dogs? Focus on totals? His best bets for this week’s Fight Night card. CONTINUE READING


  • VSiN Staff: New to betting on sports? Need a refresher now that the football season is here? We have lots of great "How To" articles for those eager to learn how to bet like the pros. GO HERE

VSiN on YouTube

In addition to launching our full 24-7 feed on YouTube TV, we are posting more free clips to the VSiN channel on regular

Here is just a taste of what you can get when you get more of our VSiN content on YouTube:

  • It’s that time again, football fans. Femi Abebefe did game previews and betting breakdowns for the Week 5 NFL card, including tonight’s Rams vs. Seahawks matchup. WATCH NOW
  • Gill Alexander, Matt Brown and Kelley Bydlon discussed the NFL Coach of the Year betting odds market on Prime Time Action. WATCH NOW
  • Brent Musburger joined Stormy Buonantony on My Guys in the Desert to discuss the Raiders, MLB Playoffs and Urban Meyer. WATCH NOW
  • Jonathan Von Tobel and Matt Youmans talked analytics and NFL betting on The Edge to apply to the Week 5 card. WATCH NOW
  • You’ve heard him and now you’ve also seen him. Jason Weingarten’s on-camera debut on A Numbers Gamewas quite a sight to see. WATCH NOW

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