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The AAF: Week 1 Betting Recap, Takeaways, and Week 2 Preview

Covers Feb 11, 2019 - 5:56 PM ET
The American Alliance of Football got off to a strong start, proving that we can't get enough football and bettors were no exception. We recap Week 1 of the AAF, where home favorites dominated, plus betting takeaways and a betting preview for Week 2.

Sportsbooks fail to beat last year's Super Bowl handle but still win big

Covers Feb 8, 2019 - 4:36 PM ET
After setting records for Super Bowl handle the past three years, Nevada sportsbooks took a step back this year. But the books still recorded the second-highest handle ever and had a more than reasonable win percentage, as well. Patrick Everson dives into the numbers.

The best NFL bets and long shots to win Super Bowl LIV

Covers Feb 6, 2019 - 7:34 PM ET
The Super Bowl just finished up but we're already searching to fill that football-sized hole in our lives. So we break down some of the best bets and value picks for next year's Super Bowl with an early look at the NFL futures odds, courtesy of our friends at the Westgate LV Superbook.

Bookmakers dodge big bullets, but bettors also snare Super Bowl share

Covers Feb 4, 2019 - 6:52 AM ET
The Gatorade has been dumped, the confetti dropped, the Lombardi Trophy accepted. So now it’s onto the important question: How did bettors and bookmakers do in the Super Bowl? Covers gets the answers from sportsbooks far and wide.

Patriots cover, Under easily cashes on way to capturing sixth Super Bowl title

Covers Feb 4, 2019 - 4:16 AM ET
It may not have been the most exciting game, but the New England dynasty has come full circle as the Patriots claimed their sixth championship after defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 as 2.5-point favorites in Super Bowl LIII.

NBA Headlines

Today's biggest bets and line moves: Celtics-Bucks clash draws 2-way cash

Covers Feb 21, 2019 - 9:11 PM ET
As the NBA returns to the court, Covers checks in on the action and line movement for two Thursday night contests, along with some notable college hoops and NHL, with insights from Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics.

Kyrie returns for big matchup vs Bucks, and today's NBA odds and analysis

Covers Feb 21, 2019 - 7:45 PM ET
The Association returns to action today teams and after an extended absence after the All-Star Break, headlined by an elite East matchup as the conference leading Bucks host the Celtics. We’re here to bring you the must-read notes from around the Association to help you make the best wagers.

Celtics vs Bucks NBA betting predictions and picks: Back Bucks at home

Covers Feb 21, 2019 - 3:23 PM ET
After a week-long break from NBA regular season action we're back in full swing Thursday night with the Boston Celtics travelling to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks who own the best record in the league. We break down the best bets for this matchup between two of the heavyweights in the Eastern Conference.

Denver's Jekyll & Hyde play and other NBA betting trends & analysis

Covers Feb 20, 2019 - 9:33 PM ET
With the NBA Schedule taking a break for the All-Star game now is the perfect time to look back on the first two-thirds of the regular season for betting trends and see who have been some of the best teams to back - and to fade - this season.

Warriors still tops in NBA futures odds, but Raps have a battle in the East

Covers Feb 20, 2019 - 6:47 PM ET
With more than two thirds of the NBA season in the books and the trade deadline in the rearview mirror, we look ahead to the Futures odds for the NBA title and conference championships.

NCAAF Headlines

The best bets to win the 2020 college football national championship

Covers Jan 18, 2019 - 2:17 PM ET
The 2018-19 college football season is in the books and while Clemson is still revelling in their national championship trouncing of Alabama with the best fast food money can buy, we turn our attention to the national championship odds for next season. Andrew Caley gives you his favorite not obvious bets to win it all next year.

Clemson the favorite in 2020 title odds after beatdown of Alabama

Covers Jan 10, 2019 - 3:58 PM ET
Clemson completely dominated Alabama 44-16 as 5-point underdogs in the CFP national championship game behind an outstanding performance from true-freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence and as a result, the Tigers have supplanted the Crimson Tide as the favorites to repeat as national champions.

Public playing both sides of Clemson-Alabama clash

Covers Jan 7, 2019 - 10:29 PM ET
For the third time in four years, Alabama and Clemson will square off in the national championship game. Covers checks in on the late action and line movement, with insights from Nick Bogdanovich, director of trading for William Hill US sportsbooks, and Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics in Las Vegas.

Clemson vs Alabama Predictions & Picks: Can Tigers get revenge against Tide?

Covers Jan 7, 2019 - 3:21 PM ET
The Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers will meet for the NCAA college football title Monday and after both sides have dominated opponents all season they've left little doubt that they're the best in college football. We break down the best ways to wager on the National Championship game.

2019 CFP National Championship betting: Covers' staff favorite prop picks

Covers Jan 7, 2019 - 4:54 AM ET
The CFP national championship game is finally here! And we know you guys want more than just side and total breakdowns for the latest edition of Clemson versus Alabama. So, what better way to celebrate than by our Covers' staff bringing you their favorite prop bet picks for the biggest college football game of the year.

NCAAB Headlines

Today's biggest bets and line moves: Celtics-Bucks clash draws 2-way cash

Covers Feb 21, 2019 - 9:11 PM ET
As the NBA returns to the court, Covers checks in on the action and line movement for two Thursday night contests, along with some notable college hoops and NHL, with insights from Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics.

Today's biggest bets and line moves: Bettors hit Carolina in clash vs. Duke

Covers Feb 20, 2019 - 9:12 PM ET
Covers checks in on the action and line movement for a major college basketball showdown and a notable NHL tilt on the Wednesday schedule, with insights from Eric Osterman, manager of The SuperBook at Westgate.

North Carolina vs Duke NCAAB picks & predictions: Tobacco Road Warriors

Covers Feb 20, 2019 - 12:55 PM ET
The Tobacco Road rivalry is renewed Wednesday night when North Carolina visits Duke. The Blue Devils put their nine-game win streak on the line, while the ninth-ranked Tar Heels can pull into a tie atop the ACC standings with a victory. We break down the best ways to wager the latest edition of one of sports' greatest rivalries.

Bearcats getting buckets and this week's NCAA hoops odds & analysis

Covers Feb 19, 2019 - 11:27 PM ET
College hoops have plenty of great matchups to look forward to over the next few days, including the Tobacco Road rivalry and Cincinnati looking like a formidable over option at home. Here are the top games, betting trends and tips to monitor as we enter the final few weeks of regular-season action.

Maryland vs Iowa picks & predictions: Can Terrapins' D ground Hawkeyes?

Covers Feb 19, 2019 - 5:42 PM ET
The No. 21 ranked Iowa has won nine of their last 10 games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, but sit a half game behind Maryland in the Big Ten Conference standings. Can Maryland’s top-flight defense down the Hawkeyes? We break down the best ways to wager this Big Ten battle.

MLB Headlines

Five steps to safely bet MLB Spring Training odds

Covers Feb 21, 2019 - 10:15 PM 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.

Digging for early betting value in the 2019 World Series futures odds

Covers Nov 8, 2018 - 5:17 PM ET
The champagne is barely dry from the 2018 World Series celebration, and the Commissioner’s Trophy is currently in the shop for repairs after barely surviving the duck boat parade around the streets of Boston. This is the perfect time to dig for early betting value in the futures market to win the 2019 championship.

Majority of tickets on World Series Game 5 being written on underdog Sox

Covers Oct 28, 2018 - 8:56 PM ET
Covers checks in on the betting action and line movement for Game 5 of the 2018 World Series between the Red Sox and Dodgers, with insights from Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM Resorts sportsbooks, and John Sheeran, risk manager for FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands in New Jersey.

Red Sox vs Dodgers World Series Game 5 betting picks and predictions

Covers Oct 28, 2018 - 7:34 PM ET
We get our first elimination game of the 2018 World Series on Sunday night in Los Angeles. The Red Sox lead the "Fall Classic" three games to one and will be looking to finish off the Dodgers, who could be in big trouble following their late-inning collapse last night. We break down the five best ways to bet Game 5.

Bettors regional bias' showing up ahead of Game 4 of the World Series

Covers Oct 27, 2018 - 9:26 PM ET
Game 3 of the World Series was a 7.5-hour, 18-inning marathon, so both teams are on a short turnaround. Covers checks in on the action and line movement for Saturday night’s Game 4, with insights fromThe SuperBook at Westgate in Las Vegas and FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands in New Jersey.

NHL Headlines

Today's biggest bets and line moves: Celtics-Bucks clash draws 2-way cash

Covers Feb 21, 2019 - 9:11 PM ET
As the NBA returns to the court, Covers checks in on the action and line movement for two Thursday night contests, along with some notable college hoops and NHL, with insights from Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics.

Blackhawks an Over bettor's dream and this weekend's NHL odds and analysis

Covers Feb 21, 2019 - 7:50 PM ET
The fireworks could fly Friday night as the high-scoring Chicago Blackhawks take on the Colorado Avalanche. We cover that game and much more as we bring you the top matchups, betting tips and trends to monitor in the NHL this weekend to help you beat the odds on the ice.

Today's biggest bets and line moves: Bettors hit Carolina in clash vs. Duke

Covers Feb 20, 2019 - 9:12 PM ET
Covers checks in on the action and line movement for a major college basketball showdown and a notable NHL tilt on the Wednesday schedule, with insights from Eric Osterman, manager of The SuperBook at Westgate.

This week's NHL betting predictions and picks: Lightning lights out at home

Covers Feb 18, 2019 - 6:42 PM ET
Tampa Bay is set to improve upon their ridiculous home scoring differential as part of an entertaining early-week NHL schedule that also includes the Islanders bringing their top-rated defense to Alberta. Here are the top games, odds, betting trends and tips to monitor as we inch closer to the NHL trade deadline.

Matthews heads back to the desert and this weekend's NHL odds and analysis

Covers Feb 15, 2019 - 4:04 PM ET
Looking for some mid-February fireworks? The Oilers and Hurricanes might have what you need as they renew acquaintances as part of a fun-filled weekend of hockey, which also includes Auston Matthews' return to his home state. Here are the top trends and tips to monitor as the NHL schedule soldiers on.

Soccer Headlines

Reus set to return for Dortmund and this weekend's soccer odds & analysis

Covers Feb 21, 2019 - 4:51 PM ET
There's plenty of football betting action this weekend as Borussia Dortmund welcomes back Marco Reus for their clash with Bayer Leverkusen, while Manchester United hope to continue their recent success as they take on Liverpool. We've got your soccer betting trends, notes and tips to help you beat the odds on the pitch.

Powerful Juventus head to Madrid, and this week's soccer odds and analysis

Covers Feb 18, 2019 - 9:29 PM ET
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 action continues this week with Juventus battling against Atletico Madrid in what is expected to be a very close match, and Liverpool taking on a strong Bayern Munich outfit. We break down the odds and best bets for the early week action on the pitch to give you a betting edge.

Atalanta look to climb ladder and this weekend's soccer odds and analysis

Covers Feb 14, 2019 - 6:17 PM ET
With the EPL taking the weekend off, the eyes of the betting world will be on the other major European domestic soccer leagues. Atalanta tries to climb the Serie A table against AC Milan, while Lille takes on Montpellier in Ligue 1 play as we break down the best bets for this weekend's footy action.

PSG shorthanded vs Man United, and this week's soccer odds and analysis

Covers Feb 11, 2019 - 11:16 PM ET
We dive back into UEFA Champions League action as the Round of 16 kicks off with Paris Saint-Germain missing key players for the first game of their tie with Manchester United. We cover that match and much more as we break down the best soccer bets for the mid-week action on the pitch.

Languishing Liverpool highlights this weekend's soccer odds and analysis

Covers Feb 8, 2019 - 10:33 PM ET
Back-to-back draws has dropped Liverpool to second spot in the English Premier League table – and oddsmakers aren't sold on them surpassing Manchester City for the league title. So a win vs Bournemouth is a must this weekend. We bring you that and all the betting trends, tips and news to give you an edge for the action on the pitch.

Industry Headlines

Cutting the cord: Sports in the era of streaming

Covers Dec 11, 2018 - 12:42 PM ET
Thanks to online streaming services, cutting the cord from cable is now easier than ever for sports fans. Our resident Las Vegas expert, Marc Meltzer, walks you through some of the different streaming options available, to get your sports fix without those exorbitant cable bills.

Why winter beer season is the best beer season

Covers Dec 6, 2018 - 12:59 AM ET
Different seasons present different reasons to drink a particular type of beer. During the summer we want a cold beer that we can drink quickly. But winter is different. Our "Man About Town" in Las Vegas Marc Meltzer gives you the low down on what to look for and where to find the best winter brews as the temperature drops.

From "August and Everything After" to "Zooropa," 1993 had amazing albums

Covers Dec 3, 2018 - 4:09 AM ET
Our Las Vegas expert Marc Meltzer reminisces about the amazing year in music that 1993 was.

Where to get a striploin on the Strip: A carnivore's guide to Las Vegas

Covers Dec 3, 2018 - 3:53 AM ET
As a follow up to his piece about different cuts of beef and steak doneness, our "Man About Town" in Las Vegas, Marc Meltzer, shares some of his thoughts on the best restaurants to go to in Vegas for a steak dinner.

Acknowledging sports betting really resonated with viewers for SVP

Covers Oct 22, 2018 - 1:52 AM 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.
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