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Posted Monday, August 23, 2010 02:19 PM

If you could bet any team to win the Super Bowl at double the odds who would you take?

As a long-time user of Logans Sportsbook I often enjoy the promotions they offer seasonally. They are offering double the odds on the Super Bowl winner if you bet before the regular season starts and I don't see how I can't give this a shot for a half unit or unit. I've never really been a huge futures guy, but given that the favorite Colts now sit at 14-1, i figure what the hell throw out a flyer.

I really like the teams in the AFC North this year, specifically Cincy and Baltimore to have a shot at making deep runs, and the Saints and Colts could make a repeat appearance in the big game.

Based on the odds and fun nature of this bet, I am leaning towards taking Cincinnati at 25-1 (which turns into 50-1) hoping that the T.O and Ocho show can diva their way all the way to the title...

So who would you take??

Posted Thursday, August 19, 2010 07:51 AM

Dome factor in Indy vs Buffalo game

I know it is pre-season, but do you think that this game by being played in a dome (typically higher scoring) in front of NFL hungry fans in Toronto could lead to a lot of points being scored?

Peyton and company will likely get to see another couple of drives and the Bills with all the injuries at RB might want to focus on their passing game more and air it out....


Posted Wednesday, November 19, 2008 03:49 PM

Logans.com Grades all losing wagers affected by blown call in Steelers-Chargers game as winners

It’s hard to imagine we haven’t seen this score (11-10) in 12,837 games. It is even harder to imagine that Pittsburgh’s Troy Polamalu, making his second superstar play of the game, could score a game ending touchdown -- on a broken lateral pass -- with no time on the clock, effecting all wagers on the game, and then have the referees call it back for no apparent reason. The betting world stopped in shock.


The play happened after a late Steelers Field Goal, giving the Steelers a 1 point lead with 11 seconds left. With 5 seconds left, and the Chargers 1st and 10 at their own 21 yard line, Philip Rivers threw a short pass to LaDanian Tomlinson. Tomlinson then makes a lateral pass to a teammate, who then attempts to make an additional lateral pass to another teammate. Polamalu breaks up the play, picks up the ball, and runs into the end-zone as the clocks run out.


Steelers win 17-10.


The officials then reviewed the play, overturn the call (claiming an illegal forward pass), and revert the score to 11-10 and call the game complete.



Posted Friday, September 19, 2008 11:57 AM

Cowboys and Packers highlight huge week 3 in NFL

Chargers, Vikings, Jaguars and Browns all looking for first win

 as odds makers try to make sense of early season upsets


LONDON (September 19, 2008) – It’s hard to imagine a game in week three of the football calendar being a must win for a team.  It’s even harder to imagine that being the case for four teams.  That’s where the Vikings, Chargers, Jaguars and Browns find themselves heading into the weekend.  All were predicted by many to make the playoffs and some were predicted my more than a few to play in the Super Bowl.  But, despite their early season woes, Logans.com is still giving most of them the benefit of the doubt.


Minnesota, a trendy dark horse pick to win the NFC this year, is already turning to an ageing veteran with diminishing skills in Gus Frerotte to replace the ineffective Tarvaris Jackson at quarterback after two losses to start the season.  While the losses were against strong teams (Green Bay and Indianapolis), a third loss would all but dash any hopes of glory in January and February.  The ... [More]

Posted Friday, September 12, 2008 02:01 PM

Trojans vs. Buckeyes match-up will likely end national title run for one team

Marquee games highlight week three action, attracting lots of attention from bettors


LONDON (September 12, 2008) – Just three weeks into the season, NCAA Football has it’s first true blockbuster match-up this weekend when the top-ranked USC Trojans face off against the 5th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes.  The winner will remain on course for a shot at the national title, while the loser will likely say goodbye to a potential BCS Championship birth in January.  Logans.com has the Trojans posted as 11.5 point favorites, but there’s a lot more for fans to wager on that the final result.


Logans.com has posted props on a range of individual player performances for the game, including how many passing yards each of the quarterbacks will throw for in the game.  Ohio State’s Todd Boeckman’s over/under is set at 195.5 yards while USC counterpart Mark Sanchez is at 235.5 yards passing.  USC is also a 1-2 favorite to score the game’s first points, compared to a line of 8-5 for Ohio State.


Experts are expecting a high sc... [More]

Posted Wednesday, September 10, 2008 12:59 PM

Logans.com -- Week 1 NFL Awards

McNabb, Turner and Ocho Cinco big week 1 winners


LONDON (September 10, 2008) – The Dan Fouts Award – Donovan McNabb…21-33, 361 yds, 0 picks, 3 TD passes.  When McNabb is healthy, he’s still quite a QB, though not the elite, fast athlete he used to be.  I’d like to say this performance was all the more impressive because he was missing his top 2 WR’s, but when Reggie Brown & Kevin Curtis are your top 2 receivers, maybe it’s better that you go with the backups (though maybe rookie DeSean Jackson shouldn’t be a backup).  Drew Brees was a very close runner-up with 343 and 3 TD’s.


The Ryan Leaf Award – Carson Palmer…10-25, 99 yds, 1 picks, 0 TD passes.  Geez, you don’t see stinkers like this very often from a supposed top 5 QB in the league.  Hurts all the more when it’s a former Trojan laying this egg.  Is this just a rough start, or does the Cincy offense have issues - like a weak running game?  Time will tell.


The Barry Sanders Award – Michael Turner…22 carries for 220 yards, 2TDs, 1 rec, ... [More]

Posted Wednesday, September 10, 2008 12:55 PM

The Brady Chain Reaction – Patriots Underdogs against the Jets

Early favorites Jags, Pats, Colts, Chargers look to bounce back from poor starts


LONDON (September 10, 2008) – Logans.com has the New York Jets as two point FAVORITES this weekend against the Patriots.  Two weeks ago it would have been hard to read that and not laugh at the mere suggestion.  But, the unthinkable shattered the unsinkable on Sunday afternoon when Tom Brady, the motor that makes New England’s vaunted offence churn, was taken out of the game and out for the season with a torn ACL.  The result, mixed with lackluster performances from early Super Bowl co-favorites Indianapolis, San Diego and Jacksonville, means that it’s anyone’s guess what happens in week two of NFL action.


The Patriots will start the game with unproven career backup Matt Cassel at the helm.  The revamped Jets are lead by a rejuvenated Brett Favre and look to challenge the pats for the AFC East title.  San Diego, Indianapolis and Jacksonville looked like anything but title contenders in the opening week.  The Colts were dominated at home by the Bears but are still two point favorites heading into Minnesota.  The Chargers... [More]

Posted Wednesday, September 03, 2008 04:12 PM

Powerhouse teams look to cover the spread this week in NCAA Football action

Logans.com posts odds on week two – bettors looking at spreads not upsets


LONDON (September 3, 2008) – USC, the number one ranked team in the AP Polls, is off this week, and the other top seven ranked teams all play relatively soft games at home, so chances are there won’t be any huge upsets this weekend when action hits the gridiron for week two of the NCAA season.  But, with soft home games come high point spread expectations.  Who will deliver with blowout performances is anyone’s guess.


Second ranked Georgia hosts Central Michigan and is a 24 point favorite at Logans.com.  Third ranked Ohio State likely wont play nice with neighbors Ohio University in a game the Buckeyes are favored to win by 34.5 points.  On reputation alone, Florida’s home tilt against state rivals Miami is a classic match-up, but these are not your father’s Hurricanes.  Despite an all-time head-to-head lead of 28-25 for Miami, including six straight wins overall and no losses at “The Swamp” in Gainesville in a quarter century, the Gators are rightly listed as a 21.5 point pick. 


Posted Friday, August 29, 2008 04:25 PM

NFL Week One just seven days away - Gentlemen start your wagers!

Bettor’s focus turns to most anticipated weekend of the year


LONDON (Aug 29, 2008) – After seven long months, NFL fans are champing at the bit for the real action to finally begin, and a week before the opening game kick-off between the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants and the Washington Redskins, Logans.com is already on track for record betting numbers.


The champs are a 3.5 point favorite opening at home on Thursday night against their division rivals in what should be a great game and one with potentially record breaking viewer ship figures.  After the opening game is out of the way, there are several match-ups of note on the Sunday afternoon slate.


Brett Favre makes his debut with the New York Jets in Miami, where they arrive a 3 point favorite against a team looking for redemption after a one win season and backed by the hiring of Bill Parcels to the front office.  Last year’s team of almost perfection – the New England Patriots will start their campaign for another 16-0 regular season with a home game against the Chiefs.  On paper, th... [More]

Posted Friday, August 22, 2008 12:03 PM

Nadal seeks first US Open win, Federer looks for fifth straight and redemption

Williams sisters look to continue winning form as Logans.com post odds on Tennis’ last major


LONDON (August 22, 2008) – Twelve months ago Roger Federer could do no wrong.  He picked up his fourth straight US Open title and third Grand Slam of the season on way to finishing another year as the undisputed king of tennis.  He seemed destined to destroy Pete Sampras’ record of 14 career Grand Slam titles.  Fast forward to the present and he is in danger of failing to win a tennis major in a season for the first time since 2002, and the man to blame is Rafael Nadal, winner of this year’s French Open, Wimbledon and Olympic Gold medal and Logans.com’s favorite to win the US Open. 


On the men’s side of the draw, many are predicting Federer will not even make the final for a chance at redemption against Nadal, his vanquisher at the French and Wimbledon finals and the world’s new number one player.  It seems the only possible challenge to the duo would come from Australian Open champion and last year’s US Open finalist Novak Djokovic, though spunky Scotsman Andy Murray has done well on the hard courts this summer and is for the first time a serious contende... [More]

Posted Thursday, August 21, 2008 03:45 PM

Brady and Tomlinson favored for NFL MVP, Moss looks to become first receiver to win the award

Logans.com posts odds on regular season award


LONDON (August 21, 2008) – Since 1957, the Associated Press (AP) has named 53 different NFL MVPs.  In that time only three have played a position other than quarterback or running back, and there’s little reason to think that will change in 2008.  Logans.com has set last year’s winner, New England pivot Tom Brady as a 5-1 favorite, followed by 2006 winner, San Diego’s running back LaDainian Tomlinson right behind at 7-1. 


Brady led the most potent offence in League history last year and if he puts up similar numbers this season will be a shoe in for the first back-to-back MVP titles since Peyton Manning won in 2003 and 2004.  Brady’s biggest weapon is receiver Randy Moss. Moss set a record for most touchdown receptions in a season last year, and would become the first wide receiver to win the award.  He is a 10-1 bet, behind only Brady, Tomlinson, Romo and Manning. 


Since the inception of the award by the AP, thirty-three quarterbacks have won the ... [More]

Posted Thursday, August 14, 2008 12:00 PM

Five team race for BCS Championship, according to Logans.com

USC, Ohio State, Florida, Georgia and Oklahoma lead the charge


LONDON (August 14, 2008) – Until last year’s win by the LSU Tigers, their second BCS National Championship, nine different schools had been crowned national champions in the BCS format’s nine year history.  This year, it’s likely we’ll see another-two time winner emerge, as Logans.com’s favorites include a quarter of powerhouse schools that have all won once and among them have been a part of the past seven title games.


USC, the 2005 winner, is the odds makers’ favorite at 7-2, but the Trojans are just slightly ahead of Ohio State at 4-1.  The Buckeyes have appeared in the last two BCS Championship Games, only to lose both as the number one team in the BCS rankings.  They lost to LSU last year and were upset by Florida the previous year. 


Florida appears to be on of only three other teams with a legitimate chance at the crown, along with Georgia and Oklahoma, all 5-1 bets.  Oklahoma has participated in a record three BCS title games, alo... [More]

Posted Wednesday, August 06, 2008 04:44 PM

Mickelson and Singh look to pounce at Tigerless PGA Championship

Without two-time defending champion, bets are widespread at Logans.com


LONDON (August 6, 2008) – The British Open drama proved that golf’s majors are worthy of fan and television attention, even without Tiger Woods in the mix.  As golf’s best of the rest get set for the PGA Championships at Oakland Hills this week, Logans.com has set a couple of former champions as the early favorites.  But with such an open field, it’s anyone’s guess as to who will walk away with the winner’s trophy.


Phil Mickelson, the last player not named Tiger to win the PGA Championship (in 2005) is the bettor’s favorite at 8-1.  Regarded as the second best player behind Woods, Mickelson has had a decent year, but not a great one.  A win at Oakland Hills could change that in a hurry.  Lee Westwood has had a great season by his standards and could catapult himself into golf’s true elite with a win here. He is also an 8-1 pick following his strong finish at the Bridgestone Invitational this past week. 


Vijay Singh, a PGA Ch... [More]

Posted Friday, August 01, 2008 01:42 PM

Tebow favored to make history as just second repeat Heisman Trophy winner

Missouri and Texas Tech stars may bring school’s their first Heisman


LONDON (August 1, 2008) – Tim Tebow made history last year by becoming the first sophomore to win the coveted Heisman Trophy as college football’s best player.  He can repeat history this year by becoming only the second man to win the award twice, joining Archie Griffin of Ohio State who accomplished the feat in 1974 and 1975.  Logans.com has made Tebow a 5-2 favorite, but competition will be stiff and plentiful. 


Chris Wells, another popular choice out of Ohio State, returns behind another Heisman hopeful, quarterback Todd Boeckman, and an experienced front line.  Wells is a 5-1 pick, while Boeckman is 40-1.  Either would give Ohio State its eighth Heisman Trophy win, the most in the NCAA, ahead of USC and Notre Dame with seven. 


Another trio of players looking to make history include Chase Daniels, a quarterback from Missouri, and the quarterback/running back tandem out of Texas Tech – Graham Harrell and Michael Crabtree.&nb... [More]

Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2008 05:44 PM

New England and Dallas favored to win their conferences and meet in Super Bowl

LONDON (July 29, 2008) – With the NFL season just six weeks away, Logans.com has updated a full range of odds for the coming season, including odds on each conference and division in the League.  While the almost perfect Patriots are no surprise at the top of the list, fans of defending the Super Bowl champion New York Giants may question why their team is no better than third pick to win their Division, let alone the NFC conference.


Despite the upset and crushing defeat the Patriots suffered in the Super Bowl, in their attempt at becoming just the second team to finish the regular season unbeaten and win the Super Bowl, New England is still the favorite to romp through the weak AFC East and to represent the Conference again in the championship game.  Challenges will come from a litany of usual rivals, including Indianapolis, San Diego and Pittsburgh. However, the surprise team on the rise seems to be the once sad-sack Cleveland Browns.  At 14-1 odds, they are listed with the fifth best odds of winning the AFC, and are legitimate threat to win the NFC North as 8-5 bets, behind the even bet Steelers.


In the NFC, seems the Cowboys are always in the mix and with the amount of wagers “America’s” team ... [More]

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008 02:01 PM

The 2008 Olympics arrive at Logans.com

The 2008 Olympics arrive at Logans.com

Can USA lead medal count? Will Dream Team redeem American pride?


LONDON (July 25, 2008) – The 2008 Beijing Olympics are less than three weeks away and they couldn’t come sooner for sports’ bettors as they slog through the dog days of summer.  Logans.com has posted a bevy of odds and according to odds makers, while the US basketball team is favored to win gold on the hard court, don’t look for the Red, White and Blue to be atop the medal count when all is said and done. 


Host nation China, always a prominent player at the summer games, has invested incredible amounts of money in their sports programs to ensure they will finish first in the medal count.  While some say you can’t buy a championship, Logans.com has the hosts as the 5-7 favorite to capture the most medals and a 1-2 favorite to capture the most gold's as well.  The US follows closest behind in both categories at an even bet to finish first in the medal count and a 7-5 pick to capture the most gold’s. 


Posted Wednesday, July 23, 2008 09:55 PM

Cotto vs. Margarito Fight Analysis

I'm a little surprised that the Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito fight hasn't sold out yet.  After all, this is probably the most anticipated boxing match of the year.

Anyway, lets get on to the fight.

Cotto appears to be the more skilled fighter and he has a couple of nice wins over known competition (Zab Judah & Shane Mosley are 2 of his past 3 victims). He is also unfedeated, while Margarito has tasted defeat five times (his last defeat was a heart breaking 12 rd decision to Paul Wiliams in July of last year).  I think both boxers will be disciplined in this fight, and that Cotto lands more power punches to secure the win.

I think the line should be Cotto -300, but I think the reason it is a little lower, is some people are concerned about Cotto's stamina and his will. On Saturday, I think he harnesses his energy correctly and scores a win. Would recommend betting both on Cotto at -220. If you a little adverse to laying that kind of money, look into betting Cotto to win via Decision at EVEN MONEY.

Check back at Logans.com for Final Result and Pick the Round Odds.

Enjoy the fight!

Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2008 05:11 PM

Danica/Duno catfight a good thing for the IRL?

Danica Patrick's whining session to fellow female Indy Racing League driver Milka Duno, caused Duno to throw a towel in her face.
    While the IRL will never come close to Nascar in popularity, its nice to see some feisty barbs exchanged between a couple attractive ladies. Plus, it adds a nice angle for the IRL to present. Danica vs Duno.

    I guarantee alot of people who really didn't have much of a desire to watch the IRL, will now at least check it out when they are channel surfing in the upcoming weeks.

Next race on the IRL schedule Rexall Edmonton Indy Saturday July 26 @ 5:00pm.  Find all your motor sports betting needs at Logans.com

Posted Thursday, July 17, 2008 12:49 PM

Odds for WSOP’s “November Nine”Truck salesman the chip leader and betting favorite

The 2008 WSOP may be lacking in terms of name power, but it is certainly shaping up to be very exciting in terms of storylines.  With four months to sit, wait and think about what may be, amateur poker player and full-time truck salesman Dennis Phillips from St. Louis is the chip leader and 3-1 favorite to capture the $9.1 million top prize on November 9, 2008. 


Although none of the nine finalists have a WSOP bracelet to their name, Phillips is the least experiences player in the field, but his 26.295 million chips will give him a big advantage over the field.  Russia’s Ivan Demidov follows Phillips as a 7-2 bet, just ahead of Peter Eastgate and Canada’s Scott Montgomery, both at 4-1. 


The player with by far the most cashes in WSOP events is Brooklyn’s Ylon Schwartz, with 11 for total earnings of almost $125,000.  However, the player with the most earnings in WSOP events is Florida’s David “Chino” Rheem, with almost half a million dollars.  Both Schwartz and Rheem are 8-1 bets, with the long shot being Kelly Kim at 20-1.  Kim, a California resident, is the low man with 2.62 million chips. 



Posted Wednesday, July 16, 2008 07:41 AM

Even without Tiger, bets keep coming in for British Open

The biggest name in golf will miss the most historic event in golf this weekend at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club, as the PGA’s best, minus a certain player named Tiger, face off for the British Open crown.  Perhaps because of Tiger’s absence and the fact that some dark horses might actually have a shot tat the title, more people are betting on the tournament this year at Logans.com.  

The favorite for most bettors is Sergio Garcia at 8-1.  Spain has enjoyed some great sporting success in the past few weeks with the national soccer team finally taking home a major title at the Euro Cup after years of disappointment, and with Rafael Nadal finally breaking through on the famed grass courts at Wimbledon.  Maybe it’s time for Garcia to follow in his countrymen’s footsteps and finally grab hold of his first major.  

Standing in his way are defending champions Padraig Harrington, former champion Ernie Els, Lee Westwood and the second best player in the world, Phil Mickelson.  This will be the ninth Open played at Royal Birkdale and interestingly a European player has tasted glory here – perhaps a bad omen for Garcia.  Three times the title was captured by an Australian (twice by Peter Th... [More]

Posted Tuesday, July 15, 2008 01:47 PM

WSOP Final Table Odds

After some insane hands Monday evening and unbelievable action,  the field is finally down to 9. Between now and November 09, prepare to be bombarded with player profiles and promotions of the new format of the WSOP final table.

I for one, think it is a good idea -- i think it will draw tremendous excitement to the final.

We're the first to create odds on the final table, and here they are:

2008 World Series of Poker - Odds To Win - All Bets Action
Nov 09, 2008 12:00 PM

Craig Marquis
10 - 1

Darus Suharto
8 - 1

David Rheem
8 - 1

Dennis Phillips
3 - 1

Ivan Demidov
7 - 2

Kelly Kim
20 - 1 ... [More]

Posted Tuesday, July 15, 2008 09:29 AM

HomeRun Derby Aftermath..

If you bat left and hit with power, Yankee Stadium was the pace to be last night.

According to the odds makers at Logans.com, Josh Hamilton and Justin Morneau were the two players wagered on the LEAST, and the Canadian kid came through with solid final round.

Their odds as betting on the derby concluded:

Josh Hamilton (Texas)                         5-2

Justin Morneau (Minnesota)                9-2

The story of the night, of course, was Josh Hamilton. He set the new record for most HR's in one round of the HR Derby, and hit three of the longest Derby HR's ever. What a stunning display of power we witnessed last night at Yankee Stadium.

As you would expect, we have increased action on Josh Hamilton to win the Regular Season Homerun Derby (he is currently 10-1).

... [More]

Posted Thursday, July 10, 2008 01:24 PM

Nothing changes after crazy start to NHL Free Agency period

This off-season has been one of the wildest in the history of the NHL, with major trades, free agent signings and changes behind the bench and in management with some of the biggest teams in the league.  But through it all one thing has remained constant – The Detroit Red Wings appear to be in a class of their own – again.  With most of the major pieces to the puzzle set, Detroit is a big 7-2 favorite to raise the Stanley Cup again in 2009.


One of the deepest and most talented teams in the league made a huge step to keeping their grip of hockey supremacy when they announced the shocking signing of Pittsburgh’s Marian Hossa to a one year deal.  One of the catalysts behind the Penguins’ run to the Final, Hossa was the premier free agent on the market and could have commanded a massive multi-year deal, but chose to sign a short-term deal with Detroit because the lure of a championship was just too strong to resist.


While still a 6-1 bet, Pittsburgh will be in tough to replace Hossa and rugged forward Ryan Malone, who bolted to Tampa Bay as a free agent.  Three other teams that stood out by making moves to improve their odds were the New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks. ... [More]

Posted Wednesday, July 09, 2008 11:36 AM

Cubs Betting Trends

After the startling trade for Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin by the Cubs last night, we saw plenty of action on the Cubs future odds.

This happened for a number of reasons:

1) They are a very strong team this year, with real World Series aspirations (how good is Pinella by the way?).

2) They are very popular, reside in a key market (Chicago), and have a National following.

3) Bettors assume they have an advantage, if they bet the odds right away. Sometimes this holds very true, and may prove to be value in this case as well, but the odds were already very tight prior to the trade.

We updated the Cubs to 7-2 (from 4-1) to Win the World Series, and to 3-2 (from 2-1) to win the NL. As you can see, we are very high on the Cubbies this year, and were before the trade. If they can stay healthy, i expect we will be watching them in October.

... [More]

Posted Wednesday, July 09, 2008 08:33 AM

Convinced Favre will stay retired?

To many NFL fans it is one of the defining images of the League. A grizzled and tough as nails Brett Favre leading his charges down a frozen, snowy Lambeau field with steam rising from his head, in the familiar green and gold of the Green Bay Packers storied jersey. 


Many were saddened when the future Hall of Famer announced his retirement after the 2007 season, but with whispers of a possible comeback growing louder, football fans finally have something to start wagering on again.

Logans is offering fans the chance to wager on whether Favre will play a game in the 2008 NFL regular season.  Odds are 1-4 that he will not, and that talk of a comeback are just unfounded rumours. But the fact that Favre just finished one of his greatest seasons with a suddenly resurgent Packers team, and that he has demonstrated an unparalleled passion for the game over the past 15 years leads many to think there is a real chance that he’ll change his mind. For those willing to make the bet, current odds are 5-2 that he does play again this season. 

“Players like Brett Favre transcend the sport.  Even if you are not a football fan, you know who he is and you read stories about him, he’s a real personality,” said John Thomas, Logans.com spokesperson.  “This story gives football fans a reason to get pumped up just before training camps start. Even during ... [More]

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