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April 16, 2014

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Vegas Play of the Day: Phoenix at Portland

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

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Three Vegas long shots face off with Goliath Gators in Final Four

Only two teams in the past decade have overcome odds of 25-to-1 or higher at the beginning of the NCAA Tournament to win the national championship. An event celebrated for upsets has become devoid of them at the tail end of the bracket. No. 7 seed Connecticut, which came out of the East Regional, is the team that could become the biggest underdog to …

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Vegas Play of the Day: SMU vs. Minnesota

I’m going to avoid dipping my toe into baseball until I’m all out of college basketball, which means today I’m going with the NIT Championship.

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Vegas Play of the Day: New York Yankees at Houston

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

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Vegas Play of the Day: Blue Jays at Rays

The time has come for baseball to take over this space. Expect to see a lot of America’s pastime in the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point sports book and features a starting bankroll of $10,000, over the next several months.

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Vegas Play of the Day: Milwaukee at Detroit

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

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Vegas Play of the Day: Padres at Dodgers

The struggle multiplies every time I get close to eclipsing the $10,000 starting bankroll of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. A two-game losing streak has spiraled my record down …

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NCAA Tournament by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of Sunday’s Elite 8

Both the NCAA Tournament’s East Region and Midwest Region wound up with a team everyone expected against a team no one expected for their bids to the Final Four. More than 4 out of every 10 people who filled out brackets …

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NCAA Tournament by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of Saturday’s Elite 8

Oddsmakers gave Dayton less than a 1 percent chance of reaching the Final Four two weeks ago on Selection Sunday. With three straight upset wins, the No. 11 seed Flyers are now 15 times more likely to make it to Dallas for the national semifinals. They’ve gone from 75-to-1 to …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets

It’s tempting to go the easy route and pick another NCAA Tournament game in hopes of bolstering Talking Points’ 5-3 record on the mega-betting event.

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Vegas Play of the Day: Iowa State vs UConn in Sweet 16

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point.. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

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Ringing in baseball betting season with 8 over/under win total picks

Betting baseball is a grind most recreational bettors aren’t cut out for. Much like it does for the players, the 162-game schedule requires gamblers give …

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Vegas Play of the Day: San Diego State vs. Arizona

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

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NCAA Tournament by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of the Sweet 16

Sports book crowds may thin between the first March weekend of the NCAA Tournament and the second, but the madness is just …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Louisiana Tech at Florida State

The combined Play of the Day record is finally over .500. Not proud that it took this long, and there’s still a long way to go before the next frontier of profitability, but it’s a step.

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