Golden State is no longer in its customary position as favorites to win the NBA title as it enters an uncertain offseason with injuries to two of its star players who may not even return to the team.
The Golden Knights, along with the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs, are listed at 7-1 to win next season’s NHL championship.
Despite fairly balanced action on Thursday night’s Game 6, the additional handle a potential Game 7 would generate has local bookmakers hoping the Warriors can extend the series.
Officials are resisting growing pressure to cancel the final six days of the meet after the deaths of two more horses last week, bringing the total since Dec. 26 to 29.
The Blues were as high as 300-1 to win the Stanley Cup title when they were in last place in January, giving bettors a chance to cash in big after St. Louis’ Game 7 win.
Action has been fairly equal on the Blues and Bruins in Game 7, but several Las Vegas sportsbooks have big liability on St. Louis in the futures market.
The six-time runner-up was 30-1 at the Westgate as of Tuesday afternoon for the tournament, which begins Thursday at Pebble Beach. Dustin Johnson is the favorite at 7-1.
The Raptors have been as high as a 3.5-point favorite for Monday’s Game 5 as they look to close out the Golden State Warriors at home in the NBA Finals. That’s no longer the case.
Chris Andrews started booking bets in the fifth grade. Now 63, he writes about that and countless other experiences in “Then One Day … 40 Years of Bookmaking in Nevada.”
Femi Fashakin of Orlando, Florida, won the BIG 50 No-limit Hold ’em event at the World Series of Poker on Friday at the Rio Convention Center. He earned $1,147,449.