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Arthur Smith, seen here on the sidelines as the OC of the Tennessee Titans. The Atlanta Falcons hired Art Smith as their next head coach. (Image: Robin Alam/Getty)

Hot-Shot OC Arthur Smith Gets First Head Coaching Job with Atlanta Falcons

The Dirty Birds will welcome a new head coach for next season. The Atlanta Falcons hired Arthur Smith, the Tennessee Titans’ former offensive coordinator, to become their next head coach. Arthur Blank, the Falcons owner, is still seeking the franchise’s first championship. They appeared in the Super Bowl twice, but […]

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to a victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. (Image: USA Today Sports)

NFL Divisional Round DFS: Aaron Rodgers for the QB Slot

We’ve reached the Elite Eight of the NFL playoffs. Looking at DFS, there appears to be good value in certain spots in each position this weekend as we try to squeeze the most value we can within the salary cap. Here are six players to consider. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Packers […]

LA Rams DE Aaron Donald closes in on Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in 2018. The Packers are favorites by almost a touchdown against the Rams in the NFC Divisional playoff round. (Image: Joe Robbins/Getty)

NFC Divisional Playoffs Betting Preview: LA Rams at Green Bay Packers

The Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers meet in a classic playoff battle between the NFL’s top defensive team and the league’s elite offensive squad. The Rams and their smothering defense, led by Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey, face a tough assignment slowing down Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay’s […]

Quarterback Jared Goff came off the bench to lead the LA Rams to victory against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Wild Card. The Rams and a banged-up Goff are a prop bet favorite to finish the divisional round as the lowest-scoring team. (Image: Jae C. Hong/AP)

NFL Divisional Prop Bets: Highest and Lowest-Scoring Playoff Teams

You can wager on the highest scoring or lowest-scoring team this weekend via NFL divisional prop bets on DraftKings. It’s no shocker that Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are the favorites to crank out the most points at +225 odds, while the LA Rams and their banged-up quarterbacks […]

Kansas City head coach Andy Reid looks on as Patrick Mahomes hoists the AFC Championship trophy. (Image: Colin E. Braley/AP)

Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers Lead Super Bowl MVP Odds

The divisional round of the NFL playoffs hasn’t even been played yet, but sportsbooks are already taking bets on the Super Bowl 55 MVP. Unsurprisingly, the QBs from the top two seeds are the betting favorites. At BetMGM, Patrick Mahomes leads at +350, followed by Aaron Rodgers at +525. Both […]

NFL Wild-Card Weekend Ratings Sag Despite Expanded Format

NFL Wild-Card Weekend Ratings Sag Despite Expanded Format

The NFL’s expanded slate on wild-card weekend, with several networks opting to expand their footprint by simultaneously broadcast on alternate networks or streaming, did not yield a ratings bonanza. Instead, overall viewer numbers were down year over year and in some cases were the lowest in five years or more. […]

Kansas City Chiefs' Byron Pringle ran a kickoff back for a touchdown on Oct. 25. The (Image: Jack Dempsey /AP)

Sportsbooks Could Get New NFL Futures Contracts to Hedge Risk

A new set of NFL futures contracts could help sportsbooks and stadium owners offload unwanted risk. If approved, Eris Exchange, LLC (ErisX), will offer moneyline, point spread, and over/under futures contracts for every NFL game. While sports bettors won’t be able to trade these contracts, they could benefit from better […]

The College Football National Championship game on Monday features Alabama and Ohio State, both of whom have potent offenses. (Image: USA Today Sports)

One Bet, $100: Points Probably Plentiful in National Championship Game

Offense, offense, and more offense should be prevalent in Monday’s College Football National Championship game, as both Alabama and Ohio State love to score. This contest between the Crimson Tide and the Buckeyes has all the makings of a shootout. That’s why, with this week’s One Bet, $100, I’m taking […]

Chase Young and the rest of the defensive lineman for Washington will be a key to an upset over Tampa Bay on Saturday. (Image: Getty)

One Bet, $100: War in Trenches Will Decide Tampa Bay-Washington

The old saying of football games are won in the trenches couldn’t be more true with the Tampa Bay-Washington Wild Card game on Saturday. Whoever controls the line of scrimmage in this contest should advance to the next round of the NFL Playoffs. That is why with this week’s One […]