Best Week 5 NFL Eliminator picks

Works at ESPN Stats & Information Eliminator Challenge is one of the simplest and most fun games during the NFL season. Pick one team to win each week. If that team wins, you advance to the next week. Lose once, and you’re out. The only caveat is you cannot pick

Thursday night NFL best bets: Panthers at Texans

Week 3 of the NFL season kicks off Thursday when the undefeated Carolina Panthers visit the Houston Texans. The Panthers are 2-0 after shutting down the Saints 26-7 last week. The Texans, meanwhile, are 1-1 coming off a 31-21 loss to the Browns and will be without their starting quarterback.

Best bets for the NBA Finals

It’s down to two. The Suns and Bucks will battle it out for the NBA championship. There are still plenty of betting opportunities, both for games and in futures. Who will emerge as the NBA champion? Our analysts — Doug Kezirian (29-16 regular season, 1-2 play-in, 17-13 playoffs), Joe Fortenbaugh

Best bets for Wednesday’s NBA games

The NBA is inching closer to the end of the regular season, but there are still plenty of betting opportunities. Our analysts — Doug Kezirian (24-12), Joe Fortenbaugh (11-12), Andre Snellings (50-30-1), Tyler Fulghum (24-26) and Anita Marks (14-7) — are here to give their best bets from Wednesday’s nine-game

Best bets for UFC Fight Night: Marvin Vettori vs. Kevin Holland

Reed Kuhn is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and strategy and analytics consultant. He is the author of “Fightnomics: The Hidden Numbers and Science in Mixed Martial Arts,” the first book to quantify drivers and performance metrics in combat sports. If it seems like Kevin Holland is a familiar face, that’s

Best bets for the men’s NCAA tournament championship

March Madness enters its final weekend with the Final Four and title game, which means plenty of betting opportunities, both on individual games and in futures. Our experts — ESPN analysts Doug Kezirian, Chris “The Bear” Fallica, Joe Fortenbaugh and Dalen Cuff — are here to give their best bets

PGA Tour golf best bets: Farmers Insurance Open

The PGA Tour shifts over to La Jolla, California this week for the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Defending champion Marc Leishman shot 7-under in the final round last year to beat Jon Rahm by one stroke. So which players are the favorites, who offers good odds and what

DeVonta Smith big Heisman fave at sportsbooks

DeVonta Smith’s odds to win the Heisman Trophy have surged in recent weeks, making Alabama’s star receiver the commanding favorite to take home college football’s most prestigious award Tuesday. In mid-December, Smith was a 22-1 Heisman underdog at BetRivers sportsbooks, but he attracted a recent big bet and his odds

Best bets for the PGA Championship

The first major of the season is here, though it isn’t the tournament we’re accustomed to seeing kick things off. For years the final major of the season, the PGA Championship will be the first of three majors contested in 2020. The field is loaded as always, with two-time defending

Best bets for the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial CC

After a three-month hiatus, PGA Tour golf is back. A loaded field will descend on Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, this week. The tournament has attracted the top five players in the Official World Golf Ranking, including No. 1 Rory McIlroy, and eight of the top 10. Seventeen