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What are the Odds: Scouring a barren gambling landscape

Following the cancellation of most sports, and thus sports betting, betontheweather.io allows you to place bets on meteorologists’ high or low temperature predictions.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

If you find yourself desperately looking to scratch the itch, here are a few options that might satisfy your gambling urges.

What are the Odds: Super Bowl LIV

A visibly moved Demi Lovato belts

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.

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

AJ Dillon (2) ran for 178 yards and one touchdown in Boston College's win over Pitt.

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.

What are the Odds: Backyard Brawl headlines loaded weekend

Nate Stanley (4) of the Iowa Hawkeyes warms up before a game against the Northwestern Wildcats.

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.

What are the Odds: CFB 150 Edition

Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) throws against Purdue.

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.

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

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm (11) is 2-0 vs. Florida as a starter, with only one sack and one turnover.

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.

What are the Odds: Ride-or-die with Rutgers

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields (1) calls out a play at the line of scrimmage during the first quarter of the NCAA football game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois, on Friday, Oct. 18.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

Some people have strange addictions like eating laundry detergent or couch cushions. For senior staff writer Ben Bobeck, it’s betting on Rutgers — and he has them locked in to cover this week.

What are the Odds: Lock in LSU, Los Angeles

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws against Florida at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday, Oct. 12. Host LSU won, 42-28.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Senior staff writer Ben Bobeck gives his best bets for the coming week in football after a slick showing in Week 7.

What are the Odds: Maintaining momentum in Week 7

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.

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.

What are the Odds: Avenging last week’s picks

Auburn quarterback Bo Nix (10) looks to throw a pass against Mississippi State at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama, on Sept. 28.

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.

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