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What are the Odds: Bouncing back with bets on the gridiron and the pitch

The Ohio State Buckeyes face off against the Penn State Nittany Lions this Saturday at Beaver Stadium.
October 29, 2020
After an unsuccessful college football slate last time around, senior staff writer Ben Bobeck hopes for a bounce back weekend on the sportsbook, putting his faith in Ohio State for a fierce rivalry matchup Saturday.

What are the Odds: Full football slate awaits

Louisville, one of the best offensive units in the conference, managed just two field goals while struggling to move the ball and protect their quarterback against Pitt.
October 2, 2020
Welcome back to a new season of What Are The Odds.

What are the Odds: Scouring a barren gambling landscape

Following the cancellation of most sports, and thus sports betting, allows you to place bets on meteorologists’ high or low temperature predictions.
April 2, 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 17, 2019
Senior staff writer Ben Bobeck gives his best bets for the coming week in football after a slick showing in Week 7.
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