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The Sharp 600: NFL season win total analysis with Warren Sharp

Covers May 9, 2018 - 6:00 PM ET
It's our 100th episode! What better way to celebrate than an NFL season win total breakdown with Warren Sharp! What’s the best method to determine strength of schedule? What are the key factors and how much weight should we apply to each? Come for the breakdown, stay for two win totals to keep an eye on.

CG Technology releases NFL odds for every game in the 2018 season

Covers May 7, 2018 - 8:47 PM ET
Odds for every NFL game in the 2018 schedule - outside of Week 17 - are on the board right now at CG Technology sportsbooks in Las Vegas. The New England Patriots are favored to win in all but one of their games while the Browns will be giving points a few times this season. Covers has a full list of the odds from Week 1 to 16 here.

The Sharp 600: Here come the NFL season win totals

Covers Apr 30, 2018 - 7:40 PM ET
Are the Arizona Cardinals the worst team in the NFL? Will Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams win 11 games in 2018? Joe Fortenbaugh turns to oddsmaker Ed Salmons from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook to talk about the recent release of the shop’s 2018 season win totals.

The Sharp 600: 2018 NFL Draft prop betting extravaganza!

Covers Apr 26, 2018 - 6:37 PM ET
In our opinion, the NFL Draft is one of the most beatable betting opportunities of the calendar year. So Joe Fortenbaugh commences Episode 96 with a handful of his favorite plays before turning to good friend Chad Reuter of NFL.com for some feedback as to the most favorable spots on the board.

Books expecting NFL Draft handle three to four times higher than last year

Covers Apr 26, 2018 - 1:02 AM ET
Covers checks in on the betting action and odds movement for some of the more popular NFL draft props, with insights from John Murray, manager at the Las Vegas Superbook; Jason Simbal, vice president of risk management for CG Technology in Las Vegas; and Scott Cooley, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook BetDSI.eu.

Betting the 2018 NFL Draft: Five Favorite Prop Picks Vol. 2

Covers Apr 23, 2018 - 5:25 PM ET
One set of five favorite prop picks for the NFL Draft simply wasn't enough. Monty Andrews looks at more of the best values available as we enter the final week of mock drafts, rumors and rampant speculation.

The Sharp 600: Drop of NFL schedule means "Mother of all Spots" returns

Covers Apr 23, 2018 - 12:21 PM ET
The 2018 NFL schedule dropped Thursday at 8:00pm and Joe Fortenbaugh is salivating at two specific games that feature extremely favorable spots for the home team. So we’re guest-free in Episode 94 as Fortenbaugh rants on the “Mother of all Spots” while dropping a Week 1 total he’s monitoring closely.

Quarterback injuries making life tough for books setting NFL Week 1 lines

Covers Apr 20, 2018 - 3:11 PM ET
Those jonesing for even a piece of NFL information had quite the night Thursday. The NFL released the 2018 schedule, and as expected, there are plenty of highlight games. But as sportsbooks quickly worked to post Week 1 lines, one of the low-light games proved to be among the toughest for oddsmakers.

NFL 2018 schedule out; Las Vegas releases Week 1 odds

Covers Apr 20, 2018 - 12:22 PM ET
It's still more than five months until the NFL season kicks off but oddsmakers are easing the pain by releasing pointspreads and totals for Week 1. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook posted odds on all the opening games following the release of the 2018 NFL season schedule.

Betting the 2018 NFL Draft: Five Favorite Prop Picks Vol. 1

Covers Apr 19, 2018 - 10:58 PM ET
Those looking to make the annual NFL player selection party even more fun should consider wagering on any number of a multitude of draft-related props. Monty Andrews looks at some of the best values available as we enter the final week of mock drafts, rumors and rampant speculation.

Top five biggest offseason NFL odds moves to win Super Bowl LIII

Covers Apr 12, 2018 - 10:58 PM ET
The Super Bowl isn't won in the offseason but player transactions do make an impact on the odds to win the Lombardi Trophy. Covers surveys the landscape and tells our readers which teams have seen the biggest change in their odds to win the Super Bowl next season since the futures hit the board back in January.

Handicapping the 40-yard dash at the 2018 NFL Combine

Covers Feb 28, 2018 - 1:29 AM ET
Football bettors rejoice! There are props on the board and you don't have to wait until the fall for the results. Online shops are continuing the tradition of booking action on the NFL Combine beginning this week in Indianapolis. Covers did some snooping and found the best odds and picks for those thirsty for pigskin wagering.

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.

Eagles win their first Super Bowl and betting public cashes in

Covers Feb 5, 2018 - 3:46 AM ET
For the first time, the Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champions and the betting public is really enjoying the victory. The Eagles' win over the mighty New England Patriots cashed pointspread tickets, moneyline tickets, and Over tickets for bettors who have been banking on the eventual result for two weeks.

Eagles seeing hefty bets all across Las Vegas on eve of Super Bowl

Covers Feb 4, 2018 - 7:44 AM ET
The No. 1 seeds from the NFC and AFC lived up to their status to arrive at today’s 6:30 p.m. ET kickoff in Minneapolis and betting on the big game has been nothing short of crazy. Covers checks in on the action and line movement, with insights straight from Las Vegas and offshore oddsmakers.

Super Bowl LII's biggest betting mismatches: Eagles vs. Patriots

Covers Feb 4, 2018 - 2:07 AM ET
Each week during the season, Monty Andrews has broken down some of the underlying betting mismatches on the NFL slate, giving you an inside edge when handicapping and setting your daily fantasy rosters. We are down to Super Bowl LII and we use Monty's penchant for finding mismatches to handicap The Big Game.
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