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  • Free NFL Pick: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

    The Detroit Lions host their annual Thanksgiving Day game on Thursday when the Chicago Bears come to town. The Lions have a short week to get over their beatdown in New England and focus on the Bears, who have won and covered...

  • Free NFL Pick: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers

    The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers have a pure, unadulterated hatred for each other. That means a lot of fun football on Thanksgiving night as these two NFC West rivals meet in Levi's Stadium in the Bay Area. The Se...

  • #6 TCU Horned Frogs at Texas Longhorns College Football Free Pick & Preview

    Charlie Strong put his stamp on the Texas program earlier this season by dismissing the troublemakers and team rules violators. He can put his stamp on the 2014 college football season by upsetting the TCU Horned Frogs this w...

  • College Football Picks: LSU Tigers at Texas A&M Aggies

    Disappointing regular seasons come to an end on Thursday for the LSU Tigers and the Texas A&M Aggies. One team will have eight wins with a shot at a ninth during bowl season, but some struggles of late have hurt the bott...

  • Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys NFL Pick & Preview

    The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys will line up with first place on the line on Thanksgiving after both teams were victorious on Sunday. The NFC East is a two-team race between those two with neither the Redskins nor ...

  • Free College Basketball Pick: Baylor Bears vs. Memphis Tigers

    A defensive struggle is expected late Thursday night in the Las Vegas Invitational when the Baylor Bears take on the Memphis Tigers. Baylor has only allowed 50 points per game so far this season, while Memphis is lacking some...

  • Free NHL Picks: Edmonton Oilers at Nashville Predators

    The Edmonton Oilers are having a very tough November, with just two wins in 12 games. They were booed off the ice in their last home game and played tough in Dallas on Tuesday, but still fell short. The Oilers will spend Than...

  • The Money Down: November 26

    Welcome to “The Money Down” an article that covers the NFL and the latest injuries, stats and trends from around the league with a focus on sports betting. When betting on the NFL, timely information can make the differen...

  • The Gridiron Gambling Report: An NFL Betting Podcast Week 13

    The Gridiron Gambling Report is the undisputed best NFL betting podcast on the planet. Hosts Adam Burke and Cole Ryan break down the NFL lines and the games of the week with plenty of in-depth analysis and knowledge. This a s...

  • The BangTheBook.com College Football Podcast Week 14

    Rivalry Week in the era of the College Football Playoff brings a lot of intrigue to the table. The hosts of the College Football Podcast did a great job expressing a lot of thoughts and analysis on some of this week's top mat...

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  • BangTheBook.com NFL Power Rankings Week 13

    Each week at BangTheBook, Cole Ryan presents his top 20 NFL power rankings looking at how teams are shaping up from a perception, injury, and momentum standpoint. Those teams are then rated one through twenty. Where does your team rank...

  • NFL Wagering Angles Week 13

    Betting on the NFL takes a lot of analysis, not just of the games, but of the situations that teams are in. At this time of the year, it's time to start looking at teams that are going to be throwing in the towel on the season. These a...

  • NFL SuperContest Update Week 13

    The Westgate SuperContest may seem simple enough, but this highly competitive field puts everybody's handicapping ability to the test. Each week, the entrants pick five NFL games against the spread and the top 30 entrants get a very ni...

  • College Football Pick: Arkansas Razorbacks at #20 Missouri Tigers

    The Missouri Tigers won the schedule lottery by avoiding all of the top teams in the SEC West. All that remains is a matchup against the Arkansas Razorbacks at home and the Tigers can return to the SEC Title Game for the second time in...

  • #13 Arizona State Sun Devils at #15 Arizona Wildcats College Football Pick & Preview

    The road team has won four of the last five meetings in the annual Territorial Cup between Arizona State and Arizona. The status of Anu Solomon has added a wrinkle to this season's game as the redshirt freshman quarterback was unable t...

  • NCAA Football Picks: #25 Minnesota Golden Gophers at #16 Wisconsin Badgers

    This is a huge game for both teams with a berth in the Big Ten Championship Game on the line. The winner of this game will represent the Big Ten West Division in Indianapolis against Ohio State. The Badgers and Gophers both love to run...

  • College Football Pick: #15 Auburn Tigers at #2 Alabama Crimson Tide

    Last year's Iron Bowl ended in the historic "kick-six" that sent Auburn to the SEC Championship Game and eventually to the National Championship. With revenge on their minds, the Alabama Crimson Tide are nearly a double-digit favorite ...

  • Free College Football Picks: Stanford Cardinal at #9 UCLA Bruins

    The UCLA Bruins control their own destiny in the Pac-12 South. A win over Stanford and they will earn the right to take on Oregon in next week's Pac-12 Championship Game. A loss and the winner of the Arizona State/Arizona matchup will ...

  • College Football Picks: Kentucky Wildcats at Louisville Cardinals

    The Kentucky Wildcats can get bowl eligible with a win on Saturday over the Louisville Cardinals. The Cardinals downed Notre Dame last week and they are comfortably in the postseason, but they want to continue their three-game winning ...

  • College Football Pick: Florida Gators at #1 Florida State Seminoles

    The Florida State Seminoles will take the field for the final time during the regular season as Will Muschamp takes the field for his final regular season game as the coach of the Florida Gators. The Gators are hoping an upset of their...

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