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Bettor’s edge

Gambling: Bet on Patriots, Rams, Texans

Gambling can shred your psyche in so many ways. Here are two:

1. One month ago, The Bettor’s Edge took New England — in Foxborough — over the New York Jets. New England didn’t cover; it was favored by 8 and barely won the game. Just another loss on a road littered with them, right? The next week, New England was in London laying 7 against St. Louis. This space, despite knowing that New England was superior to the Rams in all phases of the game, stayed away because of what happened in the Jets game. The Patriots rewarded me for being a coward by blasting St. Louis, 45-7. I could barely watch.

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