Bill Huber

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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: bill.huber@casino.org.

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135 stories by Bill Huber

Aaron Rodgers

NFL Week 8 Upsets Bolster Sportsbooks

A week of NFL upsets didn’t upset anyone at the sportsbooks, which enjoyed one of the best days of the football season. The upsets started on Thursday, with the Atlanta Falcons beating the Carolina Panthers. The streak continued through the first wave...

Bill Huber November 2, 2020
Dallas Cowboys QB Ben DiNucci

Winless Against Spread, Dallas Cowboys Turn to Rookie Quarterback

In an up-and-down start to the NFL season for sportsbooks, one thing they could count on was help from the disappointing Dallas Cowboys. Under new coach Mike McCarthy, the Cowboys entered the season as solid favorites in the NFC East and as...

Bill Huber November 1, 2020

NFL Week 8 Preview: Kansas City Chiefs Are Rare, Huge Favorites Over New York Jets

There are some high-quality games on the Week 8 NFL schedule. The New York Jets at Kansas City Chiefs game is not among them. But it’s one of the most intriguing. The Chiefs (6-1) are 19.5-point favorites over the Jets (0-7). Just...

Bill Huber October 31, 2020
Joey Chestnut

Sportsbooks Lay Odds on Odd Las Vegas Strip Event: Halloween Candy Corn-Eating Competition

The man who ate a record 75 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes at the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4 will attempt an even more audacious feat on Halloween night in Las Vegas. Eating a pound of...

Bill Huber October 30, 2020
Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley

NFL’s Thursday Night Running Backs in Betting Spotlight

For gamblers and ordinary fans alike, Thursday night’s NFL game between the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers will be a tale of two running backs. For Atlanta (1-6), it’s running back Todd Gurley, whose unwanted touchdown late in last week’s game against...

Bill Huber October 29, 2020
Potawatomi Hotel and Casino

COVID-19 Impacts More Than Casino Business for Wisconsin Tribes

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a bite out of gaming operations across the country. For tribal-run casinos, such as the two operated by Wisconsin’s Forest County Potawatomi, the impact has been even more pronounced. Gambling provides about 90 percent of tribal revenue...

Bill Huber October 29, 2020
Wisconsin Badgers QB Graham Mertz

Return of Big Ten Football Provides ‘Shot in Arm’ for Sportsbooks

College football is back. Not that it had been absent, with the SEC and ACC among the conferences playing through the COVID-19 pandemic. But the debut of the Big Ten Conference season last week provided a lift to sportsbooks. I think the...

Bill Huber October 27, 2020
Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton

Unlikely NFL Teams Help Ease Pain at Sportsbooks

Two of the worst teams in the league helped save the day for sportsbooks on the seventh weekend of the NFL season. With a 1-5 record, the Washington Football Team opened as a 3-point underdog against the Dallas Cowboys but moved to...

Bill Huber October 26, 2020
Russell Wilson

MVP Leader Russell Wilson Leads Seattle Seahawks Into Sunday Night Game vs. Arizona Cardinals

Russell Wilson has led the Seattle Seahawks to four close victories. What isn’t close is his hold on the NFL MVP race ahead of Sunday night’s game at the Arizona Cardinals. Wilson has led Seattle to a 5-0 start on the strength...

Bill Huber October 25, 2020
Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry

NFL Week 7 Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans in Rare Showdown

When the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, it will mark a rare NFL showdown with an interesting swing in the betting odds. For only the sixth time in the NFL’s Super Bowl era, two undefeated teams will square off...

Bill Huber October 24, 2020