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SB50: In-Game Betting Cheat Sheet

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While many bettors will have their wagers in well before kickoff on everything from spreads and totals to the length of the national anthem, there will also be lots of live in-game betting action during Sunday’s game.

Taking a historical look at how things have played out in previous Super Bowls, along with team results from this season, here’s some numbers based on crucial points in the game that might give you an edge with your in-game wagers.

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SB50: Bizarre Trends that Favor Carolina

When trying to nail down your prediction for a game, it’s often common to analyze a list of trends to help you make up your mind. Trends such as home and away records, and how teams do as a favorite or underdog are legitimate reasons to make a bettor lean one way versus another, but it’s important to be able to differentiate between the trends that matter and the ones that don’t.

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Broncos Have Edge in Blakeman Games

Clete Blakeman Super Bowl 50

If you’re a dedicated Denver Broncos bettor and you’re excited to get your wager down on Super Bowl 50, you’ll no doubt be happy to see that Clete Blakeman and his crew has been tasked with calling the game.

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Nover: My Super Bowl 50 Top Prop Plays

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Super Bowl 50 approaches. No opinion on the spread or total? No problem. There are hundreds of proposition bets to choose from. Here are my recommendations taken from Bovada:

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Why the Broncos Win and Cover SB50

It has been a roller coaster of a year for the Denver Broncos from the dominant defense to Brock Osweiller to Peyton Manning’s potential swan song. It's hard to remember a team that ended their season 12-4 with more question marks than the Broncos.

Despite all of that, the Broncos, who are currently -6 at Bovada, are heading to Levi’s Stadium. Here's five reasons why they will not just cover, but win Super Bowl 50.

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Why the Panthers Win and Cover SB50

Carolina Panthers Josh Norman NFL Super Bowl 50

From the opening kick of the 2015 regular season through a 49-15 beatdown of the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship game, the Carolina Panthers have been the best team in the National Football League.

Here are five reasons why the Panthers, who are currently 6-point faves at online shop Bovada, will come out on top both straight up and against the spread when they face the Denver Broncos at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara.

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Knicks are on an Ugly ATS Skid

Kristaps Porzingis

You'll have to forgive even the most passionate Denver Nuggets fans if their mind is on something else ahead of the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 Sunday matchup with the Carolina Panthers. Regardless, the Nuggets will take their talents to New York and tangle with a floundering Knicks team that's looked more like a pretender than a contender as of late.

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  • The Nuggets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Eastern Conference.
  • The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 day of rest.
  • The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between the Knicks and Nuggets.

The Nuggets have flown under the radar this season as one of the best bets in the NBA at 28-21-2 ATS. Denver picked up its third win in four games thanks to a 115-110 home triumph over the Chicago Bulls on Friday, while the Knickerbockers have dropped four straight SU and ATS to sink farther in the Eastern Conference standings.

Totals bettors, take note: the UNDER is trending heading into this one. New York has gone UNDER the closing total in five of its last six, and the UNDER is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings between these clubs.

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712934
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Flyers Have a Solid Record Against Caps

Wayne Simmonds

The Philadelphia Flyers are starting to look like a team that could make some noise in the playoffs, but before they can prove they're a force to be reckoned with in the Eastern Conference they'll be tasked with knocking off the beasts of the East on Sunday: the Washington Capitals. The good news for Flyers backers is their squad has taken seven out of the last nine clashes between the clubs.

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  • The Capitals are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. the Metropolitan Division.
  • The OVER is 4-0-3 in the Flyers last 7 games.
  • The OVER is 5-1-1 in the Capitals last 7 home games.

Perhaps Philly is catching Washington at the right time. The Caps' power play has ranked as one of the best in the NHL this season, however it's gone ice-cold recently. Alexander Ovechkin and company are a brutal 0-for-15 in their last 15 opportunities with the man advantage during a four game stretch.

When the Flyers take their show on the road, OVER bettors are profiting. In Philadelphia's prior five road tilts, the OVER has paid out four times.

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711017
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NCAAB Betting: Iowa at Illinois

Iowa has shown it's the real deal this season and have won 11 of their last 12 games ahead of Sunday's contest with Illinois to earn the No. 7 national ranking in college hoops. That success has translated to the betting window as well, as the Hawkeyes are 7-4 ATS during that span.

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  • The Fighting Illini are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win.
  • The Hawkeyes are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between the schools.
  • The OVER is 5-0 in the Hawkeyes last 5 Sunday games.

The Fighting Illini haven't put up much of a fight in this series, however, as Iowa has taken four out of the previous five matchups between the schools. The Hawkeyes is 15-1 in its last 16 against the Big Ten dating back to last season, with eight of those decided by double-digits.

Illinois is a team that's starting to become known for making their fans and bettors sweat. Three of the team's last four games have gone to overtime, with the Fighting Illini going 2-1 SU and ATS in that span.

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715282
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NBA Odds: Miami is Heating Up ATS

Hassan Whiteside

After enduring a rough stretch, the Miami Heat are starting to become a reliable bet and will look to cash yet another ticket on Sunday when they welcome the L.A. Clippers to town. The Heat have covered the spread in six of their last seven affairs to improve to 26-24-1 ATS on the year.

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  • The Clippers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games.
  • The UNDER is 5-0 in the Clippers last 5 road games.
  • The Clippers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win.

Today's matchup will be especially interesting due to the talent at the center position for both clubs. DeAndre Jordan and Hassan Whiteside are two of the premier big men in the league, but it's Jordan who's been the more dominant force as of late. In Jordan's last six games, he's recorded at least 15 boards in each contest. Whiteside came off the bench in the Heat's last two tilts after missing six games due to an oblique injury but should be able to shoulder more of a load in this one.

If you're a totals bettor, it's about time you took notice of the Heat. The boys from South Beach are the best UNDER bet in the Association at 17-33. The total for the game opened at 195 at most shops.

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712936
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