Thursday, May 26, 2016

South Point posts season win totals for ever College Football team

South Point is first sports book to post totals on every team. 
LAS VEGAS -- For the first time ever in Nevada sports book history, regular season win totals have been posted on all 128 Division I college football teams. And to make the unprecedented move even more astounding is that it's only May with the first kickoff not occurring until August 27.

The architect of the early numbers is veteran bookmaker Chris Andrews who took over as South Point sports book director in February. He's been hammering away at all the info he can gather on every school since taking over.

"I start compiling everything for all the teams right after the Super Bowl," said Andrews, a Pittsburgh native who has ran Nevada books for 37 years. "I track down what I can get for every school with the local papers and school web sites, and for a few teams the info is pretty hard to come by."

Two weeks ago the South Point was the first in Nevada to post spreads for the first week of college football action and also offered 40 'Games of the Year' numbers for the marquee match-ups. On Thursday he unleashed win totals on every school and offered some insight to key components in his oddsmaking process.

"When I do my ratings for each team, I always lean heavily on the offensive line with returning starters," he said. "I'm a big believer that stability in the offensive line is key for teams performing well early in the schedule. I don't have a math model, but I certainly have a methodology to produce the team ratings and win totals I'm comfortable with."

He's taking a dime on the Power-5 conference teams and a nickel on the other schools.

Read More Here.....totals for every College Football team posted at VegasInsider.com

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

William Hill odds to win 2016 MLB MVP and Cy Young Awards

Las Vegan Bryce Harper is having everyone belive he is the next coming of greatness in MLB.
AL/NL CY YOUNG & MVP UPDATED ODDS AND TRENDS
Below are two charts showing the current odds and trends for the top 5 players to win the AL/NL CY Young and the top 10 players to win AL/NL MVP award at William Hill’s 105 Nevada Sports Book and on the Mobile Sports app. The percentage of total dollars wagered are also listed in the chart for each category. Bettors currently favor Clayton Kershaw (51%) and Chris Sale (48%) the most by total dollars wagered to win the NL/AL CY Young award. Bryce Harper (82%) and Jose Altuve (65%) are being backed the most at William Hill to win the NL/AL MVP award.

@WILLIAMHILLUS ODDS TO WIN 2016 NL CY YOUNG
Current Odds (4/26/16)
% of total $’s Wagered @WILLIAMHILLUS
@WILLIAMHILLUS ODDS TO WIN 2016 AL CY YOUNG
Current Odds (4/26/16)
% of total $’s Wagered @WILLIAMHILLUS
CLAYTON KERSHAW
3/2
51%
CHRIS SALE
7/5
48%
JAKE ARREITA
3/2
40%
SONNY GRAY
17/2
38%
FIELD
4/1
5%
FIELD
+225
8%
MADISON BUMGARNER
12/1
2%
DAVID PRICE
10/1
3%
JOHNNY CUETO
25/1
2%
DALLAS KEUCHEL
10/1
2%

@WILLIAMHILLUS ODDS TO WIN 2016 NL MVP
Current Odds (4/26/16)
% of total $’s Wagered @WILLIAMHILLUS
@WILLIAMHILLUS ODDS TO WIN 2016 AL MVP
Current Odds (4/26/16)
% of total $’s Wagered @WILLIAMHILLUS
BRYCE HARPER
EVEN
82%
JOSE ALTUVE
15/2
65%
ANTHONY RIZZO
12/1
7%
CHRIS SALE
20/1
15%
CLAYTON KERSHAW
25/1
3%
MANNY MACHADO
11/2
5%
NOLAN ARENADO
18/1
2%
MOOKIE BETTS
40/1
4%
KRIS BRYANT
17/2
1%
JOSH DONALDSON
5/1
3%
FIELD
4/1
1%
JOSE ABREU
18/1
3%
ANDREW MCCUTCHEN
12/1
1%
CARLOS CORREA
4/1
2%
BUSTER POSEY
10/1
1%
MIGUEL CABRERA
30/1
1%
JASON HEYWARD
75/1
1%
EDWIN ENCARNACION
50/1
1%
PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT
15/1
1%
MIKE TROUT
5/2
1%

Cubs prop posted: 100 wins, lay -160 for OVER

Cubs fans loving the South Point props on their team this season.
LAS VEGAS -- The Washington Nationals had baseball’s best record (14-4) through Sunday, which translates to +8.4 units if betting them every game, which also is the best return on investment. But the really big story of April has been the Cubs at 14-5 and looking every bit like the best team as many prognosticators predicted.

Every year the Cubs are the team with the biggest World Series risk at sportsbooks, just because it’s a normal process for visitors to make the bets for friends and family. There is this love and fascination with the Cubbies because of a history that hasn’t seen them win a World Series since 1908. Also, millions of Americans watched them daily on WGN when cable television started get in everyone’s home in 1980. They partied with Harry Caray daily in the afternoon’s and it just stuck for most.

“Cub fans have been waiting since the (Leo) Durocher years to have a team this good,” said South Point sportsbook director Chris Andrews. “And this team is definitely legit. They have it all; starting pitching, hitting and solid bullpen.”

To capitalize on the popularity of the Cubs, Andrews posted couple of different props for the fans to chew on. One asks whether or not the Cubs will win 100 games or more with YES being -160 and NO +140. I’m starting to believe 100 is a strong possibility.

Initially, I thought 94 wins was a crazy thought just because of Chicago being in the NL Central with St. Louis and Pittsburgh, who both finished ahead of them last season. But Pittsburgh has been disappointing even though they’re 10-9. The past three seasons they had one of the best bullpens, but this year, it stinks. The Bucs pen has blown 3 of 8 save opportunities and has a 4.79 ERA – only six teams are worse. And the starting pitching hasn’t been getting to the seventh inning, so the pen has been worked hard every game. Because of the Pittsburgh rating being dropped, the Cubs become the beneficiary within the division.

Also Jake Arrieta is every bit as good as he was last season when he won the NL Cy Young Award. No way he can duplicate 2015, right? Think again, he’s won all four of his starts and allowed only two earned runs (0.87 ERA). He’s also thrown a no-hitter and even hit a homer. Throw in Jason Hammel allowing only two runs over his four starts plus the bullpen looking outstanding and you can see why I’ve changed my Cubs stance.

Andrews posted a prop on Arrieta asking whether or not he’ll throw a no-hitter again in the 2016 regular season, which he should have about 29 starts remaining. “We opened at NO -700, but the pros bet it up to -800. The public is taking the YES at 6-to-1.”

Still, winning three series makes it tougher than ever to win the World Series, unlike the 1908 Cubs that disposed of the Tigers in five games (4-1). No wild cards, no league championships, it was just one best of seven series way back then. And if the Cubs don’t win it this year, who will be the goat adding to the lovable loser mystique that no other sports franchise has? Have to blame someone, right?

Andrews is getting lots of Cubs future action and dropped their World Series odds from 4-to-1 down to 3-to-1 on Sunday.

Read More Here on NBA and NFL happenings............GamingToday.com

Turn Talladega TV sound down and crank up Tchaikovsky

This track is a flat out badass.
LAS VEGAS -- After seeing the first half of the short track season completed, the first race of May and 10th race of the Sprint Cup season takes us to the biggest, baddest track on the planet.

When I watch races on the 2.66-mile, high-banked monster at Talladega Superspeedway, I like to get the full effect of how awesome it is by turning the volume down on the TV and cranking up Tchaikovsky or Darth Vader’s Imperial March and just watch these drivers play a symphony at over 200 mph, side-by-side, four-wide for three straight hours.

Yes, it may sound a bit dramatic, but it really just plays out better that way, and it makes me real excited twice a year when Talladega races occur. The spring race is actually the best of the two just because I’m not pre-occupied with all those pesky Sunday NFL games in the fall.

The reason Talladega gets theme music and no other track does, is because it’s a beast, an element like no other track. It becomes as much an enemy to each driver as the drivers themselves. It will allow anyone to win, and doesn’t play favorites to any team.

Joe Gibbs Racing has won four straight races on the schedule coming in, but Talladega doesn’t care. Austin Dillon or Ricky Stenholuse Jr. have just as good a shot to win as Carl Edwards, who won the past two races. I like that equality, and we don’t get that anywhere else but Talladega. Daytona is the other track featuring plate racing, but when looking at both tracks from above, Talladega just screams like a horror film. It's total badass!

Read More Here....,GamingToday.com

Warriors and Spurs co-Favorites to win 2016 NBA Championshiop

Oklahoma City Thunder are 8/1 to win 2016 NBA Championship
NBA FUTURES UPDATE:
With the first round of the 2015-16 NBA Playoffs underway, the Golden State Warriors are now the co-favorites (3/2) with the San Antonio Spurs to win the 2015-2016 NBA Championship at William Hill’s 105 Nevada Sports Books and on the Mobile Sports app.

The Los Angeles Clippers are now 50/1 to win the 2015-16 NBA Championship while the Cleveland Cavaliers have moved to 12/5. Below is a chart showing the opening and current odds to win the 2015-16 NBA Championship at William Hill.

TEAM TO WIN 2015-16 PRO BASKETBALL TITLE  @WILLIAMHILLUS
Opening Odds (6/17/15)
Longest Odds
(Date Available)
Current Odds (4/22/16)
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
7/2
7/2 on 3/14/2016
12/5
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
9/2
5/1 on 8/19/2015
3/2
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
6/1
16/1 on 4/22/2016
8/1
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
10/1
50/1 on 4/26/2016
50/1
SAN ANTONIO SPURS
10/1
10/1 on 6/30/2015
3/2
HOUSTON ROCKETS
15/1
1500/1 on 4/26/2016
1500/1
ATLANTA HAWKS
28/1
75/1 on 3/20/2016
50/1
INDIANA PACERS
30/1
200/1 on 4/23/2016
125/1
TORONTO RAPTORS
35/1
75/1 on 11/5/2015
40/1
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
35/1
1000/1 on 1/31/2016
100/1
MIAMI HEAT
50/1
75/1 on 3/4/2016
60/1
BOSTON CELTICS
60/1
175/1 on 4/22/2016
75/1
CHARLOTTE HORNETS
150/1
500/1 on 2/16/2016
150/1

Below are two charts showing the future betting trends to win the 2015-2016 NBA Championship by percentage of total dollars wagered and percentage of total number of tickets (on the 13 remaining teams) .

Top 10 Most Popular NBA Future Bets by Total $’s Wagered to win 2015-2016 NBA Championship:
TEAM @WILLIAMHILLUS
% of total Dollars wagered
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
44%
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
21%
SAN ANTONIO SPURS
15%
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
6%
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
6%
HOUSTON ROCKETS
2%
MIAMI HEAT
1%
TORONTO RAPTORS
1%
ATLANTA HAWKS
1%
BOSTON CELTICS
1%
 Top 10 Most Popular NBA Future Bets by % of number of tickets to win 2015-2016 NBA Championship:
TEAM @WILLIAMHILLUS
% of total # of tickets
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
22%
SAN ANTONIO SPURS
17%
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
13%
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
13%
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
10%
HOUSTON ROCKETS
6%
MIAMI HEAT
4%
TORONTO RAPTORS
4%
BOSTON CELTICS
4%
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
3%