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Reporter: Bill Huber

Sports, sportsbetting----Football, from games to the draft, is Bill Huber’s passion. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, a Division III powerhouse where Bill watched games from the bench for a few seasons, he's reported on the NFL’s Green Bay Packers since 2008, first for Packer Report and now for Sports Illustrated’s Packer Central. He's covered two Super Bowls, writing features so insightful that they made some players’ moms cry. When not writing about football, he loves camping with his family, coaching his kids, playing with his two golden retrievers. But his real joy is in going toe-to-toe in cribbage with his wife. Email:

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135 stories by Bill Huber

Las Vegas Raiders Henry Ruggs

With 49ers on Move, Sportsbooks Wrestle with Meaning of ‘Home’ Game as Fallout of COVID-19

At sportsbooks, home-field advantage for an NFL game is worth three points. But what is home field worth when the home team is playing about 700 miles away? That’s the case for the San Francisco 49ers, who are hosting the Buffalo Bills...

Bill Huber December 7, 2020
Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry

Bettors Giving Underdogs Love in NFL Week 13 Games

Big point spreads litter the NFL’s Week 13 schedule, with seven teams being more than one touchdown favorites for the Sunday-Monday-Tuesday lineup. Interestingly, sportsbooks are getting action on two of the big road underdogs. On Sunday, the host Green Bay Packers are...

Bill Huber December 6, 2020
Jets QB Sam Darnold

Sportsbooks Getting Little Action on NFL 16-0, 0-16 Bets

The Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets enter Week 13 of the NFL season in position to make history. For Pittsburgh (11-0), it’s a chance to become just the third team in the Super Bowl era to go undefeated. For New York...

Bill Huber December 5, 2020
Kendall Hinton

Bettors Couldn’t Pass on No-QB Denver Broncos in Sunday NFL Game

Drivers can’t help but look at a car accident. Likewise, bettors couldn’t help but wager on the New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos game on Sunday. Because of a positive COVID-19 test and high-risk close contacts, the Broncos were without a true...

Bill Huber November 30, 2020
Kendall Hinton Denver Broncos

Money Pours in on New Orleans Saints After COVID-19 Leaves Denver Broncos Without Quarterbacks

Point spreads soared at sportsbooks after the Denver Broncos announced on Saturday that they’d be facing the New Orleans Saints on Sunday without a true quarterback. The calamity in Denver was an exclamation point on a weekend filled with hard-hitting COVID-19 news....

Bill Huber November 29, 2020
Thanksgiving NFL

COVID-19 Takes Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers Off NFL’s Thanksgiving Dinner Table

The NFL was supposed to have its usual three-course Thanksgiving buffet on Thursday. The cheese-and-crackers appetizer will be the Houston Texans (3-7) at Detroit Lions (4-6) in the first game. The main course of turkey, aptly, given the state of the NFC...

Bill Huber November 26, 2020
Thanksgiving NFL

Sports Betting Becomes Even Bigger Part of New Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving is about family, food, and football. And, perhaps more than ever, sports betting. “In a normal year, this four days is behind the Super Bowl and the first week of March Madness as the biggest days of the year,” said Nick...

Bill Huber November 25, 2020
Saints QB Taysom Hill

Upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday Could Take Bite Out of Sportsbooks’ NFL Action

A marquee game in each of the NFL’s viewing windows on Sunday would usually indicate strong action at sportsbooks throughout the day. But with Thanksgiving coming up on Thursday, that might take a bite out of the number of tickets. Now, I’m...

Bill Huber November 22, 2020
Northern Waters Casino Resort

Amid Second Michigan Shutdown, Almost Half of U.P.’s Tribal-Run Casinos Remain Open

Michigan’s commercial casinos were forced to close for three weeks by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer beginning Nov. 18 as a response to rising COVID-19 rates. But five of the 11 tribal casinos located in the Upper Peninsula have elected to stay open. Northern...

Bill Huber November 21, 2020

Primetime Showdowns Should Drive Excellent Week at Sportsbooks

Standalone, primetime NFL games are where the action’s at for sportsbooks. With three marquee games in the primetime windows, this could be the best week of the season in terms of betting action. “I would say this is the best set of...

Bill Huber November 19, 2020