Blog: Talking Points

Vegas Play of the Day: NBA all-star game

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Arizona Hotshots at Memphis Express

I don’t think this line can be high enough. Arizona appears to be the class off the new Alliance of American Football league, while Memphis looks like the opposite. …

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Alliance of American Football makes right play by embracing sports betting

While the NFL is still fumbling with the best way to handle betting on its product after nearly 100 years, the Alliance league appears to have a firm grasp immediately …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Rutgers at Northwestern

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Memphis Express at Birmingham Iron

Christian Hackenberg is a punch line. The former second-round pick was a bust in the NFL, leading him to the Memphis team in the new Alliance of American Football where many expect a similar result. …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Minnesota Timberwolves at New Orleans Pelicans

The fifth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun’s sports staff is now under way, effective July 1. …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Grizzlies at Thunder

The fifth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun’s sports staff is now under way, effective July 1. …

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Nevada sports books net more than $10 million win on Super Bowl

Nevada sports books banked an eight-figure win on Super Bowl 53 but fell short of setting a record for overall betting handle on the Patriots’ 13-3 win against the Rams …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Bucks at Nets

The fifth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun’s sports staff is now under way, effective July 1. …

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Uneventful Super Bowl leaves bettors at a loss to local sports books once again

The loudest the M Resort sports book got all day on Super Bowl Sunday might have been during the opening coin toss. …

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Super Bowl pick: Why Rams-Patriots will stay under the points total

This is the ninth Super Bowl appearance in the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick Patriots dynasty. The past appearances clearly shed light on how the Patriots will attack the Los Angeles Rams …

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Super Bowl by the odds: Vegas pick and perspective on Patriots vs. Rams

If Talking Points’ Super Bowl point-spread pick were a poker hand, the blog has been playing with its cards face-up. There was no concealing which side we fell on in the column …

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Vegas Play of the Day: James Harden vs. Rob Gronkowski Super Bowl prop

The fifth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun’s sports staff is now under way, effective July 1. …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Maryland at Wisconsin

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with …

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Betting the Super Bowl? It’s important to look beyond the quarterbacks

Based on recent Super Bowls, blindly backing the team with the better quarterback is a bad strategy. It’s likely contributed significantly to Nevada gamblers’ perennial problems …

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