Early CFB betting look for Week 9
In the Week 9 college football betting look ahead, Will Harris sees good things for Georgia, not-so-good things for Texas A&M and is intrigued by the betting opportunity of the Texas-Baylor matchup this weekend.
After his hot start, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is now the favorite to win the NBA MVP at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas. Antetokounmpo is the favorite at 9-4, followed by LeBron James (4-1), Kawhi Leonard (6-1) and Kevin Durant (13-2). Through three games, Antetokounmpo is averaging 38.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists.
Ukraine's Oleksandr Shcherbak won the first gold bracelet event at the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe Monday night in the Czech Republic. Shcherbak won 117,708 euros, outlasting a field of 561 entries in the 1,100 euro Monster Stack event. It's the first of 11 bracelet events to be held at the 2017 WSOPE, with the overall 2017 WSOP player of the year race still hanging in the balance.
Weekend's worst bad beats
It was a rough Sunday if you had the under in the Baltimore Ravens-Minnesota Vikings game. ESPN Stats & Information's Rob Nelson takes a look at the weekend's worst football bad beats.
College football Week 9 lines
College football's Week 9 is highlighted by a Big 10 showdown between No. 2 Penn State and No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday afternoon. Here is the full list of game lines from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.
Full list of Week 8 NFL lines
The Steelers will head to Detroit as road favorites on Sunday night. Here is the full list of all the Week 8 NFL lines from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.
Full list of 2017 Heisman trophy odds
Here is the full list of odds from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.
Issues with gambling on Golden Knights in Vegas? Don't bet on it
The NHL hasn't asked for any restrictions on betting Vegas Golden Knights games in Las Vegas. As ESPN's Arash Markazi details, whether people at the games are fans of the team or bettors, there shouldn't be any issues in today's modern betting world.
Full odds to win 2017-18 CFB title
Alabama, Ohio State and Penn State lead the way in odds to win the College Football Playoff for the national championship. Here is the full list of odds from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.
SVP positively affected by a Bad Beat.
The under bettors in the Tulsa game were dealt a brutal blow on two straight scores by the Golden Hurricane. SVP then explains how one of his Winners picks, Minnesota, covered the spread late in the game.
The NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball on Monday filed a 71-page brief opposing New Jersey's attempt to legalize sports betting. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case Dec. 4.
Every NFL team's record against the spread
The Kansas City Chiefs are the NFL's best team against the spread at 5-1 ATS. Here are the ATS and over/under records for all 32 teams.
Odds for 2017-18 NBA MVP
LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard are 4-1 co-favorites to win NBA MVP at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Here are the full odds to win the 2017-18 NBA MVP.
Playoff odds for all 30 NBA teams
Will your favorite NBA team make the playoffs in the 2017 season? Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has complete odds for all 30 teams.
Ultimate NBA betting guide
With the NBA season tipping off, handicapper Erin Rynning runs through his MVP long shot, over/under best bets, surprise division winner and more in this comprehensive betting guide.
The Green Bay Packers entered Week 6 with the second-best Super Bowl LII odds at Westgate (5-1). They leave Week 6 without Aaron Rodgers and are now at 16-1 to win the title.
The Alabama Crimson Tide, at -125, are now odds-on favorites to win the national championship at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas. Ohio State and Clemson are the only other teams with single-digit odds.
My NFL Sunday with a sports betting syndicate
Ever wondered what it looks like to be inside a sports betting syndicate, placing hundreds of thousands of dollars in wagers in a single day? David Purdum spent an NFL Sunday with one and found out it's less glitz and glamour, and more Excel and Red Bull.
Legislators from New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware announced a deal on Friday that will lead to the pooling of online poker players in all three states. The pact will allow players in the only three states that have legalized and regulated online poker to compete against one another. Delaware and Nevada signed the original Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA) in February 2014, and New Jersey, which boasts a significantly larger player base, is opting into that agreement.
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the New Jersey sports betting case on Dec. 4.
2017-18 NHL betting guide
Which teams are providing the best values for winning the Stanley Cup? How about the ideal choices to win their division or make the playoffs? We have them all right here.
How MLB teams fared against Vegas win totals
From the Dodgers to the Tigers, a look at how every team in the MLB fared in 2017 compared to its Vegas win totals.
Mayweather-McGregor generated $65M for Vegas books.
The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight broke Mayweather-Pacquiao records for betting in Nevada.
Sports betting legalization: Where do we stand right now?
With momentum for legalization of sports betting in the United States growing, David Purdum gives a snapshot of where the professional sports leagues, Supreme Court, Congress, Nevada and others stand on the issue right now.
Florida's Hail Mary was not only a bad beat for Tennessee.
SVP breaks down this week's Bad Beats, which is headlined by Feleipe Franks' heave at the horn for a Florida win.
Bettor caps big weekend by nailing $263,000 parlay
With the Detroit Lions' Monday night win over the New York Giants, a bettor at the MGM Resorts sportsbook in Las Vegas nailed a five-team parlay worth $263,000 on a bet of $8,500. He also correctly picked Baltimore, New England, Kansas City and Oakland.
Best Super Bowl LII, over/under bets
Are the Pittsburgh Steelers a good Super Bowl LII bet at 10-1? Which over/unders look like solid bets? Our experts give their best bets from the NFL futures board.
Ultimate 2017 college football betting guide
If you're looking to bet on college football, Phil Steele and Will Harris have you covered. They provide their top value bets for the 2017 season, including title bets, over/unders and more.
Point-total over/unders for all 31 NHL teams
The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has released NHL point total over/unders for all 31 teams. The Anaheim Ducks lead the league with an over/under of 106.5 points. Here is the full list.
Betting previews for top 25 CFB teams
Phil Steele, Chris Fallica and Stanford Steve give comprehensive betting previews of the top 25 college football teams, including how to bet their title odds and over/unders.
Every NBA team's 2017-18 over/under
The Golden State Warriors have the highest season win total (67.5) of any NBA team for the upcoming season. Here are the over/unders for all 30 teams from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.
The Golden State Warriors open as an incredible 1-1,000 favorite to win the Pacific Division. That means you would have to bet $100,000 to win $100.
What did sportsbooks learn from Mayweather-McGregor? 'Business as usual'
The Mayweather-McGregor fight was the most-bet fight in Nevada history, with estimates north of $85 million in handle. And for much of the week, Las Vegas bookmakers were sweating huge liability on McGregor. What lessons did they learn from the fight?
Rematch? U.K. sportsbook Ladbrokes set odds on a Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather rematch taking place within a year at 3-1.
Vegas makes out well in Mayweather-McGregor fight.
Jay Rood, the VP of race and sportsbooks at MGM Resorts International, says he was glad the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight made it to the 10th round.
'The Super Bowl of boxing': How Vegas made Mayweather-McGregor odds
The last time famous Las Vegas oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro made a fighter a -2,700 favorite, the year was 1990 and Mike Tyson was fighting Buster Douglas. Here is the story of how Vegas made odds on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight.
Mayweather: Sometimes I bet 'millions'
Floyd Mayweather discusses how he began betting, his Super Bowl LI pick, if betting should be legalized, where he watches the games when he's betting in Vegas and more.
Five worst NFL ATS teams of the past 30 years
Bad teams can still win bettors money, including the winless 2008 Detroit Lions, whereas better teams might perform worse against the spread. Rob Nelson looks at the five worst single-season ATS records in the NFL over the past 30 years.
WSOP winner's friends turn $60 show of support into $40K each
A group of college friends who helped 2017 World Series of Poker main event winner Scott Blumstein pay his entry fee had their show of support rewarded in a big way.
Blumstein claims WSOP crown, $8.15M purse
Scott Blumstein dominated the final table from start to finish and finally took out Dan Ott early Sunday to win the 2017 World Series of Poker main event, taking home an $8.15 million purse.
Blumstein wins WSOP title.
Scott Blumstein outlasts Dan Ott to win the WSOP main event's $8.1 million grand prize.
Blumstein: 'I'm on top of the world.'
World Series of Poker main event champion Scott Blumstein explains what was going through his mind while waiting for the deuce to hit on the river and shares what led up to his poker success.
Fake news, manipulated data and the future of betting fraud
Social media accounts spreading false information and injury reports? "Ghost games" that appear on sportsbook betting menus but never occur? It may seem far-fetched, but the next wave of potential betting fraud is already here.
Supreme Court will hear New Jersey sports betting appeal: What's next?
Now that the Supreme Court has decided to hear New Jersey's appeal in its long-running quest to offer legalized sports betting, ESPN's gambling experts examine how we got to this point and answer other key questions moving forward.
Supreme Court to hear case on sports gambling is real.
David Purdum joins SVP to discuss the Supreme Court to hear New Jersey's appeal to legalize sports gambling, with Las Vegas showing support. He also analyses how the operation will look state-by-state.
All you need to know before making your picks. PickCenter's data comes from two main sources: TeamRankings and numberFire.
Check out ESPN's full calendar of sports-betting highlights through the rest of 2017.
Experts almost unanimously agree that legalized sports betting in the U.S. is "inevitable."