Strategy and Advice

  • Canelo and Golovkin meet in Las Vegas at their fight preview
    Boxing’s reputation survived intact following Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s cross-code clash with Conor McGregor; the focus can now shift to this weekend’s super fight between Gennady Golovkin and Saul Canelo Alvarez. It’s fair to say many boxing fans were holding their breath, not sure what Mayweather and McGregor would serve up. Thankfully, it did not disgrace the sport—far from it in fact—but it was...
  • Gurley and OBJ exchange jerseys
    Fantasy football drafts are where leagues are won and lost. Sure, there is a level of attentiveness that's required to steady the ship throughout the season—especially when      injuries and bye weeks start to factor in—but for the most part, a fantasy team's playoff chances will hinge on the strength of the roster that was drafted before the NFL campaign began. That's why it's...
  • Jose Bautista
    The Blue Jays are now through the first 100 games of the 2017 season. Over the course of the season Live Bets has tracked the expected outcome (based on betting odds) and matching them with actual results. Using this data, we've noted some interesting trends that will help provide insight into upcoming games. Here are the highlights from our findings. May they help lead you to betting success...
  • Federer gives a fist pump at Wimbledon
    Are you looking at the Wimbledon Men's rankings and getting deja vu? Well you should be, because you've most definitely seen this before. For the sixth time since 2009, the top four seeds in the gentlemen's draw will be none other than Novak Djokovic (2), Roger Federer (3), Andy Murray (1), and Rafael Nadal (4). Though their seedings have changed over the years, this Big Four has been...
  • The New Jersey Devils make a selection at the NHL Draft
    1. New Jersey Devils Nolan Patrick, C/RW, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) Patrick is the type of complete player New Jersey can remodel its offense around. He excels at both ends of the ice and will give the Devils formidable prospect depth at the center position alongside 2016 first-round pick Michael McLeod. 2. Philadelphia Flyers Nico Hischier, C, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) Hischier’s...
  • Phil Kessel salutes his adoring Pittsburgh crowd
    The 2017 NHL Playoffs are barely in the books, but the bookies are already out in full force for 2018. Last week, odds began surfacing for teams in next year's Stanley Cup chase. Neither free agency or the entry draft—not to mention the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft—has taken place yet, but that won't stop anyone from getting in on some way-too-early betting action....
  • Kevin Durant guarding LeBron James
    On Monday night, the title-winning destiny of the 2016-17 Golden State Warriors went from inevitability to certainty. Even in the moments along the way that could've inspired hesitance—San Antonio's opening night demolition, Kyrie's Christmas Day dagger, the mini-skid following Durant's injury—nothing was ever really in doubt. The NBA Finals were effectively decided on July 4, 2016, the second "...
  • LeBron James barrels to the hoop against Shaun Livingston
    I have no business picking the Cleveland Cavaliers to win an NBA Finals game. Nobody does, really. Over the last eight quarters, they have been beaten so thoroughly by the Golden State Warriors that a Space Jam-esque talent drain almost feels like the most logical explanation for it—that is, until you remember that there is actually a wholly logical explanation that doesn't rely on a premise...
  • Devin Booker represents his Phoenix Suns at the NBA Lottery
    Let me just get this out of the way immediately: this is a betting preview for a chance-based contest. The NBA Draft Lottery is not your typical sports wager. It is a purely mathematical exercise that no amount of basketball-related knowledge can help bettors in conquering. Or is it? More so than perhaps any other sports league on the planet, the National Basketball Association has long been...
  • Leonard Fournette stands on stage after being picked by the Jacksonville Jaguars
    The NFL Draft is complete, which means that overreaction season has officially begun. Even though the new crop of players has yet to play a single down of professional football, hot takes are flowing and grades galore have already been handed out. Eight months from now most of them will look absolutely foolish. Yet a quick verdict is exactly what fans and pundits crave. Vegas has gotten in on...