NBA Game of the Week: San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors

All season long NBA fans have been captivated by the Warriors pursuit of history. After opening the season with 23 consecutive wins, people began to openly speculate about whether Golden State was capable of surpassing the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls who won 72 regular season games. This seems like a pipe dream until January 8th when oddsmakers listed the…

2016 Masters Prop Bets

The 2016 Masters Tournament will begin tomorrow, running from Thursday through Sunday. Held at the prestigious Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters has the smallest field of the four major golf championships. Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy opened as the co-favorites back in October; however, they have dropped from +600 to +750 over the past few months….

2016-17 College Basketball Title Futures Offering Value

Yesterday afternoon the Las Vegas based Westgate Superbook became the first sportsbook to post odds to win the 2016-17 NCAA men’s basketball championship. Even though they’ll be graduating several key players including NCAA Tournament MOP Ryan Arcidiacono, defending champion Villanova opened with the third best odds of winning the title at +800. It’s interesting to note that North…

Warriors Pursuit of History: An Oddsmakers Perspective

For almost the entirety of the 2015-16 NBA season, the central storyline has revolved around the Golden State Warriors pursuit of history. After winning the championship last season, the Warriors exploded out of the gate winning 24 consecutive games to start the season. This red-hot start prompted basketball fans worldwide to question how this team compared to…

2016-17 College Basketball National Championship Odds

Just hours after Villanova defeated North Carolina to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship, the Las Vegas based Westgate Superbook posted way-too-early futures for the 2016-17 season. These odds are always intriguing since it’s still unknown which players will hire an agent and declare for the NBA draft. Duke (+450) opened as the favorite to win the 2017 national title which is interesting since…

Updated 2015-16 NHL Player Awards Odds

Before the start of the season, we examined the odds for several NHL awards ranging from MVP to Rookie of the Year. The season concludes on Sunday, but this morning Bovada posted updated odds for five of the most prestigious awards. It‘s interesting to note that MVP front-runner Patrick Kane, who leads the league in points, wasn’t…