Wagering on NFL games means living and dying with some coin-flip decisions, and the Denver Broncos and their backers literally lost one Sunday.
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A politician swept up in a scandal holds a news conference similar to the one Roger Goodell staged Friday. The NFL commissioner apologized for mistakes, promised changes and, of course, dodged the most important questions.
With controversies off the field and officiating fiascos on it, the NFL is in desperate need of a change of topic. So, this is an opportune time for Peyton Manning to be the top story.
One week after blowing a lead at Atlanta, the Saints played the spoiler role for the betting public by blowing a lead at Cleveland.
It was perfect timing. Chip Kelly, an innovator and magician at the college level, picked the right time and place to see if his offensive wizardry would work in the NFL.
If it’s a beauty pageant, and style points definitely matter in college football, UCLA is on the ugly side looking in, and Brett Hundley is far from the best-looking quarterback in the country.
The opening Sunday of NFL season was an unpredictable one for bettors and sportsbooks alike.
When it’s time to pull the trigger and bet against the New Orleans Saints, there is plenty to fear. The quarterback is the biggest factor, because Drew Brees plays a cool hand.
The NFL season opened with a dud, just like last season ended. But for those betting on the Seattle Seahawks — and it’s a big mistake to bet against them — easy money comes with no complaints.
Finally, the thrills of NFL betting are back, with the Seahawks shooting for a successful sequel, opening their title defense today as 6-point home favorites over the Green Bay Packers.
On the final night of the NFL preseason, Johnny Manziel was scrambling around and leading the Cleveland Browns to a victory. But his exhibition was mostly meaningless, and his replacement stole the show.
It is the time of year for bold predictions, and several will be made Friday, when “SuperContest Weekend” kicks off at the LVH with a seminar featuring some of the top football handicappers in their field.
It’s not always easy being famous. The curious case of Jameis Winston, the Florida State quarterback and controversial face of college football, is another example.
Horse racing and football provide adrenaline rushes of different kinds. The races can present instant gratification, with bets decided in two minutes. A football game can be a three-hour grind. Wagering on regular-season win totals is a totally different story, a roller-coaster ride extending for four months. Yet, sometimes, the payoff is worth the wait.
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown, and Pete Carroll is wearing it now. But if Carroll is worried, he never shows it. This is not about the Seattle Seahawks’ quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions, not yet anyway. Before he won the biggest game of the season, Carroll was king of the NFL preseason.
On a snowy day on the Chicago lakefront, Aaron Rodgers’ value to the Green Bay Packers became crystal clear. Without him, they had no prayer. With him, their prayers were answered.
Barring an unforeseen collapse by Rory McIlroy, the final round of the British Open will be his 18-hole victory lap and a bore for long-shot bettors.
The Chicago Bulls are putting the most impressive team on the floor in the NBA Summer League, and it’s no secret to basketball bettors.
In several ways, Billy Beane is a gambler working with a bankroll. But there’s not much money to play with, so the Oakland Athletics general manager must be smart with it, and he needs to make the right moves.
As he’s showing more signs of old age, the old Tiger Woods is missed. He was far more fascinating when winning majors and scoring with porn stars.
At some point, LeBron James is probably going back home to Cleveland, and not just for a summer vacation. The odds say he will follow his heart and return to play for the Cavaliers, sooner or later.
It was loud and clear. BJ Penn danced through the crowd, headed for the cage for perhaps the final time, and heard the roars. It was obvious he was the favorite.
In three weeks, the New England Patriots open training camp, and the sight of Tom Brady’s passes will ease our sore eyes. The sports betting world revolves around football season, which is almost here.
A sure thing is hard to find in sports betting and basketball scouting, although some players are guaranteed to be great. Jabari Parker is a next-best-thing player.
Instead of shooting for back-to-back championships, the San Antonio Spurs spent the entire season bouncing back, and their comeback Sunday in Game 5 of the NBA Finals was symbolic of it all.