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The Sharp 600: Top "Bet On" and "Bet Against" NFL teams through two weeks

Covers Sep 19, 2017 - 9:34 PM ET
Joe Fortenbaugh is back in San Francisco after a 5-day run in Vegas! Two weeks into the 2017 NFL season, The Sharp 600 has identified four "Bet On" and four "Bet Against" teams for the foreseeable future. As per usual, Fortenbaugh closes the show with a Thursday Night Football selection.

Wiseguys are advising that these Week 3 NFL lines are going to move

Covers Sep 19, 2017 - 4:56 PM ET
Each week during the pro football season, Covers Expert Art Aronson of AAA Sports looks at the NFL odds and tells you which spread to bet now, which one to bet later, and which total to watch as the week plays out.

Monday Night Football brings massive implications for one Vegas bettor

Covers Sep 18, 2017 - 9:43 PM ET
Week 2 of the NFL season closes out tonight in the shadow of the Big Apple, with a clash of two playoff teams from last season. Covers checks in on the action with Jeff Stoneback from MGM Resorts, Scott Kaminsky of offshore sportsbook TheGreek.com, and the lines manager from GTBets.eu.

NFL opening line report: Cowboys open as 3.5-point road favorites at Cardinals

Covers Sep 18, 2017 - 12:28 PM ET
Monday Night Football is now in the books and we’re on our way to Week 3 of the NFL season. Covers checks in on the opening lines for four noteworthy games, with insights from Scott Cooley, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook Bookmaker.eu.

There are plenty of great locations off the Las Vegas Strip for football viewing

Covers Sep 17, 2017 - 11:10 PM ET
The sportsbooks on the Vegas Strip are great but there are plenty of great places to watch and wager on football all around Las Vegas. Visitors need to get out of the bubble for a different experience. Marc Meltzer takes a look at some great spots to watch/gamble on a game off The Strip.

NBA Headlines

NBA season win totals highlight gulf between Warriors and rest of league

Covers Sep 3, 2017 - 11:24 PM ET
Golden State owner Joe Lacob once took some schlack for saying his team was light years ahead of the rest of the league. Turns out he might have been right. The Westgate SuperBook released its NBA season win totals and the gulf between the Warriors and the other elite teams is sizable.

Big-name Cavs-Celtics trade won't rock the Warriors' NBA title odds

Covers Aug 29, 2017 - 1:06 AM ET
The Celtics added Kyrie Irving while shipping Isaiah Thomas and a host of others to the Cavs. The deal stirred up some odds in the Eastern Conference but hasn't done anything to impact the Warriors' odds to the win the NBA Championship.

Daily fantasy basketball primer: 10 tips to get you started

Covers Aug 28, 2017 - 11:23 PM ET
No other daily fantasy sport provides more minute-by-minute thrills than basketball. With so many categories factored into scoring, the standings of any tourney or cash-game competition can change in an instant. Monty Andrews has 10 tips to help you maximize your winning potential in DFS hoops.

The NBA's summer shakeup shapes the league MVP futures odds

Covers Aug 27, 2017 - 11:52 PM ET
After a crazy offseason, filled with blockbuster trades and huge free-agent signings, the NBA MVP odds have been shaken up and are packed with basketball betting value. We look at the favorites and some live long shots to win the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award.

Cavs-Celtics swing major trade; books make minor adjustment to title odds

Covers Aug 24, 2017 - 3:19 PM ET
Krrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas are swapping jerseys after Tuesday's blockbuster trade, but oddsmakers offshore and in Las Vegas don't see it as anything that will change the power dynamic in the East. Covers polls multiple sportsbooks to find out what changes were made to the NBA championship odds after yesterday's big trade.

NCAAF Headlines

Offensive firepower headlines best Week 4 NCAAF matchups: Live From Las Vegas

Covers Sep 19, 2017 - 9:51 PM ET
A number of college football programs have exploded out of the gate in 2017, including the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Oklahoma State Cowboys. We talk to Johnny Avello, executive director of race and sports at the Wynn Las Vegas, about those two teams as well as some other marquee matchups on the Week 4 schedule.

College football's biggest betting mismatches: Week 4

Covers Sep 19, 2017 - 2:49 PM ET
Quarterback Kenny Hill is completing 75 percent of his passes but in the big air Big 12 TCU passing attack is as weak as Kevin Durant's Twitter game. Find out why the Horned Frogs could be in for a long day against Oklahoma State in this week's biggest betting mismatches in college football.

NCAAF opening line report: Early bettors pound Oklahoma St., move line

Covers Sep 18, 2017 - 4:00 AM ET
We’re already up to Week 4 of the college football season, with red-hot Oklahoma State and surprising Mississippi State among the teams taking the field this weekend. Covers checks in on the opening lines with Dave Mason, brand manager for offshore sportsbook BetOnline.ag.

Saturday's NCAAF Game of the Day: Clemson at Louisville

Covers Sep 16, 2017 - 4:22 PM ET
The reigning national champions and the reigning Heisman Trophy winner square off in a marquee early-season matchup when No. 14 Louisville hosts No. 2 Clemson on Saturday.

Saturday's NCAAF Week 3 action report: Sharps barking in several key matchups

Covers Sep 16, 2017 - 1:38 PM ET
Week 3 of the college football season features a major matchup in the ACC that could have ramifications later this season, as well. That clash and many other games are drawing money and seeing line movement. Covers checks in on the action with sportsbooks right on the Las Vegas Strip as well as offshore.

NCAAB Headlines

Vegas and offshore agree; Bagley makes Duke clear faves to win title

Covers Aug 15, 2017 - 3:32 PM ET
Marvin Bagley III's decision to sign with the Blue Devils had a major impact on the odds to win the 2018 college basketball national championship. Las Vegas and offshore sportsbooks now have Duke as the clear favorites to cut down the nets on the last day of the college hoops season.

How to bet basketball

Covers Jun 14, 2017 - 2:35 PM ET
Basketball is one of the more popular sports betting options in North America with the NBA and college basketball drawing large handles at sportsbooks. Here's a quick overview of how to bet on basketball, including pointspread and totals.

2018 college basketball futures hit the board with a trio of favorites

Covers Apr 5, 2017 - 12:19 AM ET
The confetti has barely been swept off the floor of the University of Phoenix Stadium, following the North Carolina Tar Heels' 2017 NCAA Championship victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs, and it is already time to look ahead to next season.

Four college flashbacks brought on by your March Madness bracket

Covers Apr 4, 2017 - 2:08 PM ET
Depending on how the start of the NCAA tourney shook out, your bracket either makes you feel really smart or incredibly dumb. Jason Logan points out four college flashbacks March Madness bettors are feeling heading into the Sweet 16.

National Championship betting action is heavy and split in Las Vegas

Covers Apr 3, 2017 - 1:47 PM ET
It’s Big Monday, NCAA Tournament style, as this two-weeks-plus bonanza of basketball comes to a close. Covers checks in on where the action is for tonight’s title tilt with Jay Rood, from MGM Resorts, and Scott Cooley, of Bookmaker.eu.

MLB Headlines

MLB Daily Line Drive: Tuesday's picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Sep 19, 2017 - 2:06 PM ET
There are 15 games on the MLB schedule today, including a possible American League wildcard game preview in The Bronx between the Yankees and the Twins. Get analysis on all of today's games as well as tips on weather, umpires, and other betting trends with our daily MLB Line Drive.

Dodgers back to winning ways just in time, hold on to top spot in MLB Power Rankings

Covers Sep 18, 2017 - 3:13 PM ET
There is plenty of shuffling in the top five of our weekly MLB Power Rankings with the Indians staying hot and jumping up to the No. 2 position, pushing the Nationals way down to No. 4. The one constant, the Los Angeles Dodgers, appear to have righted the ship and continue to hold on to the top spot.

MLB Daily Line Drive: Monday's picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Sep 18, 2017 - 2:45 PM ET
There are seven games on the MLB schedule today, including "The Dark Knight" on the mound for the Mets, which usually means plenty of runs crossing home plate. Get analysis on all of today's games as well as tips on weather, umpires, and other betting trends with our daily MLB Line Drive.

September good month/bad month starting pitchers

Covers Sep 18, 2017 - 2:07 AM ET
As College Football and the NFL crash onto the scene, MLB pitchers take the final spotlight in hopes of leading their teams on to the playoff trail. Covers Experts' Marc Lawrence breaks down which ones can we count on during the month of September.

MLB Daily Line Drive: Sunday's picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Sep 17, 2017 - 2:08 PM ET
There is a full 15 game schedule today, including a potential National League Championship Series preview on Sunday Night Baseball in Washington, D.C. Get analysis on all of today's games as well as tips on weather, umpires, and other betting trends with our daily MLB Line Drive.

NHL Headlines

Daily fantasy hockey primer: 10 tips to get you started

Covers Aug 30, 2017 - 11:39 PM ET
It might not be the most popular daily fantasy sport, but hockey is still rife with earning opportunity for DFS enthusiasts. Monty Andrews has 10 tips to help you maximize your point potential - and your profit - in your daily fantasy hockey selections.

Offshore sportsbook releases NHL season win totals for 2017-18 season

Covers Jul 24, 2017 - 3:03 AM ET
National Hockey League team Over/Under win totals for the 2017-18 season are here! Find out which teams are projected by the oddsmakers to dominate the regular season and which are expected to be the weakest links in the league.

Shake up your NHL betting with these alternatives to win 2017-18 Stanley Cup

Covers Jun 26, 2017 - 12:07 AM ET
If you're looking to jump on the NHL futures for next year, don't go with those boring teams at the top of the futures odds table. Put a little bit of excitement in your life, try our value alternatives to win next year's Stanley Cup Final.

It's time to start booking your hockey vacation to Las Vegas

Covers Jun 24, 2017 - 1:20 AM ET
The NHL's expansion draft is complete, the league's entry draft is done, and the league has released their full schedule for the 2017-18 season. Now is the perfect time to start planning a trip to Las Vegas to see your favorite team take on the new Golden Knights.

Las Vegas sportsbook weighs in on Golden Knights' roster, NHL odds

Covers Jun 23, 2017 - 1:49 PM ET
The Vegas Golden Knights built out their roster and are taking shape as we head toward their first season on the ice. We're inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas talking about the Golden Knights and their NHL odds with Jason Simbal of CG Technology.

Industry Headlines

There are plenty of great locations off the Las Vegas Strip for football viewing

Covers Sep 17, 2017 - 11:10 PM ET
The sportsbooks on the Vegas Strip are great but there are plenty of great places to watch and wager on football all around Las Vegas. Visitors need to get out of the bubble for a different experience. Marc Meltzer takes a look at some great spots to watch/gamble on a game off The Strip.

Betting the Emmys: Best picks for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards

Covers Sep 13, 2017 - 3:07 PM ET
The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place this Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Emmys are another opportunity for bettors to get their money on the table for something other than sports, and there is value to be found in the major award categories.

One sports bettor's conversion from NFL to college football

Covers Sep 11, 2017 - 1:52 AM ET
Covers' "man about town" in Las Vegas, Marc Meltzer, wasn't always a resident of Sin City. There was a time in his life when he was a New Yorker and an over-passionate Jets' fan. Much like his tastes may change when it comes to Vegas steakhouses, his football preferences are evolving, as well.

Las Vegas is loaded with seemingly endless new football viewing options

Covers Aug 27, 2017 - 9:08 PM ET
All spring and summer in Las Vegas, casino properties have been renovating in preparation for the busiest time of the year - football season. Marc Meltzer reviews some of the best new viewing experiences in Sin City for NFL and college football fans and bettors.

Las Vegas casinos being reinvented, not built

Covers Aug 27, 2017 - 8:01 PM ET
There was a casino building boom in Las Vegas nearly 10 years ago, when Aria and the Cosmopolitan opened. New casinos aren’t popping up from the ground so quickly today in Las Vegas. Covers Las Vegas writer Marc Meltzer explores how that hasn’t stopped many properties from reinventing themselves.
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