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A visibly moved Demi Lovato belts Anyone at the Grammy Awards on Jan. 26 after choking up initially. Bets are being placed on whether Lovato’s rendition of the national anthem will be longer than two minutes.

What are the Odds: Super Bowl LIV

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer January 31, 2020
For gamblers, the Super Bowl offers the chance to make some of the oddest and most interesting prop bets an event can offer.
AJ Dillon (2) ran for 178 yards and one touchdown in Boston Colleges win over Pitt.

What are the Odds: Giving thanks to the Gophers, Rainbow Warriors

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer November 22, 2019
Senior staff writer and resident TPN degenerate Ben Bobeck is thankful for the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors over this pre-Thanksgiving weekend — and not just because of their unique mascots.
Nate Stanley (4) of the Iowa Hawkeyes warms up before a game against the Northwestern Wildcats.

What are the Odds: Backyard Brawl headlines loaded weekend

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer November 15, 2019
Senior staff writer Ben Bobeck likes the under on Pitt and West Virginia's Friday-night basketball game, and is also picking the Minnesota Golden Gophers to come through big again.
Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) throws against Purdue.

What are the Odds: CFB 150 Edition

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer November 8, 2019
Senior staff writer Ben Bobeck is celebrating 150 years of college football — and a fourth straight week of successful picks — by winning four more prospective bets this week.
Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm (11) is 2-0 vs. Florida as a starter, with only one sack and one turnover.

What are the Odds: Don’t shy away Fromm the under

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer November 1, 2019
After hitting on a three-team NBA parlay last week, senior staff writer and resident degenerate Ben Bobeck is now over .500 on the betting season — and ready to continue his hot streak.
Jalen Hurts (1) of the Oklahoma Sooners breaks free on a run from Osa Odighizuwa (92) of the UCLA Bruins during the first half of a game on at the Rose Bowl on Sept. 14 in Los Angeles.

What are the Odds: Maintaining momentum in Week 7

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer October 10, 2019
After benefiting from some late covers last week, staff writer Ben Bobeck looks to keep the momentum rolling — and money flowing — in this week's column.
Auburn quarterback Bo Nix (10) looks to throw a pass against Mississippi State at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama, on Sept. 28.

What are the Odds: Avenging last week’s picks

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer October 3, 2019
With an enticing slate of college football and NFL games this weekend, senior staff writer Ben Bobeck gives his best bets.
Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor (23) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Central Michigan Saturday, Sept. 7.

What are the odds: Take Wisconsin, Rutgers to cover

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer September 26, 2019
It’s usually not wise to bet in favor of Rutgers football, but senior staff writer Ben Bobeck likes the Scarlet Knights to cover the large spread against underachieving Michigan on Saturday.
Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond (11) drops back to pass against Clemson at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina, on Saturday, Sept. 7. Clemson won, 24-10.

What are the odds: Football weekend

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer September 19, 2019
Staff writer Ben Bobeck breaks down his best bets of the weekend, including one pick involving Pitt's own football team.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Oakland Raiders this Sunday. (Sam Riche/TNS)

What are the Odds: Pittsburgh wins in Oakland, Army beats Navy

By Colin Martin , Staff Writer December 7, 2018
Another weekend, another opportunity to make some money. After going 2-4 last week, our in-house betting expert is looking to redeem himself with picks in the NFL, NBA and NCAA.
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