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Complete schedule and odds for NFL Week 1: Eagles biggest faves on board

Covers Apr 18, 2019 - 8:51 PM ET
The NFL had its annual Schedule Release show Thursday night and sportsbooks were quick to jump into action, posting lines for Week 1 shortly afterward. See who the biggest favorites and underdogs are, plus the odds for each and every matchup in Week 1 of NFL action.

NFL regular season win totals odds: Patriots on top and Dolphins on bottom

Covers Apr 5, 2019 - 9:49 PM ET
CG Sportsbooks in Las Vegas have been the first to reveal their NFL win totals for the 2019 season. No surprise the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots have the highest predicted win total, followed by the Rams, Chiefs and Saints. We bring you the current win totals with the O/U payouts:

The Sharp 600: Early NFL season win totals

Covers Apr 4, 2019 - 3:21 PM ET
Will the Cleveland Browns cash Over tickets by winning 10 games for the first time since 2007? In which direction is the sharp action firing on the early NFL win totals. Joe Fortenbaugh visits with Will Bernanke, Lead Analyst for CG Analytics, to discuss those questions with a pick for tonight's NBA games thrown in as well.

The Sharp 600: NFL offseason frenzy and odds analysis

Covers Mar 16, 2019 - 8:40 PM ET
How did the Odell Beckham Jr. trade alter Cleveland’s Super Bowl odds? Is Antonio Brown capable of putting the Raiders over the top? How do the Pats continue to manipulate the market? For answers to those questions and more, Joe Fortenbaugh visits with John Murray, of the SuperBook at Westgate.

Beckham trade leads bookmakers to big moves on Browns' Super Bowl odds

Covers Mar 13, 2019 - 9:30 AM ET
For the second time in four days, a big-name NFL wide receiver changed teams. This time, it was Odell Beckham Jr., who was traded from the New York Giants to the Cleveland Browns, and oddsmakers quickly responded.

NBA Headlines

The Sharp 600: Unders rule and NBA playoff analysis with Jason McIntyre

Covers Apr 18, 2019 - 5:51 PM ET
Do the Magic and Nets really stand a chance against the Raptors and Sixers? Will the Rockets roll through the Jazz en route to a showdown with the Warriors? Which sides and totals should we be eyeing up for the eight pending Game 2s? Joe Fortenbaugh talks to FS1’s Jason McIntyre to discuss those subjects and more.

Can bettors still trust the greatest trend in sports betting history?

Covers Apr 18, 2019 - 5:50 PM ET
At one time, the infamous 0-2 NBA Playoffs betting trend was like stealing money from your bookie. But as oddsmakers got wise, this sensational situational spot lost its shine and finished just 5-5 ATS last year. We examine why this 65 percent-winning trend is so dangerous and if bettors should continue to ride it.

Today's biggest bets & line moves: Public pounding Knights to close out Sharks

Covers Apr 18, 2019 - 5:48 PM ET
The NBA and NHL playoffs roll on Thursday, with three games in each league. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement for a pair of the NBA contests and one in the NHL, with insights from Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics in Las Vegas.

NBA Playoffs best bets and prop picks: Nuggets need more from Murray

Covers Apr 18, 2019 - 1:54 PM ET
Three NBA postseason games tip off Thursday night with each series tied at one win apiece, after all three favorites suffered an upset loss in one of their two home games. We’re here to bring you the must-read notes from around the Association to help you make the day's best wagers.

NBA Playoffs best bets & prop picks: Jazz hit right notes after half

Covers Apr 17, 2019 - 2:34 PM ET
Three games tip off across the NBA Playoffs Wednesday night with the home team favored in each contest. All three home favorites are looking to build off their Game 1 success and go up 2-0 in their respective series’. We’re here to bring you the must-read notes from around the Association to help you make the day’s best wagers.

NCAAF Headlines

The best bets to win the 2020 college football national championship

Covers Jan 18, 2019 - 10:17 AM 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 - 11:58 AM 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 - 6:29 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 - 11:21 AM 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 - 12:54 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

Sharp 600: Krackomberger talks NCAA Finals and behind the scenes of "Action"

Covers Apr 8, 2019 - 3:03 PM ET
Joe Fortenbaugh gives out his picks and predictions for Monday night's NCAA championship game between Virginia and Texas Tech, and also talks with professional sports bettor Bill Krackomberger, who stars on the new Showtime series, “Action.”

Today's biggest bets & line moves: Books need Virginia in NCAA Championship

Covers Apr 8, 2019 - 2:47 PM ET
March Madness comes to a close on this early April Monday night, with the NCAA Tournament’s championship game. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement for tonight’s showdown, with insights from Nick Bogdanovich, director of trading for William Hill US.

NCAA National Championship: Texas Tech vs Virginia predictions & best bets

Covers Apr 8, 2019 - 11:42 AM ET
March Madness comes to a close with the Texas Tech Red Raiders taking on the Virginia Cavaliers. The odds have Virginia as a slight 1.5-point favorite in Minneapolis, but there’s more to bet than just the spread. We look at the best bets and predictions for Texas Tech vs. Virginia.

NCAA Championship Virginia vs Texas Tech: Who will cover the pointspread?

Covers Apr 7, 2019 - 7:30 PM ET
A first-time champion will be crowned on Monday night when the Virginia Cavaliers take on the Texas Tech Raiders in the 2019 NCAA Tournament national championship game. Covers writers Brandon DuBreuil and Rohit Ponnaiya go head-to-head, giving three reasons why Texas Tech or Virginia will cover.

Early bettors hammer Under odds for Texas Tech-Virginia title clash

Covers Apr 7, 2019 - 2:22 AM ET
March Madness heads toward its April conclusion with Monday's NCAA title game. Covers checks in on the opening odds and early action, with insights from Eric Osterman, manager at The SuperBook, and Matt Chaprales, head of content for PointsBet USA.

MLB Headlines

MLB Daily Line Drive: April 18 free picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Apr 18, 2019 - 11:30 AM ET
Homer Bailey finally won a baseball game, but can he make it two in a row when he faces the Yankees? And it's the return of the Rocky Mountain Low trend as Kyle Freeland returns to the mound at Coors Field. We break down the odds for those matchups and much more, plus give our best bets in MLB Daily Line Drive.

MLB Daily Line Drive: April 17 free picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Apr 17, 2019 - 10:53 AM ET
Kevin Gausman has been a good bet pitching at SunTrust Park and the Astros continue to flex their muscles, showing who the best in the West really is. We break down the odds for those matchups and much more, plus give our best bets in MLB Daily Line Drive.

MLB Daily Line Drive: April 16 free picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Apr 16, 2019 - 12:53 PM ET
The Phillies enter tonight's matchup with the Mets with a depleted bullpen after consecutive extra-inning games and Stephen Strasburg will attempt to get his season back on track when the Nationals host the Giants. We break down the odds for those matchups and more in our MLB Line Drive.

Red Sox vs Yankees MLB betting picks & predictions: Beat-up NYY face rivals

Covers Apr 16, 2019 - 11:09 AM ET
The defending champion Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees were both favorites to win the 2019 World Series but have started the season off poorly. Each side will try to turn their season around Tuesday as they face off at historic Yankee Stadium. We break down the odds and best bets for this rivalry.

Mets vs Phillies picks & predictions: Don't buy into big-name pitchers

Covers Apr 15, 2019 - 1:05 PM ET
National League East foes open another chapter in their long-running rivlary when the Philadelphia Phillies host the New York Mets Monday night. We break down the best MLB bets for this divisional dance, including quick-hitting bets and profitable player props as well as the Over/Under and moneyline odds.

NHL Headlines

Today's biggest bets & line moves: Public pounding Knights to close out Sharks

Covers Apr 18, 2019 - 5:48 PM ET
The NBA and NHL playoffs roll on Thursday, with three games in each league. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement for a pair of the NBA contests and one in the NHL, with insights from Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics in Las Vegas.

Stanley Cup playoffs best bets and prop picks: Sharks need to bite early

Covers Apr 18, 2019 - 11:02 AM ET
The defending Western Conference champions, the Vegas Golden Knights, are looking to eliminate the San Jose Sharks from postseason contention for the second year in a row. Does San Jose have a shot to stay alive? We break down all three matchups and give our best bets for the NHL playoffs odds.

NHL playoffs best bets and prop picks: Leafs and Bruins struggling to score

Covers Apr 17, 2019 - 10:40 AM ET
Can the NHL betting upsets keep coming? A night after the league's top team was swept out of the Stanley Cup playoffs, two lower-seeded clubs try to take commanding series leads on the ice Wednesday. We break down all three matchups and give our best bets for the NHL playoffs odds.

NHL playoffs best bets & predictions: Columbus on verge of betting history

Covers Apr 16, 2019 - 10:45 AM ET
The Columbus Blue Jackets are knocking on the door of history and complete one of the biggest upsets in sports history with a win over the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight. We dive into that Game 4 as well as the best NHL bets for all of Tuesday's Stanley Cup playoff matchups.

Stanley Cup playoffs best bets and props: Cash in on Capitals' quick starts

Covers Apr 15, 2019 - 9:57 AM ET
Four first-round Stanley Cup playoffs series shift venues Monday night and we've got insight into the best NHL bets on the board, including a quick-hitting prop hockey fans can cash in on between the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes.

Soccer Headlines

Spurs heavy 'dogs in Kane's absence and this week's soccer odds & best bets

Covers Apr 15, 2019 - 11:00 PM ET
The odds for the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals have Tottenham installed as heavy +1000 underdogs against Mancester City, despite a 1-0 victory in their first encounter. We feature that match and more as we bring you the best soccer betting tips so you can beat the odds on the pitch.

Chelsea looks to upset Liverpool and this weekend's soccer odds & best bets

Covers Apr 12, 2019 - 12:17 PM ET
The domestic league seasons are winding down across Europe but there are still key matches to be played including Chelsea's much-improved defense giving them a fighter's chance against heavily favored Liverpool. We bring you the best soccer betting notes and tips so you can crack the odds on the pitch this weekend.

Consider Over-3.5 in Man U vs Barca and this week's soccer odds & best bets

Covers Apr 8, 2019 - 11:30 PM ET
Champions League quarterfinals kicks off this week with Manchester United having the difficult task of trying to stop Barcelona's potent attack led by Lionel Messi. We cover Champions League and Europa League action as we bring you the top betting notes in the soccer world so you can crack the odds on the pitch.

Rising Arsenal aims for third and this weekend's soccer odds & best bets

Covers Apr 5, 2019 - 3:11 PM ET
We head to the pitch for European domestic league play with Arsenal aiming for third place in the Premier League as they face Everton in what should be a close match. We cover that and more as we break down the best soccer bets for the weekend.

Valencia's unbeaten streak at risk and this week's soccer odds & best bets

Covers Apr 2, 2019 - 9:29 AM ET
Bettors are greeted by a condensed mid-week calendar of European domestic games, highlighted by Valencia, currently on a 16 game unbeaten streak, looking to pull off an upset victory against visiting Real Madrid. If you're looking for an edge on the futbol odds you'll want to check out our weekly betting notes and trends.

AAF Headlines

Sportsbooks seek clarity, bettors in limbo after AAF suspends operations

Covers Apr 2, 2019 - 9:41 PM ET
The Alliance of American Football wasn’t driving big business at the betting window, but had its share of wagering supporters. After the AAF suspended operations, sportsbook operators sought clarity before determining the appropriate course with futures bets.

AAF Week 8 betting recap, takeaways, and Week 9 preview: Johnny goes down

Covers Apr 1, 2019 - 8:48 AM ET
Week 8 of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) saw Birmingham lock up a playoff spot, the West get tighter, and Johnny Manziel leave with a head injury. Our Covers AAF junkie Brandon DuBreuil takes a look at the big news, scores and betting takeaways from the weekend with an eye towards the matchups in Week 9.

AAF Week 8 preview, odds, picks and a best bet

Covers Mar 28, 2019 - 12:15 PM ET
Betting odds have been released for Week 8 of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). Will road teams continue their hot run against the spread? And will we see more Johnny Manziel? It should be another fun weekend in the Alliance!

AAF Week 7 betting recap and Week 8 odds preview: Johnny Manziel debuts

Covers Mar 25, 2019 - 11:44 AM ET
Week 7 of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) featured the first overtime game in league history, and Johnny Manziel's debut. Our Covers AAF junkie Brandon DuBreuil takes a look at the big news, scores and betting takeaways from the weekend with an eye towards the matchups in Week 8.

AAF Week 7 preview, odds, picks and a best bet

Covers Mar 21, 2019 - 12:57 PM ET
Betting odds have been released for Week 7 of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). The road teams were on fire last week — will that trend continue this weekend? And will Johnny Manziel make his Memphis debut? It should be a fun weekend in the Alliance!

Industry Headlines

First to 15: a fun prop for betting against the favorites in March Madness

Covers Mar 27, 2019 - 2:05 PM ET
One proposition bet can rev up a room like no other during March Madness: First to 15. A bet which can be extremely entertaining - and profitable - for bettors who like to go against the chalk and back underdogs. Our Vegas expert, Patrick Everson, goes behind the scenes in Sin City to tell you all about it.

DraftKings Sportsbook Offers Bad Beat Refund to Florida State Bettors

Covers Mar 25, 2019 - 2:06 PM ET
The DraftKings Sportsbook decided to offer a bad beat refund to Florida State Seminoles backers after Mfiondu Kabengele chose to dribble it out instead of taking an easy two points in the dying seconds against Vermont.

Survey: Americans will wager $8.5 billion on March Madness in 2019

Covers Mar 18, 2019 - 12:08 PM ET
The American Gaming Association has released the results of a survey that says that around 47 million American adults will wager roughly $8.5 billion on the 2019 March Madness tournament, which is about 40 percent more than was bet on the 2019 Super Bowl.

What is Points Betting?

Covers Mar 13, 2019 - 1:32 AM ET
Points Betting is a unique betting option from the online sportsbook PointsBet where the more you're right, the more you win, but the more you're wrong, the more you lose.

The PointsBet Card makes depositing at sportsbooks easy

Covers Feb 28, 2019 - 7:59 AM ET
PointsBet sportsbook now offers the PointsBet Card to make depositing and withdrawing funds easy.
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