Aaron Mansfield

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Aaron Mansfield is a freelance sports writer. His work has appeared in Complex, USA Today and the New York Times. Mansfield is a PhD candidate at UMass Amherst.

Betting Odds: Will The Tennessee Titans Make The Playoffs?

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Are the Tennessee Titans a playoff team? Ask 100 NFL fans that question and you’ll probably receive 50 yes’s and 50 no’s. If you’ve watched the Titans this season, you know this team is unpredictable. They lost to the Bills. They dominated the Patriots. Who knows whether the Titans are actually good? The Titans have surged late in the season, …

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Betting Odds: Will The Indianapolis Colts Make The Playoffs?

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It’s been an up and down season for the Indianapolis Colts, who welcomed the return of franchise quarterback Andrew Luck after he had surgery to repair a lingering issue with his right shoulder after the 2016 season and missed the entire 2017 campaign. The Colts consistently held tough with their early-season opponents, but they started with a mere 1-5 record. …

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Sports Betting Tips With Chris Sheridan Episode 30: The Post-Valanciunas Raptors

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Episode 30 of the Sports Betting Tips podcast, featuring veteran NBA journalist Chris Sheridan, is now available. In this week’s episode, Sheridan speaks with Toronto Raptors radio analyst Paul Jones. Sheridan and Jones talk all things Toronto — the Raptors’ road trip, Jonas Valanciunas missing time, and more. Listen to the full conversation here: This episode is sponsored by BetDSI …

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Sports Betting Tips With Chris Sheridan Episode 29: Bulls Coaching Change

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Episode 29 of the Sports Betting Tips podcast, featuring veteran NBA journalist Chris Sheridan, is now available. In this week’s episode, Chris speaks with Sam Smith — the NBA writer, not the pop singer. Sheridan and Smith, a longtime Bulls beat writer, discuss Chicago’s coaching change and the team’s future. Listen to the full conversation here: This episode is sponsored …

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Luca Doncic is Now Odds-On Favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year Betting

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On draft night, the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks pulled off the trade that will define the 2018 NBA Draft. The Hawks selected Luca Doncic third, then swapped him for Trae Young (the fifth pick) and a protected 2019 first-rounder. Both teams got their guy. Early in the season, both young stars have lived up to the hype. Doncic is …

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Sports Betting Tips With Chris Sheridan Episode 28: Fultz & The Sixers

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Episode 28 of the Sports Betting Tips podcast, featuring veteran NBA journalist Chris Sheridan, is now available. In this week’s episode, Chris speaks with Keith Pompey, Philadelphia 76ers beat writer for the Philadelphia Daily News. Sheridan and Pompey discuss Markelle Fultz’s future, Jimmy Butler’s fit with Philly, and more. Listen to the full conversation here: This episode is sponsored by …

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Betting Odds for Oklahoma, Georgia, Ohio State, UCF and Texas CFP Chances

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It was a big weekend for the teams at the top of the college football landscape. Alabama pulled away from Auburn in the Iron Bowl. Clemson defeated in-state foe South Carolina. And Notre Dame survived a scare against rival USC. With the College Football Playoff looming, those three unbeaten teams are currently the cream of the crop. But the fourth …

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Sports Betting Tips With Chris Sheridan Episode 27: Tiger-Phil Showdown

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Episode 27 of the Sports Betting Tips podcast, featuring veteran sports journalist Chris Sheridan, is now available. In this week’s episode, Chris speaks with Ron Sirak, Golf Channel contributor, and Scott Cooley, odds consultant for BetDSI Sportsbook. Sheridan, Sirak, and Cooley discuss the upcoming Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson match. Listen to the full conversation here: This episode is sponsored …

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Sports Betting Tips With Chris Sheridan Episode 26: Carmelo Anthony’s Future

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Episode 26 of the Sports Betting Tips podcast, featuring veteran NBA journalist Chris Sheridan, is now available. In this week’s episode, Chris speaks with Jonathan Feigen, the Houston Rockets beat writer for the Houston Chronicle. Sheridan and Feigen discuss Carmelo Anthony’s brief run with the Rockets and where Melo will go from here.  Listen to the full conversation here:   This …

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Free Agency Betting Odds: Where Will Kevin Durant Play Next, Lakers Are Favorites

The Golden State Warriors are wrapped up in turmoil. After winning the past two NBA titles, and three of the last four, the Warriors’ dynasty appears to be under threat. Could we be witnessing the end of the Villains-era Warriors? Two of the team’s four All-Stars — Kevin Durant and Draymond Green — are full-on beefing. The feud boiled over …

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