The Latest from: Jason Logan

Jason Logan is one of the most connected writers in the sports betting industry, with contacts and sources at the biggest books in Nevada, overseas and online. Covers’ Senior Managing Editor has been breaking down the betting action since 2005, providing unrivaled insight into the oddsmakers’ process as well as first-hand reports from the bookmakers, telling you where the wiseguys are wagering. JLo’s informative and always entertaining commentary spans everything from the NFL, college hoops, and the whacky and wonderful world of exotic prop betting.

How to handicap the second half of the MLB betting season

Jul 5, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Baseball betting changes drastically after the MLB All-Star break. While the process stays the same, there are some unique factors in play that can make or break your bets in July, August and September. Find out how to safely bet the second half of the MLB season.

Six truly Canadian bets to make on this 150th Canada Day

Jun 29, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday Saturday and we give thanks to the country Covers calls home the only way we know how: place some bets. Here are six wagers you can either follow or fade on July 1, inspired by "The True North, Strong And Free".

Father's Day Weekend bets inspired by my dad

Jun 15, 2017 - 11:00 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.

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

Jun 13, 2017 - 12:47 PM ET

Surprise, surprise. The Warriors won it all. Basketball 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.

Stanley Cup contenders bounce back big time from shutout losses

Jun 10, 2017 - 3:28 PM ET

A shutout loss is tough to swallow, especially in the Stanley Cup final. However, a blank sheet hasn't kept Cup contenders down. Jason Logan dives into the historic data and discovers why teams coming off a shutout loss are making cold hard cash on the NHL ice.

Cavs' physical game plan could push Game 3 Over NBA Finals betting total

Jun 6, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

After falling behind 0-2 and allowing a ton of points, the Cavaliers are planning to turn up the intensity and play the Warriors much more physical in Game 3. Before you buy into their tough talk around defense, Jason Logan says physical play means more fouls - and more value for the Over.

Mike Trout and the most valuable position players to the MLB betting odds

May 30, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Two-time American League MVP Mike Trout will be out of action for at least six weeks, leaving a gaping hold in the Angels lineup and their daily moneylines. Jason Logan polls oddsmakers to find out how much Trout is worth to the MLB odds and who are the MVP's of betting baseball.

High-scoring hockey has been followed by Under results in Stanley Cup final

May 29, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final put eight goals on the board and blew away the 5.5-goal total for a rare Over result. That sets up NHL bettors for an interesting totals trend, that has watched Cup final games following an Over cash in for the Under 75 percent of the time.

Favorites dominate Game 1 of the NBA Finals, betting underdogs bite back in Game 2

May 26, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

If you thought having the Warriors and Cavs back in the NBA Finals was predictable, check out these long-running betting trends for the opening two games of the championship series. Jason Logan crunches the numbers and discovers why laying the points works in Game 1 but not in Game 2.

Oddsmakers set a record-high total for Game 1 of Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals

May 25, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Oddsmakers have set an all-time high total for the NBA Finals, opening the Over/Under for Game 1 between the Cavaliers and Warriors at 225.5 points. Jason Logan sizes up that monster number and totals from previous finals, uncovering some interesting trends.

The most profitable NBA playoff betting trend you haven't heard of

May 17, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

In order to make money in the NBA Playoffs, you've got to get creative. That's what some informed bettors are doing, riding a unique Game 3 trend that's a perfect 9-0 ATS in the postseason and rears its money-making head again for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.

Eastern Conference Finals begin with everybody laying the points on the Cavaliers in Game 1

May 17, 2017 - 5:27 PM ET

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics open the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night. We talk to oddsmakers about the action coming in on Game 1 and where the odds could move by tip-off.

Four live long shots NFL bets to win their division this football season

May 17, 2017 - 2:54 PM ET

Each season, there are a handful of NFL teams that make a surprise run to the division crown, like the Falcons at 8/1 in 2016 and the Redskins at 25/1 in 2015. Jason Logan looks at four live long shots that could stun the oddsmakers and win their division in 2017.

Without Leonard in Spurs lineup, NBA betting action sides with Warriors and Over in Game 2

May 16, 2017 - 4:06 PM ET

Kawhi Leonard will miss Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. The Spurs' star forward has a big impact on both sides of the ball, which is why betting action on Tuesday's contest is siding with the Warriors as huge favorites and the Over.

Latest Trump fiasco stirs up crazy betting action on presidential odds, including impeachment

May 15, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

The latest snafu by U.S. president Donald Trump, the one where he told the Russians classified info, lit a fire under the political prop odds at offshore sportsbooks. There have been big line swings in the presidential impeachment, term length and 2020 election markets.

This simple MLB interleague strategy could be the best kept secret in baseball betting

May 14, 2017 - 8:28 AM ET

Regardless of what you think about interleague play, there's no denying this simple long-term winning MLB betting strategy when the American meets the National League. Jason Logan digs into the numbers and revels a play so basic - and profitable - you're going to kick yourself for not riding it sooner.

NBA Western Conference finals odds reveal shine has worn off Warriors-Spurs rivalry

May 13, 2017 - 2:50 PM ET

NBA bettors have been waiting for a Warriors vs. Spurs showdown in the Western Conference finals for years. But now that we've finally got it, San Antonio may be past its prime - at least that's what the odds suggest. Jason Logan believes Golden State is more than worthy of its lofty price tag.

Can Tom Brady and the Patriots avoid the costly Madden 'Betting' Curse again?

May 11, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

We've all heard of the "Madden Curse", but what about the Madden "Betting" curse? Before Rob Gronkowski graced the cover of Madden 17, featured players and their teams covered just 43 percent of the time. Now that Tom Brady is on the Madden 18 cover, can the Patriots avoid the curse again?

Four reasons why you should start betting on the WNBA

May 10, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

The WNBA often serves as a better punchline than entertainment but like all sports – popular or not – a little wager can quickly make you a die-hard fan. And as ridiculed as the WNBA is, it's quietly become the secret weapon of sharp bettors each summer.

Bankroll 911: How to dig yourself out of a MLB betting hole

May 8, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Surviving the first two months of the MLB season with your bankroll intact can be about as tough a task as getting Cooperstown to acknowledge Alex Rodriguez's records. If you’re among the many with their baseball bets on life support, we’re dialing 911 before it’s too late.

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