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College Football Gambling Alert: Las Vegas Bowl winds expected to die down Saturday afternoon

12.16.2016     09:22 AM     Printer Friendly
You've probably already noticed how much action the under has taken for Saturday's Las Vegas Bowl between Houston and San Diego State. CRIS opened 60, Pinnacle 55, and the market is now 51.5. That's a big move and crossing a slew of key numbers. Some of that push has no doubt been connected to the projected weather. Mid-week reports indicated that winds could reach as high as 30 mph. In fact, weather.com issued a "high winds warning" for the Las Vegas area until 12 am PT. But according to the hourly report (which as we all know hits at about 43% ATS), the wind is expected to die down considerably after kickoff (12:30 pm PT).

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Tags: College Football Houston Cougars AAC San Diego State Aztecs Mountain West




NFL Gambling: Cleveland Browns still garnering attention from bettors

12.13.2016     09:12 AM     Printer Friendly
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Betting on a historically bad NFL team continues to be a thing.


"Every week, it's the same thing," Ed Salmons, assistant manager at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, said Sunday afternoon. "We'll write a limit bet [on the Browns] by a wiseguy right at the gun."

"It's hard to be that bad and not cover," Salmons said of the Browns. "Because the spreads get so inflated, it's really hard not to cover."






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College Football Gambling: Alabama heavy favorites against the field

11.30.2016     06:36 AM     Printer Friendly
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It's logical to assume that no matter what the matchup, Alabama would be favored over any team in the country. Bovada and Las Vegas' South Point and sportsbooks offered their opinions on mythical matchups involving the Crimson Tide. Only Bovada priced Alabama below a touchdown (-4 vs. Ohio State, -6 vs. Washington). The Westgate hung the most pro-Bama line in six of the eight matchups.




Tags: College Football Alabama Crimson Tide SEC Ohio State Buckeyes Big Ten Washington Huskies PAC-12




NFL Betting News: Lack of upsets continues to hurt sportsbooks

11.28.2016     08:35 AM     Printer Friendly
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It's been a tough two weeks for Las Vegas sportsbooks in the NFL. From an ATS perspective, favorites are 16-11-1. But straight up, 24-4 which means moneyline parlays and various teasers where cashing like crazy. 


“We’re not getting a lot of upsets right now. The teasers and money-line parlays seem to continue to beat us. You need a couple of upsets every week. Luckily, the Buccaneers came through and upset somebody.”






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NBA Handicapping: New York Knicks are apparently the hot futures ticket

10.25.2016     11:02 AM     Printer Friendly
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In typical reactionary fashion, Las Vegas sportsbooks have significantly lowered the odds on the New York Knicks to win the NBA Championship. MGM has them currently at 20-1 (LOL!). Last year, the Knicks were lined at 29.5 wins and crept over with a 32-50 mark. This year, they're pegged to improve by 8.5 wins (O/U 40.5).




Tags: NBA New York Knicks




NFL Handicapping: Oakland's hellacious road schedule continues

10.24.2016     09:13 AM     Printer Friendly
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Not sure why Oakland wants to move to Las Vegas when it would be bettered served joining the Sun Belt Conference. Of Oakland's seven games this season, four have been road including two on the East Coast. After beating Jacksonville in Week 7, the Raiders are being asked to head right back to the Sunshine State for an early start game against Tampa Bay (early reports indicate the team will stay in Florida). The league schedule makers were obviously drunk -- and/or trolling -- the Raiders. After their trip to Tampa, they return home for four straight (note: one game is in Mexico City) and then close out the year with three out of four on the road -- the three, of course, division games. What's impressive is dating back to last season, Oakland is 8-4 SU and 10-2 ATS on the highway including a 3-2 SU and 4-1 ATS record in the ET.




Tags: NFL Oakland Raiders Tampa Bay Buccaneers




David Stern softens stance on legalized sports betting

09.30.2016     10:18 AM     Printer Friendly
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Former NBA Commissioner David Stern spoke about sports betting at the recent Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. Stern has never been as gung-ho about legalized sports betting as current commish Adam Silver. And Stern seems to be missing the point by claiming that legalization would help curb the amount of gambling connected to organized crime. We've spoke about this before that just because there is legalization doesn't mean that offshore/offscreen world will dissolve. It isn't going anywhere, David. That said, Stern did recognize that interest would only increase with more Sunday afternoon couch bettors tuned in to the Cleveland-Washington game.


“There’s a lot out there that’s being bet illegally,” Stern said during a 50-minute talk with American Gaming Association President Geoff Freeman in front of about 500 show attendees. “If we can fix this, it would be a big hit to organized crime.”

“I believe there’s going to be a lot more competition for the sports viewers,” he said.

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Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: Handicapping the NFL post-Week 1

09.12.2016     10:58 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Week 1 of the NFL season routinely tells lies.  The goal of any winning handicapper has to be figuring out which teams were lying in their Week 1 performances.

Look no further than last year for some excellent examples.  On opening day of the 2015 NFL season, the Tennessee Titans blew out Tampa Bay 42-14.  Marcus Mariota looked like a superstar, throwing four TD passes in his NFL debut and finishing the game with a perfect passer rating. 

If you bet the Titans the following week, you watched them lose outright by two touchdowns to the NFL’s worst team, Cleveland.   Mariota threw only five TD passes over the next four weeks before getting hurt.  Tennessee finished the season tied for the worst pointspread record in the NFL, cashing only three winning bets in their final 15 games.  The Titans lied to us in Week 1.

Remember when the Dolphins beat the Redskins, and covered as four point road favorites in Washington, thanks to a Jarvis Landry punt return touchdown in the fourth quarter.    Miami lost their next three games so badly that head coach Joe Philbin didn’t survive their bye Read more



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NFL SuperContest proxy services continue to grown in popularity

09.09.2016     09:03 AM     Printer Friendly
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Cool article by ESPN Chalk about the various proxy services that have emerged for the famed NFL SuperContest.


"The main reason for the growth of the SuperContest is social media. [It] is the avenue that out-of-staters used to find out they could enter a Las Vegas handicapping contest. We don't advertise in Chicago or anything," he says.






Tags: NFL SuperContest




Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: Ranking all 32 NFL teams heading into Week 1

09.06.2016     08:06 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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The NFL Preseason is in the rear view mirror, with Week 1 kicking off on Thursday as Carolina travels to Denver as -3 road favorites.  Here’s how I have all 32 teams ranked heading into the regular season.

1. Carolina Panthers  - Cam Newton and Carolina’s offense are poised to rank among the most potent attacks in the NFL.  Watch out for the Funchess/Benjamin WR duo!

2. Seattle Seahawks - Russell Wilson gave an MVP caliber performance in 2015, but his ability to repeat that effort could be stunted by the Seahawks offensive line woes.

3. Green Bay Packers - The Packers come out of camp with a full complement of healthy weapons for Aaron Rodgers, good news after Rodgers numbers took a big hit without Jordy Nelson last year.

4. Arizona Cardinals - Arizona returns just about every key player on both sides of the ball from a team that ranked among the NFL’s elite in 2015.

5. New England Patriots - If Tom Brady was at quarterback, this team would be ranked #1.  But with Jimmy Garappolo behind center, the Pats take a modest tumble in my rankings.

6. Kansas City Chiefs - Andy Reid’s Read more



Tags: NFL Carolina Panthers Denver Broncos Teddy Covers



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