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.

Sharps and squares lining up on same side for NFL Thursday nighter

Oct 19, 2017 - 4:55 PM ET

A classic AFC West rivalry resumes tonight to kick off Week 7 of the NFL season. Covers checks in on the action with Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics in Las Vegas, and with the lines manager for offshore sportsbook GTBets.eu.

What do the March Madness odds in Vegas look like in the wake the FBI investigation?

Oct 18, 2017 - 12:09 PM ET

The FBI's investigation has laid waste to a number of programs, none more so than Louisville. We're inside The Mirage sportsbook talking with Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM books, about the NCAA tournament odds and which sleeper schools could make noise during March Madness.

Both sharps and public bettors riding the underdog for Colts-Titans

Oct 16, 2017 - 5:34 PM ET

Covers checks in on the action for the NFL’s final game of Week 6, with insights from Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM Resorts sportsbooks in Las Vegas, and Peter Childs, risk management supervisor for offshore shop Sportsbook.ag.

NCAAF opening line report: Week 8 highlighted by high-profile rivalry games

Oct 15, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Week 8 of the college football season includes one of the game’s most storied rivalries. Covers checks in on the opening lines and early action for a quartet of contests, with insights from Dave Mason, brand manager for offshore sportsbook BetOnline.ag.

NFL opening line report: Rodgers injury turns Packers into early Week 7 underdogs

Oct 15, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

How much is Aaron Rodgers' worth to the Green Bay Packers' odds? A lot. This week's NFL opening line report details how oddsmakers are adjusting the Packers' Week 7 spread with their MVP quarterback sidelined for the foreseeable future. Find out why the Saints are giving points at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

Sharp betting action causing plenty of line movement for NFL Week 6

Oct 14, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

A team with preseason expectations of contending for a Super Bowl bid meets the NFL’s lone remaining undefeated team to highlight Week 6 Sunday. Covers checks in on the action with Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics in Las Vegas, and Mike Jerome, lines manager for offshore sportsbook TopBet.eu.

Saturday's NCAAF Week 7 action report: Sharps with Sooners for Red River rivalry

Oct 14, 2017 - 10:22 AM ET

Week 7 of the college football season has already seen one of the biggest upsets this year, with Syracuse upending No. 2 Clemson on Friday night. Are more upsets looming today? Covers checks in on the action with Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics in Las Vegas, and Nick Bogdanovich, director of trading for William Hill US in Vegas.

With no Team U.S.A., sportsbooks expect World Cup betting action to suffer major drop off

Oct 13, 2017 - 11:44 AM ET

The U.S. national team's loss to Trinidad & Tobago not only eliminated them from the 2018 World Cup but also dealt sportsbooks a huge hit to their World Cup betting handle. Patrick Everson talks with bookies in Las Vegas and online to see just how much action will be impacted by the lack of an American squad in Russia.

Action light and fairly split at sportsbooks for Eagles-Panthers

Oct 12, 2017 - 4:38 PM ET

Week 6 of the NFL season kicks off with a Thursday night contest among two teams performing above expectations. Covers checks in on the action with Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM Resorts sportsbooks in Las Vegas, and with the lines manager for offshore sportsbook GTBets.eu.

Unifying power of sports helps Las Vegas keep its vibe

Oct 11, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Las Vegas was rocked by the horrific mass shooting on October 1, including our senior writer and long-time Vegas resident Patrick Everson. He was back on The Strip this past weekend, talking to sportsbook patrons from around the country and discovering that even in the wake of tragedy, Vegas still has its vibe.

Warriors top NBA title odds, but you won't believe which teams are taking betting action

Oct 10, 2017 - 1:28 PM ET

The Warriors are -200 favorites to win another NBA title, followed by Cleveland and Boston, as well as that slew of Western teams that shook up the NBA with big moves this offseason. But despite that, these two live long shots are drawing a ton of money and having Vegas bookies sweating the NBA title futures.

Quarterback play definitely on the minds of Monday Night Football bettors

Oct 9, 2017 - 5:42 PM ET

Week 5 of the NFL season wraps up tonight with an NFC North battle in the Windy City, where a veteran quarterback returns and a rookie quarterback makes his first career start. Covers checks in on the action with Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM Resorts sportsbooks in Las Vegas, and Scott Kaminsky, director of offshore sportsbook TheGreek.com.

NCAAF opening line report: Big early wagers moving Week 7 pointspreads

Oct 8, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

We’re ostensibly at the halfway point of the college football season, and heading into Week 7, there’s an unbeaten team in the Pac-12 making a lot of noise. But not necessarily the team everyone thought would be a noisemaker. Covers checks in on the opening lines and a boatload of early movement for a quartet of contests, with insights from Dave Mason, brand manager for offshore sportsbook BetOnline.ag.

NFL opening line report: Winless, broken Giants travel to Denver for Week 6

Oct 8, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

A pair of one-loss teams tangle to open Week 6 of the NFL season in a Thursday night clash. Covers checks in on the opening line for that contest and three other matchups, with insights from Scott Cooley, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook Bookmaker.eu.

Sharp bettors didn't wait for Sunday, made early impact on Week 5 NFL odds

Oct 8, 2017 - 12:36 AM ET

One of the NFL’s most-storied rivalries gets rekindled today, deep in the heart of Texas. Covers checks in on the action for a handful of Week 5 matchups, with insights from Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics in Las Vegas, and Mike Jerome, lines manager for offshore sportsbook TopBet.eu.

Saturday's NCAAF Week 6 action report: Sharps siding with dogs in several key matchups

Oct 7, 2017 - 9:59 AM ET

The college football season rolls into October with the Week 6 slate of Saturday games. Covers checks in on the action with Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics in Las Vegas, and Scott Kaminsky, director of offshore sportsbook TheGreek.com.

Sharps aren't sure what to do with Patriots-Bucs Thursday night contest

Oct 5, 2017 - 5:23 PM ET

Week 5 of the NFL season couldn’t come soon enough for the defending Super Bowl champions, and it actually comes at the earliest possible moment, in the Thursday night game. Covers checks in on the action with Craig Barmazel from The Mirage and Scott Cooley from Bookmaker.eu.

Betting public pounding Golden Knights in Stanley Cup futures market

Oct 4, 2017 - 9:15 AM ET

Vegas and Dallas are the last teams to take the ice for a season opener, when the Golden Knights travel to face the Stars on Friday night. Patrick Everson takes a look at the Stanley Cup futures betting market which is producing a very surprising trend heading into the start of the 2017-18 season.

NFL opening line report: Cowboys open as home faves in Week 5

Oct 2, 2017 - 10:33 AM ET

A clash between two of the NFL’s most storied teams highlights Week 5 of the NFL season. Covers checks in on the opening lines for a quartet of contests, with insights from Scott Cooley, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook Bookmaker.eu.

Major line move for Miami/Florida St. in early NCAAF Week 6 betting

Oct 1, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

We’re into October now, which brings with it all the colorful foliage changes. But one color that remains the same is the one at the top of college football: Crimson, as in the Crimson Tide. Covers checks in on the opening lines and early action for Week 6, including on the dominant force that is Alabama, with insights from Dave Mason, brand manager for offshore sportsbook BetOnline.ag.

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