- High School Basketball Picks: Entry 1
- Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
- After 148 games, Las Vegas Sun sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer finished dead-even in this season’s high school football picks. ...
- Week 14 NFL picks for the Sun's handicapping contest
- Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017
- With as evenly matched as the NFC Playoffs project, the pair of first-round byes appears even more valuable than normal. ...
- Vegas Play of the Day: Army vs. Navy
- Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
- This total has dropped from as high as 54 points at offshore sports books with forecasts of snow hitting Philadelphia, where the Midshipmen and Cadets will contest their annual rivalry game. ...
- Sophomore Anthony Hunter takes reins for Durango basketball
- Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
- A learning curve exists for even the most talented of freshmen, with coaches often trying to navigate it by not overloading their young stars with pressure. ...
- Coronado basketball out for third straight state tournament berth this season
- Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
- The Coronado basketball team needs only three words to describe its long-term goal for the season — One more game. ...
- Top-ranked Clark High has unfinished business under returning coach
- Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
- For Chad Beeten, it was a no-brainer to jump back into an old coaching job. ...
- Vegas pick'em: NFL Week 14 winners against the spread
- Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
- A 40-year-old is four weeks away from winning the NFL MVP award, if the odds are to be believed. ...
- Super Seven: Clark star James Bridges playing senior season for his late father
- Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
- Clark High standout James Bridges had to do something he had rarely ever done before recently in the first preseason game of his senior season. Bridges had to pull himself out of the game. Emotion overwhelmed the 6-foot-3 guard when he looked toward the stands and saw ...
- Week 13 NFL picks for the Sun's handicapping contest
- Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
- The first clue that the New Orleans Saints might have been back as Super Bowl contenders for the first time in years came when they traveled to take on the previously undefeated Carolina Panthers in week 3. ...
- Analysis: UNLV came close to realizing Marvin Menzies’ vision in loss to Arizona
- Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
- With smoke from the fireworks having barely cleared the shot clocks and fans still raising the decibel level, UNLV forced an Arizona turnover and sped out on a fast break with future NBA players trailing on both sides. ...
- Vegas-style college football preview: Pac-12 at the sports book
- Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
- When the Pac-10 extended hastily accepted invitations to Utah and Colorado for the 2011 college football season, many hailed it as the dawning of the age of “super conferences.”
- Vegas-style college football preview: Mountain West at the sports books
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
- The never-ending footrace between Boise State and bookmakers may feature a new leader for the first time in nearly two decades.
The popular narrative of non-BCS conference Boise State baffling the country with its run of sustained success once rang truest in Las Vegas.
- Photos: WSOP November Nine Final Table set with J.C. Tran leading
- Tuesday, July 16, 2013
- The group that played their way into the last session of poker’s $10,000 buy-in world championship early today at The Rio includes two former bracelet ...
- Sports books favor Heat to win next year's NBA title but Clippers moving up
- Monday, June 24, 2013
- The Miami Heat’s championship parade drew to a close Monday in a fashion typical for these types of celebrations — with talk of next season.
The back-to-back NBA champions fielded questions about potentially pulling off the first three-peat in more than a decade next season. Las Vegas has answers, or at least valuable insight into the likelihood of it happening.
- NBA Finals in Vegas: Sports book facts and figures on Heat comeback, Game 7
- Thursday, June 20, 2013
- The dramatic finish in Game 6 of the NBA Finals caused at least three different groups of people spread throughout the country in separate time zones to look foolish.
There were, of course, the much-ridiculed Miami fans who fled the American Airlines Arena exits early before their Heat sparked to win 103-100 in overtime. San Antonio supporters who flooded the Riverwalk anticipating a celebration before their Spurs dulled took their barbs, too.
- NBA Finals in Vegas: Heat victory tonight could mean big business to sports books
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013
- Tonight marks the closest equivalent to Groundhog Day for local sports books. If the Miami Heat win to extend the NBA Finals to a Game 7, brightness in the form of money gets one last hurrah. Dim the lights around betting windows, though, if they lose.
- NBA Finals in Vegas: Sports books took hit on Heat; zig-zag calls for Spurs tonight
- Sunday, June 16, 2013
- Sports book directors may have flopped to the floor harder than Chris Bosh as game four of the NBA Finals wound down.
Unlike the minor contact Tim Duncan made with Bosh, the Miami Heat actually inflicted pain on bookmakers. They cost Las Vegas books far more than the $5,000 the NBA fined Bosh for his embellishment, too.
- NBA Finals in Vegas: Spurs a small favorite over Heat in series and Game 4
- Thursday, June 13, 2013
- Don’t make the same mistake some analysts made Tuesday night. Don’t pen the Miami Heat’s eulogy yet.
Despite an embarrassing 113-77 loss to San Antonio in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Miami is a victory Thursday night away from regaining its status as the favorite in the series, according to Las Vegas odds.
- NBA Finals in Vegas: What the odds say about home court format for Heat, Spurs
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
- LeBron James has experienced both the supposed greatest benefit and biggest drawback to the NBA Finals’ 2-3-2 home court format over the past couple of years.
The Heat are now minus-175 (risking $1.75 to win $1) to win the series with the Spurs coming back at plus-155 (risking $1 to win $1.55).
- NBA Finals in Vegas: Spurs now favored in series but history on Heat's side in game two
- Sunday, June 9, 2013
- Fans in San Antonio might as well crank Rihanna’s breakthrough single “Umbrella” and dust off those black and silver Robert Horry jerseys.
They should party like it’s June 2007, and not just because their Spurs are back in the NBA Finals for the first time since suppressing this very King (James) six years ago.