Las Vegas sportsbooks have generally shortened the futures odds of long shots and lengthened the odds of favorites because of the small sample size of 60 games.
Todd Dewey covers sports betting for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
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Professional sports bettor Rufus Peabody, Westgate golf oddsmaker Jeff Sherman and VSiN host Brady Kannon recommend betting more on matchups than futures.
Rufus Peabody had $2,000 in bets to win $173,000 on Kyle Stanley, who led by seven strokes in the final round at Torrey Pines in 2012 but lost in a playoff.
The Westgate sportsbook has adjusted 2020 NBA title odds and posted odds on which teams will earn the eighth playoff seed in each conference.
South Point sportsbook director Chris Andrews made point values for all 32 starting QBs based on a one-game adjustment to the line from each team’s starter to backup.
Recent developments, including the NCAA lifting its ban on on-campus activities in football and basketball, have given Las Vegas oddsmakers and handicappers newfound optimism.
Las Vegas was dealt the league’s most difficult home schedule, with its eight Allegiant Stadium opponents totaling an NFL-high 71½ wins at the Westgate sportsbook.
The consensus is that Michael Jordan is still the greatest player of all time — though the vote wasn’t unanimous — but his 1996 Chicago Bulls are not the best team ever.
The consensus was that the biggest impact would be on a team’s home-field advantage, which has historically been worth approximately three points to a line on an NFL game.
Ohio State cornerback Damon Arnette, the Raiders’ second selection at No. 19, was a heavy favorite (-550) not to be taken in the first round.
But odds posted at offshore sportsbooks are stacked against the college football season starting Aug. 29 and the NFL opening Sept. 10 as scheduled.
The Buccaneers have finished with a losing record in eight of nine years. Tampa Bay’s season win total soared from 8½ to 9½ at Circa sportsbook after it signed Tom Brady.
The consensus opinion of 10 Las Vegas oddsmakers is that the NBA will be the first major U.S. sports league to play a game, with the consensus over-under date July 1.
The total number of quarterbacks taken in the first round is four at Caesars Palace, with the over a -140 favorite.
Circa sportsbook posted perhaps the earliest NFL season win totals ever Sunday to give sports-starved bettors something to take their mind off of the coronavirus pandemic.