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Vegas football bets are taking Giants over Cowboys in the NFC East

Covers Jul 25, 2017 - 1:19 PM ET
The NFC East looks to be a two-horse race between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. In Las Vegas, money is coming in on the G-Men as live underdogs to upset Big D and take the division crown. We're talking NFL betting odds with director of race and sports at the Wynn, Johnny Avello.

Score big at your sportsbook with these NFL quarterback touchdown totals

Covers Jul 24, 2017 - 3:00 AM ET
The NFL is a pass-happy league - just look at the touchdown totals from football's elite quarterbacks. We look at the Over/Under prop odds on how many TD passes these star QBs will tally in the upcoming 2017 NFL season.

Will the good fortune run out for the luckiest teams in the NFL?

Covers Jul 19, 2017 - 5:40 PM ET
Numbers never lie? Please. There's plenty of evidence showing several double-digit-win teams in NFL last season should have finished with .500 records. Find out which teams were the biggest imposters from last year's final regular seasons standings.

Vegas' NFL season win totals constantly shuffling over the summer

Covers Jul 16, 2017 - 9:12 PM ET
The NFL season win totals market is one of the most popular bets for football fans during the offseason. As the 2017 campaign draws near, action on win totals is heating up and moving the odds all over the board. We're inside the Mandalay Bay sportsbook talking to Mike Piranio about the most notable adjustments.

Cowboys’ odds on the move with looming Ezekiel Elliott suspension

Covers Jul 14, 2017 - 7:55 PM ET
Oddsmakers are reacting to the news of a probable suspension for Cowboys Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliot. Find out how many points Elliot is worth to the Week 1 pointspread against the New York Giants and if his absense will affect Dallas' odds to win the Super Bowl.

NBA Headlines

Las Vegas Summer League reinvigorates NBA betting action in Nevada

Covers Jul 24, 2017 - 3:03 AM ET
So just how big was Lonzo Ball Mania by the time the Las Vegas Summer League wrapped up its annual 11-day run in the shadows of the Strip? Covers discusses the rise in NBA wagers taken by the sportsbooks over the last couple of weeks.

Oddsmakers differ on how to handle Kyrie Irving and Cleveland Cavaliers situation

Covers Jul 22, 2017 - 2:35 AM ET
Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland and away LeBron James. The news has Las Vegas and offshore oddsmakers on alert with some sportsbooks taking down their NBA title odds for the Cavaliers. The consensus opinion from linemakers is that Irving will remain a Cavalier at least by the start of next season.

Sportsbooks release NBA season win totals: Wolves, Sixers big winners

Covers Jul 20, 2017 - 5:33 PM ET
Oddsmakers are expecting big improvements from the Timberwolves and 76ers next season. Both teams are projected to win more than 12 additional games from a season ago. Not surprisingly, the teams expected to take steps back are ones that lost All-Star players this offseason.

These huge player moves have bookies juggling the NBA title odds

Covers Jul 7, 2017 - 6:03 PM ET
The offseason has been better than the postseason, in terms of drama. With so many players swapping jerseys this summer, we look at the four biggest transactions and their impact to the NBA futures odds.

NBA Summer League will invade Las Vegas from July 7 to July 17

Covers Jul 2, 2017 - 8:47 PM ET
The NBA Summer League is one of the hidden gems for hardcore basketball fans. It is one of the best entertainment values in Las Vegas and will run from July 7 to July 17 on the campus of UNLV. And yes, you can gamble on it.

NCAAF Headlines

What you can do this summer that will help cash in college football bets in the fall

Covers Jul 22, 2017 - 8:07 PM ET
Having a winning college football betting campaign starts in the offseason. We're inside The Still at The Mirage Las Vegas talking to Covers Experts' Jesse Schule about what he does in the summer that helps win his NCAA football bets in the fall.

The battle for the Big Ten Championship holds huge betting value

Covers Jul 22, 2017 - 8:07 PM ET
Ohio State is the front runner to win the Big Ten Championship Game but there are three other power programs on the Buckeyes' heels: Wisconsin, Penn State and rival Michigan. We're inside the Cosmopolitan sportsbook talking Big Ten betting odds with Jason Simbal of CG Technology.

Sportsbooks drop Ole Miss odds from betting board after HC Hugh Freeze's departure

Covers Jul 21, 2017 - 6:11 PM ET
It was clear oddsmakers didn’t think much of the Rebels’ chances of winning a lot of games this season. Before taking Ole Miss off the board, the team was listed at 66/1 to win the SEC and tagged with a season Over/Under win total at 5.5.

These coaching changes are moving the college football odds in Vegas

Covers Jul 18, 2017 - 6:45 PM ET
A number of big-name NCAA football programs have undergone coaching changes heading into 2017. We're atop the MGM Grand sportsbook - in the incredible skyboxes - with Lamarr Mitchell, talking about how those coaching moves are impacting the futures betting for the upcoming college football campaign.

Four small conference teams that could make big money for bettors

Covers Jul 14, 2017 - 3:11 PM ET
Every year in college football there is a small conference team that makes a run at a perfect season and upsets a lot of the big program teams along the way. We've identified four teams that could play this role in 2017 and make a lot of money for bettors in the process.

NCAAB Headlines

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

North Carolina opens as slight championship faves over Gonzaga

Covers Apr 2, 2017 - 11:27 PM ET
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

MLB Headlines

Los Angeles Dodgers still thriving at the top of our MLB Power Rankings

Covers Jul 25, 2017 - 1:26 AM ET
The Los Angeles Dodgers may have lost their superstar starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw for more than a month, but they still own the top spot in our weekly MLB Power Rankings. The biggest risers this week were the Pittsburgh Pirates who jumped five spots up to No. 14.

Kershaw injury forces sportsbooks to drop National League Cy Young odds

Covers Jul 24, 2017 - 6:37 PM ET
Clayton Kershaw's potential long-term stint on the DL forced sportsbooks to drop their odds to win the NL Cy Young. What looked to be a two-man race now appears to be Max Scherzer's to lose. How big of a favorite to win the award will Scherzer be once books reopen the prop bet?

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

Covers Jul 24, 2017 - 4:30 PM ET
There are 13 games on Monday's MLB schedule, including baseball's top road team getting surprising value tonight in an interleague matchup. 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.

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

Covers Jul 23, 2017 - 2:48 PM ET
There is a full schedule of MLB games Sunday including the rival Cubs and Cardinals who will battle on Sunday Night Baseball. 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.

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

Covers Jul 22, 2017 - 4:17 PM ET
There is a full schedule of MLB games Saturday, as teams try to decide if they are buyers or sellers heading into the trade deadline at the end of the month. 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

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.

Vegas Golden Knights will be a better bet than past NHL expansion teams

Covers Jun 20, 2017 - 2:12 PM ET
The Vegas Golden Knights will round out their roster with the NHL expansion draft Wednesday night. Monty Andrews says Vegas won't be rolling the dice on player pick-ups like past expansion teams and expects the Golden Knights to be a much better bet in their inaugural season.

Industry Headlines

Keep your eyes peeled for these Happy Hour specials next time you're in Las Vegas

Covers Jul 24, 2017 - 2:10 AM ET
Covers' "Man About Town" Marc Meltzer does plenty of #restauranting and #foodsploring in Las Vegas and he has put together a brief list of his favorite Happy Hour experiences for both The Strip and downtown.

Odds to win the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards

Covers Jul 20, 2017 - 5:33 PM ET
The Primetime Emmy nominations are out and Covers made up its odds for winners in all the major categories. Find out which television shows, studios, and actors and actresses are projected to hear their names called on award night this September.

Summer provides opportunity for plenty of changes in Las Vegas casinos/sportsbooks

Covers Jul 16, 2017 - 9:09 PM ET
The weather is blazing hot in Las Vegas and the betting menu is light. It's a perfect time of year for casinos all over the city to renovate their properties and Marc Meltzer has the latest details on construction in Sin City.

Some observations from a gambling vacation on the Las Vegas Strip

Covers Jul 7, 2017 - 1:34 AM ET
Marc Meltzer, our "man about town" in Las Vegas, has just returned from his annual vacation where he immerses himself in everything Sin City has to offer. He offers up a few observations (good and bad) and suggestions for anyone planning their next visit.

Gorge yourself on these Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest betting odds

Covers Jul 2, 2017 - 11:31 PM ET
It's that time of year again. While hot dogs on the grill are always a big part of the 4th of July holiday weekend, the professional eaters won't exactly be enjoying their grilled goodies Tuesday on Coney Island at the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.
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