Duke's Meaningless Last Second Free Throw Cost Vegas Millions

Last night's Duke-Utah game seemingly ended in a 62-57 win for Duke. With eight seconds remaining Utah's Jordan Loveridge missed a three-pointer, and the Utah players only half-heartedly tried to foul or tie up the rebounder, Duke's Quinn Cook. But with 0.7 seconds left a referee blew for a foul against Cook, the… » 3/28/15 12:57pm Yesterday 12:57pm

MLB Investigating Claim That Marlins Pitcher Jarred Cosart Bet On Sports

We have no idea if Jarred Cosart bets on sports. (Maybe you do! Let's talk.) MLB doesn't either, but it intends to find out. After last nights emergence of screenshots of Twitter messages claiming to show the Marlins starter talking bets, MLB has announced that its Department of Investigations will look into the… » 3/25/15 11:30am Wednesday 11:30am

Mark Cuban Takes Shot At NFL For Its Opposition To Sports Betting

On Friday, a judge shot down a New Jersey law that would have allowed sports betting, to the satisfaction of the four major American sports leagues, all of which opposed it—and all of which profit immensely from bettors' interest. As Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said of every owner and executive, including himself,… » 11/23/14 12:53pm 11/23/14 12:53pm

Thomas Vanek Paid Off $230,000 Gambling Debt With Islanders Paycheck

This summer, Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek found himself caught up in a federal case against three men accused of running a gambling ring out of an Upstate New York bar. Vanek, who played nearby in both Rochester and Buffalo, served as a witness, but his link to the alleged bookies was unclear. This should make… » 10/31/14 3:39pm 10/31/14 3:39pm

Jeff Ma & David Frohardt-Lane: What's Sports Betting Really Like?

By now, it's almost a given that public discussion of sports betting will result in nothing of real value being said. It can be entertaining, but is typically vague, or cagey. But not today! We have Jeff Ma, who hosted Sloan's gambling panel, and David Frohardt-Lane, who participated, to give you some real talk. » 3/14/14 4:04pm 3/14/14 4:04pm

What You Need To Know To Bet On The Super Bowl (Late Edition)

Below is your final NFL betting line chart for the 2013-14 season, with updated figures for spread, bet trend, over/under, and money line figures for this Sunday's Super Bowl (here's the early post from last week). Of course there are many fun ways to bet on the Super Bowl; check out Jay Sanin's post for a breakdown… » 1/31/14 2:10pm 1/31/14 2:10pm

What You Need To Know To Bet On The Super Bowl (Early Edition)

Here is your early betting info for the Super Bowl, including the line movement, bet trend, money line, and over/under, as well as the performance of the Seahawks and Broncos against the spread and O/U this season. There's been a lot of early movement—rare for Super Bowls—and we'll be updating next Thursday so you can… » 1/22/14 4:17pm 1/22/14 4:17pm

NFL Betting Lines, Visualized: Divisional Round (Late Edition)

Below is your late betting info for the divisional-round playoff games (you can see the early-week edition here). Spread movement is now included, and the money lines, over/unders, and bet trend have been updated. I've also added one extra data point: the over/under movement from the opening line. Saints-Seahawks… » 1/09/14 4:41pm 1/09/14 4:41pm

NFL Betting Lines, Visualized: Divisional Round (Early Edition)

Here is your early betting info for the Divisional round of the playoffs this weekend. Money lines for all the games are already available, but we'll update on Thursday with spread movements. Like last week, we've included the average spread and average over/under for each team, as well as the appropriate away/home… » 1/07/14 5:53pm 1/07/14 5:53pm

NFL Betting Lines, Visualized: Wild Card Round

Below is your betting info for the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs. In addition to the regular data, the charts now display the "season average" spread and over/under for each team, as well as their away/home split for these figures. We'll be back on schedule next week, with an early/late edition for the second… » 1/03/14 1:36pm 1/03/14 1:36pm