The Latest from: Patrick Everson

Patrick Everson is Covers' man on the scene, which means he's usually in the middle of the action at the biggest and best sportsbooks in Las Vegas. Patrick not only talks with some of the sharpest bettors and most renowned oddsmakers in town but also profiles you - the average bettor - with his popular "Scenes from Sin City". Who knows? The next time you're visiting a Vegas book, for Super Bowl or March Madness, you might just bump into Mr. Everson.

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

May 21, 2017 - 5:26 PM ET

Oddsmakers in Nevada 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 checks in on the action with sportsbooks on the Las Vegas Strip and offshore.

Sharps and squares liking Always Dreaming to continue Triple Crown bid

May 19, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

The Kentucky Derby is undoubtedly the king of the Triple Crown races, an annual rite of spring on the first Saturday in May. The Belmont Stakes in June is the race that serves as a kingmaker, for the rare horse that makes it through the six-week grind and wins all three races

College football season win totals hit the boards at CG Technology sportsbooks in Las Vegas

May 18, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

College football season win totals hit the board at CG Technology sportsbooks 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.

"It's all Cavs" when it comes to Game 2 betting action

May 18, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

The Eastern Conference will finally catch up to the Western Conference in the NBA playoffs. Covers checks in on the action for tonight’s Game 2 of the East finals, with insights from Jay Rood, vice president of race and sports for MGM Resorts in Las Vegas, and Peter Childs, risk management supervisor for offshore shop Sportsbook.ag.

Mayweather-McGregor bets all on the underdog, but that will change say bookies

May 18, 2017 - 10:07 PM ET

It would seem the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor fight is inching closer to reality. Sportsbooks have been taking bets on this fantasy fight for a while now, and it's all been small bets on the MMA underdog. That will change once the fight is finalized, say bookies.

What the Vegas sharp money is taking for this weekend's MLB betting odds

May 18, 2017 - 3:38 PM ET

The Houston Astros are the hottest team in the majors, and the hottest bet in Las Vegas. Not only is the public jumping on the Astros, but sharp money loves Houston this weekend. We're talking MLB odds with Frank Yi of CG Technology in Las Vegas.

Early betting action on Canelo vs. GGG is surprising Las Vegas bookmakers

May 17, 2017 - 10:18 PM ET

Canelo Álvarez will take on Gennady Golovkin in a mega middleweight title fight in September and betting action has already been big on this September bout. We're inside The Mirage Las Vegas, talking opening odds and some surprising action with sportsbook manager Jeff Stoneback.

One of horse racing's top oddsmakers breaks down the Preakness Stakes

May 17, 2017 - 2:54 PM ET

The second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown runs this Saturday, with the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. We talk to Johnny Avello of the Wynn Las Vegas, one of the sharpest racing minds in the industry, about the betting favorites and his live long shot to win.

How Las Vegas wiseguys are wagering on this week's MLB betting odds

May 16, 2017 - 3:20 PM ET

A new slate of MLB games brings out the sharp money in Las Vegas this week. We're on the floor of The Mirage Las Vegas sportsbook talking with Jeff Stoneback about the MLB betting odds and where the smart money will side for this week's biggest bets on the baseball diamond.

Big swings in NHL odds as Stanley Cup playoffs continue to shock Las Vegas

May 16, 2017 - 11:01 AM ET

We catch up with the series odds on the East and West conference finals in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Predators and Senators have made it interesting for hockey bettors and bookmakers. Jeff Stoneback of The Mirage sportsbook gets up up to speed on all the odds on the NHL ice.

Sharps taking the Wizards, public likes the Celtics in Game 7 betting action

May 15, 2017 - 4:28 PM ET

The second round of the NBA playoffs will finally come to an end tonight with a huge Game 7 in the Eastern Conference. Covers checks in on where the action is with Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM Resorts sportsbooks on the Las Vegas Strip, and Peter Childs, risk management supervisor for offshore site Sportsbook.ag.

Both sharp and public bettors liking the road underdog Spurs in Game 1 at Warriors

May 13, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

The Western Conference finals get underway today in the NBA playoffs. In fact, Games 1 and 2 out West will be played before the Eastern Conference finals even begin. Covers checks in on where the action is with Zach Jornlin, sportsbook supervisor at The Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip, and Scott Kaminsky, director at offshore sportsbook TheGreek.com.

Huge handle on UFC 211 reflective of the quality of the fight card

May 13, 2017 - 9:06 AM ET

UFC 211 is packed with great fights, from top to bottom, and that's sparked betting action. We're inside the Cosmopolitan sportsbooks in Las Vegas talking MMA betting odds with Matthew Holt of CG Technology ahead of Saturday's fights.

Public pounding home-team trend for Game 6 of Celtics-Wizards

May 12, 2017 - 3:13 PM ET

While the Cleveland Cavaliers get plenty of rest, their opponent for the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals remains to be determined, though that could be resolved tonight. Covers checks in on the action for the only second-round series still in play, with sportsbooks in Las Vegas, and offshore sportsbook.

Penguins are Las Vegas' big favorites to hoist the Stanley Cup

May 11, 2017 - 10:09 PM ET

The Stanley Cup playoffs are down to its final four teams and the defending Cup champs, the Pittsburgh Penguins, are huge betting favorites to win it all again. We talk NHL conference finals odds with Matthew Holt of CG Technology in Las Vegas.

Rogers, Gowdy the oddsmaker's favorites to be named President Trump's next FBI director

May 11, 2017 - 9:24 PM ET

Politics has been a booming betting market ever since Donald Trump rolled into the White House, and the President's latest move - firing FBI director James Comey - has opened up odds on his replacement. Patrick Everson sizes up the favorites to be the next FBI director.

Spurs moneyline is the hot play for Game 6 as backers assume Leonard will play

May 11, 2017 - 5:26 PM ET

A key injury could prove important to bettors for tonight’s lone NBA playoff game, as two Texas teams square off in a second-round Game 6. Covers looks at where the action is, with insights from Craig Sasamura, sportsbook supervisor at The Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip, and Scott Cooley, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook Bookmaker.eu.

Underdogs draw action to win college football's conference championships

May 10, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

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.

Lots of love for Yankees and Rockies from MLB bettors this weekend:

May 10, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

The weekend is loaded with must-watch, must-wager series on the diamond, including the Yankees getting their following back, the Cubs costing bettors big time, and the hard-hitting Rockies facing Clayton Kershaw. Go inside the odds for these MLB matchups.

Can Always Dreaming win the Preakness and horse racing's Triple Crown?

May 10, 2017 - 9:39 AM ET

Always Dreaming survived a sloppy day at Churchill Downs to win the Kentucky Derby. But how about his chances of winning the Preakness or the Triple Crown? We talk to renowned horse racing oddsmaker Johnny Avello about his odds for these upcoming events.

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