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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 All-Star Game betting preview and odds: Team LeBron vs. Team Stephen

Covers Feb 18, 2018 - 2:48 AM ET
The best and brightest stars in the basketball universe converge in L.A. on Sunday for the NBA All-Star Game. This year's version of the mid-season spectacle features a new wrinkle, with captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry choosing their teams. We break down the star-studded affair in our All-Star betting preview.

New NBA All-Star Game format forces the biggest line move you will ever see

Covers Feb 17, 2018 - 5:58 PM ET
With NBA All-Star Games blowing away the total in eight of the past nine years, books opened the Over/Under for Sunday's game at a massive 365.5 points. But due to the NBA dropping East vs. West and opting for a draft format, sharps pounded the Under and forced the biggest line move you've ever seen.

The Sharp 600: How to bet NBA All-Star weekend

Covers Feb 17, 2018 - 2:44 AM ET
The Skills Challenge, Three-Point Shootout, Dunk Contest and All-Star game. What, you thought we were going to take the week off like the rest of the media? Fat chance, son! Joe breaks down the All-Star game total before talking with Covers' own Ashton Grewal for insight on how to attack the Saturday Night festivities.

NBA All-Star Game producing a dominant Over trend

Covers Feb 17, 2018 - 2:44 AM ET
Don't be scared off that giant Over/Under line in the NBA All-Star Game. The total has been topped in eight of the last nine years and last year set the record for most points in an All-Star game. Ashton Grewal looks behind the reason for the steady increase in All-Star game scoring over the last 10 years.

NBA All-Star Saturday Night betting: Slam Dunk, 3-Point & Skills Contests

Covers Feb 16, 2018 - 4:27 PM ET
NBA All-Star Saturday is the perfect time to get together with friends for a beer and what could make a night more fun than a little action on the competitions. Ashton Grewal handicaps the field in each of the three events and hands out his picks for the Skills Challenge, the Three-Point Contest and the Slam Dunk Contest.

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

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.

Revenge a factor for bettors in some of Saturday's key college hoops matchups

Covers Feb 17, 2018 - 3:12 PM ET
A Big East showdown among a pair of top-five teams highlights a Saturday of well over 100 games on the college basketball betting board. Covers checks in on the early action and line movement, with insights from Scott Kaminsky, director of offshore sportsbook

NCAAB Game of the Day: VIllanova vs. Xavier betting preview and odds

Covers Feb 17, 2018 - 2:44 PM ET
The season's first matchup between Villanova and Xavier proved to be more of a mismatch. There is, however, a rematch Saturday as the second-ranked Wildcats visit the fourth-ranked Musketeers in a Big East showdown. We break down all the betting angles in this big matchup in our Game of the Day.

MLB Headlines

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?

Jose Canseco talks MLB betting, playing poker, Pete Rose, and his Vegas show

Covers Jan 29, 2018 - 12:34 AM ET
Jose Canseco joins a team a former pro athletes in a brand new show in Las Vegas this month. Our Marc Meltzer caught up with controversial slugger and picked his brain about the best ways to handicap baseball, playing poker, Pete Rose, and what you can expect when he takes the stage in "Renegades".

NHL Headlines

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.

NHL Betting Cheat Sheet and Odds: Jets enjoying success on home ice

Covers Feb 15, 2018 - 3:49 PM ET
The Winnipeg Jets continue their massive 10-game homestand, the Habs visit Vegas for a Saturday night affair, and one of the league's oldest rivalries renews Sunday in Detroit. We break down all of the betting angles you'll need to know for this weekend's action on the ice with our NHL Cheat Sheet.

Five NHL teams with goalie issues that will impact your wagers

Covers Feb 15, 2018 - 3:25 PM ET
A hot goaltender can be the difference between a good NHL bet and a bad one. Right now there are a handful of hockey clubs trying to get by without their No. 1 netminder between the pipes. Covers straps on the pads and examines five NHL teams that hockey bettors should be cautious to wager on over the next few weeks.

NHL Game of the Day: Rangers at Islanders betting preview and odds

Covers Feb 15, 2018 - 2:55 PM ET
The Rangers have dropped eight of their last 11 to find themselves in the cellar of the congested Metropolitan, one point behind the Islanders. The Blue Shirts look to reverse course and snap a five-game losing skid to the Isles on Thursday when the crosstown rivals meet at Barclays Center for the first time this season.

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

Covers Feb 12, 2018 - 2:52 PM ET
Mitch Marner is making people forget about his slow start to the season and looks to continue an offensive surge when the Toronto Maple Leafs host the NHL-best Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday. The 20-year-old Marner has scored seven goals in his last 10 games after managing just five in the first 47 contests this campaign.

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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