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 ...
A belt, suspenders and luck can be golden
By Rob Miech
The Pittsburgh Steelers plus a Teaser-induced 9 points at home—against anyone—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 ...
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 ...
Evaluating The Stats And College Football Defensive Dominators
In seasons past I’ve written many articles on college football 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 that’s especially true at ...
Favorites Continue Strong Recent Run But Bettors Beware of the Barking ‘Dog in Week 16
It’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 ...
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 ...
FairwayJay Shooting for Two Fantasy Football Championships This Week
I’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 don’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 ...
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, but Athletic Bilbao at Real Betis 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 ...