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Battle of the Brains: Yale vs Duke

Yale and Duke are two of the most prestigious academic institutions in the United States, but when it comes to perennial college basketball dominance the Blue Devils have significantly had the upper hand. Interestingly enough, Wednesday’s matchup between the two schools marks the first time they’ve met on the hardwood since 1973-74.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 9-3 in the Blue Devils' last 12 games.
  • The OVER is 5-0 in the Bulldogs' last 5 non-conference games.
  • The Blue Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs Ivy League opponents.

The Blue Devils (4-1 SU) have been far from a safe bet this season, going 0-4 ATS for their backers in the early stages of the campaign. Duke’s perimeter defense has been a big reason their opponents have kept things close, as the Dukies are allowing opposing teams to shoot 41.4 percent on 3-pointers – a stat that ranks 328th in the nation.

Yale has been extremely dominant on the glass so far, which can only inspire confidence ahead of their date with the powerhouse Blue Devils. The Bulldogs have limited opponents to 25 rebounds per game, the 10th fewest in the country.

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College Football Week 13 Betting Trends

The Iowa Hawkeyes are 1-5 straight up and 3-3 against the spread in their last six games against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Hawkeyes will attempt to wrap up an undefeated regular season this Friday on the road against Nebraska.

Iowa is a 1.5-point road favorite in Lincoln according to online sportsbook Bovada. Through 11 games this season, the Hawkeyes are 11-0 SU and 6-5 ATS, and they could be two wins away from a spot in the College Football Playoff.


NFL Week 12 Opening Odds Analysis

The pubic has long held a fascination with the Dallas Cowboys. No matter how many mediocre seasons - like only five playoff seasons during the last 14 years - and noxious players such as Greg Hardy, Dez Bryant and Joseph Randle, the Cowboys draw major attention.
Apparently this awe extends to oddsmakers and bookmakers since they opened 3-7 Dallas as a pick'em at home versus unbeaten Carolina for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day matchup.


SuperContest Team OS Wk 11 Review

For the second time in six home games this season the unbeaten New England Patriots (10-0) saw the final score land right on the number posted on the SuperContest Card, awarding a half-point to all of those who selected them and the Buffalo Bills (5-5) after their 20-13 victory in the Monday Night Football game.


LSU Just Can’t Cover The Spread

LSU Ben Simmons

LSU dropped their first game of the season Monday when they lost to Marquette, but they once again failed to cover, which if far from an abnormality. The Tigers are 0-4 ATS this season, despite a 3-1 SU record. LSU will try and bounce back Tuesday when they clash with NC State at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

LSU did not want to lean too heavily on super prospect Ben Simmons coming into the season, but that has been exactly what has happened. The freshman is averaging a staggering 19.3 points, 14.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists through his first four career games.

NC State is a shell of the team that ousted LSU from March Madness last season, with three of the Wolfpack’s top four scorers gone this season.  

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NCAAB Betting: Maryland vs Illinois State

Maryland Terrapins Melo Trimble

The Maryland Terrapins have survived a pair of scares in the young college hoops season after topping Georgetown and Rider and will be looking to keep their perfect record intact Tuesday versus the Illinois State Redbirds in the semifinal matchup of the Cancun Challenge in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 11-4 in the Redbirds' last 15 games.
  • The Terrapins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • The UNDER is 7-1 in the Terrapins last 8 games following a ATS loss.

Illinois State doesn't have the best track record against Big Ten teams, going 7-24 all-time against the conference. The winner of the game will face either Rhode Island or TCU in Wednesday’s title game.

It’s early, but the absence of sophomore guard Dion Wiley – a projected starter who was lost to a knee injury before the season started – has been evident for the Terrapins.

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Warriors Face Massive Spread vs Lakers

Curry Barnes Warriors

Tonight is the night for the Golden State Warriors as they attempt to set the record for most wins to start a season—16. It doesn’t appear as if they’ll have much of a challenge as they’ll face the laughingstock of the Western Conference, the two-win Los Angeles Lakers.

The spread opened at -17 for the home team Warriors, tying the mark for the biggest spread to date in the current NBA season. The Warriors have won seven of their last 10 vs the Lakers, while also going 7-3 ATS during that span. The huge spread might scare some off, but maybe it shouldn’t as four of the seven wins over the Lakers were absolute blowouts, beating them by 21, 23, 19 and 31.

The Lakers have also been a bad bet this season as they’ve gone just 4-9 ATS. The good news for the Lakers is that Kobe Bryant is expected to be in the lineup tonight. His 16.3 points per game average this season is his lowest since his second season in the league. He does, however, have a history of lighting up the Warriors, as he’s averaged 27.9 points against them in 64 career games.

OVER/UNDER bettors take note—the O/U is 7-3 in the last ten games between these teams including five of the past six when the teams play in Golden State.

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Clippers Have Been a Money Pit Lately

Los Angeles Clippers Chris Paul

The Los Angeles Clippers have imploded as of late, dropping three straight games and seven of their last nine while covering the spread just twice during that span. Head coach Doc Rivers will be looking for a better performance from his team when they travel to Denver for a date with the Nuggets on Tuesday.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 4-0 in the Nuggets' last 4 games.
  • The Clippers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 trips to Denver.
  • The Clippers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 vs. the Western Conference.

Denver (6-8 SU) is 0-2 on their four-game homestand and is coming off a 118-105 loss to the seemingly unstoppable Golden State Warriors in which they allowed the Dubs to shoot a blistering 15 for 29 from 3-point land.

The Clips have been one of the worst bets in the NBA season, sitting tied for the second-worst ATS mark in the league at 4-9. The Houston Rockets (3-11 ATS) are the only team that has performed worse at the betting window.

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Stars Have Not Lost To Senators in Years

Dallas Stars Tyler Seguin Jamie Benn

The Dallas Stars host the Ottawa Senators, a team they have not lost to since 2008, Tuesday night at American Airlines Center. The Stars have won the past seven games against the Sens, but six of those have been by just one goal.

The Stars have been the class of the Western Conference this season with a four point lead over the second-place St. Louis Blues. Dallas is on a five-game winning streak and has won 11 of their past 13 games.

Craig Anderson, who has made 61 saves in back-to-back shutouts in his past two starts, will be making his fifth-straight start in net for the Sens. Erik Karlsson has Ottawa’s offense rolling, with the defenseman registering five goals and five assists during a six-game point streak.

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College Football Week 13 Odds Analysis

The Clemson Tigers are just 1-5 straight up and against the spread in their last six games against the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Tigers will look to avoid disaster and remain undefeated this Saturday on the road against the Gamecocks.

Clemson is a 17.5-point road favorite against South Carolina according to online sportsbook 5Dimes. The line opened with Clemson at -15.5, but early action on the Tigers has moved the line by two points.



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