The Latest from: Patrick Everson

Patrick Everson is Covers' man on the scene, which means he's usually in the middle of the action at the biggest and best sportsbooks in Las Vegas. Patrick not only talks with some of the sharpest bettors and most renowned oddsmakers in town but also profiles you - the average bettor - with his popular "Scenes from Sin City". Who knows? The next time you're visiting a Vegas book, for Super Bowl or March Madness, you might just bump into Mr. Everson.

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

Apr 18, 2019 - 5:47 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.

Today's biggest bets and line moves: Public betting Over the total in Warriors-Clippers

Apr 15, 2019 - 6:43 PM ET

It’s a light Monday night in the NBA playoffs, with just a pair of Game 2s in the first round, one on the East Coast and one on the West. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement for both matchups, with insights from Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM Resorts sportsbooks. 

Sportsbooks eye springboard wagering effect from Woods' Masters win

Apr 14, 2019 - 6:25 PM ET

Tiger Woods returning to the pinnacle of golf, at The Masters no less, is hardly a bad outcome for sportsbooks. In fact, oddsmakers told Covers the victory should bolster golf wagering in the rest of this year's majors.

Who wants to be a millionaire? A Tiger Woods Masters bettor, that's who

Apr 14, 2019 - 5:13 PM ET

For years, sportsbooks have taken ample Tiger Woods action, creating a boatload of liability – but ultimately profit – for the oddsmakers. On Sunday, the bettors’ ship came in, as Woods won The Masters. Covers has reaction from several oddsmakers.

Today's biggest bets and line moves: Bettors liking Trail Blazers' odds vs. Thunder

Apr 14, 2019 - 2:13 PM ET

Another four series openers hit the court Sunday in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement for the later three games, with insights from CG Technology sportsbooks in Las Vegas.

Tiger Woods in Sunday's final group at the Masters, but odds behind surging Molinari

Apr 13, 2019 - 11:38 PM ET

Moving Day at the Masters is in the books and while Tiger Woods is in Sunday's final group, he is facing that two-shot deficit, he’s now the 3/1 second choice, trailing favorite Francesco Molinari. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement, with insights from The SuperBook at Westgate.

Today's biggest bets and line moves: Sharps on Nuggets' series odds vs. Spurs

Apr 13, 2019 - 3:15 PM ET

The NBA’s second season kicks off as the playoffs get underway Saturday. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement for three of today's contests, with insights from Tony DiTommaso, risk manager for CG Technology sportsbooks in Las Vegas.

One shot back, Tiger Woods now favorite in Masters odds heading into Moving Day

Apr 12, 2019 - 9:56 PM ET

Round 2 of the Masters is in the books and the leaderboard at Augusta National is absolutely packed with big names. But none bigger than Tiger Woods, who sits one shot back and is now the favorite to win The Masters. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement, with insights from Eric Osterman, manager of The SuperBook at Westgate.

Today's biggest bets and line moves: Bettors hammer Lightning odds vs. Blue Jackets

Apr 12, 2019 - 4:06 PM ET

Stanley Cup playoff action resumes Friday night with four Game 2s. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement for three of those matchups, with insights from Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics in Las Vegas.

Koepka, DeChambeau's Masters odds surge; Woods steady, Spieth stumbles

Apr 11, 2019 - 10:30 PM ET

The first round of The Masters is in the books at Augusta National, with big names aplenty in the mix. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement, with insights from Eric Osterman, manager of The SuperBook at Westgate.

Masters money flows on Tiger Woods' odds; book makes move on McIlroy

Apr 10, 2019 - 8:00 PM ET

Hello friends, and welcome to a tradition unlike any other – an update on betting for The Masters. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement for the PGA Tour's first major of the year, with insights from Eric Osterman, manager of The SuperBook at Westgate.

Today's biggest bets and line moves: Books need Virginia with public on Texas Tech in NCAA Championship

Apr 8, 2019 - 2:46 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.

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

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.

Today's biggest bets and line moves: Bettors on Texas Tech spread odds vs. Michigan State

Apr 6, 2019 - 3:20 PM ET

As March Madness rolls into April, Covers checks in on the latest action and odds movement for Saturday's showdowns in the Final Four, with insights from Chris Andrews, sportsbook director at the South Point in Las Vegas.

Today's biggest bets and line moves: Money both ways in Celtics-Pacers Pick'em

Apr 5, 2019 - 4:39 PM ET

Friday night features a fairly full plate of NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement for a few games, with insights from Eric Osterman, manager of The SuperBook at Westgate in Las Vegas.

Today's biggest bets and line moves: Public likes Auburn odds vs. Virginia

Apr 4, 2019 - 11:54 PM ET

March Madness is now into the first weekend of April, with the Final Four on deck. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement for both of Saturday’s semifinals, with insights from Derek Wilkinson, manager of The SuperBook at Westgate.

Today's biggest bets and line moves: Bettors lean toward 76ers' odds vs. Bucks

Apr 4, 2019 - 5:02 PM ET

Covers checks in on the action and odds movement for a key matchup on a slim Thursday NBA card, along with the NIT title game, some baseball and hockey, with insights from Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics in Las Vegas.

As Final Four tips off, futures bets add extra 'madness' to NCAA Tournament

Apr 4, 2019 - 1:59 PM ET

Imagine holding a futures bet on one of the Final Four teams that paid upwards of six figures. Would you hedge? Let it ride? Or sell the ticket for guaranteed profit? Patrick Everson dives into the "madness" of March Madness futures and how the Vegas wiseguys bet on the NCAA Tournament champ.

Sportsbooks seek clarity, bettors in limbo after AAF suspends operations

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.

Today's biggest bets and line moves: Bettors on Mavericks' odds for clash vs. 76ers

Apr 1, 2019 - 5:35 PM ET

There’s plenty on the betting board on a Monday night, in the NBA, NHL and of course Major League Baseball. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement for a handful of games, with insights from Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics.

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