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Draftkings Sportsbook Is Offering Odds on All Eagles, Giants, and Jets Games

BWanksCB - April 18, 2019

The 2019 NFL schedule is out and DraftKings Sportsbook is wasting absolutely no time offering action on the games—not just Week 1 games—but also every Eagles, Giants, and Jets game Weeks 1-16.

Here are the odds for each team:

Eagles fans will be happy to know the team is favored to win 12 of their first 15 games. They are most heavily favored over the Redskins and Lions (-8.5) and a strong favorite over the Giants at home (-8).

The Eagles are also favored in every home game, including a modest one-point favorite over the Patriots. All three games in which they are underdogs are on the road: Vikings (+3), Packers (+1.5), and Cowboys (+1.5).

Unfortunately for Giants and Jets fans, the odds at DraftKings aren’t quite so good for their squads. The Jets are favored in only 5 of 15 games and the Giants are favored in only 3 of 15 games.

DraftKings is also offering a market for the NFL’s last defeated team. The Patriots have the shortest odds at +750. The Eagles are tied for the third-best odds with the Chargers, Rams, and Seahawks at +1100. The Giants check in at +6000 and the Jets have the third-longest odds at +7000. Here are the full market odds:

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Sixers Nets Game 3 Betting Preview: Which Team Will Take Control?

BWanksCB - April 18, 2019

One thing you have to give the Sixers credit for is that they’re always interesting. Always. Just a ho-hum day or two of before the team gears up for Game 3, right? Not exactly:

Is any this true? Who knows. Probably not. Or it’s at least heavily embellished, but intriguing stuff either way. If Brett Brown hasn’t lost the locker room, the Sixers can probably use Sheridan’s report as a rallying point, and teams will look for any extra edge they can find this time of year.

So, are the Sixers headed for chaos, ignited by a pivotal Game 3 loss, or are they about to take control of this series?

Let’s get into it.

 

Odds

Here are the LIVE Sixers-Nets odds for Game 3 courtesy of our news odds tool: Continue Reading

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It Turns Out PA Online Sports Betting May Only Be 3 Weeks Away

Kyle Scott - April 17, 2019

Things are about to change around here. Following our earlier post on the likelihood of PA online sports betting launching sometime before the July 15 go live date for online casinos, an official with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says online sports betting apps could go live in as soon as three weeks.

Director of Communications Doug Harbach was quoted by Penn Live as saying online betting apps will go up for testing as early as this month.

“I really believe that within the next two to three weeks, we will see the first of the sports wagering internet sites go up for testing,” Harbach said. Assuming no major glitches, the sites should be given the green light from there.

Big deal, for those of you in PA who care about wagering on the NBA Playoffs, and a slew of other golf majors (The Masters was one of New Jersey’s biggest sports betting events).

 

PA regulator says it will be soon

UPDATE: After posting this, we spoke with Harbach. Here are some highlights of what he said about online betting launch in PA.

He said there will be a limited test period for a period of a few days, similar to New Jersey, where operators can be up and running for select hours. The Gaming Control Board will then work with them to iron out any issues before setting them live 24-7. Harbach said there will be one site live before the others.

“And I would expect that there’ll be some additional operators in line soon thereafter to get their sites up and running. So I think we’ll start to see a number of these being offered within the next couple of months.”

It sounds almost like sports betting sites will go live on a first-come, first-serve basis?

“It will be. We made the announcement today that we were gonna do a more coordinated launch for the iGaming and that will commence on the week of July 15. But in regards to the sports wagering, we’re going to allow them to test and get up and running as they’re ready.”

So it sounds like one app will be ready soon, with several more to follow over the spring and summer.

 

Qualifications

Anyone wishing to bet will have to be 21+ and pass an age-verification (obviously). And you’ll have to be within the borders of Pennsylvania– this is confirmed using geo-comply or similar technology that uses your phone’s GPS, or through a program you can download on your computer. Both of these are in place over the river.

 

Timing

Executive Director Kevin O’Toole told Penn Live that sports betting is on a faster track to launch than online casino games because there are fewer approval factors at play. For sports betting, PA regulators will have to verify that age verification and GPS tracking works and that the underlying technology backing the bets is sound. But the events themselves – sporting events – are already sanctioned and well officiated, so there is no work to be done there. With online casino games, they have to approve apps to make sure game mechanics and randomness comply with the law and are fair to the player.

 

Online is where it’s at

This is a quote from Penn Live:

Gaming industry consultant Michael Pollock told PennLive last year that the online games are seen as capturing a younger players who, for whatever reason, are seen as less likely to visit physical casinos.

This is such a ludicrous, simplified line that it borders on patronizing. For whatever reason. Set aside the younger gamer’s interest in visiting casinos, the sheer scale of online betting is almost too obvious to point out: the market size is literally every adult who has a phone in their pocket. It’s not even up for debate. And yet…

Of course your state hasn’t brought in expected sports betting revenue the way New Jersey has– the only state to, thus far, offer wide-scale online betting. Other states have adopted things like “in-casino mobile betting,” which is so archaic it almost hurts my head.

Pennsylvania has higher tax rates on casinos and partners when it comes to sports betting, which contributed to a tepid response from operators to enter the market, but the opportunity is too great in a state with two major sports cities. This all makes Philly the epicenter of the sports betting universe, with its entire market within three states that allow sports betting– two of which, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, will allow wide-scale online sports betting.

 

Which apps will be first?

We’ve put together a complete guide on where and how you’ll be able to bet online in Pennsylvania, but among those expected to be in contention to launch soon are:

What about DraftKings Sportsbook PA? They’ll need to find a casino partner first, but do have plans to enter the market, likely before football season.

All have been working on betting apps for some time, and in the case of FanDuel and SugarHouse (and Rivers, owned by same company as SugarHouse), some have working apps elsewhere.

We’ve reached out to the PCGB for comment and additional information and will update this post if we hear anything.

Online Sports Betting Should Launch in PA Before July

Kyle Scott - April 17, 2019

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board held their monthly meeting today and among the topics discussed were the launch of online casino games in PA. This shines a spotlight on the launch of PA online sports betting.

As expected and was previously communicated by Executive Director Kevin O’Toole, online casino games will launch in PA on July 15, 2019.

O’Toole told the board that his office had exacted regulation requirements for establishing a commencement date for iGaming in PA. They recommended 90 days and a coordinated go live date of July 15 for 10 certificate holders and three licensed operators.

Here he is talking about it:

This, however, does not include sports betting, which could actually be coming sooner.

Dustin Gouker of Play PA reports that sports betting could launch well before this date. This matches with what Parx Chief Marketing Officer Marc Oppenheimer told Pennlive last month– that they would be ready with their sportsbook as early as April.

Sources had previously told us Pennsylvania may hold several apps back to have a shotgun start as a coordinated launch date, similar to what the state will do with online casinos. Further, several operators have indicated to us that they are in the late-stages of launch preparation plans, including getting apps ready for testing and ensuring promotional partners are properly licensed with the PA Gaming Control Board.

We’ve put together a complete guide to PA sports betting, but among the apps you should expect to see at or near launch are: SugarHouse Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, Parx Sportsbook, and Rivers Casino Sportsbook.

Branding may be an issue. In PA, outside brands (like FanDuel) need to partner with licensed casinos in the state. In the case of FanDuel, the now-leader in New Jersey, it has a partnership with Valley Forge Casino and Resort. Apps will be branded with the operator’s name. This all means that PA and NJ sports betting apps will literally be different “apps.” There’s certain to be some confusion here. We’ll keep you updated on everything as this is now my life’s mission to be your sage on all things legal betting in PA.

Sixers Nets Game 2 Odds: Why The Sixers Will Win Game 2 But Might Not Cover

BWanksCB - April 15, 2019

Game 1 was a letdown for both Sixers fans and bettors who trusted the process as the team clanked its way to a concerning 111-102 loss on Saturday afternoon. Brooklyn used a 20-1 run at the end of the first quarter that bled into the opening moments of the second to seize control of the game and never looked back. Among the Sixers’ concerns heading into Game 2 are Joel Embiid’s health, the team’s hideous 12% shooting from beyond the arc in the opener, and cell phones. Yes. Cell phones.

Oh, and don’t forget hurt feelings, too. Can’t forget about hurt feelings:

Phila Unite!

Not an ideal start, for sure, but will what should be a more focused and desperate Sixers team bounce back in Game 2 to even the series? Will they bounce back in a BIG way and cover the spread? Let’s take a look at some need-to-know betting info and see what we can find out.

Odds

Here are the Game 2 odds as of 8 a.m. Monday morning: Continue Reading

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There’s Been Some Curious Odds on The Sixers and Nets, Here’s What’s Going On

Kyle Scott - April 12, 2019

There’s been some really strange odds action on the Sixers-Nets series. Let’s talk about what it does and doesn’t mean.

The Sixers opened at -2500 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Right now, they can be had for a relatively cheap -501 at PointsBet. What gives?

On the surface, that moves seems concerning, as a move in this direction feeds into the pause local fans have regarding the cohesiveness of the unit, Brett Brown’s coaching ability, and of course Joel Embiid, who as of Friday is uncertain to play in Game 1.

UPDATE: Sixers Game 1 line has now moved down to as low as -5.5 on news that Joel Embiid is doubtful.

In an interview with The Wizard over at PointsBet earlier on Friday, the Montauk-loving market maker for one of NJ’s newest sportsbooks says there is indeed quite a bit of concern over Embiid… and this was before the Sixers fanned those flames at practice on Friday. Game 1 was even briefly off the board at PointsBet… before the Sixers mentioned Embiid might be out.

DraftKings has been much more bullish on the Sixers, currently listing them at -835 to win the series. FanDuel has them at -650.

It’s worth considering that NJ sportsbooks take huge action on Philly teams, so DraftKings specifically maybe be keeping the odds longer (for the Nets) to balance out what will likely be heavy Sixers action. They also tell us they’re operating as if Embiid is playing until they hear for sure otherwise.

More specifically, this data from (@joek62635) is worth mentioning: Continue Reading

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Sixers Nets Odds: Line, Prediction, Betting Analysis

Kevin Kinkead - April 12, 2019

The NBA Playoffs are upon us and as the action heats up on the hardwood so, too, does the action at the best  NJ online sportsbooks. Let’s take a look at the Sixers-Nets odds and betting predictions.

Odds

Here’s a look at the current Sixers-Nets odds. Philadelphia enters both not only Game 1 but also the entire series as overwhelming favorites to advance to the second round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs:

Sportsbook G1Spread G1 Moneyline Series Winner
DraftKings PHI -8 PHI -335 -835
FanDuel PHI -7.5 PHI -330 -650
PointsBet PHI -7.5 N/A -501

Pro tip: If you want to bet on the Sixers to win the series, do so at PointsBet with the considerable value price of -501 and get a $50 free bet with no deposit and up to $1,000 in risk free bets with code BROADLINES.

Over at FanDuel Sportsbook, you can grab a decent deal on the Game 1 moneyline while also taking advantage of their NBA Parlay Insurance offer. Place a bet of 4+ legs on any game during the playoffs at moneyline odds of -200 or greater. If you hit all but one of the bets, FanDuel will help ease to pain by offering a cash refund of up to $25.

UPDATE:

Joel Embiid doesn’t know if he’ll play and it sounds like he’ll be a game-time decision.

 

Sixers-Nets analysis

There’s a lot of talk about with first-time All Star D’Angelo Russell heading into this series, but Spencer Dinwiddie has actually done more damage to the Sixers this year. Dinwiddie will come off the bench, which gives him better matchup opportunities against the Sixers’ depth – or lack thereof – players depending, of course, on what Brett Brown does with his rotation in round one. Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods Masters Odds: Why Tiger Is a Great Bet at the 2019 Masters

BWanksCB - April 10, 2019

Tiger Woods is a four-time Masters winner, but hasn’t won at Augusta National since 2005. That hasn’t stopped bettors from backing golf’s most popular figure at New Jersey legal sportsbooks. The money is coming in hard and in waves on Tiger, with bettors hoping to cash big on what would be an electrifying comeback story. One bettor seems very excited about Woods’ chances:

Here’s the current betting odds for woods at some of NJ’s most popular online sportsbooks.

Betting odds

DraftKings currently offers Woods at +1400 and PointsBet checks in at +1500, but the best buy is over at FanDuel where you can get him at +1800.

However, for a limited time, DraftKings is offering a Tiger Woods odds boost at +2000– that’s where the play is if you like Woods.

Woods is currently the fourth-biggest favorite to win the tournament at all three sportsbooks.

DraftKings is also offering a full slate of Tiger betting specials. Check out these “yes” odds:

tiger woods betting props

One more thing. If you like Tiger and think he will get off to a hot start, be sure to take advantage of PointBet’s Instant First Day Winner promo. If your selection for the tournament winner is leading after Thursday’s opening round, PointsBet will pay you out in full on bets up to $200. You can get that offer and a $50 free bet with no deposit with code BROADLINES.

Even better, you can get Tiger, or anyone else, at 100-1 odds at FanDuel.

Woods Masters betting breakdown

The public may be rooting for a Woods redemption story over the weekend, but I can definitively tell you that William Hill Sportsbook won’t be.

It’s the same story over at DraftKings, where bettors are also all over Tiger. Woods is currently the most popular bet by total tickets and trails only Jordan Spieth in total money wagered. Here’s a more complete breakdown:

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Analysis

Before placing any bets on this year’s Masters, be sure to check out our complete Masters betting guide. Here’s our breakdown on why Woods could be wearing green come late Sunday afternoon:

“Well, let’s see…he’s won this tournament four times already, he either the greatest or second-greatest player ever, depending on how you feel about Jack Nicklaus, he has a couple top-10 PGA tour finishes so far this season…and, like, he’s Tiger F’ing Woods. He’s also playing some of the best golf of his comeback right now, hitting the green in regulation 72% of the time over the last six weeks with 67% of his drives landing on the fairway.”

Also be sure to check out our Masters betting preview video.

 

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