After Minnesota’s steal of Chicago All-Star guard Jimmy Butler on Thursday, the Westgate sports book moved the Timberwolves’ odds to win the 2018 NBA title from 100-1 to 60-1 while bumping the Bulls from 100-1 to 200-1.
Dustin Johnson is the prohibitive 7-1 favorite, but tall fescue and wide fairways at Erin Hills could produce a long-shot winner in the U.S. Open.
Cleveland, getting two to four points Wednesday in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, led by six with 3:09 left before Golden State ended the game on an 11-0 run to not only win 118-113 but also cover and send the number over the total of 227.
After blowing a 3-1 lead last year and adding a former MVP, the pressure is squarely on the Warriors. As an underdog after finally bringing a banner home to Cleveland, LeBron James is playing with house money.
The Cavaliers eliminated Boston in a 135-102 blowout Thursday night to set the stage for the highly-anticipated threequel with the Warriors that thankfully promises to be more like “Rocky III” than “The Hangover Part III.”
Nevada’s sports betting handle has increased from $2.6 billion in 2007 to $4.5 billion in 2016, while the state’s horse racing handle has dropped from $596.5 million in 2007 to $310.3 million in 2016.
The Yankees entered Thursday’s series opener against the Astros in a virtual tie for baseball’s best record with Houston and the Orioles, another surprising team.
The most popular prop was the total of 3.5 quarterbacks selected in the first round, and under bettors cashed their tickets.
More tickets have been wagered on Las Vegas’ future NFL franchise to win Super Bowl LII than on any other team at the South Point sports book, which has the Raiders at 15-1 odds to win their fourth Lombardi Trophy next season.
The Westgate sports book has a prop pitting the Warriors (minus-200) versus the field (plus-175), and manager Jeff Sherman expects Golden State to cash as the heaviest favorite he can recall since the late 1990s Bulls title teams led by Michael Jordan.