Powers Pick for a Winning Sports Book Weekend

Sports betting, recently legalized nationwide by way of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, is spreading across Mississippi. Penn National Gaming expects to launch sports betting at Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast and Boomtown Casino Biloxi beginning today. Hard Rock Biloxi announced via social media that its sports book will also open today. Beau Rivage and IP Casino opened their sport books earlier this month.

Here's my "Powers Pick" for the weekend...


The Saints are listed as 3.5-point favorites, which is a nice cushion for a preseason game. New Orleans is gathering about 55 percent of the action to cover. The Cardinals are the +160 underdogs to pull the upset, while New Orleans is the -185 favorite on the moneyline. The scoring total is listed at 41.5 points, with the “under” the more common choice in NFL odds.

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