Blog: Talking Points

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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March Madness betting memories: Two classics and the best Vegas watch party

The snazzy ballrooms, monstrous screens, unlimited food and festival-feel of betting are all part of what bring tens of thousands of visitors to town annually for the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. …

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March Madness betting memories: Duke’s 2010 title and my luckiest bounce

The Duke Blue Devils hold none of the most coveted overall NCAA Tournament records, but it sure doesn’t feel that way …

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March Madness betting memories: Duke vs. Utah and the worst beat of my life

Anyone who’s ever bet on sports has a worst beat story, and the majority of such bad-luck tales always seem to come from the NCAA Tournament. …

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NBA futures, win totals remain valid unless season is canceled or shortened

Despite the coronavirus-prompted postponement of the NBA season, future wagers and season-long bets are still action — for now. …

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Vegas Play of the Day: WCC Tournament: Gonzaga vs. St. Mary’s

The sixth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun’s sports staff is now underway, effective July 1.

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Vegas Play of the Day: Zhang vs. Jedrzejczyk at UFC 248

Mixed martial arts, especially women’s mixed martial arts, moves quickly. It moves quickly enough that the undisputed fact that Jedrzejczyk is the best strawweight champion in UFC history means little tonight at T-Mobile Arena in the co-main event of UFC 248. …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Bucks at Lakers

The sixth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun’s sports staff is now underway, effective July 1.

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Vegas Play of the Day: UNLV basketball vs. Boise State

The sixth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun’s sports staff is now underway, effective July 1 …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Dayton at Rhode Island

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day. Our four sports writers started with …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Raptors at Suns

The sixth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun’s sports staff is now underway, effective July 1 …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans

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

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