College football season can’t come soon enough after last week’s feud between Alabama coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher. The SEC rivals square off Oct. 8.
Todd Dewey covers sports betting for the Review-Journal. Prior to taking over that beat in January 2017, he covered UNLV football, 51s baseball and a wide range of other events that come to Las Vegas. A native of Cambridge, Mass., and a graduate of the University of Central Florida, Dewey joined the Review-Journal in 1999 and was the 2013 Nevada Sportswriter of the Year.
No NBA team has come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series. A bettor at Caesars Palace wagered $50,000 on the Mavericks to win their series against the Warriors.
College teammates Derek Carr and Davante Adams have been reunited with the Raiders and will be the centerpiece of an offense that could be among the NFL’s best.
Pro horse racing handicapper Michael “The Wizard’’ Kipness analyzes the nine-horse field for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, designating each horse as a contender or pretender.
Tiger Woods is the biggest liability at the Westgate SuperBook and BetMGM, which would suffer a historic loss if he wins the PGA Championship.
Circa casino owner Derek Stevens said, “We’re back and bigger than ever. We want to make Las Vegas the hub of sports betting and football contests.”
Before the Golden Knights fired coach Pete DeBoer on Monday, they were listed as the 10-1 sixth choice at Station Casinos to win the 2023 Stanley Cup.
Sportsbooks project the Raiders’ 17 foes to have 150.5 wins for an average of 8.8 wins per game. They will play eight games against opponents with double-digit win totals.
If the Astros win the World Series, Houston furniture store owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale would net the largest win ever on a legal sports bet.
Of the 16 NFL Week 1 lines, there are 10 road favorites, including the Buccaneers (-2) over the Cowboys and the Broncos (-4) over the Seahawks.
Totals are down substantially at sportsbooks after teams averaged 4.03 runs per game in April — the lowest mark in any month since the strike-shortened 1981 season.
The Raiders are favored in six games and underdogs in 10 this season, and their game against the New England Patriots at Allegiant Stadium opened at pick’em.
Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale lost $2.6 million in bets, including exotics, on Kentucky Derby favorite Epicenter, co-owned by Las Vegan Ron Winchell and his mother.
Zandon and Epicenter are 5-1 co-favorites at Circa Sports to win the Kentucky Derby. Zandon is a -135 favorite over Epicenter (+105) in a matchup at Caesars Sportsbook.