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.

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.

NBA bettors should watch out for these late line moves Wednesday night

May 3, 2017 - 3:25 PM ET

Two Game 2 showdowns are on the slate in the NBA Playoffs: Toronto visits Cleveland and Houston is in San Antonio. Covers talks to sportsbooks to get the inside scoop on the betting action, including some projected late line moves you should watch out for.

While the public pounds the Over, wiseguys love the Under in NBA Playoffs Tuesday night

May 1, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Two NBA postseason tilts headline Tuesday's betting board. Covers talks to sportsbooks about the action coming in on Washington-Boston and Utah-Golden State, including a split between the public and the sharps as it pertains to Tuesday's betting totals.

As great as Golden State is, NBA bettors should beware backing the Warriors with this wager

Apr 26, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

It's tough to find a weakness with the Golden State Warriors. Even oddsmakers can't keep up, as the Dubs continue to cash for NBA bettors. There is one area, however, where the Warriors fall short: first-half spreads. Jason Logan looks at Golden State's struggles in the opening 24 minutes.

Sharp money agrees with public bettors on Wednesday's NBA playoff betting picks

Apr 26, 2017 - 3:39 PM ET

A pair of Eastern Conference matchups are on the NBA betting board Wednesday night: the Washington Wizards host the Atlanta Hawks while the Chicago Bulls visit the Boston Celtics. Covers talks to sportsbooks to see where the betting action is stacking up before tipoff tonight.

Bettors expect Thunder to go down swinging, sharp money moving NBA betting totals

Apr 25, 2017 - 3:35 PM ET

The Western Conference has the NBA playoff spotlight all to itself Tuesday night, with a trio of games on the board. Sharp money has forced the bookies to adjust this spread and is pushing around the totals for all three matchups.

These four NFL teams have the toughest starts to the 2017 season

Apr 21, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

A bad start to the schedule can doom the rest of the season. That's why Jason Logan has singled out these four NFL teams who have uphill climbs right out of the gate. Football bettors may want to keep a safe distance from betting these clubs until after the first four weeks.

HBO's 'Hard Knocks' series has produced some crazy NFL betting trends

Apr 19, 2017 - 2:14 PM ET

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the latest team to be featured in HBO's "Hard Knocks" documentary series. That means, according to the past 11 "Hard Knocks" teams, the Bucs are a bad bet in Week 1 but could be one of the hottest wagers in the first four weeks of the season.

NHL playoffs producing plenty of profits for Under bettors

Apr 14, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

You’d be hard pressed to find another postseason tournament with as much intensity as the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs and Jason Logan looks into how that intensity has translated into Under profits for NHL totals bettors.

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