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The Most Exotic Exotic Props For SB 50

The Super Bowl isn’t just the biggest event for football fans; it’s the biggest event for bettors as well. With an event so big, you would be silly to think that books would stick to the usual totals and player props.

Exotic props have become a tradition just like Super Bowl ads. Both offer a wide variety of ridiculousness and head scratching, while ultimately proving all too entertaining to avoid.

So we have gathered the weirdest of the weird, the strangest of the stage, the exotic-est (?) of the exotic props into one list.

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Oakland, YSU Has Huge Total Thursday

There has been some massive totals that have hit the board in college basketball this season, but only eight have closed at 175.0 or higher this season. The OVER has hit in six of those eight games with teams combining for an average of 189.4 points per game.

Thursday night could see the ninth game this season to close at 175 or higher as Youngstown State hosts the Oakland Golden Grizzlies.  The total went OVER when these two teams met earlier this season as the clubs combined for 198 points while facing a closing total of 174.5.

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Manchester United Desperate to Keep Pace

Wayne Rooney Manchester United Premier League

We are 24 games into the Premier League season and both Manchester United and Chelsea are outside of the Champions League spots. The two storied clubs meet up at Stamford Bridge in one of two Premier League contests Sunday.

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Tottenham Soars Up Prem Futures Board

Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur Premier League

Two games since our last Premier League futures update and two wins in that time for Tottenham Hotspur has them soaring up the Premier League futures board.

Spurs were +1600 in our last update at online shop Bovada but following wins over Crystal Palace (3-1) and Norwich (3-0) in their last two games and leapfrogging Arsenal for third in the table, they have been adjusted to +550 to win the league.

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Leicester Visits City as Race Heats Up

Riyad Mahrez Leicester City Premier League

Manchester City trails first-placed Leicester by just three points in the Barclays Premier League table and can pull even with a win as the top two clubs in the league meet at the Etihad Stadium in early soccer action Saturday.

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Kentucky Derby Futures Odds

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A pair of undefeated colts lead in Kentucky Derby future wagering in the latest odds.

The leader in the clubhouse with three months to go before the first Saturday of May is Mohaymen at +450, who started off his three-year-old campaign by winning the Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park in an impressive effort last Saturday.

The Kiaran McLaughlin trainee drew off to win by 3 ½ lengths for his fourth career victory. He broke his maiden in his debut and then won the Nashua (G2) and Remsen (G2) in New York before shipping south.

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Pistons Covering With Ease in Motown

Kristaps Porzingis Andre Drummond

The Detroit Pistons are holding onto the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and will host the team that’s right behind them in the standings on Thursday: the New York Knicks. Bettors who have backed the Pistons at home over the course of the last calendar year are profiting in a big way, as Stan Van Gundy’s club are 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 games at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

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  • The Knicks are 0-5 SU in their last five games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Pistons' last four games with no days off between games.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Knicks' last eight games after an ATS loss.

Oddsmakers opened the Pistons as 5.5-point faves for the tilt, which hasn’t been an issue for them when it comes to covering the spread. Detroit is 9-0 SU and 8-1 ATS in their prior nine as chalk of 5.5 points or more.

It’s been a much tougher go for the Knicks, however. New York is spiralling down the Eastern Conference standings, dropping six of their last seven to sit 3.5 games behind the Pistons. The Knickerbockers haven’t been able to keep things close, as the squad has suffered four double-digit defeats in the skid.

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Pels are a Fantastic OVER Bet at Home

Kobe Bryant Anthony Davis

NBA fans may question why Thursday night’s Los Angeles Lakers-New Orleans Pelicans contest is getting the nationally televised treatment – a fair quip – however hoops bettors will be paying attention to one main stat. In the Pelicans’ 24 matchups at the Smoothie King Center, the OVER/UNDER is 18-6.

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  • The total has gone UNDER in the Lakers' last six games after winning as an underdog.
  • The Pelicans are 6-17 ATS in their last 23 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Pelicans' last 10 games with no days off between games.

The Lakers, who opened as 10.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks, have been traditionally awful in this spot. The Lakers are 1-6 SU and 2-5 ATS in their previous seven when tabbed as underdogs of 10.5 points or less. Future Hall of Famer/ornery NBA veteran Kobe Bryant is listed as questionable for the affair with a sore shoulder after lighting up the Minnesota Timberwolves for 38 points on Tuesday.

Stringing wins together has been a monumental task for the Lakeshow as of late, as Byron Scott’s club are 2-13 SU and 4-11 ATS in games coming off a win.

The Pelicans (18-30 SU) have been far from a safe bet this season at 20-28 ATS, however they have turned things around as of late. The Pellies have won seven of their previous 11 games to keep their faint postseason hopes alive in a surprisingly weak Western Conference.

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Trojans Struggling To Top The Bruins

USC is on the outside of the Top 25 with two losses in their past four, but picking up their second win against UCLA on Thursday could certainly help the team get ranked once again. The Trojans have historically struggled against the Bruins, as they are just 1-6 SU and 2-5 ATS in the past seven games between the two teams.

After struggling to get the offense going in two road losses, USC has averaged 89.5 points while nearly shooting 50 percent from the floor in their past two outings. The difference maker for USC when they defeated UCLA earlier this season was the bench play, specifically Chimezie Metu. The freshman went 8-for-10 with 21 points and eight rebounds while UCLA’s bench combined for two points and two rebounds.

If the Bruins want to win this game they will need to win on the defensive end of the floor as USC has averaged more than seven points less in their losses than their wins this season. Tony Parker had his best game of the season against USC as the senior scored 27 points while bringing in 12 rebounds and only turning the ball over once. 

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Home Court Vital Between ORE, COL

Oregon will have revenge on their mind when they host Colorado Thursday, as the Ducks' lone loss in the past four weeks came by way of the Buffaloes. Home court advantage has been massive in this Pac-12 rivalry as the home team is 5-0 SU and ATS in the past five between Oregon and Colorado.

Since losing that game to Colorado, Oregon is 4-0 SU and ATS with an average scoring margin of +9.8 points per game. Dillon Brooks has been his usual dominant self in that four game span (20.1 points), but senior Chris Boucher’s paint presence has been a big factor. The Canadian has averaged 17.5 points and 8.5 rebounds with two double-doubles in the past four games and is coming off his best offensive performance of the season.

The Buffaloes defense has been a big part of their current three-game winning streak as they have held opponents to 69 points per game. Colorado’s depth was showcased when they beat Oregon in their last meeting as five players scored double-digits with the bench chipping in 42 percent of the offense. Sophomore George King has tallied 20 points or more on five occasions this season including two of the past three games.

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