LeBron James’ free agency has Las Vegas taking precautions

No one — potentially in all of team sports — can do what LeBron James is doing to the Las Vegas sportsbooks right now.
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As the basketball world awaits another free-agency decision by James, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook halted betting Friday morning on its odds to win the 2018-19 NBA title. MGM sportsbooks are planning to close their NBA odds on Saturday night.

This is the LeBron effect, and it’s the third time it’s happened, Westgate NBA oddsmaker Jeff Sherman said. Most anyone but him, we’re not concerned about. Nobody can impact the odds the way he can do it.

I know he could resign with the Cavs, but then what? John Avello, executive director of Wynn Race and Sports, told ESPN. I’m OK with taking Cleveland money.

Of the potential candidates, the Lakers have attracted the most attention at multiple books. CG Technology said it took http://www.ravensofficialfootballshop.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_PATRICK_ONWUASOR_JERSEY.html a $5,000 bet on the Lakers to win the title at 10-1 on June 13. The Westgate took a $4,500 bet on the Lakers at 12-1.

Some books have chosen just to wait it out altogether due to the risk. The sportsbook at the Golden Nugget has not yet opened betting on the 2018-19 NBA title.

We are still waiting on a few moves, Golden Nugget sportsbook director Tony Miller told ESPN in a text message.

Font, acquired from Oakland on May 25, was recently inserted into the rotation.

I worked hard for this starting spot, and now this happens, Font said.

Diego Castillo, Chaz Roe, Sergio Romo and Jose Alvarado held the Astros in check after Font’s exit. Alvarado got the final out Patrick Onwuasor Authentic Jersey for his second save.

The Rays improved their record to 8-6 during a stretch of 16 games against Houston, Washington and the New York Yankees.

Alex Bregman homered for the Astros, who lost for just fourth time in 22 games overall. Gerrit Cole (9-2) gave up three runs — one earned — http://www.officialhawkstore.com/Dikembe_Mutombo_Jersey and five hits in Dikembe Mutombo Jersey six innings to end his seven-game winning streak.

It’s a tough-luck loss for him because he pitched better than to get a loss, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said.

Tampa Bay capitalized on a pair of Houston errors to get three runs in the fourth, snapping a 19-inning scoring drought.