Bob Hamman, founder of Dallas-based SCA Promotions, reached a deal in 1989 to cover a $1 million donation to Little League Baseball if Ryan, then 42, pitched a no-hitter.
The Los Angeles Clippers might be the favorites to win the 2020 NBA championship, but the Lakers continue to be the favorite team of bettors at Las Vegas sportsbooks.
After the rivals combined for 30 runs Saturday in New York’s 17-13 win over Boston, Sunday’s total opened at 16½ at multiple Las Vegas books before closing at 14½ and 15.
The surprising journeyman on the mound who has made the most cash for bettors this season is Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Jordan Lyles, who is 5-1 with a 2.81 ERA.
Most of the action is sharp and for $1,000 limit bets.
Station Casinos and the Westgate each posted a line on the Aviators’ season opener Thursday at El Paso, and the books plan on posting lines on all of Las Vegas’ Triple-A games this season.
Baltimore opened as a 5-2 favorite and was at even money Tuesday before a $2,000 wager on the Orioles made them a minus 125 favorite to finish with the most losses in MLB in a new prop posted at the Westgate.
Several oddsmakers balked at MLB’s decision Thursday to require teams this season to send their starting lineups to the commissioner’s office 15 minutes before the clubs release the information elsewhere.
The Cubs have compiled four consecutive 90-win seasons and return most of their team that went 95-68 last season. But Las Vegas oddsmakers expect Chicago to take a step back this season.
The Westgate sportsbook moved Philadelphia on Sunday from 14-1 to win the World Series to 12-1, where the number stayed Thursday when news broke of Bryce Harper’s deal.