Mamba Props Apr13

Mamba Props

Tonight the NBA sends a legend off into retirement.  Whether you believe that Kobe should have hung up his sneakers years ago is neither here nor there.  However the proper tribute for any great is to immortalize him with some unique betting props for his final game.  Thanks to Dave Mason at BetOnLine there are plenty of ways to get your money in action for the final act of his illustrious career. Utah @ LA Lakers Crying Kobe 10:35 PM 2501 Kobe Bryant Cries During Game +350 2502 Kobe Bryant Doesn’t Cry During Game -500 Utah @ LA Lakers Dunk Made by Kobe Bryant (LAL) 10:35 PM 2555 Yes +400 2556 No -600 Utah @ LA Lakers Exact Pts by Kobe Bryant (LAL) 10:35 PM 2409 0 to 10 Pts +800 2410 11 to 15 Pts +500 2411 16 to 20 Pts +325 2412 21 to 25 Pts +275 2413 26 to 30 Pts +325 2414 31 Pts or More +350 Utah @ LA Lakers Fadeaway Shot Made by Kobe Bryant (LAL) 10:35 PM 2553 Yes -175 2554 No +145 Utah @ LA Lakers First 3pt field goal attempt by Kobe Bryant (LAL) 10:35 PM 2423 Make +175 2424 Miss -220 Utah @ LA Lakers First Field Goal Attempt by Kobe Bryant (LAL) 10:35 PM 2401 Make +130 2402 Miss -160 Utah @ LA Lakers First Points Scored by Kobe Bryant (LAL) 10:35 PM 2415 2 Point Field Goal +100 2416 3 Point Field Goal +450 2417 Free Throw +150 Utah @ LA Lakers Last 3pt field goal attempt by Kobe Bryant (LAL) 10:35 PM 2425 Make +190 2426 Miss -240 Utah @ LA Lakers Last Field Goal Attempt by Kobe Bryant (LAL) 10:35 PM 2421 Make +130 2422 Miss -160 Utah @ LA...

Warriors Win Streak Nov25

Warriors Win Streak

Golden State is the talk of the town after steam rolling the Lakers last night to make history.  The Warriors are the first team in NBA history to start the season 16-0 and with that major milestone in the books, everyone’s attention shifts to the other side of the coin. What team will be the 1st to knock off the Luke Walton led defending champions this year?  Cantor Technology has a creative prop bet allowing you to bet on which team will indeed be the first to do so. 11/27 Suns +115 11/28 Kings 11-1 11/30 & 12/23 Jazz 11-5 12/2 Hornets 6-1 12/5 Raptors 11-2 12/6 Nets 27-1 12/8 Pacers 14-1 12/11 Celtics 16-1 12/12 & 12/18 Bucks 20-1 12/25 Cavaliers 33-1 12/30 Mavericks 65-1 12/ 31 Rockets 45-1 Undefeated 23-1...

NBA Preview Oct27

NBA Preview

Bet the Board is branching out!!!! For the first time in the brand’s short history we’re delving into other sports in honor of the 2015 NBA season that tips off tonight.  We did give Payneinsider the night off for good behavior so we brought in a guest analyst with a style entirely his own, Rob Perez to share his thoughts on everything Association.  We did our best to cover a handful of the marquee teams win totals and major awards in a style all of our own.  Give it a listen and let us know what you think. Looking for more specifics on your favorite NBA team? Click here Listen to it here every week or subscribe on SOUND CLOUD RSS and ITUNES Still looking for an offshore option? BetOnline has special offers just for our...

DraftCast Jun25

DraftCast

There are fans and there are sports bettors…of course there are also those that consider themselves both.  Rob Perez would fall into that class with his loyalty and allegiance to the Knicks well documented through social media.  I don’t do a NBA mock draft, hell I’m nowhere close to a NBA expert with an opinion worth a damn but when Rob invited me on his podcast the night before the draft to talk him off the Porzingis ledge, I reluctantly...

NBA Title ’16 Jun16

NBA Title ’16

There’s a good chance we’ll crown the 2015 NBA champion tonight…or later this week but either way we’re splitting hairs here.  For most fans and teams their focus is already on the 2015-16 season.  Look what we have here; odds on who will hold the Larry OBrien trophy at this time next year.  Courtesy of the Westgate Superbook here’s your complete list of odds to win next year’s title.  Notice that Cleveland is an overwhelming favorite to come out of the East at 5-9 while the Oklahoma City Thunder, even with a first time head coach Billy Donovan, are listed as 2nd favorites tied with the Warriors behind only the Cavaliers in the eyes of oddsmakers. 2015-2016 NBA CHAMPIONSHIP CAVALIERS 9-4WARRIORS 5THUNDER 5CLIPPERS 10SPURS 12BULLS 12HAWKS 20PELICANS 20ROCKETS 20WIZARDS 30PACERS 30GRIZZLIES 30RAPTORS 30BLAZERS 40MAVERICKS 40HEAT 30CELTICS 80BUCKS 80PISTONS 80JAZZ 80SUNS 80LAKERS 80NUGGETS 80KNICKS 80NETS 100KINGS 10076ERS 200MAGIC 200WOLVES 200HORNETS 2002015-2016 EASTERN CONFERENCE CAVALIERS 5-9BULLS 11-2HAWKS 9WIZARDS 14PACERS 14RAPTORS 14HEAT 14CELTICS 35BUCKS 35PISTONS 35KNICKS 35NETS 4576ERS 80MAGIC 80HORNETS 802015-2016 WESTERN CONFERENCE WARRIORS 5-2THUNDER 5-2CLIPPERS 5SPURS 6PELICANS 10ROCKETS 10GRIZZLIES 15BLAZERS 20MAVERICKS 20       JAZZ 40SUNS 40LAKERS 40NUGGETS 40KINGS 50WOLVES...

Vegas Perspective Jun04

Vegas Perspective

The NBA finals tip off tonight and the competition won’t be reserved for just the players on the court.  Bettors around the world have been plunking down their gambling dollars on both sides of the series wager creating a huge divide between the Pros and the Joes.  Depending on where you look the series price has ranged from as high as Golden State -275 / Cleveland +235 at Westgate Superbook compared to a line that dipped as low as Golden State -190 / Cleveland +165 at the MGM Mirage properties late Wednesday night. The difference of opinion between the professionals and the public isn’t new but sportsbooks hanging such a wide range of prices reflects how differently everyone sees the potential outcome. “So far our action has been Cavs, Cavs and more Cavs…….seeing money on the Cavs in game 1, on the ML in game 1, and to win the best of 7 series,” Chuck Esposito, Race and Sports Director at Sunset Station, told me about the betting pattern he’s seen emerge at his properties.  Stations is a large casino corporation here in Nevada known for catering to more of a recreational betting clientele at their various statewide locations. Stations wasn’t alone when it came to the flood of Cavaliers money early and often regarding series wagering.  In a press release issued by Michael Grodsky of William Hill late last Friday, Grodsky indicated a similar trend taking place at his properties from the moment William Hill posted a series price. Since NBA Finals Series wagering opened on early Thursday morning (May 28th), bettors have been continuously flooding the windows with Cleveland Cavalier wagers.  The Cavaliers opened as a +210 underdog to defeat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.  The Cavaliers’ Series Money...

Liability Report May27

Liability Report

The NBA is one game away from their potential star studded dream scenario.  Assuming Golden State avoids the first ever 3-0 series collapse in league history, the Warriors will open as considerable favorites against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals.  For a few sportsbook operators, Golden State raising the Larry O’Brien trophy would be anything but an ideal result for their future book. William Hill opened the Warriors at 15-1 back in June of last year while the Cavs were listed at 50-1 BEFORE Lebron James elected to take his talents back home to Cleveland.  Most books, including William Hill, were able to stay comfortably ahead of the Cavs crush of future money that flooded the market once LBJ finalized his plans. However, they were not so fortunate to stay ahead of the upstart Warriors swell of support amid their hot start and surprising season.   Entering the conference finals Golden St represented 39% of the remaining future tickets at Will Hill equating to 66% of overall money wagered.  The Cavaliers accounted for 27% of future tickets but a much more manageable 18% of money being wagered. Westgate Superbook also finds themselves in a situation where a Golden St championship creates a losing scenario for their NBA futures pool.  Back on June 9 Golden State opened at 20-1 while Cleveland was listed at 60-1 to win the title.  In a brief conversation with Jeff Sherman last evening he said that while a Warrior victory would indeed be a small loser for his book the current position wasn’t substantial enough to impact the way they plan to book the finals.  For casual bettors unfamiliar with what this industry jargon means, sportsbooks always have the option of shading series prices accordingly to steer action.   This...

3HL – Nashville Mar25

3HL – Nashville...

http://www.toddstake.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/03-25-15.mp3 Just another Wednesday on 3HL talking all things Sweet 16 along with a variety of other sports gambling oddities.  It wouldn’t be our weekly installment if Blaine didn’t try to catch me off guard with his famous “prop” bet...

NBA Futures Feb25

NBA Futures

There are a handful of talents in the NBA that can force oddsmakers to overhaul their futures odds.  Last night when Derek Rose went down with a torn meniscus yet again the entire oddsboard went into upheaval.  Here are the current numbers from the Westgate Superbook as we head down the home stretch of the NBA regular season. HEAT 300THUNDER 9-2SPURS 10CLIPPERS 14PACERS 300BULLS 20WARRIORS 4ROCKETS 30BLAZERS 40WIZARDS 60NETS 1000GRIZZLIES 12MAVERICKS 30NUGGETS 9999RAPTORS 20KNICKS xxxWOLVES xxxxPELICANS 500LAKERS xxxxCELTICS 1000CAVALIERS 5-2SUNS 300HORNETS 500HAWKS 5JAZZ 9999KINGS 9999PISTONS 1000MAGIC 999976ERS xxxxBUCKS 200ODDS TO WIN 2014-2015 EASTERN CONFERENCE HEAT 150 PACERS 150 BULLS 8 WIZARDS 25 NETS 500 RAPTORS 8 KNICKS xxxx CELTICS 500 CAVALIERS 2-3 HORNETS 250 HAWKS 9-5 PISTONS 500 MAGIC 5000 76ERS xxxx BUCKS 100 ODDS TO WIN 2014-2015 WESTERN CONFERENCE THUNDER 9-4 SPURS 5 CLIPPERS 7 WARRIORS 2 ROCKETS 15 BLAZERS 20 GRIZZLIES 6 MAVERICKS 15 NUGGETS 5000 WOLVES xxxx PELICANS 250 LAKERS xxxx SUNS 150 JAZZ 5000 KINGS 5000...

Legalized Wagering

The topic of legalized sports wagering, especially in relation to its impact on the NBA, has been a hot button topic since Adam Silver’s ground breaking comments months ago.  On New Year’s Eve, a columnist named Jay Evensen had some pretty scathing comments about potential ramifications of Silver’s position on the topic in regards to fan experience.  Here’s an excerpt from his article: …Which leads me to a New Year’s warning as I peer through my crystal ball into 2015. Appropriately, it is sports related, and it goes like this: If the NBA succeeds in making it legal to wager money on its games, it would be a bad thing for the league, the sport and, to some extent, Utah’s economy… Click here to read the full article Todd’s Take First things first: I know nothing about the current state of Utah’s economy.  However, I do understand in this progressive era of local casinos and lottery development Utah remains staunchly opposed to games of chance. The Legislature shall not authorize any game of chance, lottery or gift enterprise under any pretense or for any purpose. Now this is well and good because I personally hate state lotteries as well.  Each state should govern its people accordingly but I believe Jay is missing the point here.  Evensen uses the 1919 Black Sox scandal back in 1999 along with the 2007 NBA scandal involving Tim Donaghy to make his point about integrity of sport.  To his credit he doesn’t appear to be of the opinion that the act of gambling itself would change the propensity for games to be rigged but rather he cites the fan experience as being vastly different with legalized wagering. Wait what?  To claim the fan experience would drastically change with widespread...

Reg Season Wins Oct06

Reg Season Wins

The NBA season is almost upon us and of course win total discussion predominates in betting circles.  Win totals, most known for the NFL, are an increasingly popular bet type here in Vegas.  Unfortunately you can’t find them at every book here in town (don’t get me started) but for those headed to the desert you can at Westgate.  Here’s the complete list of updated totals courtesy of the Westgate Superbook as of Monday morning. HAWKS           42.0 CELTICS         26.5 NETS            41.5 HORNETS         44.0 BULLS           55.5 CAVALIERS       57.5 MAVERICKS       49.5 NUGGETS         41.0 PISTONS         36.0 WARRIORS        51.5 ROCKETS         49.5 PACERS          32.5 CLIPPERS        56.0 LAKERS          31.5 GRIZZLIES       47.5 HEAT            45.0 BUCKS           24.5 TIMBERWOLVES    27.5 PELICANS        43.5 KNICKS          40.5 THUNDER         58.0 MAGIC           27.5 76ERS           15.5 SUNS            43.5 TRAILBLAZERS    49.0 KINGS           30.5 SPURS           56.5 RAPTORS         48.0 JAZZ            25.0 WIZARDS         48.5 ** ALL SIDES ARE -110 **** TEAMS MUST PLAY 82 REGULAR SEASON GAMES FOR ACTION ** ** WAGERS DO NOT INCLUDE POST-SEASON GAMES ** ** NO PARLAYS ** ** ALL SIDES ARE -110 ** ** TEAMS MUST PLAY 82 REGULAR SEASON GAMES FOR ACTION ** ** WAGERS DO NOT INCLUDE POST-SEASON GAMES ** ** NO PARLAYS **...

Homecoming Jul12

Homecoming

The decision part 2 is officially in the books for the greatest player in the game.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s impossible not to know where Lebron James will be taking his talents this year.  However, what does it all mean from a Vegas perspective?  Clay Travis and I broke it all down last night on Let It...