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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?

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".

The biggest sports and entertainment betting stories of 2017

Covers Jan 1, 2018 - 12:08 AM ET
Christmas tis the season to be jolly but New Years is the time to reflect back on the signature moments from the past 12 years. What were the betting stories that happening in 2017 that we'll be telling our grandkids about down the road? Covers presents our official list of the biggest betting storylines of the past year.

Yankees' World Series odds get boost following trade for NL MVP Stanton

Covers Dec 11, 2017 - 12:26 AM ET
The New York Yankees improved their chances to win the World Series in the eyes of sportsbook managers offshore and in Las Vegas following their trade to acquire reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton.

Angels World Series odds shorten following Shohei Ohtani signing

Covers Dec 9, 2017 - 12:46 AM ET
Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels have reason to smile. They signed a player entering his prime years who has the potential to be an ace in their starting pitching rotation and a valuable bat in the everyday batting order. We explain how the sportsbooks reacted to LA signing Shohei Ohtani.

Three live long shots to win the 2018 World Series

Covers Nov 13, 2017 - 1:08 AM ET
We’re months away from MLB Opening Day in 2018 and while the offseason hot stove hasn’t even been turned on to simmer; it’s never too early to look for value in the odds to win the 2018 World Series. Covers takes a peek at three teams outside the top ten on the futures board who could be in the mix next October.

Los Angeles Dodgers open as betting favorites to claim 2018 World Series

Covers Nov 9, 2017 - 2:29 PM ET
The 2017 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros will go down as one of the greatest Fall Classics of all time. But, before the champagne was popped and the Astros were awarded the Commissioner's Trophy, sportsbooks were releasing futures odds for the 2018 season.

Astros' unforgettable World Series win sets record handle

Covers Nov 3, 2017 - 7:10 PM ET
The Houston Astros captured their first ever World Series title in the 55-year history of the club, by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 on Wednesday night. The instant classic series set a record for the biggest handle wagered on the World Series.

World Series Game 7 betting preview and odds: Astros at Dodgers

Covers Nov 1, 2017 - 12:40 PM ET
Either the Dodgers will end a 29-year title drought or the Astros will celebrate their first World Series championship when the teams compete in Game 7 at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. The wild series that has featured a record 24 homers was extended to a seventh game Tuesday as the Dodgers posted a 3-1 victory.

Las Vegas books have yet to win a game during wild World Series wagering

Covers Oct 31, 2017 - 12:04 PM ET
As we head into Game 6 between the Astros and Dodgers, Las Vegas sportsbooks have been shutout in the World Series and have yet to turn a profit through the first five games. We check in on all the wild wagering action - including some huge baseball bets - with Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM Resorts in Las Vegas.

World Series Game 6 betting preview and odds: Astros at Dodgers

Covers Oct 31, 2017 - 1:30 AM ET
Justin Verlander was acquired to bolster Houston's starting pitching for a postseason run and the veteran right-hander has a chance to pitch the Astros to their first World Series title when he faces the host Los Angeles Dodgers in Tuesday's Game 6. Bet this game like a pro with our full MLB betting preview.

Oddsmakers ahead on MLB playoff totals despite rash of home runs

Covers Oct 30, 2017 - 8:31 PM ET
There's been a record number of home runs hit this year in the regular season, the playoffs and now the World Series too. Pitchers are complaining about the different balls being used this postseason, but the home run rampage hasn't led to a flood of games going over the total.

World Series Game 5 betting preview and odds: Dodgers at Astros

Covers Oct 29, 2017 - 1:46 PM ET
A non-factor three games into the World Series after a record-breaking rookie season, Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger came through in a big way late Saturday to hand the Houston Astros their first home loss of the postseason.

World Series Game 4 betting preview and odds: Dodgers at Astros

Covers Oct 28, 2017 - 12:54 PM ET
The Houston Astros are two wins away from winning the first World Series title in franchise history and they look to take another step when they host the Los Angeles Dodgers in Saturday's Game 4.

World Series Game 3 betting preview and odds: Dodgers at Astros

Covers Oct 27, 2017 - 3:39 AM ET
The Houston Astros emerged victorious in an epic Game 2, where the teams combined for a World Series-record eight home runs, and now look to take a 2-1 lead when they host the Los Angeles Dodgers for Game 3 of the World Series on Friday.

Wild World Series swings Vegas' odds as series head to Houston

Covers Oct 27, 2017 - 12:42 AM ET
The first two games of the World Series did not disappoint and after a crazy extra-innings affair in Game 2, Las Vegas oddsmakers are making major adjustments to the series and Game 3 prices. We talk MLB betting odds and action with Will Bernanke of CG Technology.
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