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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.

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: 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: 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: 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: Take Wisconsin, Rutgers to cover

Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor (23) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Central Michigan Saturday, Sept. 7.

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.

What are the odds: Football weekend

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.

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Staff writer Ben Bobeck breaks down his best bets of the weekend, including one pick involving Pitt's own football team.

What are the odds: NBA Playoff weekend

The Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic (9) dunks over the New York Knicks' Mario Hezonja, left, at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday, April 3. The Magic won, 114-100.

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

The Warriors are the favorite to win the NBA Finals at 1-2 odds, with the Bucks at 6-1 and the Houston Rockets right behind at 8-1.

What are the odds: Friday March Madness

Ethan Happ (22) of the Wisconsin Badgers.

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

The first weekend of the tournament is always a spectacle, filled with upsets and exciting games — and it’s the best weekend to gamble, with games on all day Thursday through Sunday. Let the Madness begin.

What are the odds: NBA March Madness

The Oklahoma City Thunder's Paul George (13) shoots over the Miami Heat's Justise Winslow in the third quarter at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Feb. 1. The Thunder won, 118-102.

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

The NBA season starts winding down and teams are competing for final playoff spots, while the NCAA March Madness Tournament begins in just two weeks.

What are the odds: UFC 235

Light Heavyweight Jon Jones retains his title against Swedish fighter Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto in September 2013.

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

UFC 235 has one of the best fight lineups in a long time, with both the welterweight and light heavyweight bouts having appeal.

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