Basketball

Syracuse finds itself in the familiar position of being right on the bubble before the NCAA tournament. (Image: Associated Press)

NCAA Tournament Bubble Brings Excitement, Angst as March Madness Nears

March Madness is just around the corner. And while some teams are all but assured they’ll get an invite to the Big Dance, other squads already have fans sweating until the final moments on Selection Sunday to see who qualifies for the NCAA Tournament, one of the biggest betting events […]

The Minnesota Lynx won the WNBA Championship last year and are favorites to repeat. (Image: Getty)

Oddsmakers Pick Minnesota Lynx to Defend WNBA Championship

The Minnesota Lynx won the 2017 WNBA Championship and sports books are betting they can defend their crown. BetOnline has them as a 5/4 selection to win their fifth title in the organization’s history. It was the same odds the Westgate LV SuperBook had the Lynx at when they opened […]

The NCAA opposes legalized sports betting, citing a concern with increased point-shaving scandals. (Image: blitzesports.com)

Fearing Point-Shaving Scandals, NCAA Opposes Sports Betting Legislation

With the US Supreme Court’s much anticipated ruling on a case that could open the doors for all states to license casinos to accept sports wagers expected in the coming months, the NCAA is warning against legalized sports betting, citing fears of increased point-shaving scandals. “The NCAA opposes all forms […]

Second Half of NBA Season Presents Four Probing Questions

As the NBA Season prepares for the second half there are several questions that need answers. A few have been answered already, such as how would Dwayne Wade and Isaiah Thomas fit in Cleveland? That turned out to be a disaster and both players were dealt away from the Cavaliers. […]

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver spent the weekend addressing the integrity tax he wants states to impose on future sports books. (Image: Getty)

Integrity Fees Being Pushed by MLB, NBA Could Hurt Sports Betting

If the Supreme Court strikes down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 sports betting would be allowed in every state in the union. But the integrity fee being proposed by Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association could possibly derail casinos plans to install sports […]

LeBron James and Stephen Curry will once again be adversaries, not at the NBA Finals but at the NBA All Star Game. (Image: Getty)

Best Bets for NBA All-Star Game May Be Slam Dunk, 3-Point Competitions

While the NBA All-Star Game has a the traditional point spread and over/under lines, the better bets might be on the Slam Dunk and 3-point contests. Those two events, along with the skills competition, make up a Saturday that could be far more entertaining than the actual Sunday game. The […]

The NBA wants a 1 percent cut of wagers should sports betting become legal across the US. (Image: sportsbookadvisor.com)

NBA is All for Legalized Sports Betting on One Condition: It Gets a Cut

The NBA doesn’t oppose the concept of legalized sports betting nationwide, so long as the top basketball league in the world receives a share of the money wagered, currently being referred to as an “integrity fee.” Later this year, the US Supreme Court could overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports […]

Who Were Winners and Losers in NBA Trade Deadline Swaps?

Usually a big trade benefits one team over the other, but the deal between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers was a boon to both organizations. The defending Eastern Conference champions revamped their roster and satisfied their superstar LeBron James, while the Lakers rid themselves of expensive salaries […]

Russell Westbrook has seen All Stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony join his Oklahoma City Thunder and the trio has had trouble at times working together. (Image: Getty)

Oklahoma City Thunder Looking for Answers During Latest Slump

With three All-Stars in the starting lineup, it has been a mystery to Oklahoma City Thunder fans why their team has been slumping on and off during the year. The latest slide is a four-game losing streak that includes losses to three teams with inferior records. Offseason acquisitions of forwards […]