Last Man Standing NFL Survivor or Suicide Pool Picks for Week 17

NFL survivor pools are becoming more and more popular every season. While “Survivor” is the most common used name for this contest, several will refer to it as a Knockout, Elimination or Suicide Pool. The goal is pretty straight forward. In order to win the pool, you simply have to be the last person left… Read More »

Free NFL Teaser Pick – Best Available Odds & Predictions

Each week of the season I’ll be providing readers with what is known as my best NFL Teaser Pick of the Week (below).  These have been very profitable for me as I’ve made money on these bets six of the last eight years. I will either provide a 2-team 6-point teaser (-120), 2-team 7-point teaser… Read More »

Free College Bowl Games Expert Football Picks & Vegas Predictions

The bowl schedule and matchups were released and I’m ready to make my early predictions. Covid-19 has really thrown us a curveball this season with bowls getting cancelled and players opting out, so I apologize in advance if there are bowls up here that end up getting cancelled. I’ve picked the straight up winner for… Read More »

2020-21 NCAAF Playoff Odds: Betting Favorites & Future Predictions

Jump to Current Lines Past Champions Preseason Futures Title Game Line History This page is your one stop for the latest odds to win the 2020-21 NCAA Football Championship. We start tracking the odds for the next season right after the conclusion of the title game. We will continue to update the lines throughout the… Read More »

Vegas Betting Odds on Favorites & Longshots to Win 2020 Masters

The Masters is one of golf’s most prestigious events. It’s the first of the four major tournaments. For those that don’t know, it’s held at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. It’s the only of the four majors that is held at the same location each year. This tournament seems like it’s a cut… Read More »

Cognitive Biases in Sports Betting

Every single human suffers from cognitive biases.  The book Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman takes a look at how humans make errors in decision-making due to biases and heuristics.  No one is immune, but you can improve your decision-making (and sports betting) by becoming aware of your biases and taking them into account.… Read More »

Las Vegas Golf Odds on Who Will Win the 2021 US Open

  Jump to Current Past Champions Vegas Odds to Win 2021 US Open: Leaderboard Favorites & Updated Field Odds Not Yet Available. Check Back Soon! List of the Past U.S. Open Champions Year Player Venue Score # Stroke Victory 2020 Bryson DeChambeau Winged Foot -6 6 2019 Gary Woodland Pebble Beach -13 3 2018 Brooks… Read More »

Derby Payouts & Historical Look at How Much You Would Win on $2 Bet

The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby is in the books. Authentic held on to defeat the betting favorite Tiz the Law for the win. Despite a poor break from the No. 18 post position, Authentic was able to regain his footing and take the early lead. Tiz the Law really closed strong and looked… Read More »

Strategy to Gambling on NFL Football Teaser Cards & Winning Payouts

Jump to Basics Payouts Best Numbers 6-Points 6.5-Points 7-Points 10-Points Totals I have been making profits betting NFL teasers for years and my teaser of the week has become one of the most visited pages on the site due to its consistent success.  Simply put, they are beatable and you should add this bet type to your gambling arsenal… Read More »

Ultimate Guide to Golf Betting Explained – Bet Types & How to Win

Follow @boydsbets Learn About Why Bet It Beginners Guide How to Handicap My Process My job as a handicapper is to take advantage of any edge we can find, not just bet on primetime games on my favorite sports.  Which is why I love golf, it is a sport that is easy for bettors to… Read More »

Belmont Stakes Results: Bet Payouts & Who Won the Race

The 2020 Belmont Stakes is complete. Tiz the Law won the first leg of this year’s Triple Crown by a 3 3/4 lengths over Dr Post. Tiz the Law was a heavy favorite coming into the race and did not disappoint. This year’s race was much different than it has been in the past. In… Read More »

Bovada Sportsbook Online Betting Review & Rating

It is easy to write a Bovada sportsbook review because they are such a great place to wager.  They have been around for years and have always had a solid reputation.  This site is not only financially stable but they take care of their customers.  The website is is very easy to use and offers… Read More »

Oregon Online Sportsbooks & Betting Sites

The state of Oregon legalized sports betting in late August of 2019. The first sportsbook operation to accept bets was the Chinook Winds Casino Resort, which is located in Lincoln City. Note that Oregon was one of the few states that had some form of legal sports betting prior to the repeal of the PASPA… Read More »

Arkansas Online Sportsbooks & Betting Sites

When the Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort took its first sports bet on July 1, 2019, Arkansas officially became the eighth state outside of Nevada to do so. Arkansas was just the second state in the south portion of the country to open its doors to the sports betting industry, joining neighboring state Mississippi, which was… Read More »

New Mexico Online Sportsbooks & Betting Sites

While the state of New Mexico has not officially legalized sports betting, there are sportsbooks in the state that residents can legally go to and place a bet. This is possible because of an agreement that tribal casinos have with the state. Due to the fact that sports betting wasn’t listed as a negotiable item,… Read More »

Rhode Island Online Sportsbooks & Betting Sites

The state of Rhode Island opened its doors to the sports betting industry in late November of 2018. At the time Rhode Island was just the seventh state outside of Nevada to make it legal. Joining Delaware, New Jersey, West Virginia and Pennsylvania as states along the east coast to make the jump. The first… Read More »

Iowa Online Sportsbooks & Betting Sites

The state of Iowa legalized sports betting in August of 2019, just in time for the start of football season. WWII vet Joseph Reynolds made the inaugural first wagers at Lakeside Hotel and Casino. Reynolds was spot on with his wagers. He put $20 on the Kansas City Chiefs to win Super Bowl LIV and… Read More »

Pennsylvania Online Sportsbooks & Betting Sites

Pennsylvania opened its doors to the sports betting industry in November of 2018, becoming the sixth state outside of Nevada to provide legal sportsbooks in its major casinos and resorts. The first wager was played at the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville. That was the first of many sportsbooks to get… Read More »

West Virginia Online Sportsbooks & Betting Sites

In late August of 2018, West Virginia became the fifth state (fourth outside of Nevada) to legalize sports betting. The first wager in the Panhandle State was taken at the Hollywood Casino. At the time this was not only a big deal for those that lived in the state, but also those in surrounding states.… Read More »

Mississippi Online Sportsbooks & Betting Sites

The state of Mississippi was one of the first outside of Nevada to make sports betting legal. In fact, only Delaware and New Jersey were quicker to open their doors to this massive money-making industry. Mississippi accepted wagers for the first time on August 1, 2018 at the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi and Gold… Read More »

Delaware Online Sportsbooks & Betting Sites

The state of Delaware legalized sports betting on June 5, 2018, becoming the first state to do so outside of the state of Nevada. They just narrowly beat out New Jersey, which opened their doors to the industry on June 14, 2018. Not a big surprise to see Delaware as one of the first states… Read More »

New York Online Sportsbooks & Betting Sites

The state of New York legalized sports betting in the summer (July) of 2019. The first official wager was placed at Rivers Casino, with mayor Gary McCarthy placing the first bet. New York joins several other states on the east coast that have made sports betting legal. Two nearby states, New Jersey and Delaware, were… Read More »

New Jersey Online Sportsbooks & Betting Sites

The state of New Jersey played a massive role in getting sports betting legalized outside of Nevada. It was only fitting given how attractive gambling already was in the state with the high volume of casinos that littered the boardwalk in Atlantic City. While Delaware was technically the first to take bets outside of Nevada,… Read More »

Nevada Online Betting Sites & Las Vegas Mobile Apps

It wasn’t that long ago that in order to place a wager on sporting event in the state of Nevada, you had to physically go to a casino to place each bet. While this wasn’t a big deal for those visiting Sin City, you can imagine the inconvenience it would cause for locals. Tourists are… Read More »

Jimmy Boyd’s Daily Free Pick Newsletter

Welcome to the BoydsBets Newsletter for Thursday, March 12! If you are looking for help handicapping today’s card, you have come to the right place. Jimmy Boyd is a *2x Basketball Champion* He’s absolutely owned the books on the hardwood. Between the NBA and CBB, Jimmy and his clients have enjoyed 9 Top 10 Finishes!… Read More »

Major League Baseball Regular Season Over Under Wins

Below you’ll find the updated win totals for every team in Major League Baseball.  These are the projected number of victories for each team. More specifically, they are the number of triumphs each team is expected to have by the sportsbooks.  Of course, they are also influenced by public perception. In the tables below we’ve broken out each… Read More »

List of Quarterbacks With Multiple Super Bowl Starts

The NFL is a quarterback driven league. No player’s performance has a bigger impact on whether they make it to the Super Bowl or not. For the most part, elite signal callers tend to run the show. However, we have seen multiple game-managers find their way into the big game. The big difference between those… Read More »

Cost of Super Bowl Commercial Prices Over the Years (30-Seconds)

The Super Bowl has become a larger than life event. When the Kansas City Chiefs face off against the San Francisco 49erss in Super Bowl LIV all eyes will be on the big game. Most will be tuned in to see who wins on the field. As you know, that’s not all that’s worth watching.… Read More »

Vegas Super Bowl 54 Betting Preview: 49ers vs Chiefs Free Pick

The stage is set for Super Bowl 54, as the Kansas City Chiefs will take on the San Francisco 49ers. Kickoff is set for 6:30 EST at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami (home of the Dolphins). The game will be televised nationally on FOX. Taking a look at the Super Bowl Odds, oddsmakers opened up… Read More »

Complete List of Players Who Have Won the Super Bowl MVP Trophy

The Super Bowl MVP Award is given to the most valuable player in the championship game.  It’s an honor unlike any other and can turn a regular player into a super star. At the bottom of this article is a full table that list every MVP winner in Super Bowl History. I also take a… Read More »

Super Bowl Sunday Party Ideas & Tips For Hosting the Big Game

Super Bowl Sunday isn’t just about watching the biggest game of the year. It’s about having fun with family and friends. It’s never too early to start preparing, especially if you are planning on hosting. For you hosts out there, I’ve cooked up a few party games to take note of. After all, you need… Read More »

Best Las Vegas Casinos/Sportsbooks to Bet & Watch the Super Bowl

Heading out to Sin City for the big game? You might be asking is where to watch the Super Bowl in Las Vegas? This will be one of the busier weekends in the city, so make sure you get a plan established early. The first thing that most visitors think of are the sportsbooks on… Read More »

Super Bowl Upsets – Top 5 Biggest Surprises in NFL History

As we look forward to this year’s Super Bowl, I wanted to look back at some of the biggest upsets in NFL history. The list was complied mostly from games where teams won outright as huge underdogs. However, that’s not all we looked at. We also took into account teams not expected to win that… Read More »

History of the NFL Super Bowl Championship Rings

The Super Bowl ring is the most recognizable ring in the world of sports championship jewelry. From the time every football player steps into the NFL, winning the Super Bowl is the ultimate goal. Once they get that ring, it solidifies their dreams. Few people ever have the opportunity to earn one of these collectibles.… Read More »

List of Some Crazy & Interesting Super Bowl Fun Facts

It’s time to talk about some Super Bowl fun facts. Only thing is these types of rumors aren’t verified and need to be taken with a little tongue in cheek. List of Fun Facts & Information Regarding the Super Bowl Flushing You and everybody else is glued to the television set watching the big game and… Read More »

Super Bowl Betting Tips & Handicapping Guideline

Regular season handicapping and Super Bowl handicapping are not the same thing. The Super Bowl is the main event on the betting calendar. With that comes its own exclusive set of betting guidelines.  Let’s take a look at what makes the Super Bowl so different. Super Bowl Handicapping Tips & Expert Betting Angles Fatigue Both… Read More »

NFL Game Preview & Free ATS Pick: 49ers vs Packers

The Green Bay Packers travel to the Bay Area this weekend to battle the San Francisco 49ers in the 2020 NFC Championship Game. Kickoff is set for 6:40 PM EST on January 19th at Levi’s Stadium and the game will be nationally televised on FOX. Oddsmakers opened this game up with the 49ers listed as… Read More »

Vegas Betting Preview & NFL Game Odds: Chiefs vs Titans

The Kansas City Chiefs host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon in the 2020 AFC Championship Game. Kickoff is set for 3:05 PM EST on January 19th at Arrowhead Stadium and the game will be nationally televised on CBS. Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Chiefs listed as 7-point home favorites. The spread hasn’t… Read More »

Heisman Betting: Odds to Win This Year, Predictions & Past Winners

We go into each college football season trying to figure out what teams are title contenders. We also like to predict which players will be in the running for the Heisman Trophy. Trying to figure out which player is going to emerge is no easy task. The obvious thing we do is focus on the… Read More »

NFL Game Preview & Free ATS Pick: Packers vs Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks travel to Wisconsin this weekend for an NFC Divisional Round battle against the Green Bay Packers. Kickoff is set for 6:40 PM EST on January 12th at Lambeau Field and the game will be nationally televised on FOX. Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Packers listed as 4.5-point home favorites. The… Read More »

Vegas Betting Preview & NFL Game Odds: Chiefs vs Texans

The Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon for an AFC Divisional Round showdown. Kickoff is set for 3:05 PM EST on January 12th at Arrowhead Stadium and the game will be nationally televised on CBS. Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Chiefs listed as 9.5-point home favorites. The spread hasn’t… Read More »

Free NFL Game Preview & ATS Pick: Ravens vs Titans

The Baltimore Ravens host the Tennessee Titans on Saturday evening for an AFC Divisional Round showdown. Kickoff is set for 8:15 PM EST on January 11th at M&T Bank Stadium and the game will be nationally televised on CBS. Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Ravens listed as 9.5-point home favorites. The spread has… Read More »

Vegas NFL Game Preview & Free Pick Against the Spread: 49ers vs Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings travel to the Bay Area this weekend for an NFC Divisional Round battle with the San Francisco 49ers. Kickoff is set for 4:35 PM EST on January 11th at Levi’s Stadium and the game will be nationally televised on NBC. Oddsmakers opened this game up with the 49ers listed as 7-point home… Read More »

Expert Tips & Betting Trends for NFL Playoff Teams Off a Bye

Since the 2002 expansion and reorganization, the playoffs have consisted of the four division winners and two Wild Card teams from each conference. In order to make the six-team bracket work, the NFL awarded the top two division winners from each conference a first round bye, leaving the other two division champs to host the… Read More »

NFL Game Preview & Free ATS Pick: Eagles vs Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks (11-5) head to the City of Brotherly Love this weekend for an NFC Wild Card clash against the Philadelphia Eagles (9-7). Kickoff is set for 4:40 PM EST on January 5th at Lincoln Financial Field and the game will be nationally televised on NBC. Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Eagles… Read More »

Vegas Betting Preview & NFL Game Odds: Saints vs Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings (10-6) travel to Louisiana this weekend to battle the New Orleans Saints (13-3) in the first of two Sunday afternoon NFC Wild Card showdowns. Kickoff is set for 1:05 PM EST on January 5th at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the game will be nationally televised on FOX. Oddsmakers opened this game up… Read More »

Free NFL Game Preview & ATS Pick: Patriots vs Titans

The New England Patriots (12-4) host the Tennessee Titans (9-7) on Saturday evening for Tom Brady’s first Wild Card Game appearance since 2009. Kickoff is set for 8:15 PM EST on January 4th at Gillette Stadium and the game will be nationally televised on CBS. Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Patriots listed as… Read More »

Vegas NFL Game Preview & Free Pick Against the Spread: Texans vs Bills

The Buffalo Bills (10-6) travel to Texas this Saturday to battle the Houston Texans (10-6) in an AFC Wild Card Game. Kickoff is set for 4:35 PM EST on January 4th at NRG Stadium and the game will be nationally televised on ABC and ESPN. Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Texans listed as… Read More »