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The Sharp 600: NFL season win total analysis with Warren Sharp

Covers May 9, 2018 - 6:00 PM ET
It's our 100th episode! What better way to celebrate than an NFL season win total breakdown with Warren Sharp! What’s the best method to determine strength of schedule? What are the key factors and how much weight should we apply to each? Come for the breakdown, stay for two win totals to keep an eye on.

CG Technology releases NFL odds for every game in the 2018 season

Covers May 7, 2018 - 8:47 PM ET
Odds for every NFL game in the 2018 schedule - outside of Week 17 - are on the board right now at CG Technology sportsbooks in Las Vegas. The New England Patriots are favored to win in all but one of their games while the Browns will be giving points a few times this season. Covers has a full list of the odds from Week 1 to 16 here.

The Sharp 600: Here come the NFL season win totals

Covers Apr 30, 2018 - 7:40 PM ET
Are the Arizona Cardinals the worst team in the NFL? Will Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams win 11 games in 2018? Joe Fortenbaugh turns to oddsmaker Ed Salmons from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook to talk about the recent release of the shop’s 2018 season win totals.

The Sharp 600: 2018 NFL Draft prop betting extravaganza!

Covers Apr 26, 2018 - 6:37 PM ET
In our opinion, the NFL Draft is one of the most beatable betting opportunities of the calendar year. So Joe Fortenbaugh commences Episode 96 with a handful of his favorite plays before turning to good friend Chad Reuter of NFL.com for some feedback as to the most favorable spots on the board.

Books expecting NFL Draft handle three to four times higher than last year

Covers Apr 26, 2018 - 1:02 AM ET
Covers checks in on the betting action and odds movement for some of the more popular NFL draft props, with insights from John Murray, manager at the Las Vegas Superbook; Jason Simbal, vice president of risk management for CG Technology in Las Vegas; and Scott Cooley, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook BetDSI.eu.

NBA Headlines

NBA 2019 title odds: Four best value bets

Covers Jun 9, 2018 - 10:23 AM ET
The 2018 NBA offseason is expected to be a busy one according to league insiders. Sportsbooks are speculating themselves on where some of the big names will land and it's impacting the NBA futures market. Ashton Grewal surveys the board to find the four best value bets to win the 2019 NBA title.

Pointspread, moneyline tick toward Cavs for NBA Finals Game 4

Covers Jun 8, 2018 - 7:34 PM ET
Will the brooms be out in Game 4 of the NBA Finals tonight? Covers checks in on the action and line movement, with insights from Johnny Avello, executive director of race and sports at Wynn Las Vegas, and D.J. Fields, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook Bookmaker.eu.

NBA Playoffs 4-point play: Best ways to bet Cavaliers-Warriors Game 4 odds

Covers Jun 8, 2018 - 1:49 PM ET
NBA teams up 3-0 in playoff series end up sweeping 61.5 percent of the time but the Golden State Warriors have failed to break out the brooms in their last two chances to close out series in Game 4. Which trend will prevail on Friday night? Today's 4-point play looks at all the angles and hands out our four favorite wagers.

NBA Finals Game 4 betting preview and odds: Warriors at Cavaliers

Covers Jun 8, 2018 - 1:14 AM ET
The Golden State Warriors aim to finish off a four-game sweep of Cleveland when they visit the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals on Friday. Golden State is striving to win its third title in four seasons as well as become the first team to sweep the best-of-7 finals since the San Antonio Spurs dispatched the Cavaliers in four games in 2007.

Bettors thinking it's now or never for Cavs in NBA Finals betting action

Covers Jun 6, 2018 - 7:21 PM ET
If this NBA Finals has any chance of going deep at all, the home team will have to make some headway in Game 3 tonight. Covers checks in on the action for this 9 p.m. ET tipoff, with insights from Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics in Las Vegas, and from the lines manager at offshore sportsbook GTBets.eu.

NCAAF Headlines

The Sharp 600: NCAAF "Games of the Year" with South Point's Chris Andrews

Covers May 24, 2018 - 6:21 PM ET
Joe chats with South Point Hotel & Casino sportsbook director Chris Andrews, who just released his College Football "Games of the Year" Thursday morning. Chris details the early sharp action while also addressing the town’s liability when it comes to the remarkable in-progress run of the expansion Golden Knights.

Best long-shot bets to win the 2019 college football national championship

Covers Jan 14, 2018 - 7:25 AM ET
There is a new national champion in college football but bettors don't have time to reflect. The odds on who'll win the title in 2019 are out and Covers gives its early leans for medium and long-shot bets. Find out which programs we think have best chances - with the best odds - to hoist the crystal football this time next year.

Sportsbooks are going to need Georgia over Alabama in CFP Championship Game

Covers Jan 8, 2018 - 4:40 PM ET
The College Football Playoff culminates tonight at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, with one team in very familiar territory, and the other a newcomer - and both from the same conference. Covers checks in on the action and line movement, with insights from Devyn Brackett of CG Analytics and Dave Mason from BetOnline.ag.

Monique's CFP Championship Pick Six: UGA vs. Alabama betting prop picks

Covers Jan 8, 2018 - 4:18 PM ET
The CFP National Championship Game can't be limited to sides and totals. Monique Vag gives her favorite team and player prop with her "Pick 6" for Monday's showdown between Alabama and Georgia in the college football national title game.

Alabama or Georgia? Covers writers debate who will cover the pointspread

Covers Jan 8, 2018 - 12:12 AM ET
Covers writers, and college football gurus, Ashton Grewal and Andrew Caley pick a side and go toe-to-toe in a heated debate over which team will cover the pointspread in Monday night's College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs.

NCAAB Headlines

Four tips and tactics to bet college basketball betting odds like a sharp

Covers Apr 3, 2018 - 4:22 AM ET
College basketball is a betting market ruled by the wiseguys. For the most part, the betting public doesn't get involved in NCAAB odds until March but these tips and tactics can help you get a jump on the bookie in the early workings of the college hoops season.

Villanova routs Michigan in title game, capping perfect ATS tourney run

Covers Apr 3, 2018 - 4:13 AM ET
The Villanova Wildcats overcame a slow start and blew past the Michigan Wolverines to capture their second national title in the past three years, covering the spread in the process and completing a perfect 6-0 ATS NCAA Tournament run.

Way too early odds and picks to win the 2019 college hoops national title

Covers Apr 3, 2018 - 4:13 AM ET
Just because the college basketball season is over doesn't mean you have to stop betting on the sport. Many sportsbooks already have their odds posted on who'll cut down the nets in 2019. Ashton Grewal surveys the odds and makes his favorite picks to win the college hoops' national championship a year from now.

Sharps and squares lining up on same side for national championship game

Covers Apr 2, 2018 - 9:10 PM ET
The college basketball season has 40 minutes remaining – unless, of course, tonight’s national championship game goes to overtime. Covers checks in on the action and line movement for the NCAA Tournament final, with insights from Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics in Las Vegas, and Mike Jerome, lines manager for offshore sportsbook TopBet.eu.

National Championship Game betting preview and odds: Michigan vs Villanova

Covers Apr 2, 2018 - 2:02 AM ET
Villanova is looking for their second national championship in three years while the Michigan Wolverines haven't won the tournament since 1989, losing in the championship game in 1992, 1993 and 2013. We break down all the betting angles to help you handicap the 2018 national championship.

MLB Headlines

MLB Daily Line Drive: June 17 picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Jun 17, 2018 - 2:59 PM ET
The Astros are dominating opponents on the road and the Cubs go for the sweep against the Cardinals on Sunday Night Baseball. We break down the day's complete MLB schedule with in-depth analysis, tips and our favorite picks in today's edition of MLB Daily Line Drive.

MLB Daily Line Drive: June 16 picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Jun 16, 2018 - 6:17 PM ET
A pair of classic NL rivalries highlights Saturday's action as the Cubs and Cardinals renew hostilities and Madison Bumgarner goes up against the Dodgers. We break down the day's complete MLB schedule with in-depth analysis, tips and our favorite picks in today's edition of MLB Daily Line Drive.

MLB Daily Line Drive: June 15 picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Jun 15, 2018 - 4:03 PM ET
The Nationals head north for an interleague series with the Blue Jays and the Astros continue to dominate on the road. We break down the day's complete MLB schedule with in-depth analysis, tips and our favorite picks in today's edition of MLB Daily Line Drive.

MLB Daily Line Drive: June 14 picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Jun 14, 2018 - 3:29 PM ET
The Astros continue to dominate on the road and are the Yankees bats primed to break out tonight against the Rays? We break down the day's complete MLB schedule with in-depth analysis, tips and our favorite picks in today's edition of MLB Daily Line Drive.

MLB Daily Line Drive: June 13 picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Jun 13, 2018 - 3:11 PM ET
The Nationals and Yankees get together for the final game of their quick two-game interleague series tonight in The Bronx with all signs pointing to an offensive explosion. We break down the day's complete MLB schedule with in-depth analysis, tips and our favorite picks in today's edition of MLB Daily Line Drive.

NHL Headlines

NHL Stanley Cup 2019 odds: Five value bets for next season

Covers Jun 8, 2018 - 3:03 AM ET
The Zambonis have been parked for the summer and the beer is flowing into Lord Stanley’s Cup for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. Another NHL season is behind us but hockey handicappers are already asking themselves who’ll be raising the Cup this time next season.

Vegas books continue to root for Knights despite massive liability

Covers Jun 7, 2018 - 8:39 PM ET
Lord Stanley’s Cup just might get hoisted tonight in the shadow of the Vegas Strip – though if that should happen, it won’t be by the home team. Covers checks in on the action and movement for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, with insights from Chris Andrews, from the South Point, and D.J. Fields, from Bookmaker.eu.

NHL Stanley Cup Final 4-Check: Best ways to bet Captials-Golden Knights Game 5

Covers Jun 7, 2018 - 2:27 PM ET
The Capitals can claim their first Stanley Cup in franchise history with a victory on the road tonight against the Golden Knights. Our "NHL 4-Check" gives you four great ways to wager on Thursday's Game 5 with expectations of a desperate Knights' performance.

NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 5 betting preview: Golden Knights at Capitals

Covers Jun 7, 2018 - 12:37 AM ET
The Capitals are venturing to Vegas with more than just breaking the bank on their minds ... they are looking to capture their first Stanley Cup title in franchise history. The Caps can do precisely that Thursday as they look to secure Washington's first professional championship since 1992 with a win over the Knights in Game 5.

Las Vegas bettors continue to hammer Knights for Stanley Cup Final Game 4

Covers Jun 4, 2018 - 7:16 PM ET
Alex Ovechkin can take a huge step toward an elusive first title when the Stanley Cup Final resumes tonight for Game 4. Covers checks in on the action and moneyline movement, with insights from Nick Bogdanovich, director of trading for William Hill US, and John Murray, manager at the Westgate LV Superbook.

Industry Headlines

A new wallet will help make you feel more organized - even if you're not

Covers Jun 10, 2018 - 3:15 PM ET
Remember when Jerry told George that his good friend was morbidly obese? He was talking about George’s wallet. The wallet was so large that George hurt his back. No thank you. Marc Meltzer takes a look at some great options to help thin the pocket clutter and save your back from disaster.

NBA Summer League in Las Vegas will be bigger and better than ever in 2018

Covers Jun 4, 2018 - 1:43 PM ET
What a time to be alive to be alive for basketball fans. Shortly after the season ends, the NBA Draft will lead into one of the best basketball events of the year in Las Vegas. Marc Meltzer takes a look at the 14th annual NBA Summer League event that will have Sin City buzzing with basketball excitement.

Free things to do on your next visit to Las Vegas

Covers May 23, 2018 - 3:46 PM ET
Long gone are the days of Las Vegas being a haven for free activities and amenities for tourists. However, the savvy visitor will know where to go to enjoy some time away from the cash-grabbing casino properties. Marc Meltzer outlines a few of his favorite free (for now) adventures in Sin City.

Questions and answers regarding United States legalized sports betting

Covers May 14, 2018 - 6:57 PM ET
What does the Supreme Court's decision to blow up PASPA mean to potential sports bettors in New Jersey and across the country? Covers gets some insider answers from Dennis Drazin, CEO of Monmouth Park, and Daniel Wallach, a well-regarded United States sports law attorney.

Finding the right beer for your taste can be a fun, fascinating journey

Covers May 14, 2018 - 3:09 PM ET
In beer, like most things in life, we each have certain flavors that we prefer. In Las Vegas there’s a beer for every food and every mood and our "man on the streets" Marc Meltzer has sampled a large percentage of the offerings in Sin City. The journey to find your favorites is a fun process that should never be taken lightly.
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