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Cavs are an Unreliable Bet vs Pacers

The Cleveland Cavaliers are turning the corner under newly appointed head coach Tyronne Lue, however tonight they’ll be tasked with covering the spread against a team that’s traditionally given them fits: the Indiana Pacers. Cleveland is 0-4 ATS in its last four against Indy.

Shark Bites
  • The Pacers are 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in their last five games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • The Cavaliers are 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games after winning as an underdog.
  • The Cavaliers are 5-17 SU in their last 22 games against the Pacers.

On January 23, Lue told reporters his team was out of shape after a sloppy loss to the Chicago Bulls in his debut. Since then, the wine and gold have rattled off four straight while averaging 115 points per game, with a 117-103 victory over Western Conference heavyweight San Antonio solidifying the belief that the Cavs look considerably better in the wake of the coaching change. The Cavs have covered in three straight heading into the tilt.

The Pacers have earned back-to-back wins after dropping six of their previous seven but haven’t done anything to inspire any confidence in their backers. Indiana has been one of the most inconsistent teams in the Association this season despite Paul George playing some of the best basketball of his life.

When the Cavs and Pacers collide, UNDER bettors are laughing all the way to the bank. The UNDER has paid out in 12 of the last 15 clashes between the Eastern Conference foes.

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Books Love Peyton Manning Super Bowls

Manning Broncos Super Bowl

There are few things sports books love seeing more in a Super Bowl than Peyton Manning pulling his helmet over his ears. The 39-year-old Broncos QB not only played in the most bet-on Super Bowl of all-time, but he’s also played in three of the four Super Bowls with the best winning percentages for the House over the past 10 years.


NHL All-Star Break Betting Recap

While the majority of NHL teams have played around 50 games – give or take – or so this season, it doesn’t take Pythagoras to figure out that we are beyond the actual midway point of the season.

That said, there is no better time to take a look back and find out which teams were the most profitable at the betting window and which teams could be worth looking at in the “second half” of the NHL season.

Be sure to visit Bovada for all of your hockey betting needs.


Murray Gets a Shot at Revenge Vs Novak

Andy Murray Novak Djokovic Australian Open Men's Final

The dust has finally settled on the men’s draw at the Australian Open and it will be No. 2 Andy Murray seeking a little bit of revenge against No. 1 Novak Djokovic in this year’s final. Djokovic defeated Murray en route to his fifth Australian Open title when the two met in last year's championship.


NFL Prop Bet: Super Bowl MVP Odds

The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons have proven to be head and shoulders above the rest of the competition in the 2016 NFL playoffs, and they have a date on February 5 in Houston, Texas for Super Bowl LI as a result. When it comes to betting on the Most Valuable Player of the big game, a familiar face is topping odds lists.


UFC on Fox 18 Betting Odds Preview

The light heavyweight title picture looks to get slightly less muddy when Anthony Johnson and Ryan Bader clash at the Prudential Center at UFC on Fox 18. Johnson vs Bader is as close as the division can come to presenting a title eliminator with Jon Jones still yet to make his return from his suspension following a hit-and-run incident. The co-main event will see top 10 heavyweights Josh Barnett and Ben Rothwell clash with the hopes that either fighter is just two wins away from a potential title shot.


Raptors Bid to Keep Winning Streak Alive

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The Toronto Raptors are the hottest team in the standings as well as one of the hottest at the betting window and will look to extend their franchise record winning streak to 11 games when they host the Detroit Pistons at the Air Canada Centre Saturday evening.

Shark Bites
  • The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.
  • OVER is 5-0 in the previous five meetings.
  • The Raptors are 1-5 ATS in their last six games versus the Central Division.

The Raptors, currently an 8-point home favorite at online shop Bovada, have gone 8-2 ATS during their sizzling 10-game SU winning streak. Season to date, the Raptors have put together a 26-19-1 ATS mark; still a few games behind the Spurs’ blistering 31-15 ATS pace, but one of the top teams at the betting window nonetheless.

The Raps’ last six wins have come on their home floor, where they have won five of those six by double digits and have an average margin of victory of 13.8 points during their recent stay at home.

In come the Pistons, who currently sit seventh in the Eastern Conference, but have been just average since thumping the Golden State Warriors 113-95 back on January 16. In their seven games since, the Pistons have gone 3-4 both SU and ATS and lost 114-106 to the Cleveland Cavaliers their last time out Friday evening.

Saturday’s meeting will be the first between the Eastern Conference foes this season. They split four games last season with Detroit getting the edge at the betting window with a 3-1 ATS mark.

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NBA’s Best Bet Spurs Visit Cavs Saturday

Kawhi Leonard LeBron James Spurs Cavs NBA

The San Antonio Spurs bounced back from a humiliating loss to the Golden State Warriors with their highest offensive output of the season in their last game and will look to build momentum off that when they visit the Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday evening.

Shark Bites
  • The Spurs are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games versus the Eastern Conference.
  • UNDER is 5-1 in the Spurs’ last six games playing on two days rest in between games..
  • The Spurs are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Cleveland.

The Spurs lost their highly-anticipated clash with the Golden State Warriors 120-90 on January 25 and proceeded to take their frustrations out on the Houston Rockets, posting a 130-99 win just two days later.

San Antonio, currently a 2.5-point road fave at online book Bovada, is the NBA’s best wager this season, posting a record of 31-15 ATS mark in their 46 games thus far. Plus, while the world talks about the wild success of the Western Conference-leading Warriors, and deservedly so, the Spurs head into Saturday’s slate of games just three games behind Steph and Co.

Meanwhile, the Cavs have just a 2.5-game cushion ahead of the rapidly-charging Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference and have won three straight and five of their last six heading into Saturday’s game.

Cleveland is coming off a 114-106 win as 4-point road favorites at the Detroit Pistons Friday night.

The Spurs triumphed 99-95 in the first meeting back on January 14, but it was Cleveland who came out on top at the sportsbook, covering as a 6-point road pup.

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Jayhawks Struggling Both SU and ATS

Kansas Jayhawks NCAAB

Two titans of the college game – and two teams trending in opposite directions - meet up at Allen Fieldhouse when the Kansas Jayhawks entertain the Kentucky Wildcats in Lawrence Saturday evening.

Shark Bites
  • Kentucky is 2-7 ATS in its last nine non-conference games.
  • Kansas is 2-6 ATS in its last eight games versus teams from the SEC.
  • UNDER is 5-1 in the Jayhawks’ last six games overall.

The No. 4 Jayhawks just can’t seem to find any consistency in recent weeks and will look to rebound from an 85-72 loss at the Iowa State Cyclones their last time out. Kansas has gone just 2-3 SU in its last five games and has failed to cover the spread in each of those contests.

Jayhawks bettors enjoyed some incredible success early on this season as their team went 9-2 ATS in their first 11 lined games. Recent SU and ATS losses at West Virginia, Oklahoma State and Iowa State have backers longing for those glory days, however.

Kentucky, the No. 20 seed, has also battled with consistency issues this season, but has posted three-consecutive wins both SU and ATS heading into this contest. A win for the Wildcats keeps them around the top spot of the SEC standings, hanging around Texas A&M, and with LSU in tough against Oklahoma, could give them a cushion from the teams chasing them.

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Superstars on Display as OU visits LSU

Buddy Hield Ben Simmons Oklahoma LSU NCAAB

Two of the nation’s most high-profile superstars square off in Baton Rouge as Buddy Hield and the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners visit Ben Simmons and the LSU Tigers in an anticipated matchup Saturday afternoon.

Shark Bites
  • Oklahoma is 6-0 ATS in its last six games versus the SEC.
  • LSU is 1-6 in its last seven games versus the Big 12.
  • UNDER is 5-2 in LSU’s last seven games overall.

At online book BetOnline, the Tigers are tabbed as 5-point underdogs for Saturday's showcase. Simmons’ talent has been well documented as the freshman is averaging 19.8 points, 12.7 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game so far this season, but those gaudy numbers have not translated to winnings for LSU backers. The Tigers have lost six-straight games ATS (4-2 SU) and have gone just 5-12 ATS in 17 games that have offered spreads this season.

The Sooners enter Saturday’s contest on a modest ATS win streak but a win streak nonetheless. Hield and Co. snapped a four-game ATS skid (and seven ATS losses in eight), covering the spread in back-to-back games heading into Louisiana. Oklahoma has just two SU losses to date (at Kansas, at Iowa State) and will look to keep their spot at the top of the rankings with a win Saturday.

While Hield vs Simmons will be all the rage on Saturday’s college basketball schedule, from a betting perspective, it comes down to Oklahoma keeping its streak alive or LSU finally putting an end to its drought.

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