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Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: Bettors show early opinions on Jets and 49ers

06.08.2015     08:36 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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The NFL futures market is heating up as the calendar turns to June.  Two teams in particular have seen significant action.  Money has poured in against the San Francisco 49ers, the #1 bet against team of the offseason, without a shred of debate.  And money has been flowing in support of the New York Jets. I did debate using the Minnesota Vikings as my top wiseguy bet-on team in early trading, but the markets have moved towards the Jets with a vehemence that Minnesota just can’t match.   In this week's Wiseguy Report, I’ll dive into the 49ers and Jets to see why the sharps have such strong opinions about their upcoming campaigns.

There’s no mystery surrounding all the anti-49ers money that’s been pouring in since the very first win totals were posted at CG Gaming back in February.  The markets hated the loss of hard driving, overachieving head coach Jim Harbaugh and they certainly don’t care for his replacement Jim Tomsula; a largely anonymous Niners assistant with no previous NFL head coaching experience (he did coach the Rhein Fire on NFL Europe for one season back in 2006). 

Most big, early Read more



Tags: NFL New York Jets San Francisco 49ers Minnesota Vikings Teddy Covers Las Vegas




Gambling Update: Judge tosses out case against World Cup betting operation

06.01.2015     01:00 PM     Printer Friendly
UPDATE

It official. The case against Malaysian gambler Paul Phua and his alleged illegal sports betting operation at Las Vegas’ Caesars Casino was tossed out. Basically the evidence was there but the Feds got trigger happy and didn't go about gathering said evidence in a legal manner. Amateurs, dude. 





Judge wants to throw out evidence in sports betting case

02.05.2015     12:56 PM     View Original Blog


Looks like the Feds muffed this one. Evidence used in the case against a Malaysian gambler Paul Phua and his Read more








Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: NBA Finals Preview - Cleveland vs. Golden State

06.01.2015     07:59 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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There were a handful of relatively minor upsets in the first two rounds of the playoffs, but the favorites in each conference took care of business.  The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have dominated the postseason, losing only five playoff games between them on their way to the NBA Finals. 

Both teams faced their only tough tests in the second round – Cleveland had to rally back from a 2-1 series deficit to beat Chicago, while Golden State turned things around after they too, trailed Memphis 2-1 in their second round series.  Since facing those 2-1 series deficits, the Warriors are 7-1 SU, 5-3 ATS, while the Cavs have gone 7-0 SU, 4-3 ATS, with two of those three pointspread defeats coming by exactly a half a point (Games 4 and 5 against the Bulls).

The Warriors opened in the -250 range over the Cavs for the Finals, significant favorites to win their first title since 1975.  We have seen a smidgeon of Cleveland money, with the Warriors down to about -220 here in Las Vegas from the opener, slightly higher offshore.  But make no mistake about it – the Warriors are the clear wiseguy choice in this Read more



Tags: NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Golden State Warriors Teddy Covers




NBA Gambling: Erin Rynning talks Golden State-Cleveland finals

05.29.2015     08:39 AM     Printer Friendly
Sportsmemo Handicapper Erin Rynning offered up his opinion on the NBA Finals in the Las Vegas-Review Journal.




Tags: NBA Golden State Warriors Cleveland Cavaliers Erin Rynning




Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: Bettors discuss potential impact of new PAT rule

05.26.2015     07:39 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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The NFL has evolved into the most popular sport for both fans and bettors over the last half century in part because of it’s unpredictability.  The old saying attributed to NFL Commissioner Bert Bell (1945-1959), ‘On any given Sunday, any team in the NFL can beat any other team' has proven true over the years, even in the modern era. 

In September alone last year, the Dolphins upset the Patriots, the Titans won at Kansas City, the Chargers beat the Seahawks, the Bears beat the 49ers, the Bucs beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh and the Chiefs whipped the Patriots.  Each and every one of those games was a significant upset both SU and ATS.

Fans and bettors alike are quite comfortable watching a two-foot putt in golf, or free throw attempts in the NBA; not exactly the most exciting plays that either sport has to offer. The NFL has boring plays as well, most notably the extra point try.  NFL teams made their extra points more than 99% of the time last year, not exactly the essence of drama.

The league, in their infinite wisdom, just decided that the NFL extra point try was too boring.  Instead of doing it the way it’s Read more



Tags: NFL Teddy Covers Las Vegas




Will sports betting change if regulated?

05.22.2015     10:27 AM     Printer Friendly
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Detailed article courtesy of ESPN about the current climate of sports betting. With regulation comes talk about match fixing and point shaving. Some folks are hopeful that if it becomes legal in the U.S. there will be a decline (or at least not an increase) in the already rare cases of point shaving. We've discussed this multiple times in the past -- even with nationwide legalized sports betting the unregulated offshore/offscreen world will still thrive. And with that, there's the potential to fix games and not be detected. Las Vegas raves about it's ability to "police" irregular line moves. But people who attempt to fix games aren't rushing down to Stations Casino with a duffle bag full of money. They are doing so undetected at countless offscreen sportsbooks across the world so as to not cause any red flags. In the end, regulation is a good thing in that it'll provide your average bettor with access to a safe outlet to gamble. But to a lot of bettors playing at 5Dimes or with a local that provides you a credit account and an offscreen Read more








NBA Gambling: Atlanta Hawks bet up to -2.5 for tonight's Game 2

05.22.2015     09:57 AM     Printer Friendly
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Lot of action going on in the betting markets for tonight's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. After the Cavaliers won Game 1, Game 2 opened a pick 'em at CRIS. Pinnacle took immediate money on the Cavs as they jumped to -1.5. But since then, we've seen nothing but Atlanta money with the Hawks now favored by -2.5 at most offshore and Las Vegas sportsbooks. If you prefer the Cleveland side we recommend jumping in now as we expect some buy-back and the game to close Atlanta -1 to -2.




Tags: NBA Atlanta Hawks Cleveland Cavaliers




Westgate SuperBook renovations to be completed by football season

05.20.2015     08:34 AM     Printer Friendly
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According to Westgate LV SuperBook managed Jay Kornegay, renovations on the facility will begin in mid-June and are slated to be completed by the end of August. The SuperBook will feature a new video wall, counters, and seating areas.




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NFL Gambling Update: Brady-less Patriots settle in at -2.5 for Week 1 vs. Steelers

05.18.2015     02:46 PM     Printer Friendly
UPDATE

Now that everyone has had a chance to return their heart rate to normal following the announcement that Tom Brady will be suspended for the first four games of the regular season (could be less following his obligatory appeal), a handful of offshore and Las Vegas sportsbooks have posted bettable lines for Week 1's game vs. Pittsburgh. Here's what we got...

Pinnacle: New England -2.5 O/U N/A
5Dimes: New England -2.5 O/U 49
BetOnline: New England -2.5 O/U 48.5
CG (Cantor): New England -2.5 O/U 49.5
Westgate (LVH): New England -2.5 O/U 49
Golden Nugget/Stations: New England -2 O/U 49





NFL Handicapping: Betting markets react to Brady suspension

05.12.2015     07:19 AM     Read more



Tags: NFL New England Patriots Pittsburgh Steelers




American Pharoah a 2-1 favorite to win Belmont Stakes

05.18.2015     10:27 AM     Printer Friendly
Last weekend, American Pharoah won the Preakness Stakes setting up yet enough Triple Crown attempt three weeks from now at the Belmont Stakes. American Pharoah is currently a 2-1 favorite. Since Affirmed won the Triple Crown in 1978, there have been 13 attempts including California Chrome last year. Of the 13 failed tries, four horses finished second.








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