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NFL Headlines

Hyde to Jaguars opens door for Chubb, and today's NFL odds and analysis

Covers Oct 20, 2018 - 5:00 AM ET
The Browns shipped running back Carlos Hyde to Jacksonville and that opens the door for some fun Nick Chubb props, Dalvin Cook is out for the Vikings yet again. We dive into these stories and much more as we deliver the need-to-know betting notes to help you crack the NFL odds in Week 7.

NFL Underdogs: Week 7 pointspread picks and predictions

Covers Oct 19, 2018 - 2:56 AM ET
Jason Logan is the same age as Drew Brees. But while the Saints quarterback is shattering NFL records, JLo is sucking wind on the Frisbee field and feeling the cold hand of 40 creeping up from behind. At least he's picking 72 percent winners (13-5 ATS) in his weekly NFL Underdogs column.

Jags' defense primed for bounce back, and today's NFL odds and analysis

Covers Oct 19, 2018 - 1:02 AM ET
Week 7 of the NFL season is upon us and we're here to break down and deliver the must-read notes to help you crack the pro football odds for this week, including the Jacksonville Jaguars' defense who are in a position for a major bounce-back performance against the visiting Houston Texans.

Bettors favor underdog Cardinals' odds in NFL Week 7 opener vs. Broncos

Covers Oct 18, 2018 - 8:12 PM ET
Covers checks in on the action and line movement for the NFL's Week 7 Thursday night game, with insights from Will Bernanke of CG Analytics in Las Vegas, and John Lukasik of Caesars sportsbooks in Vegas.

Broncos vs Cardinals NFL predictions and picks: Riding Broncos run game

Covers Oct 18, 2018 - 3:07 PM ET
After a surprisingly strong string of NFL Thursday night matchups Week 7 gives us more of, well, a dud as the Broncos visit the Cardinals. The Broncos have lost four straight but come into this one as a slight road fave. We break down the five best ways to wager the NFL Thursday nighter.

NBA Headlines

Mitchell takes the fight to world champs, and today's NBA odds and analysis

Covers Oct 19, 2018 - 6:42 PM ET
The NBA rolls into its first weekend, with a full slate of betting odds Friday night. There are more wagering options than just sides and totals, which is why we handicap the NBA from all the angles. Find the best ways to bet on NBA Friday night, including Donovan Mitchell taking the fight to the world champs.

The King's debut for the Lakers, and today's NBA odds and analysis

Covers Oct 18, 2018 - 4:07 PM ET
The long-awaited debut of the King for the Lakers is here. LeBron visting the Blazers highlights a trio of NBA games on Thursday night which includes the Heat visit the Wizards and the 76ers hosting the Bulls. We’re here to deliver need-to-know betting notes to help you crack the NBA odds for tonight's matchups.

The Sharp 600: Your 2018-19 NBA betting preview

Covers Oct 18, 2018 - 3:10 PM ET
Which NBA futures are the most popular amongst the sharp bettors in Las Vegas? Are LeBron and the Lakers poised to make a serious run at the Golden State Warriors? Joe Fortenbaugh talks with Ed Salmons, Race & Sportsbook Manager at SuperBook USA in Vegas, about that and more in our 2018-19 NBA betting preview.

Middleton gets a buzz vs this foe, and today's NBA odds and analysis

Covers Oct 17, 2018 - 5:01 PM ET
After an opening-night NBA appetizer, we're treated to the main course as 22 more teams tip off their 2018-19 regular season campaigns on Wednesday night. We’re here to deliver need-to-know betting news, trends, and picks to help you crack the NBA odds for tonight's matchups.

Total too high without Westbrook, and today's NBA odds and analysis

Covers Oct 16, 2018 - 4:31 PM ET
It’s finally here! The NBA season tips off with a two-game slate with two preseason favorites facing off against very formidable opponents as the 76ers visit the Celtics and the Warriors host the Thunder. We’re here to deliver need-to-know betting news, trends, and picks to help with your opening day wagers.

NCAAF Headlines

Covers' top betting news, trends, odds, and picks for college football Week 8

Covers Oct 20, 2018 - 4:23 AM ET
We've spent all week compiling the top betting news, trends and picks we could find to help you crack the college football odds for Week 7. That includes Sparty missing some key pieces for their big rivalry matchup with Michigan, is Tua close to 100 percent for Bama and much, much more.

The Triple Option: College football Week 8 picks, predictions and eats

Covers Oct 20, 2018 - 3:45 AM ET
We're halfway through the college football season, so our Andrew Caley is bringing you his mid-season betting awards. Which team is the best bet? Or the best team to fade? He then brings you his favorite plays for Week 8 plus a Heisman update and more awesome eats.

Sharp college football bettors like Purdue's odds vs. Ohio State in Week 8

Covers Oct 20, 2018 - 2:57 AM ET
Covers checks in on the action and odds for a handful of Week 8 college football games, with insights from John Murray, sportsbook manager at the Las Vegas Superbook, and Nick Bogdanovich, director of trading for William Hill US.

Colorado St vs Boise St picks & predictions: Can BSU buck big number?

Covers Oct 19, 2018 - 7:54 PM ET
The Boise State offense has hit a bit of a lull after opening the season with back-to-back routs – but Friday night's visitor might just provide the tonic for what ails it as the Broncos host the Colorado State Rams in a pivotal conference showdown. We break down the best five ways to wager this Mountain West matchup.

The Sharp 600: College Football Week 8 with "Stanford Steve"

Covers Oct 18, 2018 - 11:36 PM ET
Letdown spots abound this weekend for LSU, Oregon and Michigan State, to name a few. But will Mississippi State, Washington State and Michigan be able to capitalize on their opportunities? For a deep dive into those three games as well as a look at some other tasty spots on the Week 8 card, Joe chats with ESPN’s Stanford Steve.

NCAAB Headlines

How to bet the pointspread

Covers Sep 5, 2018 - 3:52 PM ET
Betting against the pointspread is one of the most common ways to wager on sports like football and basketball. Oddsmakers will handicap a game by determining how many points one team should beat the other team by.

How to bet totals

Covers Sep 5, 2018 - 3:51 PM ET
Betting on totals – also known as the Over/Under – is one of the most common ways to wager on sports. Oddsmakers determine the total amount of points scored by both teams and set that number as the betting total.

How to bet parlays

Covers Sep 5, 2018 - 3:36 PM ET
Parlay betting involves tying two or more different wagers together but all wagers must be correct in order to win the parlay. The more bets that are parlayed together, the larger the potential payout. However, with each bet added to the parlay the chances of winning become smaller.

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.

MLB Headlines

Sharps and squares lining up on Brewers for Game 6 of NLCS

Covers Oct 19, 2018 - 9:29 PM ET
Half of the World Series matchup is set, with the Red Sox in, and the other half could be finalized tonight in the land of beer and cheese. Covers checks in on the action and line movement for Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, with insights from John Murray, sportsbook manager at the Las Vegas Superbook.

Dodgers vs Brewers NLCS picks and predictions: Can Crew extend series?

Covers Oct 19, 2018 - 5:22 PM ET
The Milwaukee Brewers are officially a toss-up to extend the National League Championship Series to a seventh and deciding game Friday night – but what bettors really want to know is, how many pitches will their starter throw? We break down the best ways to wager Game 6 of the NLCS.

Las Vegas bettors banking on Red Sox closing out ALCS in Game 5

Covers Oct 18, 2018 - 8:49 PM ET
One participant in the World Series could be set tonight, deep in the heart of Texas. Covers checks in on the action and line movement for Game 5 of the ALCS, with insights from Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics in Las Vegas, and John Lukasik, director of Caesars sportsbooks at The Linq, Flamingo and The Cromwell.

Red Sox vs Astros ALCS picks and predictions: Handing ball to right guy

Covers Oct 18, 2018 - 4:36 PM ET
The Astros need a win Thursday night to extend their season – and they have the right guy for the job as Justin Verlander looks to tame those Red Sox bats for the second time in less than a week. Verlander gave the Astros a 1-0 lead in the ALCS, but the Red Sox have won the next three while scoring seven plus runs in all three.

MLB Playoffs Line Drive: October 17 postseason picks, odds and analysis

Covers Oct 17, 2018 - 3:09 PM ET
The Dodgers send their ace to the mound in search of a lead in the National League Championship Series, while the Astros look to bounce back after dropping Game 3 of the ALCS against the Red Sox. We look at Wednesday's postseason schedule with in-depth analysis, tips and picks in today's edition of MLB Playoff Line Drive.

NHL Headlines

This week's NHL betting predictions and picks: The surprising Habs

Covers Oct 16, 2018 - 2:08 PM ET
One of the early surprises this season has been the play of the Canadiens, and they will host the Blues on Wednesday in Montreal. We cover this game and much more in our NHL betting cheat sheet with need-to-know betting notes, goalie profiles and injury news to help you crack the NHL odds for the early week matchups.

This weekend's NHL betting predictions and picks: Lamo will light up in D.C.

Covers Oct 13, 2018 - 10:33 PM ET
The top 2 scoring teams in the NHL face off as the Washington Capitals host the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night in D.C. We cover this game and much more in our NHL betting cheat sheet with need-to-know betting notes, goalie profiles and injury news to help you crack the NHL odds for this weekend's early matchups.

Golden Knights vs Capitals NHL picks & predictions: Fast start for Cup rematch

Covers Oct 10, 2018 - 1:52 PM ET
With a break in the MLB postseason action we turn our attention to the ice, where we get treated to a Stanley Cup rematch as the Capitals host the Golden Knights on Wednesday night. Will the Knights exact some revenge, or will the Caps overwhelm them on home ice. We break down the best ways to wager this puck battle.

This week's NHL betting predictions and picks: Stanley Cup rematch

Covers Oct 9, 2018 - 1:05 PM ET
We're treated to a Stanley Cup rematch Wednesday night when the Golden Knights travel to Washington to take on the Capitals. We cover this game and much more in our NHL betting cheat sheet with need-to-know betting notes, goalie profiles and injury news to help you crack the NHL odds for the early week matchups.

This weekend's NHL betting predictions and picks: Over the ocean

Covers Oct 5, 2018 - 10:32 PM ET
There should be fireworks when Taylor Hall faces his former team in Sweeden on Saturday, we get our first Battle of Ontario of the season and much more in our NHL betting cheat sheet. We're delivering the need-to-know betting notes, goalie profiles and injury news to help you crack the NHL odds for the early week matchups.

Soccer Headlines

Man United at Chelsea highlights this weekend's soccer odds and analysis

Covers Oct 18, 2018 - 3:23 PM ET
Jose Mourinho is on borrowed time as Man U's manager – and this week could very well mark his demise as his embattled club travels to Chelsea. Whether you’re a seasoned soccer bettor or taking your first kick at the footy odds, our in-depth previews and betting predictions will help you turn a profit on the pitch.

Man United at Chelsea highlights this weekend's soccer odds and analysis

Covers Oct 18, 2018 - 3:23 PM ET
Jose Mourinho is on borrowed time as Man U's manager – and this week could very well mark his demise as his embattled club travels to Chelsea. Whether you’re a seasoned soccer bettor or taking your first kick at the footy odds, our in-depth previews and betting predictions will help you turn a profit on the pitch.

Soccer superpowers collide, and this week's soccer odds and analysis

Covers Oct 15, 2018 - 4:12 PM ET
The UEFA Nations League continues this week with a meeting between France and Germany and many more great international matchups. Whether you’re a seasoned soccer bettor or taking your first kick at the footy odds, our in-depth previews and betting predictions will help you turn a profit on the pitch.

Soccer superpowers collide, and this week's soccer odds and analysis

Covers Oct 15, 2018 - 4:12 PM ET
The UEFA Nations League continues this week with a meeting between France and Germany and many more great international matchups. Whether you’re a seasoned soccer bettor or taking your first kick at the footy odds, our in-depth previews and betting predictions will help you turn a profit on the pitch.

Nations League highlights this weekend's soccer odds and analysis

Covers Oct 11, 2018 - 1:33 PM ET
The inaugural UEFA Nations League will see one of its biggest matches to date Friday as Croatia hosts England in a rematch of their World Cup semifinal tilt. Whether you’re a seasoned soccer bettor or taking your first kick at the footy odds, our in-depth previews and betting predictions will help you turn a profit on the pitch.

Industry Headlines

Acknowledging sports betting really resonated with viewers for SVP

Covers Oct 16, 2018 - 6:16 PM ET
Talking about sports betting in mainstream media just didn't happen until “SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt” debuted three years ago. Now "Bad Beats" and "Significant to Some" are among the most popular segments around. Our Patrick Everson caught Van Pelt's keynote session at Global Gaming Exposition in Las Vegas.

The new age TV every sports bettor needs in their man cave

Covers Oct 15, 2018 - 1:10 AM ET
Football season is always a good excuse to upgrade TV’s. There are so many options to watch TV nowadays that they can all start to look the same. But sometimes you see something that is a real game changer. Our "Man About Town" in Las Vegas Marc Meltzer found an Ultra 4K laser projector that belongs on every sports bettor's holiday wish list.

Nothing goes better with sports betting than your own home brew

Covers Oct 14, 2018 - 8:11 PM ET
What is a beer lover to do when they've tried every tap at their local watering hole and grown tired of the selection at their neighborhood? Why, brew their own suds of course. Our "Man About Town" Marc Meltzer looks at the wide world of beer kits and set you on the first step to becoming your own brew master.

Check patterned shirts offer something for everyone

Covers Jul 13, 2018 - 6:40 PM ET
Marc Meltzer takes a look at the different check patterns (square patterns) available in the world of casual and business shirts. A good check pattern can set you on the way to a great summer look and/or turning some heads at the office.

Player's Club links between Vegas and other U.S. sports betting locations

Covers Jun 25, 2018 - 10:02 PM ET
Las Vegas has been the only legal home of sports betting in the United States, but that’s starting to change as other states start to legalize sports gambling. One thing to consider when visiting these new sports betting destinations is the player's clubs that may be linked nationally. Marc Meltzer takes a look at the best point earning options.