Bettors are flocking to Oregon State after the sportsbook’s first line favors USC by nearly two touchdowns

A lopsided opening line at USC-Oregon State prompted a flood of bets on the underdog Beavers this week and left a sportsbook with more money at stake on the Pac-12 tilt than any of the week’s NFL games. Caesars Sportsbook opened Sunday with USC as a 13.5-point favorite over Oregon State. A few minutes later, … Read more

Detroit Lions, 24-game underdogs, favored to win vs. Washington Commanders

6:21 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN DETROIT — If the odds hold, the Detroit Lions will be in uncharted territory Sunday at home against the Washington Commanders. After playing in 24 consecutive games as an underdog, the longest active streak in the NFL, the Lions are currently 2 1/2-point favorites against the Commanders, according to Caesars … Read more

The Buffalo Bills start the season as Super Bowl favorites, the Buccaneers next

8:07 a.m. ET Doug KezirianESPN Close ESPN sports betting analyst Host of Daily Wager Behind The Bets podcast host The Buffalo Bills enter the NFL season as the outright betting favorite for the first time since 1991 as the franchise continues to chase its first Super Bowl title. The Bills are listed at +600 at … Read more

Once a 50-1 long shot, Serena Williams now among the favorites at the US Open

11:26 PM ET Doug KezirianESPN Close ESPN sports betting analyst Host of Daily Wager Behind The Bets podcast host An extremely popular all-time great as a betting underdog typically provides liability for sportsbooks, and Serena Williams delivered that damage with her US Open second-round upset over No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit. Some books indicated notable … Read more

Major League Baseball announces support for online sports betting initiative in California

Major League Baseball on Friday announced its support for an initiative that would authorize online sports betting in California, becoming the first major sports league to take sides in the battle between bookmaking giants and the state’s powerful tribal gaming operators. Two primary sports betting initiatives are on the November ballot. Proposition 26 would limit … Read more

Fantasy Women’s Basketball – Kayla Thornton steps up for Wings

12:51 PM ET Erik MoodyESPN Who’s on the rise in women’s fantasy basketball? Which rotations change? What’s the latest on the notable injuries surrounding the WNBA? Here’s a look around the league at the most fantasy-relevant news and notes for all 12 teams. Atlanta dream There aren’t many fantasy options for a Dream team that … Read more

Women’s Fantasy Basketball – Sylvia Fowles Adds to Legacy

1:20 p.m. ET Erik MoodyESPN Who’s on the rise in women’s fantasy basketball? Which rotations change? What’s the latest on the notable injuries surrounding the WNBA? Here’s a look around the league at the most fantasy-relevant news and notes for all 12 teams. Atlanta dream The Dream have had four losses in a row and … Read more