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Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: Bettors gear up for Super Bowl 50 Prop Bets

02.01.2016     09:00 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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When I talk with casual fans in the week leading up to the Super Bowl, they tend to be interested in my opinion about who is going to win the big game. But when I’m talking with bettors, not fans, the topic inevitably turns towards props; where sports betting and fantasy sports collide.

Props have been on the Las Vegas betting boards for thirty years. It all began when the juggernaut 1985 Chicago Bears were facing the Patriots in Super Bowl 20. Legendary Vegas oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro was a very creative bookmaker at the Mirage (at the time), looking for ways to increase their betting handle. Vaccaro posted odds on whether 350 pound defensive lineman William ‘Refrigerator’ Perry would score a touchdown in the big game. Vaccaro certainly didn’t think it was likely, offering attractive underdog odds for those who wanted to bet on The Fridge would hit paydirt in the end zone.

Vaccaro’s unique offering attracted all kinds of attention both from bettors and from media types. It also accomplished his goal of increasing betting handle, with money pouring in on the ‘Yes, Fridge will score a TD’ side of the prop at big (but Read more



Tags: NFL Denver Broncos Carolina Panthers Super Bowl 50 Teddy Covers Las Vegas




NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics

01.29.2016     12:37 PM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
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Orlando at Boston -8 O/U 205.5
Recommendation: Boston


This is a tale of two teams headed in opposite directions right now.  On January 1st, the Magic had a one game lead over the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Playoff race, sitting in fifth place in the East.  Since that time, Orlando has gone into a 1-11 SU, 2-10 ATS tailspin, falling into a tie at #12 in the East.  Meanwhile, the Celtics have won four straight and seven of their last nine, a surging team here in January.

Things have gone from bad to worse for the Magic of late, a team finding ways to lose.  They dropped back-2-back overtime games, then blew a 16 point lead and watched a one point deficit turn into a seven point final margin of defeat in the final 15 seconds at Milwaukee on Tuesday.

The quotes coming out of the Orlando locker room during this skid have been universally negative, with players and staff appearing to prod each other through the media.  Tobias Harris, following a crushing OT defeat at home to Charlotte last weekend: "In difficult times you have to fight your way through and you've got to come with a positive attitude Read more



Tags: NBA Orlando Magic Boston Celtics Teddy Covers




A Pefect Match: Gambling and the Super Bowl

01.29.2016     06:46 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
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Publicly, the NFL is among one of the staunchest opponents of legalized gambling. Former commissioner Paul Tagliabue and current commissioner Roger Goodell were instrumental in getting the anti gaming ‘Illegal Internet Gambling Prohibition Act’ attached to the Port Security Bill. The NFL has taken this stance despite the fact that its enormous popularity is, in no small part, due to the prevalence of betting on games.

The hypocrisy of the NFL in regards to betting is almost laughable. The facts, as you will see, clearly show that the league was founded by gamblers for gamblers. From the NFL’s first television appearance in 1939 through the current TV deal that pumps more than three billion dollars per year into the league coffers, the NFL’s popularity rests upon the shoulders of those who wager on the outcome of the games.

Here in the 21st century, the NFL is the most popular and profitable sport in the. NFL owners are among the richest men in the world; franchises are bought and sold for more than half a billion dollars. However, the league’s humble origins were anything but the extravagant bonanza that is the NFL today. Read more



Tags: NFL Super Bowl 50 Teddy Covers




Sports Betting Podcast 1-26-2016 with Sportsmemo Handicappers Teddy Covers and Rob Veno

01.26.2016     10:49 AM     Printer Friendly
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Tuesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicappers Teddy Covers and Rob Veno. Teddy previewed Super Bowl 50 and Rob and host Andrew Lange chatted about some of tonight's college basketball games.

Today's segments
Full Show

Teddy Covers - Super Bowl 50 Opening Line Report

Rob Veno - College Basketball

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Tags: NFL College Basketball Super Bowl 50 Teddy Covers Rob Veno Andrew Lange




Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: An early primer on betting Super Bowl 50

01.25.2016     08:53 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
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The Super Bowl 50 matchup is set.   In the end, second best didn’t cut it.  The team with the very best defense in the NFL this season – Denver – won a pair of tight home playoff games against banged up foes to return to the big game for the second time in three seasons.  The Broncos are set to face the team with the very best quarterback in the NFL this season – Carolina, with Cam Newton behind center; a Panthers team that finished with the best record in the league. 

The best quarterback vs. the best defense!  We saw this two years ago, when Peyton Manning set records with his play, but Manning tailed off down the stretch and the Seattle Seahawks elite defense controlled the flow right from the get-go in the biggest Super Bowl Blowout of the 21st century.

The irony here, of course, is that two years ago, Denver was here due to Peyton Manning, and they lost the Super Bowl to the league’s best defensive team.  Only two years later, Denver is here because THEY have the best defense in the NFL, facing off against an emerging yet elite dual threat quarterback.  That defense didn’t perform Read more



Tags: NFL Denver Broncos Carolina Panthers Teddy Covers Super Bowl 50




NBA Handicapper Free Play: Miami Heat at Toronto Raptors

01.22.2016     09:56 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Miami at Toronto -11 O/U 186
Recommendation: Toronto


The Miami Heat are in a world of hurt right now, a bet-against team in any reasonable price range.  My clients and I cashed an easy winner betting against Miami twice already this week, two blowout losses where they trailed from the opening tip.  And frankly, there’s little reason to expect a better effort as they travel to Toronto tonight.

The Heat are in the midst of a truly brutal scheduling stretch, as tough as any team will face all year.  They’re playing a stretch of 18 consecutive games with a court change, a nightmarish situation for a very banged up team that desperately needs some practice time that they’re not going to get anytime soon.

And "very banged up" doesn’t even accurately describe Eric Spoelstra’s squad right now.  ‘Decimated with injuries’ might be superior phraseology.  The Heat won’t have starting center Hassan Whiteside tonight, dealing with hip and knee injuries.  They won’t have starting guard Dwayne Wade either, out with a lingering shoulder injury.  Read more



Tags: NBA Miami Heat Toronto Raptors Teddy Covers




Sports Betting Podcast 1-22-2016 with Sportsmemo Handicappers Brent Crow and Teddy Covers

01.22.2016     09:53 AM     Printer Friendly
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Friday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicappers Brent Crow and Teddy Covers. Brent and host Andrew Lange previewed Saturday's marquee college basketball matchups while Teddy Covers discussed this weekend's NFL Conference Championship matchups.

Today's segments
Full Show

Brent Crow - College Basketball Saturday

Teddy Covers - NFL Conference Championships

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ITunes users can subscribe to the show by searching "Sportsmemo" in the podcast directory.




Tags: College Basketball NFL Brent Crow Teddy Covers Andrew Lange




Sports Betting Podcast 1-21-2016 with Sportsmemo Handicappers Ian Cameron and Teddy Covers

01.21.2016     10:28 AM     Printer Friendly
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Thursday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicappers Teddy Covers and Ian Cameron. Teddy and host Andrew Lange broke down the NBA while Ian talked NHL.

Today's segments
Full Show

Teddy Covers - NBA

Ian Cameron - NHL

To listen to past shows, be sure to visit our Sportsmemo Podcast Homepage.

ITunes users can subscribe to the show by searching "Sportsmemo" in the podcast directory.




Tags: NBA NHL Teddy Covers Ian Cameron




Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: NFL Conference Championship Preview

01.18.2016     09:37 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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March Madness has a lock on the Final Four terminology, but we’re down to the final four teams standing in the NFL Playoffs following a wild weekend of football.  In this week’s Wiseguy Report, I’ll take a look at how the Final Four teams still standing this NFL season survived, and what their realistic chances of Super Bowl success are moving forward into the Conference Championship Games this coming weekend.

Denver was outgained by more than two full yards per PLAY against the Steelers.  It was not vintage Peyton Manning, to put it mildly: 37 pass attempts for 215 yards, with only two passes all afternoon gaining more than 15 yards.  If you were watching the game, you already know how many missed connections that Manning had with his receivers – no shortage of inaccurate passes and dropped balls.  With the exception of one explosive 34-yard run by CJ Anderson, Denver’s running game wasn’t much better.  Anderson and Ronnie Hillman’s other 30 carries combined for just 76 yards.

But the Broncos avoided mistakes, playing turnover free football; the first time as a starter all season in which Manning Read more



Tags: NFL New England Patriots Denver Broncos Arizona Cardinas Carolina Panthers Teddy Covers




Sports Betting Podcast 1-18-2016 with Sportsmemo Handicappers Rob Veno and Teddy Covers

01.18.2016     09:31 AM     Printer Friendly
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Monday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicappers Rob Veno and Teddy Covers. Rob and host Andrew Lange talked NBA while Teddy broke down both NFL Conference Championships.

Today's segments
Full Show

Rob Veno - NBA

Teddy Covers - NFL Opening Line Report - Conference Championships

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ITunes users can subscribe to the show by searching "Sportsmemo" in the podcast directory.




Tags: NFL NBA Teddy Covers Rob Veno Andrew Lange



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