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Books have never seen action like this before on NFL season win totals

NFL season win totals are taking action on Las Vegas and books have never seen betting patterns like the ones they're seeing on the 12-win New England Patriots. We're inside the Cosmopolitan talking NFL odds with Frank Yi of CG Technology.
Covers May 24, 2017 - 12:27 PM ET

It's everybody vs. the Patriots again, according to NFL season win totals

New England has played Over its season win total in four straight years and it looks like the Pats could top that number again in 2017. Maddy Palmer looks at the top of the win total board - and the very bottom - as sportsbooks release this popular futures bet.

Covers May 20, 2017 - 5:12 PM ET

Four live long shots NFL bets to win their division this football season

Each season, there are a handful of NFL teams that make a surprise run to the division crown, like the Falcons at 8/1 in 2016 and the Redskins at 25/1 in 2015. Jason Logan looks at four live long shots that could stun the oddsmakers and win their division in 2017.
Covers May 19, 2017 - 1:22 AM ET

Can Tom Brady and the Patriots avoid the costly Madden 'Betting' Curse again?

You know the "Madden Curse", but what about the Madden "Betting" curse? Before Gronk graced the cover of Madden 17 and New England went 16-3 ATS, featured teams covered just 43 percent of the time. Can Tom Brady avoid the curse again?

Covers May 16, 2017 - 4:16 PM ET

NFL Monday Night Football betting odds and cheerleaders

Odds for every Monday Night Football game of the 2017 NFL season are on the board in Las Vegas, so make sure to circle these primetime showdowns on your calendar. Covers breaks down the odds and gives you some betting insight - with the help of each team's cheerleaders.
Covers May 14, 2017 - 10:47 PM ET

NBA Headlines

Tuesday's Eastern Conference Game 4 Betting Preview: Celtics at Cavaliers

The Boston Celtics recorded an improbable victory to get back in the series and now attempt to even it up when they visit the second-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Covers May 23, 2017 - 3:45 AM ET

NBA conference finals can't end soon enough for battered bookies

The NBA conference finals have been rough for sportsbooks so we talk to Jeff Stoneback, sportsbook manager at The Mirage Las Vegas, who assesses the damage and discusses what books are doing to stop the bleeding.

Covers May 22, 2017 - 11:09 PM ET

Sharps siding with Spurs, but public pounding road Warriors for Game 4

Finally, an NBA underdog not only covered but actually won outright when Boston stunned Cleveland on Sunday night. Will it happen two nights in a row? Covers checks in on the action for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, oddsmakers in Las Vegas and offshore.

Covers May 22, 2017 - 8:51 PM ET

Monday's Western Conference finals Game 4 betting preview: Warriors at Spurs

The Warriors can close out the Spurs, clinch a third straight trip to the NBA Finals and move to 12-0 in the postseason when they visit San Antonio for Game 4 on Monday.
Covers May 22, 2017 - 11:49 AM ET

Sportsbooks will get "teeth kicked in" if Cavaliers win big in Game 3

Oddsmakers in Las Vegas and offshore would sure love to see an underdog cover the spread just once in either of the NBA’s conference finals. But bettors sure don’t think that’s going to happen today in Game 3 in the East.

Covers May 21, 2017 - 8:29 PM ET

NCAAF Headlines

Vegas sizes up the power programs with college football season win totals

College football season win totals hit the board in Las Vegas this week, with CG Technology posting odds on more than 50 of the top programs in the country. We talk with Frank Yi of CG Technology about the notables on the board, including Alabama, USC and Ohio State.
Covers May 20, 2017 - 12:22 AM ET

College football season win totals hit the boards in Las Vegas

College football season win totals hit the board in Las Vegas Thursday. Power programs like Alabama, Ohio State Michigan, and USC are among the notables. Patrick Everson gets the inside scoop on those numbers from the oddsmakers themselves.

Covers May 19, 2017 - 12:32 AM ET

Underdogs draw action to win college football's conference championships

Odds on the Power 5 conference championships are on the board and college football bettors have snubbed the favorites and gone with some live long shots to shock this fall. We're inside The Cosmopolitan talking college football betting with Matthew Holt of CG Technology.

Covers May 11, 2017 - 2:06 PM ET

Familiar Faces dominate college football conference title odds

Bettors and oddsmakers alike are itching for the return of college football, as sportsbook operator CG Technology has released futures for NCAAF conference titles and there are few surprises when it comes to the favorites.

Covers May 6, 2017 - 10:28 PM ET

Spring games have Vegas looking ahead to college football odds

College football programs are hosting their spring games in preparation for the upcoming season. That has books and bettors thinking about the CFP National Championship futures odds. We look at the top favorites and live long shots at The Mirage Las Vegas.

Covers Apr 20, 2017 - 12:45 AM ET

NCAAB Headlines

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

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.

Covers Apr 5, 2017 - 12:19 AM ET

Four college flashbacks brought on by your March Madness bracket

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.

Covers Apr 4, 2017 - 2:08 PM ET

National Championship betting action is heavy and split in Las Vegas

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

Covers Apr 3, 2017 - 1:47 PM ET

North Carolina opens as slight championship faves over Gonzaga

Covers checks in on the opening line for Monday night's national championship game, with insights from Scott Shelton, from The Mirage sportsbook on the Las Vegas Strip, and Scott Cooley, of offshore sportsbook

Covers Apr 2, 2017 - 11:27 PM ET

NCAA National Championship betting preview: Gonzaga vs North Carolina

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are in the title game for the first time in school history while the North Carolina Tar Heels, who lost to Villanova in the NCAA championship game last season, are looking to win their sixth national crown.

Covers Apr 2, 2017 - 11:27 PM ET

MLB Headlines

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

The Bronx Bombers will attempt to feast on another struggling starting pitcher when Jason Hammel takes the mound for the Royals tonight. Plus, analysis on today's games as well as tips on weather, umpires, and other betting trends with our daily MLB Line Drive.
Covers May 24, 2017 - 2:32 PM ET

Steady at the top for Week 8 of our MLB Power Rankings

Our weekly MLB Power Rankings stayed steady at the top with the Astros, Yankees, and Nationals still making up the top three. The Rockies, Dodgers, and Orioles shuffled around in the No. 4 through No. 6 spots. No team is running away from the pack thus far in 2017.

Covers May 23, 2017 - 3:53 PM ET

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

The "Battle Of Ohio" continues in Cincinnati between the Reds and Indians, with plenty of scoring expected on Tuesday evening. Plus, analysis on today's games as well as tips on weather, umpires, and other betting trends with our daily MLB Line Drive.
Covers May 23, 2017 - 3:28 PM ET

This Week's MLB Daily Fantasy Must-Start Pitchers

The baseball season is almost two month old and daily fantasy players are not only getting a good feel for which pitchers are for real, but which teams represent good DFS matchups as well and this week, the Padres are our whipping boys.
Covers May 23, 2017 - 2:57 AM ET

National League's hike in home runs is giving value to MLB Over bettors

The National League has forever been thought of as the "small ball" circuit. But in 2017, the NL is on pace to hit more home runs than the American League for the first time in 42 years. That increase in dingers has given more value to the Over when betting on National League games.
Covers May 23, 2017 - 2:44 AM ET

NHL Headlines

Tuesday's NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Preview: Penguins at Senators

Sidney Crosby looks to once again punch his team's ticket to the Stanley Cup final on Tuesday when the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins bid to close out the Ottawa Senators in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final.

Covers May 23, 2017 - 1:31 AM ET

Monday's Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Preview and Odds: Ducks at Predators

Amid the Western Conference final turning into a series of attrition, the Nashville Predators can advance to the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history when they host the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night in Game 6.
Covers May 22, 2017 - 12:37 AM ET

Sunday's NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Preview: Senators at Penguins

The Ottawa Senators used a blistering-hot start to put the Pittsburgh Penguins on their heels in Game 3, only to sputter out of the blocks in the following contest and see the visitors even the Eastern Conference final at two victories apiece. The series shifts to PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh for Game 5.
Covers May 21, 2017 - 1:50 PM ET

Predators have Vegas books sweating a Stanley Cup run and big payouts

The Nashville Predators are waiting for their opponent in the Western Conference final and have bookies in Las Vegas sweating big payouts if they were to win the Stanley Cup. We catch up on the NHL futures odds with Johnny Avello at the Encore Las Vegas.
Covers May 20, 2017 - 5:02 AM ET

NHL betting cheat sheet: Here's how to cash in big on the conference finals

The puck drops on the Stanley Cup playoff conference finals Friday and Saturday, leaving you little time to handicap hockey. Don’t sweat it. Our NHL betting cheat sheet will get you up to speed on everything you need to know to body check your bookie.
Covers May 20, 2017 - 5:02 AM ET

Industry Headlines

Do you like beer? Las Vegas has plenty of craft beer options to satisfy any taste

Marc Meltzer likes beer. It's a tough gig, but he's been doing plenty of tasting and has put together a list of some of the best spots in Las Vegas to enjoy a cold brew (or room temperature if that's your taste). Thank us later.
Covers May 15, 2017 - 12:45 AM ET

Pull up a chair, grab a drink, and get in on some Pai Gow Poker

Our "man on the streets" of Las Vegas, Marc Meltzer, reveals his favorite table game to play during his casino sessions and it doesn't fall among the usual vices like Texas hold 'em poker, blackjack, craps, or roulette.
Covers May 8, 2017 - 12:14 AM ET

Golfstream is an amazing new addition to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Leaving the Vegas Strip may no longer be necessary for the recreational golfer just looking to hit a few balls and drop a few putts. Marc Meltzer takes a look at the newest addition to the golf-themed lineup in Las Vegas - Golfstream.
Covers Apr 30, 2017 - 8:24 PM ET

Las Vegas casinos welcoming new games and new betting options in 2017

You’ve already heard this before but casino operators in Las Vegas are trying to increase gambling revenue by changing rules and odds so they can squeeze every penny from a shrinking customer base.
Covers Apr 27, 2017 - 1:19 AM ET

Survey results show visitors to Las Vegas are gambling less than ever

Marc Meltzer dove into the annual survey results released by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and found some very interesting, however not entirely surprising, results in regards to visitors' gambling habits.

Covers Apr 16, 2017 - 2:40 AM ET
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