April, 2011

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Stories
Sports news with a Vegas perspective.

News

Sports news with a Las Vegas perspective from a collection of expert authors, including RJ Bell.
  • Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat Betting (Free Pick Video)

    Sunday at 3:30 ET the Boston Celtics travel to Florida to take on the Miami Heat in the first game of the Eastern Conference semi-finals – broadcast live on ABC. Dwyane Wade played poorly against the Celtics all season, actually having more turnov ers...
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Draft: Cameron Heyward (Video Analysis)

    NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers Draft: 4 Round Recap: Pick #31: first round - Cameron Heyward – DE from Ohio State This was a need selection for the Steelers, with all of their key defensive linemen other than Ziggy Hook 32 years or older. Insiders rave about...
  • Kobe Bryant: Another Los Angeles Lakers NBA Title? (Betting Perspective)

    Now that Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers have disposed of Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets, the attention turns to the Dallas Mavs – while those with a longer view are wondering if Kobe has enough left to lead the Lakers to a third straight...
  • NBA Playoff Betting - First Round Recap [Podcast Interview]

    Vegas Runner has been featured by ESPN and CNBC, and is a columnist for Gaming Today – he joins host “RJ Bell” on Friday’s “Today in Sports Betting”. News from the interview includes . . . Underdogs still hold a significant NBA betting ATS edge as we...
  • Friday's NHL action could be REALLY GOOD

    Have to be short today because I'm on a time crunch and I'm going at this from my iPhone. Tonight we have two opening Game 1s between Detroit/San Jose and Tampa Bay/Washington. Many might think I'm a bit slow or even crazy, but I like both...
  • Secound round NHL bets

    Well the first round of the NHL playoffs have come and gone. There were some surprises along the way, with series' going to Game 7s and all, but for the most part, the favored teams to open the series moved on. Both No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and the...
  • NBA Playoff Interview with Lead AP Writer Brian Mahoney [Podcast]

    Brian Mahoney, the lead NBA writer for the Associated Press, joins RJ Bell for a Pregame.com podcast. News from the interview includes . . . Mr. Mahoney sees the Celtics/Heat series as a 50/50 toss-up, even though Miami is a clear favorite in Vegas. Brian...
  • 2011 NFL Draft Start Time

    Over the next three days, the NFL will be holding the 76th annual NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Below you will find the official 2011 NFL Draft start time and television information: When: April 28th-30th Where: Radio City Music Hall (New York Cit...
  • Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans Hornets Betting (Free Pick)

    The LA Lakers travel to New Orleans to face the Hornets in Game 6 of this Western Conference First Round match-up - broadcast nationally at 8 ET on TNT. Los Angeles Lakers ( -6, O/U 184 ) Los Angeles played their best game of the playoffs in Game 5, thanks...
  • 2011 NFL Draft Betting Odds – Compare Your Mock Draft

    2011 NFL Draft means 32 NFL teams selecting eligible college football players for 7 rounds as millions of pro football fans watch the action on ESPN and the NFL Network. The 2011 version of the NFL Draft will be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York...
  • More Game 7s

    This NHL post season has been crazy so far. We have four of the eight series going to a seventh game. It's the most seven-game series in a first round since 1995. The record is six, which was set in 1992. Tonight we have two more do-or-die situations...
  • How Baseball Betting Has Changed in the MLB Sabermetric Era [Podcast Interview]

    Gill Alexander is a pioneer in applying advanced statistics (i.e., Sabermetrics ) to handicapping and MLB betting. Gill joined RJ Bell on the “Today in Sports Betting” podcast to discuss. News from the interview . . . Value uncovered from Sabermetric...
  • Royal Wedding Betting Odds – Prince William and Kate Middleton

    Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton’s royal wedding at Westminster Abbey is scheduled for April 29, 2011 at 6 am ET. Over 1 million pounds expected to be wagered on the event in England alone. Royal Wedding Betting Odds 55% chance it will...
  • Two Game 7's. . .and the Canadiens

    Holy crap what a night for hockey. We've got TWO Game 7's going tonight with the Blackhawks/Canucks and the Sabres/Flyers. Incredible series' so far and incredible drama and action building for tonight. From a bettor's perspective, tonight...
  • Online Poker “Black Friday” Aftermath for Mid-Level Pro Players

    Now known as “ Black Friday ”, April 15, 2011 is the day the three leading online poker sites - Poker Stars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker – were indicted by department of Justice and shutdown for United States players. These companies are based outside...
  • Jay Cutler and "Hills" Star Kristin Cavallari Engaged [Pictures]

    Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari were engaged over Easter weekend while vacationing at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The couple has been dating for only 8 months. Cutler gave Cavallari a 5.2 carat engagement ring . An insider told US Weekly: “They've been...
  • Phil Hughes Betting Results 2011

    New York Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes has suffered a “setback”, and will be shut down for at least a few days by the club. No one seems able to explain the cause of Hughes’ lost of velocity on his fastball this season. Hughes won 18 games last season,...
  • Game 7 still up for grabs?

    The Vancouver Canucks are on the brink of the most monumental collapse in NHL playoff history. They DOMINATED Chicago for three consecutive games and marched out to a convincing 3-0 lead. Thoughts around the league and hockey gurus were pretty much the...
  • Ohio State Football Betting Odds in Face of NCAA Allegations

    The Columbus Dispatch reported today that Ohio State has been issued a "notice of allegations" from the NCAA. Concluding that Ohio State could face " the most severe NCAA penalties to its storied football program ." Even with this...
  • Today in Hockey Betting — what teams win tonight

    Listen to internet radio with DenverMoney on Blog Talk Radio Bear with me today on the podcast, flew solo as DM had some things to take care of. No problems whatsoever. However the entrance and exit music will probably SUCK and won't be...
  • Are the Blackhawks going to get swept?

    If you've listend to DenverMoney and my NHL podcast that we do daily, you've probably gotten the idea that both of us think the Vancouver Canucks are the best team in hockey. It'd be hard to argue against that, considering they finished with...
  • Capping the Flyers tonight

    I'm going to try to produce more of these blogs in much shorter fashion. I know a lot of you have grown accustomed to me writing gigantic 800-1,200 word blogs, but I'm going to try and run a trial on making some smaller ones with less contest...
  • NBA Preview: 76ers at Heat

    SIXERS : Philadelphia had to gain confidence from their Game 1 efforts, as they had a legitimate chance of stealing the road opener. The Sixers take the mindset of their head coach every time they take the court. Coach Collins has made this Philadelphia...
  • 2011 NBA Playoff Betting Odds

    16 NBA teams start the 2011 NBA playoffs in eight different cities this weekend. The NBA champion will be decided by four rounds of playoffs, each a best of seven game series in which the winner advances. Historically, the favorites have done extremely...
  • Taking a look at the NHL Playoffs

    The NHL Playoffs are finally upon us with five games getting underway tonight. A lot of people think the team that will eventually win the Stanley Cup Finals is in action tonight — the Vancouver Canucks. Hate to admit it, but I'm one of those people...