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April 18, 2014

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NCAA Tournament by the odds: How Vegas sports books see the South Region

Lasvegassun.com releases its first of four betting previews on the NCAA Tournament regions. The South, with No. 1 seed Florida and No. 2 seed Kansas at the top, debuts this year’s series. The bracket looks like a modern, basketball interpretation of…

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Vegas Play of the Day: Utah at Houston

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

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Vegas Play of the Day: Tennessee vs. Florida

My arduous journey of getting above the Play of the Day’s $10,000 starting bankroll finally has a chance to end today. I never imagined it would take two months and 22 selections in the contest, which uses odds from the South Point sports book, to even sniff getting into the black.

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Vegas Play of the Day: Providence vs. Seton Hall

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

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Vegas Play of the Day: Oregon vs. UCLA

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

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Vegas odds and picks for all remaining conference tournaments

Oddsmakers provoked some perplexed reactions around town when they released the line on UNLV winning the Mountain West Conference Tournament earlier this week. The LVH Superbook tagged the Rebels at 3-to-1 — just slightly behind San Diego State and New Mexico at 2-to-1 each — to win this week’s event at the Thomas & Mack Center.

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Vegas Play of the Day: South Carolina vs. Auburn

Anyone waiting until next week’s NCAA Tournament for the start of a college basketball betting bonanza is doing it wrong. The Las Vegas celebration of all things hoops officially begins with conference tournaments.

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Vegas Play of the Day: Houston at Oklahoma City

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

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Vegas Play of the Day: William & Mary vs. Delaware

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

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Vegas Play of the Day: Mercer at Florida Gulf Coast

Sticking to an established subject in yesterday’s Play of the Day, which features odds from the South Point sports book, worked out as I dodged a bad beat by delivering one with a last-second three-point heave.

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Vegas Play of the Day: New Mexico at San Diego State

The Mountain West has been the unofficial conference of choice in the Play of the Day series. It wouldn’t feel right straying from the resident league when it produces a one-off for the conference championship in the final game of the year.

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Kobalt Tools 400 betting odds: Favorites have burned the field in Las Vegas

Why has Las Vegas’ annual Sprint Cup race been chalkier than a hard-writing math teacher’s fingers? One theory circles the dynamics of Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Vegas Play of the Day: Milwaukee at New Orleans

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

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Vegas Play of the Day: Memphis at Cincinnati

My first American Athletic Conference foray in the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point, went disastrously yesterday. SMU allowed exactly what I said they wouldn’t by letting Louisville shoot better than 50 percent from three-point range. Nonetheless, I’m stubbornly booking more AAC action in continued efforts to work back towards our starting bankroll of $10,000.

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Vegas Play of the Day: Louisville at SMU

The days of constant availability to one of sports betting’s most precious resources, the college basketball home underdog, are dwindling. It’s worth poaching a couple for our Play of the Day column, which uses odds from the South Point and features three sportswriters with a starting bankroll of $10,000, before it’s too late.

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