Colts vs. Chiefs odds, prediction, betting trends for 'Sunday Night Football'

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    The Chiefs (4-0) are only one of two undefeated AFC teams left, joining the Patriots. The Colts (2-2) have been hard to figure out this season, with losses to the Chargers and Raiders sandwiching wins over the Titans and Falcons.

    Will the Colts go 0-3 against the AFC West to begin the season or get on the board in the division to help their playoff chances in an all-knotted-up AFC South? Patrick Mahomes vs. Andrew Luck was supposed to be the marquee QB matchup, but Mahomes and Jacoby Brissett — the only passer in the NFL with multiple TD passes in every game so far — can be just as compelling.

    Here's everything to know about betting on Colts vs. Chiefs, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for "Sunday Night Football" (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC) in Week 5.

    MORE: Get the latest NFL odds at Sportsbook Review

    Betting odds for ‘Sunday Night Football'

      Spread: Chiefs by 11Point total: 56Moneyline: Colts -107, Chiefs -103

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    NFL Network's Jane Slater caught her ex cheating via FitBit

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    Peloton's new holiday ad went viral after many considered it sexist and offensive, as it shows a husband giving his wife the expensive exercise bike for Christmas. In response to the controversial ad, NFL Network's Jane Slater tweeted that she was not offended when her ex-boyfriend gifted her a FitBit — until it revealed he was cheating on her.

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    "An Ex Boyf夜网论坛riend once got me a Fitbit for Christmas," Slater tweeted. "I loved it. We synched up, motivated each other ...  didn’t hate it until he was unaccounted for at 4am and his physical activity levels were spiking on the app."

    She continued: "Wish the story wasn’t real."

    The NFL reporter made sure to clarify that her former partner was not getting an early-morning workout at the gym: "Spoiler alert: He was not enrolled in an Orange Theory class at 4am."

    Slater's tweet as of Sunday morning had been liked more than 470,000 times and retweeted 45,000 times.

    If you haven't seen the Peloton ad that sparked Slater's viral tweet, you can watch it below:

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    Buccaneers pick Florida's Kyle Trask, potential Tom Brady successor, in 2021 NFL Draft

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    Kyle Trask is staying in the Sunshine State.

    The Florida quarterback was selected with the final pick in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft on Friday. He landed with the Buccaneers, and, well . . .

    There's a guy named Tom Brady currently rostered with the Bucs, and he's coming off his seventh Super Bowl victory and first with Tampa Bay. 

    Brady also inked a contract extension this offeason, locking him into the Bucs for at least one more season, through 2022. 

    Trask was once considered a potential first-round QB, but questions about arm strength, mobility and mechanics landed him at pick No. 64 and as a backup to Brady. Not a bad spot to land if he's strictly a pocket passer, as he gets to play behind arguably the greatest pocket passer in NFL history.

    MORE: Full list of Buccaneers draft picks

    He had a monster season as a Gators senior in 2020, tossing the ball to first-round picks Kyle Pitts and Kadarius Toney. Trask threw 43 touchdowns to just eight interceptions.

    The NFL world reacted accordingly to the  completely non-existent q[......]

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    Colts QB depth chart: Indianapolis could turn to Jacob Eason, Brett Hundley after Carson Wentz's injury

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    Carson Hurtz. 

    Colts quarterback Carson Wentz has put the Colts behind the 8-ball not even a week into training camp, landing on the shelf for 5-to-12 weeks with a foot injury. That's a big window that could lead to big problems.

    The injury is bad news for Wentz and the Colts, who traded some big draft capital to bring the beleaguered starter to the heartland this past offseason. Wentz is looking to rekindle his career after a difficult few years in Philadelphia, reuniting with former Philly QB coach Frank Reich in Indy. 

    MORE: How long is Carson Wentz out?

    Now, the Colts and general manager Chris Ballard are, once again, trying to find a patch for the QB position entering the regular season, and it's dicy: the recently signed Brett Hundley is the only player on the depth chart with NFL snaps. 

    Here's how the Colts' current QB s夜网论坛ituation stands:

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    Moving forward into training camp, the Colts QB depth chart is lacking a proven starting presence with Wentz out for a few months' time as he recovers from foot surgery. Here's how it currently shakes out:

    1. Jacob Eason

    Eason was selected out of Washington in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, but still hasn't gotten to take a bite out of the NFL[......]

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    FS1's Jenny Taft calls out Skip Bayless for criticism of Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy's physical appearance

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    Skip Bayless is no stranger to criticism. The FS1 analyst has been ripped for some very dumb takes throughout his career, but the majority of the pushback has typically come from outside the TV studio.

    During Wednesday's edition of "Undisputed," host Jenny Taft took exception to some comments from her colleague. It started when Bayless and Shannon Sharpe were discussing the debut episode this year of "Hard Knocks," the HBO series offering a behind-the-scenes look at the Cowboys' training camp. Bayless and Sharpe were both left unimpressed by Dallas coach Mike McCarthy's attempt to motivate his team, but Bayless also threw in an unnecessary note about McCarthy's weight.

    MORE: Recapping Episode 1 of HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

    "This is just personal preference on my part. I'm not taking a shot at him about this, but he's a 夜网论坛little heavy," Bayless said. "I wouldn't want my head coach in the National Football League to not look the part at all because you've got to stay in some semblance of condition to show that you know who you are. You have some confidence in yourself, right?"

    Taft expressed her frustration before throwing to commercial break, leading to an intense exchange:

    Taft: "Criticizing his appearance? I don't[......]

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    Mark Cuban: D-League a better option than NCAA for prospects

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    DALLAS — Mark Cuban thinks the next Kevin Durant would be better off in the NBA Development League rather than the college of his choice.

    The outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner said he can envision scenarios where the country's top basketb夜网论坛all prospects would get drafted and play in the D-League rather than spend one season at an NCAA school.

    Cuban said there's no reason for a player to attend college as a freshman "because he's not going to class, he's actually not even able to take advantage of all the fun because the first semester he starts playing basketball."

    The billionaire owner said his idea is not yet a well-researched proposal, just an opinion. He said agreements with colleges could still give players a shot at an education.

    "A major college has to pretend that they're treating them like a student-athlete," Cuban said. "It's a big lie and we all know it's a big lie. We can do all kinds of things that the NCAA doesn't allow schools to do that would really put the individual first."

    Durant, far from the only "one and done" player in the NBA, was a star for one season at Texas before Seattle drafted him No. 2 overall in 2007. The franchise moved to Oklahoma City a year later, and now Durant is a three-time scoring champion and the league's current scoring leader.

    The minimum age for D-League players is 18, a year younger than the NBA rule that was implemented in 2005, two years after LeBron James made the j[......]

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    Andrea Bargnani tears ligament in elbow on failed dunk attempt, out indefinitely

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    New York Knicks center Andrea Bargnani suffered a torn ligament in his left elbow in the third quarter of his team's 110-106 Wednesday loss to the Philadelphia 76ers and is out indefinitely, the team announced.

    Bargnani has served as the Knicks big men while Tyson Chandler and Amare Stoudemire have come and gone in the lineup with injury problems.

    At 2:40 in the third quarter, Bargnani drove to the basket and attempted a dunk. He was fouled on the play and broke his fall with his left hand, which resulted in the left elbow injury.

    Bargnani is the latest Knicks player to be hurt in an injury-plagued season. Chandler, Stoudemire, Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni are all rotati夜网论坛on players who have been knocked out for injury.

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    Kevin Durant's MVP speech became one big lovefest

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    Kevin Durant has plenty of scoring titles. Now, he finally has an MVP trophy to go with them.

    The Oklahoma City Thunder star won the NBA's top individual honor Tuesday, grabbing 119 first-place votes. Miami's LeBron James, who had won the last two MVP awards and four of the previous five, finished second with six first-place votes and Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers was third.

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    Durant, a 6-9 forward, won his fourth scoring crown in five years this season by averaging 32 points per game. He helped the Thunder finish the regular season with a 59-23 record, second-best in the league, despite playing much of the season without three-time All-Star Russell Westbrook by his side because of a nagging knee injury.

    "He's been the most consistent guy all season long," Westbrook said at the end of the regular season. "He's done a great job of leading us to where we are now. He's basically put himself in front of everybody else in the league and shown that he's the best player in the world."

    MORE: Thunder beat Clippers, even series in Game 2

    James agreed, saying Monday: "Much respect to him and he deserves it. He had a big-time MVP season."

    Durant's run of 41 consecutive games this season with at least 25 points was the third-longest streak in NBA history. In all, he scored at least 40 points 14 times. He also averaged 7.4 rebounds and a career-high 5.5 as[......]

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    VIDEO: Chris Paul hits first 8 3-pointers, lands just shy of NBA playoff record

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    The Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul can do whatever he desires on a basketball court, which was evident when he decided to get hot from the 3-point line in the first half of his team's Game 1 against the OKC Thunder. 

    Paul hit six 3-pointers in the first 24 minutes of the game, a career-high mark for the veteran point guard. Paul would hit his first seven 3-pointers and hit eight from deep through the first three quarters.

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    As we have come to expect, Paul was brilliant in every aspect. He posted 32 points and 10 assists in 28 minutes, shooting 12-of-14 from the field and 8-of-9 from three.

    Paul left the game just three points shy of setting a new playoff career-high and one 3-pointer away from tying the playoff record for 3-pointers in a game. His eight 3-pointers were a career playoff high, tho夜网论坛ugh.    

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    Michael Beasley takes too long to seize his moment

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    Michael Beasley had the last shot Friday night. A bucket would have brought the Heat all the way back from a 35-point deficit against the Wizards. Just days earlier, Beasley spoke about his 10-day contract with Miami possibly being his last shot in the NBA. This was a golden opportunity for him.

    Beasley failed to get the shot off in time (it missed, anyway). He dribbled and shot instead of catching and shooting with 1.3 seconds remaining.

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    “That was just lack of experience,” Beasley told reporters, according to The Miami Herald, after the 夜网论坛Heat's 99-97 loss. “I was just so anxious to get the last shot and do great for my team that I just had a brain cramp. That was my fault.”

    With Heat coach Erik Spoelstra offering his support, a dejected Beasley walked off the court in D.C.

     

    When the Heat talk about being a family organization, this is why. Spo walking off postgame.

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    Beasley was a big part of Miami's comeback, scoring all 13 points of his points in the fourth quarter. The points he couldn't score will stay with him, though.

    He has one more game remaining on that 10-day contract, Saturday at home against the Kings.

    "It's one of those things that you think about not thinking about," Beasley told reporters before Friday's game, according t[......]

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    Wizards rookie Kelly Oubre fled during Hurricane Katrina, but New Orleans never left him

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    Until a decade ago, the history of hurricanes in New Orleans had been one of near-misses and good fortune, strokes of luck preserving a water-surrounded city that rests almost entirely below sea level. Hurricane Betsy brought 10-foot storm surges in 1965, flooding most of the city, killing 76 people and causing more than $1 billion in damages. But in the four decades after, many a hurricane — Camille, Juan, Andrew, Georges — ravaged the region but not the Crescent City.  

    So it was somewhat strange when, 10 years ago this week, Kelly Oubre Sr. had a notion that something was going to be different about the new storm threatening New Orleans, his hometown. New Orleans’ fortune with dodging hurricanes had metastasized into a complacency within the city, many locals rolling their eyes at suggestions of evacuation and politicians shrugging off dealing with faulty levees until some other day. When he saw reports about Hurricane Katrina, though, Oubre perked up. This, he thought, was not something to take lightly.

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    But Oubre had just moved into a new house with his son, Kelly Oubre Jr., who was 9 years old. No matter. Pack your stuff up, he told his son. Pack everything. We have to get out of here, the father told his son.

    Kelly Jr. did not quite know what was going on. His parents were separated, but he was still close with his mother and with his[......]

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    NBA trade rumors: With Kyle Lowry out, Raptors search for playmaking help

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    It’s that time of year. We’re less than five weeks from the NBA’s trade deadline, which means that in the coming 34 days, we’ll see all manner of names wring their way through the league’s rumor mill.

    Knowing that, when each week in the NBA comes to an end, we here at SN will run through some of the whispers and shouts coming in from around the league — some from sources, some purely from speculation and some, surely, from internet trolls.

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    Call it the Friday Rumor-rama. (Or don’t.)

    We’ll start with what we saw on Thursday night. In San Antonio, all eyes were focused on the reception for Raptors star Kawhi Leonard, who milked his way out of town last year. It made for good theater, but for our purposes, the real story was that Leonard’s Raptors teammate and fellow All-Star, Kyle Lowry, sat idly in a black warmup suit, in back of the bench.

    Lowry was out for the fifth straight game with a bad back, an injury that has dogged him since the end of November. He’s missed 10 games since Dec. 1, and in the 11 games he did rush back to play, he averaged 11.6 points on just 36.0 percent shooting, 22.4 percent from the 3-point line.

    Toronto has gone just 9-8 since his i[......]

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    NBA Draft lottery 2019: Zion Williamson's best (and worst) possible landing spots

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    On Tuesday night, a sequence of events that will help shape the futures of several NBA franchises and the lives of many young men will be determined by some bouncing ping pong balls. The NBA Draft lottery, which determines the selection order for the NBA Draft, is always compelling television, but this year should produce an even more anxiety-ridden atmosphere than past lotteries for two reasons.

    First, back in September 2017, the league approved a lottery reform package designed to target tanking. The deal flattened out the odds at the top of the lottery. Previously, the worst team in the league had a 25 percent chance of landing the top pick. Now, that franchise as well as the second- and third-worst teams in the league have equal 14 percent chances. Teams four through 13 also have improved odds at snagging the No. 1 slot. The higher variance will offer more teams hope on lottery night.

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    Mike Conley Jr. traded from Grizzlies to Jazz

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    Another veteran star is on the move before Thursday’s NBA Draft as the Grizzlies have traded franchise stalwart Mike Conley Jr. to the Jazz for a haul that includes three players and two picks.

    In return for the 12-year veteran, Memphis will receive Jae Crowder, veterans sharpshooter Kyle Korver, 2018 first-round pick Grayson Allen, the 23rd pick in Thursday’s draft and a future first-round pick, according to ESPN.

    Memphis holds the No. 2 pick in the draft and it is expected to select Murray State guard Ja Morant, which made Conley expendable.

    Conley, 31, averaged 21.1 points and 6.4 assists in 70 games for the Grizzlies last season. He shot 43.8% from the field and 36.4 percent from 3-point range. He has two seasons remaining on the five-year, $153 million extension he signed with Memphis in July 2016.

    Charles Barkley weighs in on the upcoming election, Donald Trump and more at the Democratic debate

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    Charles Barkley was in attendance at the second Democratic Party presidential debate Tuesday.

    The former NBA player and current analyst weighed in on who he is supporting — a trio of candidates that includes San Antonio mayor Julián Castro — candidates on both sides taking black votes for granted and President Donald Trump.

    Barkley has been outspoken about these issues before and took a lap through the debate's spin room to talk to media ahead of the event.

    "I think all politicians take black votes for granted," he said. "They talk to black folks every four years and that's about it, how they're going to make our lives better and they do nothing about it. Both parties suck in that aspect. It is not a Republican or Democrat thing. It's not a liberal or conservative thing. It's an economic thing, economic opportunity and that's what both parties are neglecting."

    He was then asked about his feelings on Trump.

    "He says some things that can be construed as racist," Barkley said. "Some things he says are very wrong and flagrant. ... There are some things he says that really need to be — especially when he has an opportunity to denounce white nationalism and things like that, he can do a much better job.

    Russell Westbrook injury update: Rockets guard will be OK after hurting hand again

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    Russell Westbrook keeps having issues with his hands.

    The 2016-17 NBA MVP left the Rockets' preseason game against the Heat Friday night after hurting his hand driving to the basket.

    Houston announced soon after he would not return with what it called a sore right hand. Coach Mike D'Antoni said it was a dislocated finger. He also noted Westbrook said he would be all right.

    "With Russ it was just his fingers got dislocated," D'Antoni said. "Pop them back into place and then go play, he'll be alright."

    This comes two days after Westbrook suffered a couple of dislocated fingers in Wednesday's game. He had his pinky bandaged heavily Friday.

    Westbrook also had surgery during the offseason on his left hand. Fortunately for him this is not a recurrence of that problem.

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