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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.

Chris Paul trade to Rockets shakes up NBA title odds

Covers Jun 30, 2017 - 4:02 PM ET
The Houston Rockets gave the rest of the NBA notice Wednesday, they're going it. Well, they'll try and at least take a couple games from the Golden State Warriors, after reaching an agreement to acquire point guard Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers in a move that shakes up the NBA Championship odds.

Is Warriors' dominance ruining 2017-18 NBA futures market in Las Vegas?

Covers Jun 30, 2017 - 12:34 AM ET
NBA futures wagering is off to an ominous start in Vegas. The reason? Definitely a lack of parity with bettors assuming the Warriors will win again next season. Patrick Everson talks with oddsmakers to see if they have a solution up their sleeves.

Every prop bet you could want for Thursday's NBA Draft

Covers Jun 21, 2017 - 10:06 PM ET
We have complied almost every NBA Draft prop bet available from sportsbooks in Las Vegas and offshore ahead of the big night where the next generation of NBA stars learn where they will start their careers.

Betting the NBA Draft: Three Favorite Prop Picks

Covers Jun 20, 2017 - 4:49 PM ET
It's NBA Draft week, which means the rumor mill is swirling, but the uncertainty shouldn’t affect where the top 10 prospects are taken. Which is good news for us degenerates out there looking to lay some action on where the next generation of NBA stars end up.

Father's Day Weekend bets inspired by my dad

Covers Jun 16, 2017 - 5:09 PM ET
You know what sports bettors and fathers have in common? They both like to scream at the TV. With the Father's Day Weekend upon us, Jason Logan gives us some bets inspired by his dad, including some MLB action, U.S. Open golf, and Mayweather vs. McGregor.

'Real Betting Trump' says secret meetings will shape NBA offseason

Covers Jun 15, 2017 - 4:57 PM ET
Everything is pointing to another Warriors title in 2018 - especially the NBA futures odds. But the 'Real Betting Trump' has seen this all before and says there will be plenty of "secret meetings" taking place that will shift those odds this summer.

Warriors and Cavs top NBA 2018 odds, but Las Vegas love the Lakers

Covers Jun 14, 2017 - 5:11 PM ET
It's no surprise to see the Warriors and Cavaliers atop the 2018 NBA futures odds, but what may shock you is which NBA team has taken the most early action to win next year's championship. We talk to The Mirage sportsbook about the opening NBA futures action.

Las Vegas sportsbook opens futures odds to win 2017-18 NBA Championship

Covers Jun 14, 2017 - 2:38 PM ET
The Westgate LV Superbook, located just off the Las Vegas Strip, added futures odds to win the 2017-18 NBA Championship to their massive betting board on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The teams at the top of the odds table have a very familiar feel.

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.

Spice up your NBA offseason with these alternative bets to win it all in 2018

Covers Jun 13, 2017 - 3:47 PM ET
Surprise, surprise. The Warriors won it all. Bettors were lulled to sleep by a lack of drama this past NBA season. If you're looking to jump on the NBA title futures for next year, don't go with those boring bets. Try our value alternatives to win next year's NBA Finals.

Spread for Game 5 jumping around as sharps and squares butt heads

Covers Jun 12, 2017 - 7:42 PM ET
Covers checks in on action for tonight’s NBA Finals Game 5, with insights from Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM Resorts sportsbooks in Las Vegas, and Peter Childs, risk management supervisor for offshore site Sportsbook.ag.

Cavaliers burning NBA bettors with awful fourth quarter performances

Covers Jun 12, 2017 - 1:14 PM ET
The fourth quarter has brought out the worst in the Cleveland Cavaliers so far this postseason. They are not earning money for backers during the playoffs and their shooting performances during the final 12 minutes are certainly to blame.

Monday's NBA Finals Game 5 Betting Preview: Cavaliers at Warriors

Covers Jun 11, 2017 - 10:57 PM ET
The Cleveland Cavaliers avoided the sweep and aim to remain alive again on Monday when they visit the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Get everything you'll need to handicap this game like a pro with our full betting preview.

Bettors banking a ton on the Cavaliers not getting swept in Finals

Covers Jun 9, 2017 - 7:34 PM ET
Golden State could cap off a thoroughly impressive undefeated run through the NBA playoffs tonight, in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against a Cleveland team just hoping to force Game 5. Covers checks in on where the action is with sportsbooks in Las Vegas and offshore.

Six smart ways to wager on Cavs and Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals

Covers Jun 9, 2017 - 11:51 AM ET
Is Game 4 the final contest of the NBA season? With the Warriors trying to land the death blow against the Cavaliers, Joe Fortenbaugh is betting like this is the last NBA game we'll see until October and has six smart ways to wager on Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
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