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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.

Eagles’ exciting Super Bowl win hands huge loss to Las Vegas bookies

Covers Feb 6, 2018 - 1:30 AM ET
A record-breaking offensive Super Bowl made for an extremely entertaining game for the viewers but a heartbreaker for Las Vegas sportsbooks. Patrick Everson details the big winners from the night - including Bettor-X - and which wagering outcomes hurt the books the most on a firework-filled Super Bowl Sunday.

Another over cashes as Super Bowl LII handle shatters Nevada records

Covers Feb 6, 2018 - 1:29 AM ET
Much like the two offenses in Sunday’s high-octane Super Bowl, it seems nothing can stop betting on the big game from soaring to record heights these days. Patrick Everson has all of the details surrounding another record-breaking handle at Nevada sportsbooks for the 2018 edition of the Big Game.

NBA Headlines

NBA Pick 'n' Roll: Friday's picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Feb 23, 2018 - 4:34 PM ET
The Washington Wizards are playing their best basketball of the season and are coming off a win at Cleveland Thursday. Today's Pick 'n' Roll tries to answer the question of how the Wizards are playing this well without All-Star point guard John Wall on the floor and leading the charge.

NBA Game of the Day: Timberwolves at Rockets betting preview and odds

Covers Feb 23, 2018 - 2:21 PM ET
The Houston Rockets breezed into the All-Star break with a 10-game winning streak and the top spot in the Western Conference, and now they just need to hang on for another 25 games. The Rockets will see if the momentum carried through the break when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.

Three-year trend says Houston Rockets are a bad bet as home favorites

Covers Feb 23, 2018 - 2:24 AM ET
The Houston Rockets begin the final stretch of the regular season as the clear No. 1 threat to the Golden State Warriors' NBA title defense. But Houston’s success hasn’t equaled a boom for NBA bettors. The Rockets are just 28-28-1 against the spread on the season and 11-17 ATS on their home floor.

Public back to betting favorites for NBA's return from All-Star vacation

Covers Feb 22, 2018 - 10:00 PM ET
After a week off due to the All-Star break, the NBA returns to action with a six-game schedule tonight. Patrick Everson checks in on the action and line movement on a pair of those contests, with insights from Scott Cooley, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook

NBA Game of the Day: Wizards at Cavaliers betting preview and odds

Covers Feb 22, 2018 - 3:59 PM ET
The Cleveland Cavaliers aren't showing many troublesome spots with their revamped roster as they search for their fifth consecutive win when they host the Washington Wizards on Thursday. Handicap this NBA game like a pro with our full betting preview.

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

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

As college hoops comes to a close, these are the betting favorites to win Player of the Year

Covers Feb 23, 2018 - 6:27 PM ET
The college basketball regular season is quickly coming to a close and while the race in the standings heats up, so does the competition for the Naismith Player of the Year award. Here's a look at the two front runners to win Player of the Year, as well as some live long shot worth a wager.

NCAAB Game of the Day: Louisville at Duke betting preview and odds

Covers Feb 21, 2018 - 2:39 PM ET
Duke is making another one of its patented late-season runs - and it has been doing so without the services of its leading scorer and rebounder, Marvin Bagley III. With or without Bagley, the fifth-ranked Blue Devils will go for their fourth consecutive victory vs. visiting Louisville on Wednesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Defense a better barometer for ATS success in college basketball

Covers Feb 20, 2018 - 1:18 AM ET
Villanova and Virginia are two of the top teams in college basketball but the two excel in different areas of the game. The Wildcats fill up the hoop while the Cavaliers suffocate opponents with a relentless approach on defense. But when it comes to betting on college hoops, which style of play leads to better ATS results?

NCAAB Game of the Day: Oklahoma at Kansas betting preview and odds

Covers Feb 19, 2018 - 2:27 PM ET
Before focusing on a Big 12 first-place showdown with Texas Tech next weekend, 13th-ranked Kansas must take care of business Monday when slumping No. 23 Oklahoma and Trae Young come calling. Get everything you'll need to handicap this game like a pro with our full betting preview.

Las Vegas is the place to be for NCAA basketball conference tournament time

Covers Feb 19, 2018 - 12:51 AM ET
Mainstream sports fans gearing up to visit Las Vegas are getting ready for the first weekend of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, however, sports bettors that love college hoops are often looking at a different amazing experience in Sin City - conference tournament time might be the pinnacle for serious bettors.

MLB Headlines

Five steps to safely bet MLB Spring Training

Covers Feb 22, 2018 - 1:34 AM ET
Betting on MLB Spring Training is right up there with eating week-old pizza and lending your car to that girl you met at the bar last night: bad move. However, if you've been starving for baseball action since the fall and can't help but take a swing at spring odds, Jason Logan has five rules to follow.

The Sharp 600: MLB win totals and early sharp action from The South Point

Covers Feb 19, 2018 - 12:48 AM ET
When a shop like the South Point releases their 2018 MLB win totals, we come running. Chris Andrews returns to The Sharp 600 to discuss how his totals were formulated and which sides the wiseguys attacked when those totals hit the board earlier this week.

Cubs make big splash signing Darvish, but odds see little movement

Covers Feb 11, 2018 - 3:23 AM ET
There was finally a splash in MLB free agency, as the Chicago Cubs landed the best starting pitcher on the market in Yu Darvish and saw their World Series futures get a small boost in a matter of minutes on Saturday.

The Sharp 600: MLB win totals have arrived!

Covers Feb 9, 2018 - 1:05 AM ET
With pitchers and catchers set to report to Florida and Arizona next week, it’s time to commence our look into the Major League Baseball futures market. On Wednesday, CG Technology in Las Vegas became the first bookmaker in the business to release their 2018 MLB win totals.

Best bets for 2018 MLB regular season win totals

Covers Feb 9, 2018 - 12:35 AM ET
In a sure sign that spring is right around the corner, MLB regular season win totals have been released in Nevada. Covers digs through the numbers and gives you a couple of solid picks for both Over and Under bettors. Can we please just start the baseball season, already?

NHL Headlines

NHL Betting Cheat Sheet and Odds: Looming deadline sets up interesting weekend on the ice

Covers Feb 23, 2018 - 1:22 AM ET
With the National Hockey League's trade deadline coming up Monday, we take a look at a weekend loaded with intrigue both on and off the ice. We break down all of the betting angles you'll need to know for this weekend's action with our NHL Cheat Sheet.

Surge in NHL scoring follows three-year Over/Under trend for February

Covers Feb 20, 2018 - 11:03 PM ET
Increased scoring is a season-long story for NHL bettors and the opinion that lower-scoring games will return during the stretch run for the playoffs is disappearing. There is a week left but February is on pace to be the highest-scoring month of the NHL campaign. Ashton Grewal looks into what all of this means to total bettors.

Gambling is the Vegas Golden Knights' secret weapon

Covers Feb 20, 2018 - 5:48 PM ET
The Vegas Golden Knights have shocked the NHL with their rise to the top of the standings in their inaugural season, thanks in large part to the best home record in hockey. T-Mobile Arena is gaining a reputation as the craziest venue in the NHL and sports betting is the fuel on that fire, providing a home-ice edge like no other.

NHL Game of the Day: Lightning at Capitals betting preview and odds

Covers Feb 20, 2018 - 1:58 PM ET
The Tampa Bay Lightning no longer are atop the NHL in points and their lead in the Atlantic Division is in jeopardy as they begin a three-game road trip Tuesday against the Washington Capitals. Get everything you'll need to handicap this game like a pro with our full betting preview.

NHL Betting Cheat Sheet and Odds: Islanders playing well and out for revenge

Covers Feb 18, 2018 - 8:57 PM ET
This week we take a look at the Golden Knights who are the NHL's best moneyline wager this season and the Islanders travel to Toronto to take on the Leafs in what could be a potential revenge play. Covers dangles at the hash and goes bar down to give NHL bettors a breakdown of what to watch for this week on the ice.

Industry Headlines

Las Vegas is the place to be for NCAA basketball conference tournament time

Covers Feb 19, 2018 - 12:51 AM ET
Mainstream sports fans gearing up to visit Las Vegas are getting ready for the first weekend of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, however, sports bettors that love college hoops are often looking at a different amazing experience in Sin City - conference tournament time might be the pinnacle for serious bettors.

Digging deep into legal marijuana in Las Vegas

Covers Feb 14, 2018 - 12:46 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.

A life in the world of sports betting - from The Bronx to Las Vegas

Covers Feb 6, 2018 - 3:49 PM ET
Our "man about town" in Las Vegas, Marc Meltzer, wasn't born running the mean streets of Sin City. His journey into the sport betting industry began in the fourth grade in The Bronx and led him all of the way to the gambling mecca in the desert. This is his story.

The Las Vegas Super Bowl Party scene has something for everyone on game day

Covers Jan 31, 2018 - 3:42 PM ET
Whether you're looking to chill at a gaming table, score a free seat in a sportsbook, pay for a guaranteed couch in a sportsbook, or go all out for an all-you-can-eat-and-drink Big Game experience, there is something for everyone in Las Vegas on Super Bowl Sunday. Marc Meltzer has a few suggestions if you're in Sin City for February 4.

The best gambling options in the neighbourhood of Raiders' new headquarters

Covers Jan 15, 2018 - 1:49 AM ET
The Raiders will be building their practice facility and team headquarters in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, Nevada. This will become a very busy location for all non-game day activities and traffic. With that in mind, Marc Meltzer takes a look at the best places to gamble in the area.
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