NCAAB Betting: Wake Forest vs Indiana

The Indiana Hoosiers have opened the college hoops season with three-straight blowout victories but will have their first real test Monday against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the opening round of the Maui Invitational. Indiana has scored at least 50 points in its last three halves heading into the contest.

Shark Bites
  • Wake Forest is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • Indiana is 7-2 SU in its last nine games with three days off.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 5 games as road underdogs.

The Deacons, who opened as 12.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks, would look considerably different if Codi Miller-McIntyre was able to take the floor. Miller-McIntyre, the Demon Deacons’ leading scorer from the last two seasons, broke a bone in his foot last month and will not be available for the tournament.

The 15th-ranked Hoosiers are playing a fast-paced style of basketball that is making them one of the most watchable teams in the nation. Forward Troy Williams has been a source for highlight-reel dunks and is looking like he’ll easily eclipse his 13 points and 7.4 rebounds per game from last year.

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Cavs Look to Smackdown the Magic Again

The NBA’s version of the Harlem Globetrotters vs the Washington Generals goes down tonight in Cleveland. The Cavs have won 10 straight SU vs the Magic and if that’s not impressive enough, they’ve also gone 11-0 ATS vs the Magic. To make matters worse for Orlando, Cleveland has been unbeatable at home this season, going 7-0 SU. 

If there’s anything working against the Cavs and their backers, it’s that the team has been awful ATS this season—in their last 10 games, they’ve gone 2-8 ATS. Unfortunately for the Magic, LeBron James has a history of completely owning them. In 42 career games vs the Magic, King James has been a stat machine, averaging 26.5 points, 7.3 boards and 7 assists. 

The Magic have been a decent bet on the road this season, going 4-2 ATS. Orlando guard Victor Oladipo is off to a bad start, averaging just 13.1 points per game, which is down from 17.9 last season. This certainly isn’t the progression Magic fans had hoped for.

With the spread opening at -9 for Cleveland it should be noted that eight out of Cleveland’s last ten wins over Orlando have come by nine points or more.

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New-Look Knicks are a Fantastic Bet

New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony

The New York Knicks have been a running punchline in the NBA over the course of the last few seasons, but that’s not the case anymore. The Knicks are proving they’re for real so far this year and have become a solid play at the betting window in the process. New York has covered the spread in seven straight games and will be seeking to make it eight in a row Monday against the Miami Heat in the Sunshine State.

Shark Bites
  • The favorite is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings between the Knicks and Heat.
  • The Knicks are 0-6 in their last 6 games vs. the Heat
  • The Heat are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games.

Miami (8-4 SU) hasn’t exactly been lighting the world on fire for their backers - going 5-7 ATS in their opening 12 games - but they’ve been a great source for UNDERs. Miami is the best UNDER team in the NBA at 2-10 O/U. The UNDER has also been hot in Knicks games as of late, going 2-8-1 in New York’s previous 11 contests.

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Rangers a Lights Out Play at Home

New York Rangers Rick Nash

The New York Rangers and Nashville Predators are heading in different directions in the standings and will collide in Monday’s slate of NHL hockey at Madison Square Garden. The Preds have lost each of their first two contests on their five-game road trip, while the Rangers have won 10 of their last 11 tilts. New York has been especially impressive at home this season, going 9-1-1 at MSG.

Shark Bites
  • The Rangers are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against the Western Conference.
  • The Predators are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games after a loss.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of the Rangers' last 5 games at home in November.

As good as the Rangers have been in New York, home ice advantage hasn’t meant much in this series in recent years. The visiting club is 8-3 SU in the last 11 meetings between the two squads.

Once again, the Rangers have been living at the top of the Eastern Conference standings thanks to some spectacular play between the pipes. New York yields an NHL-least 1.85 goals per game, while long time goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is 11-3-2 with an league-best .943 save percentage.

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MNF Betting Preview: Bills at Patriots

Monday Night Football Bills Patriots

Is anyone going to stop the New England Patriots this year? The New York Giants came close in Week 10 but fell just short, which means it’ll be up to the Buffalo Bills to play the role of David in knocking off the Goliath Pats at Gillette Stadium in the Week 11 edition of Monday Night Football.

<h5>Shark Bites</h5>

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<li>The total has gone UNDER in nine of the Bills' last 12 games as underdogs.</li>
<li>The Patriots are 13-2 SU and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games in November.</li>
<li>The Bills are 2-13 SU in their last 15 games after winning as an underdog.</li>

New England has feasted on their AFC East rivals in recent matchups, going 18-2 SU in their last 20 games versus the Bills. Tom Brady and company have also thoroughly enjoyed the bright lights that Monday brings, going 11-3 SU in their previous 14 primetime Monday games.

The Bills (5-4 SU, 5-4 ATS) are riding a high thanks to wins over the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins but have historically struggled to win three straight. Buffalo is 0-7 SU and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games after consecutive wins.

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UFC: Rousey vs Holm Rematch Odds

The sports world was shocked when MMA’s most dominant fighter, Ronda Rousey, was dethroned by Holly Holm. Not only did Holm do the unthinkable by beating the previously undefeated Rousey, but she delivered one of the most one sided beatdowns in recent history. Rousey’s aggressive style backfired which allowed Holm to completely pick her apart for six minutes.


NBA Home Teams Becoming a Bad Bet?

Minnesota Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins

Playing at home has always been believed to be a boost for professional sports teams, but does that advantage consistently translate at the betting window? The 2015/16 NBA season has proven to be an example of home squads prevailing straight up but struggling to cover the spread in their own arenas.


Mavericks Aiming for Seven in a Row

The Dallas Mavericks have been on fire lately, winning six games in a row heading into Sunday's clash with the Oklahoma City Thunder in OKC. The Mavs have also been solid at the betting window in the form of five covers during that span.

Shark Bites
  • The Thunder are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
  • The Mavericks are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 road games.

Dallas had no issues dispatching the Thunder last season, claiming three out of their four contests with Russell Westbrook and company while averaging 122 points in the victories.

The loss of Kevin Durant has left a glaring hole in the Thunder's lineup. Durant, who's battling hamstring issues, would've especially made a difference in Friday's loss to the New York Knicks. OKC went 3-for-29 from beyond the arc and shot 38 percent from the field overall.

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Islanders Hate Facing the Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens have won their last five games against the New York Islanders -- a trend that will inspire plenty of confidence in Habs backers when they take on the Isles in La Belle Province Sunday evening.

Shark Bites
  • The Canadiens are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games against the Eastern Conference.
  • The Islanders are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games as underdogs.
  • The Islanders are 1-7 SU in their last eight games against the Eastern Conference.

Bettors backing the favorites in this series have been coming up empty handed as of late. Underdogs have paid out in five out of the last six times the Canadiens and Islanders have collided.

The Canadiens (15-4-1) have looked like one of the best squads in the NHL in the 2015/16 campaign while performing especially well at home. Montreal is 8-2-1 on home ice on the season.

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SNF Betting: Cardinals vs Bengals Odds

Sunday Night Football Cardinals Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals are undefeated no more thanks to a 10-6 loss to the Houston Texans in Monday Night Football but will be seeking to get back to their winning ways in Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals. Home field advantage has been crucial in this series, as the visiting side is 1-7 SU and 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings between the Bengals and Cardinals.

Shark Bites
  • The Bengals are 0-3 SU and ATS in their last three games on the road against the Cardinals.
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Cardinals' last 11 games as home favorites in November.
  • The Cardinals are 10-4 SU and ATS in their last 14 games after a win.

The Cards have been a solid bet over the course of the last few seasons, particularly at home. Arizona is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games at University of Phoenix Stadium.

UNDER bettors have been loving when Cincy hits the road as of late, as eight of Cincinnati’s last 11 road contests have gone below the closing total.

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