Las Vegas Sun - Blogs: Talking Points

June 19, 2018

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Vegas Play of the Day: Astros vs. Rays

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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World Cup odds: Sports books brace for dip in betting without the United States

With the United States failing to qualify for this year’s World Cup tournament, betting handle on the event may decrease locally for the first time in decades. The total volume bet …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Astros at Athletics

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: Diamondbacks at Rockies

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: NBA Finals Game 4

At the beginning of the series, the total didn’t seem quite enough. Now it feels too high and in need of a larger adjustment from the first three games. …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Mariners at Rays

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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Stanley Cup by the odds: Sports book preview and pick of Game 5

Gaming executives preoccupied with their bottom lines require only one more loss by the home team to evade their greatest fear. …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Golden Knights at Capitals

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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Stanley Cup by the odds: Sports book preview and pick of Game 4

The Vegas Golden Knights have a chance to prove their season-long insistence that they play better as an underdog tonight in Washington D.C. …

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Vegas Play of the Day: NBA Finals Game 2

Enough with the “ifs.” Yes, Cleveland had some devastating breaks to prevent it from stealing game 1 — topped by J.R. Smith not knowing the score in the final seconds. …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Indians at Twins

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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Stanley Cup by the odds: Sports book preview and pick of Game 3

The Vegas Golden Knights only fell to back-to-back losses twice all season with Marc-Andre Fleury in net. They’re favored to suffer that fate for the third time in Game 3 tonight in Washington …

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Vegas Play of the Day: Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners

Too many people fear the unfamiliar. That partially explains why no one is betting on the Rays as they shift to an “opener” strategy, putting reliever Sergio Romo on the mound to start the game. …

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Vegas Play of the Day: NBA Finals game 1

It’s jarring enough to see an NBA Finals total trend downwards, let alone in the first game, when the masses are typically excited and wagering on more and more points. …

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Stanley Cup by the odds: Sports book preview and picks of Game 2

Home teams that win Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final have gone on to win the series 84 percent of the time since the NHL implemented the best of seven format 79 years ago. …

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