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By Marc Lawrence — The 2020 ACC football season marks the 68th season for the conference. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Duke’s David Cutcliffe are the loop’s longest-tenured coaches with 13 seasons each at their respective schools. Swinney’s 130-31 career record at Clemson stands out as the best mark. Speaking of head coaches, 2 new mentors will be on the sidelines in the ACC this season: Boston College’s Jeff Hadley and Florida State’s Mike Norvell. Hadley has never been an FBS head coach. With Florida State having purged Willie Taggart with the only losing record in the loop, the hope is the ACC can re-assert itself as a legitimate force among Power Five conferences. For an in-depth take on the 2020 ACC Football Betting Preview click here.

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There is a distinct difference between having something canceled and having it postponed. The start of the 2020 MLB is currently under postponement. However, per a report from CBS Sports, should MLB move forward and decide to cancel the 2020 season the consequences would be huge. For example – A canceled season would be unprecedented: Baseball has had strikes before, but never has an entire season been canceled without a single game being played. A canceled MLB season would mark only the second time in history that a North American major pro sports league has killed an entire season (2004-05 NHL) … Future attendance may plummet: MLB has been steadily losing attendance over the past few years, and a full lost season due to labor wars probably isn’t going to help. The league’s average attendance dropped over 5,000 fans per game in 1995 following the strike and it took over a decade to get attendance back to a pre-strike level … It could end a few franchises: Despite finding success before the strike, the Montreal Expos couldn’t recover or bounce back financially after the work stoppage and the franchise ultimately had to move to Washington D.C. in 2005. It’s very possible a current MLB franchise (or two) could suffer similar hardships and an eventual relocation in wake of a missed season this year. There are at least six owners who are perfectly content to kill the season.

Grinding Out The Profits

2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine reports: L.A. Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn is an NFL coach with a strong home-road dichotomy. In his career with the Bolts he is 8-14 ATS at home and 15-8-1 ATS away during the regular season. It likely goes hand-in-hand with the Chargers dismal 11-11 SU mark in home games in Los Angeles where they get little to no support, as opposed to his 14-10 SU mark away from the City of Angels. Now that’s the stuff an intense bias is made of.

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