Bridget Wright

All about the gambling. If thereís money to be made on an activity you can watch, sheís got it covered.

Ben Roethlisberger will be leading the Pittsburgh Steelers in its AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans. (Image: Getty Images)

Divisional Playoffs Show Disparity Between Two NFL Conferences

If you believe oddsmakers New England and Pittsburgh meeting in the AFC Championship game is a foregone conclusion. The two teams that received a bye from the first round of the playoffs are heavy favorites in their match ups this weekend. The Patriots are hosting Tennessee, who upset Kansas City […]

The Buffalo Bills are celebrating their first playoff appearance in 17 years, though they are more than a touchdown underdog to defeat Jacksonville. (Image: Getty Images)

Four Wild Card Contests Signal Start of NFL Playoffs

The NFL Playoffs begin on Saturday with two days of wild card games, signaling professional football’s dominance on both the television and the betting window. There are two games Saturday and two on Sunday. Four of the divisional winners get the weekend off and will face the winners of this […]

UCF made both departing coach Scott Frost and bettors happy when the defeated the heavily favored Auburn Tigers in the Peach Bowl on Jan. 1. (Image: Orlando Sentinel)

Best Bets of College Football Bowl Season Benefit Bettors

The Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl might have been the marquee games of the 39-game bowl season but there were several others that were much more profitable to bettors. Odds makers set some lines that gamblers found very enticing and they took advantage of them. A little research into […]

Sports Stars, Squads See Share of Scandals in 2017

The world of sports saw a fair amount of controversies in 2017 and two of them had the potential to damage the organizations that oversee them. The NCAA had to confront the dirty little secret that has been known to those in the sports for years in regards to recruiting. […]

New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak (D-District 20) has supported online gambling in his state and proposed a bill that would make it possible for others outside the Garden State to play. (Image: Politico.com)

Friends, Foes of Online Gambling Make Their Stand in 2017

The battle for online gambling legalization and/or regulation was fairly fierce in 2017 with lines clearly drawn between friends and foes. The issue seemed to polarize everyone from legislators to casino owners. Many state governments saw it as a way to make up budget deficits and pushed for legislation allowing […]

There was plenty of hype and theatrics going into the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor but it ended as predicted. (Image: Getty Images)

Three 2017 Bouts Bring Back Boxing’s Popularity with Fans

Boxing at the start of 2017 was on the ropes as far as popularity with fans but three bouts gave an overwhelming decision to the sport’s popularity. The trio of contests were distinct and separate in their approval with crowds. One was an upset in the winnerís home country that […]

Governor Chris Christie has been a supporter of legalizing gambling in his state and the Supreme Court will rule on the issue sometime in early 2918. (Image: Associated Press)

How Long Shot New Jersey Sportsbetting Case Got to Supreme Court

It was an underdog from the start but New Jersey government officials managed to defy heavy odds against them and get its sportsbetting case to be heard by the Supreme Court this year. It is the culmination of a three-year battle the state has waged against the federal government and […]

Floyd Mayweather, left, defeated Conor McGregor on their Aug. 26 fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and several seven-figure bets were placed on the champion. (Image: AP)

The Million-Dollar Sports Bets That Made Big News in 2017

Sports gamblers like to wager heavy on big events, and 2017 was no exception. They came to sportsbooks in Las Vegas and plunked down large amounts of cash on contests like the Super Bowl, the World Series, and marquee boxing matches. Some took advantage of favorable odds, others on favorites […]

After Stanton Trade Yankees Leap Over Dodgers in World Series Odds

Oddsmakers think the recent trade involving the New York Yankees and the Miami Marlins should give the Bronx Bombers the edge to win next yearís World Series. Sports books have made the team a 5-1 favorite to win the 2018 Fall Classic. The Marlins shipped last yearís National League home […]

NFL Playoff Picture Getting More in Focus With Two Weeks Remaining

There are only two weeks remaining in the NFL regular season but several teams last Sunday determined whether they were going to the playoffs. The postseason picture is now much clearer than seven days ago. The AFC Conference has sorted itself out a little more than the NFC and there […]

Miami football dismantled Notre Dame earlier in the year and is hoping they can do the same to Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Top Bowl Games to Watch Beside College Football Playoffs

The number is mind numbing, 40 college football bowl games that run from Dec. 16 to Jan. 1 that will overdose even the most avid sports fans. Bowl season kicks off Saturday with six games and then television viewers will have only 34 more to go. The obvious must watch […]

The Philadelphia Eagles will have to rely on quarterback Nick Foles to lead the team after starter Carson Wentz suffered a season-ending knee injury on Sunday against the Rams. (Image: AP)

Losing Wentz Doesn’t Eliminate Eagles From Super Bowl Contention

Sports books had an immediate reaction after Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a season-ending knee injury in Sundayís 43-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. They raised the odds of the NFL teamís chances of winning the Super Bowl from 11-2 to 9-1. Some odds makers have the team […]

UCF Coach Scott Frost led the Knights to an undefeated record and if there was an eight-team playoff may have been competing for the national championship. (Image: AP)

College Football Playoff Teams Revive Expansion Debate

When the College Football Playoffs are announced a day after the conference championships there is always one team that gets excluded that feels they should have made it. Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama were picked while Ohio State was the most noticeable snub. This year the committee could have made […]

Tiger Woods insists his surgically repaired back will allow him to once again be competitive on a golf course, though oddsmakers have a different opinion. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Now Could Be Time to Bet on a Tiger Woods Comeback

The same members of the golf media that last year breathlessly announced Tiger Woods was back, only to see him shut down his season after two months, are at it again. They are falling all over each other with stories about how the former No. 1 golfer in the world […]

Alabama in Danger of Missing College Football Playoffs

Alabama enjoyed being the No. 1 ranked team since the college football season began, but with its 26-14 loss to SEC rival Auburn on Saturday the Crimson Tide find themselves in danger of missing the postseason. It would be the first time since the four-team playoff began in 2014 that […]

Four Thanksgiving Day Football Questions for Fans and Bettors to Gnaw On

Over the next two days, the television is going to be football, football, and more football, and bettors are going to be faced with a host of sportsbetting opportunities. Starting Thanksgiving Day and lasting through Friday evening, there are 19 games. Three NFL games highlight the holiday, with Mississippi vs. […]