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

May 28, 2017 - 3:47 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. They are the first Vegas book to offer odds for next season and the move comes a few days before Game 1 of the 2016-17 Championship series between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Warriors open as big favorites to win NBA Finals and Game 1 of series

May 25, 2017 - 11:44 PM ET

The teams are all set for the 2017 NBA Finals and it is certainly no surprise that the championship series will be contested, for the third straight year, by the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

NFL regular season win totals released by South Point in Las Vegas

Apr 30, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

One of the most popular betting options of the National Football League offseason finally hit a betting board in Las Vegas with Sunday's release of 2017 regular season win totals by South Point sportsbook.

Oddsmakers are quick to release NFL Week 1 opening point spreads and totals

Apr 20, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

The National Football League released their 2017-18 regular season schedule on Thursday evening and, of course, the sportsbooks online and across Las Vegas were quick to react with some fresh new content for their betting boards.

NBA Playoffs opening round series prices released

Apr 12, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

With the NBA's regular season wrapping up Wednesday night, the playoff matchups are all set and sportsbooks across Las Vegas and online have released their series prices for the opening round.

Stanley Cup Playoffs opening round series prices released

Apr 9, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

With the National Hockey League's regular season wrapping up Sunday night, the playoff matchups are all set and sportsbooks across Las Vegas and online have released their series prices for the opening round.

The Masters 2017: Day 1 recap and updated odds to win

Apr 5, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

So, Day 1 of the 2017 Masters is in the books...and what a day it was. There was certainly no shortage of drama and story-lines as the world's greatest golfers (well, most of them) took on the world's greatest golf tournament.

Injury to Masters favorite Dustin Johnson shakes up odds to win

Apr 4, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

The world's No. 1 ranked golfer and Masters favorite, Dustin Johnson, reportedly slipped and fell down a flight of wet wooden stairs Wednesday afternoon and suffered an injured back. With his status questionable for the event the odds have taken a turn.

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

Apr 3, 2017 - 11:00 PM 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.

Las Vegas is in love with the World Series champion Cubs in 2017

Mar 31, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

The Chicago Cubs finally gave their die-hard fans a World Series win last season, but what are the odds they'll do it again in 2017? Take a look at what Vegas oddsmakers says about the Cubbies' chances as well as their season win total and player prop odds.

A look at 2017 Chicago Cubs futures and individual player props

Mar 30, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Now that the 108-year World Series futility streak has been put to rest, and the stupid "goat curse" had been broken, the 2017 edition of the Chicago Cubs are looking to put their stamp on the beginning stages of a dynasty.

NCAA Tournament futures odds are loaded with potential betting value

Mar 12, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Now that the NCAA Tournament selection process is complete it's time to sit back, relax and plan out your potential wagers for the busiest betting period of the year. Look no further than futures odds in your search for value.

Fading NHL teams coming off "bye week" cashing at an incredible rate

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:22 AM ET

With league mandated "bye weeks" now a thing in the National Hockey League, the failure of teams returning from their mid-season vacations has been eye-popping.

USA, Dominican Republic co-favorites to win the 2017 World Baseball Classic

Feb 9, 2017 - 8:48 AM ET

Whether you love it or hate it - the World Baseball Classic is back for another run prior to the 2017 Major League Baseball season. One thing is for sure, it's more fun to bet than Spring Training baseball.

Three live long shots to win 2017 Major League Baseball home run title

Feb 7, 2017 - 4:25 PM ET

The Major League Baseball regular season is right around the corner. One of the most unpredictable, and therefore profitable, futures to take a shot at is the player who will have the most home runs in baseball during the regular season.

Futures odds hit the board in Las Vegas for 2017 Heisman Trophy

Feb 6, 2017 - 3:46 PM ET

Oddsmakers in Las Vegas are wasting no time getting new betting options on the board with the completion of the Super Bowl. Here are the odds to win the 2017 Heisman Trophy as college football's most outstanding player.

Super Bowl LI NHL Crossover Props and Picks

Feb 3, 2017 - 5:39 PM ET

Some of the more interesting proposition wagers available for the Super Bowl are of the cross-sport variety. Rob Hansen breaks down and picks his four favorite NHL crossover plays for Sunday.

Live long shots to win MVP of Super Bowl LI

Jan 24, 2017 - 3:06 PM ET

One of the most popular prop bet wagers to place for the Super Bowl is on who will be named game MVP. This year brings the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons to the Big Game, which leaves us all with some very interesting options.

Five essential betting stats for NFL Conference Championship Sunday

Jan 19, 2017 - 3:59 PM ET

When looking for essential and historical betting stats, the first order of business is usually to identify something unique or eye-opening about each matchup. We did that, ran the numbers, and came up with five stats you have to pay attention to.

NFC Championship Game features highest playoff betting total on record

Jan 16, 2017 - 5:57 AM ET

Sunday's NFC Championship Game will feature two of the hottest offensive units in all of football, the Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons. It's been said that defense wins championships - but these two teams beg to differ.

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