The Dallas Mavericks second-year star has quickly climbed the NBA MVP charts, ascending to the plus 250 second choice at the Westgate sportsbook after opening at 50-1.
Thurman opened as a minus 140 favorite for Saturday’s WBA welterweight title fight in Las Vegas, but heavy action on Pacquiao made him as high as a minus 170 favorite.
“The Knights are going to be better next year,” Westgate sportsbook manager Ed Salmons said. “The Knights are going to be loaded for the next five to 10 years.”
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s title fight Saturday against Daniel Jacobs is generating plenty of action at Las Vegas sportsbooks.
There was more money bet at Las Vegas sports books on Saturday’s heavyweight title fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury at the Staples Center in Los Angeles than was wagered on any of Saturday’s college football conference championship games.
The result wasn’t anywhere near as controversial as Canelo-GGG I, which was ruled a draw, but the majority of Las Vegas sports book directors believed Golovkin won the rematch.
Fists fly and engines roar. It’s party time in Las Vegas, so let’s cash some tickets on boxing and NASCAR this weekend — and, of course, football.
Handicapper Kelly Stewart and The Linq Hotel sports book director John Lukasik join the Review-Journal’s Todd Dewey to preview Saturday night’s fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez at T-Mobile Arena.
Gamblers who made straight bets on Golovkin and Alvarez had their money refunded on what was considered a push and sports books lost on the draw, a prop bet that opened at 30-1 at MGM Resorts and Caesars Palace sports books.
Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is a minus-150 favorite over Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in Saturday’s middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena. The total is 9.5 rounds (over minus-250).