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NFL Betting Preview Podcast 6-21-2016: San Francisco 49ers

06.21.2016     10:19 AM     Printer Friendly
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Covering sports from a Vegas perspective for over 20 years, the Sportsmemo Podcast kicks off its 2016-17 preseason football coverage. Join us throughout the summer as the Sportsmemo Handicappers provide listeners with in-depth analysis on NFL and College Football.

Today's segment featured veteran handicapper Teddy Covers. Teddy took a look at the San Francisco 49ers who finished last season 5-11. Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and an entirely new coaching staff takes over.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO TEDDY'S ANALYSIS

Date: 6/21
Handicapper: Teddy Covers
Team: San Francisco 49ers
2015-16 Record: 5-11 SU, 7-9 ATS, 7-9 O/U
Season O/U Wins: 5.5un-120
Odds to Win NFC: +4500
Odds to Win NFC West: +2100
Odds to Win Super Bowl 51: +10000
Week 1 Line: San Francisco +2 vs. Los Angeles

To listen to past football previews be sure to visit the Sportsmemo Podcast archive.




Tags: NFL San Francisco 49ers Teddy Covers




Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: An early look at the AFC South

06.20.2016     01:50 PM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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In this week’s Wiseguy Report, I’ll continue my summer series, breaking down one NFL division each week.  This week, it’s time to take an in-depth look at the four teams from the AFC South, with some very early leans regarding their expected improvement or decline in 2016.  As always, within the division, I’ll list the teams in alphabetical order (NOT in predicted order of finish).

The Houston Texans went 9-7 SU, 9-7 ATS and 9-7 to the Over last year.  They won the AFC South for one reason and one reason only – Andrew Luck got hurt, allowing the Texans to dominate the rest of their division rivals with a 5-1 mark.  They only beat two teams with a winning record – Cinci on a bad Andy Dalton day, and the Jets, when New York was slumping midseason in the midst of a 1-4 stretch.  The Texans defense was clearly their strong point, finishing with the #3 stop unit in the NFL based on mainstream stats.  It is worth noting how healthy that defense was, losing only eleven games from their starters all season!

Houston’s 2016 schedule is a good notch or two tougher than it was last Read more



Tags: NFL Houston Texas Indianapolis Colts Jacksonville Jaguars Tennessee Titans Teddy Covers




NHL yet to mention anything about betting on Las Vegas' expansion team

06.16.2016     10:17 AM     Printer Friendly
UPDATE

Now that the NHL has approved an expansion team in Las Vegas, everyone is waiting to hear what the league will say about local sportsbooks taking wagers on their games. So far, it hasn't come up, though the NHL has plenty of time (over a year) to raise a stink about it. 


“I haven’t had any conversations with the NHL, and it would certainly be out of the ordinary if that were to occur,” Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board A.G. Burnett said Tuesday. “It seems to me that a lot of the sports leagues are seeing that professional sports can thrive without any issues in a well-regulated betting environment.”

“I certainly would be disappointed if they submitted that request,” Kornegay said. “I believe we would be sending the wrong message by doing so. I think it would be best for the games to be on the board. How awkward

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Tags: NHL Las Vegas




Las Vegas earns NHL franchise

06.15.2016     08:37 AM     Printer Friendly
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You did it, Sin City. You managed to snag a professional hockey team. Up next is somehow making it work, which according to some, won’t be easy.


"This could be a watershed moment for our community and sports in Southern Nevada," said Jonas Peterson, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. "Having a professional hockey team will not only boost our economy, but also our sense of community pride."

But it’s asking a lot for Las Vegas to support a major league team when it’s struggled to support pretty much every minor league team that’s tried to play there. If the city has some positives, it also has some negatives, like irregular working hours, middling public transit and abundant competition for the entertainment dollar, which may depress sports attendance.






Tags: NHL Las Vegas




College Football Betting Preview Podcast 6-14-2016: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

06.14.2016     10:33 AM     Printer Friendly
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Covering sports from a Vegas perspective for over 20 years, the Sportsmemo Podcast kicks off its 2016-17 preseason football coverage. Join us throughout the summer as the Sportsmemo Handicappers provide listeners with in-depth analysis on NFL and College Football.

Today's segment featured handicapper Drew Martin. Drew broke down the Notre Dame Fighting Irish who finished 10-3 last season and are priced among the top betting favorites to reach the College Football Playoffs.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO DREW'S ANALYSIS

Date: 6/14
Handicapper: Drew Martin
Team: Notre Dame
2015 Record: 10-3 SU, 8-5 ATS, 7-6 O/U
Season O/U Wins: 9ov-135
Odds to Win Title: +1900
Odds to Make 4-Team Playoff: +550
Week 1 Line: -3.5 at Texas

To listen to past football previews be sure to visit the Sportsmemo Podcast archive.




Tags: College Football Notre Dame Fighting Irish Drew Martin




Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: An early look at the NFC West

06.13.2016     10:43 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Last week, I began my series of NFL Previews by taking an in-depth look at the AFC West.  This week, the focus shifts to the NFC West.  As always, I’ll present the teams in alphabetical order within their division.

The Arizona Cardinals went 13-3 SU, 9-7 ATS and 9-7 to the Over last year.  They finished +9 in turnovers; good for fourth best in the NFL.  Their mainstream stats were outstanding, finishing with the #1 offense and the #5 defense based on yardage figures.  This year, Bruce Arians squad is lined as a 9.5 win team with heavy juice to the Over.  Using the standard formula of 50 cents extra juice equating to a half a win in the marketplace, Arizona is effectively lined as a 10 win team for the upcoming 2016 campaign.

Arizona upgraded their roster in several key areas in the offseason.  Their defensive line should get a major boost with the addition of #1 pick DT Robert Nkemdiche from Ole Miss.  They acquired DE Chandler Jones Read more



Tags: NFL Arizona Cardinals Los Angeles Rams San Francisco 49ers Seattle Seahawks Teddy Covers




NFL Betting Preview Podcast 6-13-2016: Arizona Cardinals

06.13.2016     10:37 AM     Printer Friendly
SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Covering sports from a Vegas perspective for over 20 years, the Sportsmemo Podcast kicks off its 2016-17 preseason football coverage. Join us throughout the summer as the Sportsmemo Handicappers provide listeners with in-depth analysis on NFL and College Football.

Today's segment featured veteran handicapper Teddy Covers. Teddy took a look at the Arizona Cardinals who last season finished with the second-best record in the NFL (13-3) and reached the NFC Championship.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO TEDDY'S ANALYSIS

Date: 6/13
Handicapper: Teddy Covers
Team: Arizona Cardinals
2015-16 Record: 13-3 SU, 9-7 ATS, 9-7 O/U
Season O/U Wins: 9.5ov-180
Odds to Win NFC: +675
Odds to Win NFC West: +165
Odds to Win Super Bowl 51: +1200

To listen to past football previews be sure to visit the Sportsmemo Podcast archive.




Tags: NFL Arizona Cardinals Teddy Covers




Daily Fantasy Sports could return to Nevada

06.09.2016     08:44 AM     Printer Friendly
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After ruling it illegal, the Nevada Gaming Commission voted to reinstate Daily Fantasy Sports. Former Vegas bookmaker Vic Salerno owns the company, US Fantasy, which if given final approval, will offer pari-mutuel type betting on fantasy sports at Nevada sportsbooks. Salerno claims that 50 percent of the DFS handle would come from new players.




Tags: Las Vegas




Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: An early look at the AFC West

06.06.2016     09:17 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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The calendar has turned to June and Vegas is sweltering hot.  That can only mean one thing for NFL bettors – the offseason marketplace starts to heat up with the weather.  The season win total markets and the odds to win each division have seen some movement.  That means it’s time to get to work (if you haven’t done so already) on a thorough offseason analysis of each team.

Over the course of the hot summer months, I’ll be previewing all eight NFL divisions from a win total standpoint, moving from West to East here in my Wiseguy Report.  So without further ado, let’s take a look at the AFC West this week, starting with the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos.

The Broncos went 12-4 SU, 8-8 ATS and 10-6 to the Under last year; lined Over/Under 9.5 wins for 2016.  They finished -4 in turnovers for the campaign, leading the league in throwing interceptions.  Bettors seem to be worried about the QB situation, whether it’s Trevor Siemian or Marc Sanchez behind center.  But the Broncos cannot get worse quarterbacking than they had last year, when an ineffective Peyton Manning finished with a Read more



Tags: NFL AFC West Denver Broncos San Diego Charges Kansas City Chiefs Oakland Raiders Teddy Covers




NFL says players can't attend charity event because of casino ties

06.03.2016     08:54 AM     Printer Friendly
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The NFL is at it again. This time it decided that a children's charity bowling event at Las Vegas' Sunset Station Casino was "against policy."


“That’s a great question and we do not have the answer to that. That’s one of the many unknown things about the NFL and the way that they have chosen to enforce certain policies against certain groups. Why they were OK with it is anyone’s guess. There’s no consistency with what the NFL does in regards to these policies,” Pettit said.

“The NFL has a tendency to selectively enforce their own policies when it’s convenient for them or when it makes sense for them.”






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