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By Marc Lawrence — The NFL season may still be up in the air, but according to ESPN there are already plenty of betting options available. If you’re looking to get in on the early action, preseason wagering options are available. They are called Player Props. For instance, Carolina RB Christian McCaffrey’s rushing yards total is listed at 1,249.5 at Caesars Sportsbook. After rushing for 1,098 yards during a breakout 2018 campaign, he followed that up with 1,387 yards in 2019. Of the 35 running backs who reached 1,300 rushing yards in a single season from 2009 to 2018, only 12 reached 1,250 yards the next season. McCaffrey required a massive 92% snap share in 2018 and 93% in 2019 just to hit the aforementioned marks. New coach Matt Rhule has already admitted that McCaffrey won’t be utilized nearly that often in his offense … For a breakdown on 19 other Top Player Props click here.

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Win-Win situations occur when both parties involved benefit from a desired result. In the case of the NBA, Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers is of the opinion that resuming the season would not only be beneficial for players and sports fans alike, but also for the Black Lives Matter movement. Rivers makes the case that NBA players earning salaries would be able to financially aid the cause while continuing to devote time to the movement. LA Clippers guard Lou Williams is of the contention that fans watching the games could distract from the movement and reduce participation in the peaceful protests that are taking place throughout the nation. Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving went so far as to say, “I don’t support going to Orlando. I’m not with the systematic racism and the bulls – t.” To which Rivers replied, “Us coming back would put money in all of our (NBA players’) pockets. With this money you could help out even more people and continue to give more importantly your time and energy towards the BLM movement, which I’m 100% on board with. Because change needs to happen and injustice has been going on too long.” Rivers also added that a lot of NBA players are in need of their paychecks, noting that Irving had made more money than “99%” of the league. Don’t be surprised if the player movement isn’t a game-changer.

Grinding Out The Profits

2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine reports: The new Steve Addazio era at Fort Collins begins this fall where the Rams are anxious to get back on the bowl track after being home for the holidays the past two seasons. The good news is Addazio was 16-10 SU and 15-9 ATS combined over the course of his first seasons in previous stops at Boston College and Temple, landing bowl bids each year. Addazio will get every chance to start off on the right foot this fall at CSU. The first seven games of the season are against foes with losing records last season. It’s finishing things off that will be the big challenge, as the final five games are against bowlers. Meanwhile, the Rams are 0-24 SU all-time versus ranked opponents.

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