Blog: Talking Points

Five sports, five bets: What to wager on this weekend

The first future bet from the five sports, five bets column concluded earlier this week and gave a boost to the bottom line. …

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Five sports, five bets: What to wager on as major sports return this weekend

It started with German soccer and Korean baseball. “Five bets, five sports” began with those two leagues as virtually the only team-sport betting options available …

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Five sports, five bets: What to wager on this weekend

Whether it’s result of a poor handicap or unavoidable variance, losses are going to come and they’re going to sometimes come in bunches. Through the first seven editions …

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Five sports, five bets: What to wager on this weekend

With sports ranging from stock-car racing to soccer, and bets from those that will take a maximum of 15 minutes to play out to half of a year, I’m out to find value on several sports …

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Five sports, five bets: What to wager on this weekend

No one enjoys tying up their money for a long period of time. …

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Five sports, five bets: What to wager on this weekend

The biggest sports-betting event of the weekend won’t be available for wagering in Nevada. …

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Assessing the extras: How the Golden Knights’ expanded roster may look

When the Golden Knights return, they’ll do so in bigger numbers than before. ..

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Five sports, five bets: What to wager on this weekend

Please excuse the title of the column for this week, as it’s going to be more like, “five leagues, five sports.” That wasn’t initially the plan but lightning strikes in Hilton Head, S.C., caused a suspension in play late in the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament …

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Five sports, five bets: What to wager on this weekend

I’m going back to the racetrack and octagon again this week, as well as dipping into a couple new sports markets. From games taking place Saturday morning to future bets that could last into early 2021, this column is meant to find value and dispense betting advice for those seeking weekend action.

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Five sports, five bets: What to wager on this weekend

Casinos are open, and major sports aren’t far behind. Luckily, in the meantime, there’s already plenty to bet on. New, niche betting options now coexist with the return of interrupted sports to pack local betting boards …

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Four bets to make on UFC 249

Regardless of what league or organization staged it, the first major American sporting event back from the coronavirus disruption was always going to make for blockbuster betting action. It’s arguably going to be even bigger since it’s one of the most jampacked mixed martial arts cards in recent memory.

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Three undervalued NFL teams by the odds as free agency slows

NFL free agency is settling down, and therefore, the local betting odds are doing the same. After the markets bounced around for the last week and a half following …

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Brady Effect: Analyzing the Buccaneers, Patriots shifting fortunes by the odds

For a number of reasons, now is not the best time to place an NFL wager. That hasn’t stopped everyone. …

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March Madness betting memories: Assessing futures and saying goodbye

Results too often trump process in sports betting. …

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March Madness betting memories: Kansas vs. Northern Iowa and the worst watch party

Exiting the International Theater at the Westgate Las Vegas onto the casino floor midday is a shock to the senses. …

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