Sports Betting

Sports Betting

Michigan vs. Michigan State Spread at -1.5 Favoring Spartans (Video)

The Michigan vs. Michigan State spread opened at -3 and has since dipped to -1.5 in favor of the home team Spartans.  80 percent of those betting the spread on this game were backing the Wolverines, thus forcing the line down one-and-a-half-points. 

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Oct/11/2011

USC-California Spread Opens at -2.5, Moves to -3.5 (Video)

The USC-California spread had moved up to -3.5 in favor of the visiting Trojans.  This one had opened at -2.5.  With nearly 80 percent of those betting the spread backing USC, this line could move up another half point or more. 

USC has been winning against California since 2004 and they have covered 5 of the last 7 in this series. 


Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Oct/10/2011

Bears-Lions Line Back Up to -6

After dropping as low as -4.5, the Bears-Lions line was back up to -6 in favor of the undefeated Lions.  70 percent of the spread betting was on Detroit at -6.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Oct/10/2011

Another Big Parlay Payout at

The popular online sportsbook has confirmed to that it has paid out yet another massive parlay (ticket can be seen below).

“We had another big winner this past weekend as a guy hit a 12 team parlay risking $150 to win $150,000,” a representative informed G911.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/10/2011

ESPN Magazine Asks: How Often Do You Hear About Betting Odds?

ESPN Magazine had a great little piece about how often folks from various sports sectors hear about betting odds and point spreads mentioned.

On a scale of 1 to 10, the respondents in the poker, NFL, NBA and International football (soccer) claimed to hear about the point spreads most often.

Poker pro Vanessa Rousso:  “It’s our culture.  Women are always underestimated and I get motivated when I see I’m at 75-1 (odds) in a field of 64 (to win the World Series of Poker)”.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/09/2011

Packers-Falcons Line Moves to -6 in Favor of Green Bay: Sunday Night Football (Video)

The Packers-Falcons line has moved from -5 to -6 with Green Bay favored.  75 percent of those betting the spread were backing the undefeated Packers in this game. 

Green Bay destroyed Atlanta in the Playoffs last year, eliminating them with a 48-21 victory.  The rest is history as Green Bay went on to win the Super Bowl.  Atlanta had won the previous two games in this series in 2010 and 2008, respectively.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Oct/08/2011

Bucs-49ers Line Moves Up to -3 in Favor of San Francisco (Video)

The Bucs-49ers line has moved up to -3 in favor of San Francisco after opening at -1 earlier in the week.  A little more than 55 percent of those betting the spread were backing Tampa Bay here. 

Last year, the Bucs shut out San Francisco by a score of 21-0 on the road.  This does not bode well for the 49ers as Tampa Bay is 15-5-1 Against The Spread in their last 21 road games.

The Buccaneers are 11-0 ATS in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.

The Buccaneers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Oct/08/2011

National League Baseball Betting October 6, 2011

Carrie Stroup here with your baseball betting preview for October 6, 2011, which includes the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Flyers.  Find all odds here.


Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Oct/06/2011

Hockey Dime Lines Provide a Whole New Means of Making Money Betting Sports Online

It’s a mathematical fact – this season you will win more and save more wagering on hockey at than you will anywhere else.

For the first time in the 14-year history of the company, BetOnline is unleashing industry-best 10-cent juice for both NHL money-lines and Totals.  Also known as “reduced juice” or “dime lines,” simply put, 10-cent juice means better odds and more money in the bettor’s pockets.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/06/2011

Chiefs-Colts Line at -1 Favoring Indianapolis (Video)

The Chiefs-Colts line opened at -1 and some books were pushing this up to -2.5 heading closer to the weekend.  75 percent of those betting the spread were backing Indianapolis. 

Curtis Painter replaced Kerry Collins as quarterback, completing 13 of 30 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns Monday, but he struggled in the fourth quarter, going 4 of 10 for 56 yards while getting sacked three times as the Buccaneers went ahead.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/06/2011

Canadian Gaming Association Welcomes Changes to Allow Enhanced Sports Wagering in Canada

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/30/2011

San Francisco Chronicle: Full Tilt Poker a Game Changer…We Say Not Really

The San Francisco Chronicle featured an interesting piece on the current crisis surrounding Full Tilt Poker and its impact on the Internet gambling sector as a whole.

Last week, US Feds accused Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson and Rafael Furst of defrauding thousands of poker players out of more than $300 million. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/28/2011 to Visit BetOnline, Lock Poker has announced its October 2011 schedule, which includes visits to Panama City, Panama (home of and a meeting with Lock Poker executives and poker pros in London next week. 

“We are very excited to be visiting with two of the industry’s fastest growing brands,” noted Payton O’Brien, Senior Editor of the website. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/27/2011

Chris Christie Confirms He Won’t Be Running

Despite the GOP’s pressure to get New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to join the race to run for US President, Christie confirmed once again he will not be running. 

Fox News broke the story Tuesday afternoon.

The GOP has expressed concerns over the current pool of candidates, in particular Texas Governor Rick Perry, who was widely panned for his performance at last week’s Republican debate.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/27/2011

Why New Jersey Needs Legalized Sports Betting

Following today's public hearing of the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee, Chairman Jim Whelan emphasized the importance of authorizing sports wagering for the New Jersey's gaming industry.


Submitted by Guest on, Sep/26/2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Flip Flopping on Sports Betting

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has refused to come forward and endorse legalized sports betting in the state.  Residents of the state will be able to vote to allow legalized sports betting on Election Day November 8.

Could Christie’s reluctance have something to do with the state playing host to an upcoming Super Bowl?

The National Football League has long opposed legalized sports betting. 

A previous bill was given the last minute heave ho by Christie back in March.  State Senator Raymond Lesniak reintroduced his measure last month. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/22/2011

Bookmaker $2500 Deposit Bonus Still Going

Bookmaker, the oldest established North American sportsbook online today, is still offering up to $2500 in FREE CASH.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/16/2011

Atlantic City Casinos Urge New Jersey State Voters to Pass Sports Betting Measure

In early November there will be a referendum whereby New Jersey state residents will have the opportunity to vote for legalized online gambling in the state.

Atlantic City casinos are now backing the measure and they are urging voters to help pass such legislation.  More specifically, the Casino Association of New Jersey, which represents the city’s 11 gambling operations, is pushing to have sports betting legalized. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/14/2011

Bookies See Heavy Lopsided Betting Action for NFL Week 1 2011

The bookies were seeing a few 2011 Week 1 NFL games getting heavy lopsided betting action.  For these games, the bookies will be rooting for the underdog….or maybe not. 

In the case of the Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game, bookies will be rooting for the favorite, Baltimore, at -1.5 odds.  That’s because the Steelers were getting around 85 percent of the spread action. 

Likewise, Detroit was also a 1.5 underdog in Tampa and they, too, were seeing between 80 percent and 85 percent betting action on the spread.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Sep/11/2011

Sports Betting: What’s Hot September 2011 Week 1

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Sep/06/2011

Chris Christie Says He Supports Gambling, But Does He? has previously reported on the major Republican presidential candidates' records on gambling issues.

We revealed how Texas Governor Rick Perry, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney would be no friend to the gambling industry should any of them be elected President of the United States, all of them having stymied or attempted to stymie the expansion of gambling during their respective political careers.

But those are all declared candidates for the presidency.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/06/2011

Betting on High School Football Games The Next Big Thing Thanks to ESPN

There was a huge story that ran on the Rivals Network this past week, republished across the various websites, all having to do with the morality of betting on High School Football games.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Aug/31/2011

NFL Betting: Limits Increased to $25,000

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Aug/26/2011

Pay Per Head Pricing: No Bait and Switch

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/26/2011

Where Can I Bet On Football Online: 2011 – 2012

Where can I bet on football online in 2011 through 2012?

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Aug/25/2011

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