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Top five biggest offseason NFL odds moves to win Super Bowl LIII

Covers Apr 12, 2018 - 10:58 PM ET
The Super Bowl isn't won in the offseason but player transactions do make an impact on the odds to win the Lombardi Trophy. Covers surveys the landscape and tells our readers which teams have seen the biggest change in their odds to win the Super Bowl next season since the futures hit the board back in January.

Handicapping the 40-yard dash at the 2018 NFL Combine

Covers Feb 28, 2018 - 1:29 AM ET
Football bettors rejoice! There are props on the board and you don't have to wait until the fall for the results. Online shops are continuing the tradition of booking action on the NFL Combine beginning this week in Indianapolis. Covers did some snooping and found the best odds and picks for those thirsty for pigskin wagering.

Super Bowl LIII futures: Who are the faves and who are the best long shots?

Covers Feb 11, 2018 - 8:36 PM ET
The 2017 season is wrapped up and that means seven months before NFL bettors have regular season games to wager on. But the handicapping for who will win Super Bowl LIII begins now. Covers outlines the favorites, the long shots and who we think presents the most value to win the Big Game in 2019.

Patriots once again Super Bowl LIII favorites despite loss in Big Game

Covers Feb 9, 2018 - 8:32 PM ET
Fans are still celebrating in the streets of Philadelphia after the Eagles’ epic 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots to capture their first title in Super Bowl in franchise history, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look ahead at the odds to win Super Bowl LIII already.

Who'll win Super Bowl LIV? Best bets and long-shot picks

Covers Feb 7, 2018 - 3:12 PM ET
Handicapping who'll win the Super Bowl next season is child's play. There are odds on which team will win the Super Bowl in 2020 and, even though things can change in a hurry in the NFL, Covers does its best to handicap the field. Find out who the faves are and who we think are the best bets to lift the Lombardi Trophy in two years.

NBA Headlines

Spurs will be without Popovich, public and sharp bettors riding Warriors

Covers Apr 19, 2018 - 8:25 PM ET
Hoops and hockey roll on through first-round playoff series, with five games among the two sports tonight. Covers checks in on where the action and line movement is, with insights from D.J. Fields, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook Bookmaker.eu.

NBA Playoffs 4-point play: Best ways to bet Thursday’s NBA odds

Covers Apr 19, 2018 - 3:20 PM ET
Will Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers pick themselves off the deck after falling behind 2-0 to the Pelicans? They're sure to throw everything, including the kitchen sink, at New Orleans early on tonight. Teams coming off a loss are 5-3 against the spread on the first half line so far this postseason.

Thursday's NBA Playoffs Betting Preview and Odds

Covers Apr 19, 2018 - 2:22 AM ET
The opening round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs continues Thursday night with three Game 3s as the series' shift to the home court of the lower seeds. We break down all the matchups to help you handicap the games like a pro.

Bettors backing the Cavaliers to bounce back in Game 2 vs. Pacers

Covers Apr 18, 2018 - 7:54 PM ET
Bettors aren't concerned with the Game 1 performance of the Cavs, and are still backing the defending Eastern Conference champs to cover the spread in Game 2 against the Pacers - and win the series outright. Ashton Grewal details all the line moves and sharp action on the hardwood and on the ice Wednesday night.

NBA Playoffs 4-point play: Best ways to bet Wednesday's NBA odds

Covers Apr 18, 2018 - 2:39 PM ET
LeBron James has made a habit of bouncing back from playoff losses during his 15-year NBA career. The King is 30-11 straight up and 27-14 against the spread in the Eastern Conference playoffs coming off a loss. Will history repeat itself? That and more in today's NBA Playoffs 4-Point Play.

NCAAF Headlines

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.

Six alternative ways to wager - and win - on the CFP National Championship

Covers Jan 7, 2018 - 9:04 PM ET
A game as big as the CFP National Championship demands a long list of betting options, and sportsbooks have delivered. Jason Logan breaks down the betting props for Monday's showdown between Georgia and Alabama and gives his six best ways to wager on the alternative action for the college football championship.

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: Thursday's picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Apr 19, 2018 - 3:14 PM ET
The San Francisco Giants are really struggling. As losers of seven of the last 10 games they roll into Chase Field to take on Zack Greinke and the surging Diamondbacks. 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.

The Complete Game: Rain, snow, and wind impacting your MLB bets

Covers Apr 19, 2018 - 1:22 PM ET
So far this month, winter weather has canned 25 major league games. That has Rob Hansen thinking about all the possible betting spots for those rescheduled matchups. He highlights those unique angles as well as the top MLB series of the week and how to bet them in the latest edition of "The Complete Game".

MLB Daily Line Drive: Wednesday's picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Apr 18, 2018 - 2:18 PM ET
The Red Sox are listed as underdogs, once again, in Anaheim against the Angels. Last night they roughed up Ohtani as dogs. Can they do they same tonight against Skaggs? 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: Tuesday's picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Apr 17, 2018 - 2:39 PM ET
A tremendous late-night matchup highlights Tuesday's MLB schedule with Shohei Ohtani and the Angels hosting David Price and the Red Sox. 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: Monday's picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Apr 16, 2018 - 3:57 PM ET
The biggest story early in the 2018 season has been the weather. Six games were washed out yesterday and there is more winter weather in the forecast for Monday. 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

Spurs will be without Popovich, public and sharp bettors riding Warriors

Covers Apr 19, 2018 - 8:25 PM ET
Hoops and hockey roll on through first-round playoff series, with five games among the two sports tonight. Covers checks in on where the action and line movement is, with insights from D.J. Fields, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook Bookmaker.eu.

Thursday's NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Preview and Odds

Covers Apr 19, 2018 - 12:48 PM ET
The Stanley Cup Playoffs continue Thursday with a pair of Game 4's - the Maple Leafs are hosting the Bruins while, in Columbus, the Blue Jackets will take on the Capitals. We break down all of tonight's matchups to help you handicap the games like a pro.

Bettors backing the Cavaliers to bounce back in Game 2 vs. Pacers

Covers Apr 18, 2018 - 7:54 PM ET
Bettors aren't concerned with the Game 1 performance of the Cavs, and are still backing the defending Eastern Conference champs to cover the spread in Game 2 against the Pacers - and win the series outright. Ashton Grewal details all the line moves and sharp action on the hardwood and on the ice Wednesday night.

Wednesday's NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Preview and Odds

Covers Apr 18, 2018 - 12:16 PM ET
There are four Stanley Cup playoff games on Wednesday's NHL schedule, including Game 4 between the Penguins and Flyers with Philly looking to lock the series up at two wins apiece on home ice. We break down all of tonight's matchups to help you handicap the games like a pro.

NBA bettors backing dogs to rebound from disappointing Game 1 results

Covers Apr 17, 2018 - 9:22 PM ET
What's going on with all the line movement in the Bucks-Celtics game and why did the Blue Jackets go from faves to dogs in their Game 3 contest against the Capitals? Covers gives you all the details for all the betting action on Tuesday night on the ice and hardwood, including which teams the sharps are wagering on.

Industry Headlines

Driving in Las Vegas could be the most fun you'll have on your next visit

Covers Apr 15, 2018 - 9:54 PM ET
One of the tricks of planning a guy’s trip or bachelor party in Las Vegas is to find an afternoon event that appeals to everyone. It's somewhat surprising, but not everyone enjoys 48-72 hours of only drinking and gambling. Sin City has, pretty much, everything - including some of the best driving experiences for any tastes.

A guide to drinking fancy cocktails in Las Vegas

Covers Apr 8, 2018 - 11:36 PM ET
Man cannot live on beer alone. Thankfully, there are plenty of good options for someone who enjoys adult beverages. Marc Meltzer takes you on a tour of some of the best "cocktailing" spots in Las Vegas - both on The Strip and off.

Spring is the perfect season to get your Man Cave in order

Covers Mar 25, 2018 - 7:35 PM ET
If casinos have renovations scheduled for their sportsbook they will always be done during the slower spring/summer season in order to have them fully completed in time for the busy football season. You should take the same approach to renovating or building your home's Man Cave.

Digging deep into legal marijuana in Las Vegas

Covers Mar 19, 2018 - 12:45 AM ET
Covers' "man about town" in Las Vegas, Marc Meltzer, dives into legal marijuana. Marc discusses weed with Armen Yemenidjian, CEO of Essence Vegas, about where to buy, how to buy, where to legally use, and the future of the industry in Sin City.

Beer drinkers rejoice! Downtown Las Vegas is a quality destination

Covers Mar 19, 2018 - 12:38 AM ET
Downtown Las Vegas is no longer a place where visitors will have to settle for "Dilly, Dilly!" or large hurricane cups fully of disgusting sugary mixed drinks. Marc Meltzer explores the finer side of a growing downtown craft beer roster, with a new addition that he considers a "must visit."
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