121 Results for year: 2017

The Year in Sports and Gaming – A Look Back at the Significant Stories of 2017

Vegas Golden Knights, Legalized Sports Betting & Raiders Approved Move to Las Vegas some of Significant Stories Some of the significant sports stories of the year are being recapped by many news and sports outlets, and Las Vegas was part of the biggest stories of the sports seasons. We've provided a list to some of the stories in the links below, and there are plenty of articles each week covering the NHL expansion Vegas Golden Knights, who have surprised so many with their strong play and ... More

In Praise of the Teaser

A belt, suspenders and luck can be golden By Rob Miech The Pittsburgh Steelers plus a Teaser-induced 9 points at homeā€”against anyoneā€”seemed too good to be true. Granted, the foe was New England, which can make any opponent quake. But that 9 points was something I could not pass up. What unfolded was one of the crazier NFL games, and finishes. Was that touchdown catch that looked like a touchdown catch really a touchdown catch? Of course not, zebras determined. Or the replay officials ... More

The Vegas Golden Knights Remarkable Run

Vegas Golden Knights are Sports Story of the Year as Hockey has Heated up Las Vegas in the Winter The sports story of the year is happening right here in Las Vegas, where the Vegas Golden Knights hit the jackpot for bettors and continue their remarkable run as an NHL expansion team. Vegas was not supposed to be this good, but the Knights enter post-Christmas play tied for first place with the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference Pacific division. Vegas (23-9, 48 points) entered the ... More

Defensive Dominators for Bowl Season

Evaluating The Stats And College Football Defensive Dominators In seasons past Iā€™ve written many articles onĀ college footballĀ using statistical indicators and profiles to assist you in college football handicapping. That includes the powerful and balanced elite offenses, and you should update your numbers weekly while evaluating a teams play, injuries and motivational factors later in the season. Public bettors love to bet on high-octane offensive teams, and thatā€™s especially true at ... More

NFL Week 16 Betting Breakdown and Game Analysis

Favorites Continue Strong Recent Run But Bettors Beware of the Barking ā€˜Dog in Week 16 Itā€™s been a remarkable run for betting favorites, who have covered the point spread at nearly a 67% clip since week 7. It was a 70% ATS run for a month stretch starting in week 7, which was when I was forced out of action on the disabled list following a 16-8 ATS run posting underdog picks with analysis in weeks 1-6. Contrary bettors and pros alike have been unable to turn the corner since week 7, while ... More

Pushing for the Playoffs and Week 16 Scenarios

Bettors Paying a Price on Favorites in Week 16 with Teams Pushing for the Playoffs Week 16 presents plenty of playoff scenarios with seven spots still up for grabs. Five teams have qualified for the playoffs, four through division titles (NE, PIT, MN, PHI). Home field advantage for the playoffs remains up for grabs in both conferences, along with three of the four first-round byes. Two teams are in position to go from worst to first in their division, as the Jaguars (10-4) can secure the AFC ... More

Fantasy Football Championship Week

FairwayJay Shooting for Two Fantasy Football Championships This Week Iā€™m often asked if I play fantasy football. The answer is yes for full season leagues but no for daily fantasy, as Nevada is shutout from the daily fantasy sites like DraftKings and FanDuel. I donā€™t play US Fantasy, which is a pari-mutuel style fantasy sports offering that became the first Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) site to apply for a Nevada Gaming License two years ago and is now played by many sports fans in Nevada at ... More

European Football – Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao Recent Surge and Form Suggests a Play for Punters It might appear as an innocuous match on the week's European futbol slate, butĀ Athletic BilbaoĀ atĀ Real BetisĀ on Friday could be a golden opportunity on which punters could capitalize in more than one way. Most intriguing is that Los Leones, the fiercely independent Basque squad, and Betis are sides heading in opposite directions. Bilbao has only dropped one of its previous eight matches (going 3-1-4), while Betis has only ... More