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Thunder are the Worst Bet in the NBA

Kevin Durant

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been far from a safe bet this season but have been especially poor as of late. Ahead of tonight’s road matchup with the high-flying Golden State Warriors, the Thunder have failed to cover the spread in six of their last seven to sink to 20-31 ATS — bad enough to tie them with the abysmal Phoenix Suns to become the worst bet in the NBA. Books opened OKC in the +8.5 ballpark for the tilt.

Shark Bites
  • The Warriors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games.
  • The OVER is 4-0 in the Thunder's last 4 vs. the Western Conference.
  • The Thunder are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 meetings with the Warriors.

Golden State has been phenomenal at home this season and will be looking to improve to a perfect 23-0 SU at Oracle Arena on the year. That’s a trend that will once again favor Dubs backers, as home court advantage has been huge in this series. In the last five clashes between the Western Conference foes, home sides are 5-0 ATS.

As bad as the Thunder have been as a spread play, they have been good in one regard at the betting window: cashing OVER tickets. The OVER is 6-1 in the Thunder’s last seven games. Seven of OKC’s past nine contests with Stephen Curry and company have also gone above the closing total.

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712932
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Printable Super Bowl 50 Party Game

Super Bowl 50

The Super Bowl is about so much more than just football. It’s an excuse for people to get together and eat shameful amounts of food and to bet on what color of Gatorade the winning team will dump on their coach. As far as parties go, the Super Bowl party falls just below bachelor/bachelorette parties, and several tiers above your local community center’s Valentine’s Day singles party.

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Pelicans are a Fantastic OVER Play

Anthony Davis

The New Orleans Pelicans are finally getting it together after a rough first few months of the season and appear to be primed for a playoff push after All-Star Weekend. But sharp sports bettors have followed the Pels as of late for a different reason. New Orleans has been the best OVER bet in the NBA over the last few weeks, evidenced by the OVER/UNDER going 9-2 during that span. They’ll travel to Cleveland Saturday to take on King James and the Cavaliers. The total for the matchup opened at 211 at most shops.

Shark Bites
  • The Ov is 4-1 in the Cavaliers last 5 overall.
  • The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between the Cavaliers and Pelicans.
  • The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Central Division.

When these teams get together, high-scoring affairs are the story. The OVER is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between the Cavs and Pels.

Cleveland is coming off back-to-back setbacks to the Boston Celtics and Charlotte Hornets and will be playing in its second game in as many nights in the wake of Friday’s 104-103 nail biter to the Celtics. The Cavs are just 1-7-1 ATS in their last nine following a straight up loss.

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712926
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Spurs Have Owned Mavericks This Season

The San Antonio Spurs have hammered the Dallas Mavericks this season and will be looking to improve to 3-0 against their Western Conference foes when they collide at American Airlines Center on Friday. San Antonio limited their state rivals to 83 points in both of the previous meetings. Sportsbooks opened Tony Parker and company in the -6.5 ballpark, which will certainly appeal to bettors. The Spurs are 18-5 ATS in their previous 23 when favored by 6.5 points or more.

Shark Bites
  • The Spurs are 5-2 SU in their last seven games on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of the Mavericks' last 20 games against the Western Conference.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Spurs' last 10 games on the road in February.

San Antonio will be without backup guard Manu Ginobli, who will be sidelined from four to six weeks after undergoing surgery for a testicular injury. Luckily, the Spurs are one of the deepest teams in the league and will undoubedtly employ a “next man up” strategy, so don’t expect to see the absence of the Argentinian have a big affect on the perennial contenders.

The Mavs expect to have starting point guard Deron Williams back in the fold after the veteran missed Wednesday’s 93-90 loss to the Miami Heat. The Mavs could use the offensive boost, as they’ve averaged just 92.3 points over their last four games.

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712922
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Friday's Ivy League Betting Preview

Friday means Ivy League basketball for college bettors. Today features a full slate of action, highlighted by Yale vs Columbia to kick off the day. Though the disparity in the Ivy League is prominent, keeping tabs on the betting trends for the top teams is important with the best team in the league getting an automatic bid into March Madness.

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Is Cam Newton a Big Game QB?

Carolina Panthers Cam Newton

Everyone knows Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton boasts an abundance of talent, but how does he stack up when the stakes are at their highest? We at OddsShark decided to dive into how the signal-caller has performed in big game situations ahead of the biggest matchup of his life, Super Bowl 50.

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Canadian Sport Lotteries

Those unfamiliar with online sports betting and the various sportsbooks available to Canadian bettors are likely using Canadian sports lotteries to place their bets currently. Provincial lottery corporations have sports betting product available for Canadians to wager on.

However convenient these may be, they are not the best or only option available to Canadian sports bettors. Instead of one blanket sports lottery brand across the country, there are several brands available due to the lotteries being government-owned and regulated. 

Canadian Sport Lotteries

Those unfamiliar with online sports betting and the various sportsbooks available to Canadian bettors are likely using Canadian sports lotteries to place their bets currently. Provincial lottery corporations have sports betting product available for Canadians to wager on.

However convenient these may be, they are not the best or only option available to Canadian sports bettors. Instead of one blanket sports lottery brand across the country, there are several brands available due to the lotteries being government-owned and regulated. 

UFC: Rockhold vs Weidman II Odds

Luke Rockhold will defend his UFC Middleweight Championship for the first time against the man he took it from, as Chris Weidman will get an immediate rematch at UFC 199 this June. The two men had an entertaining first fight at UFC 194, but a poorly timed spinning back kick from Weidman gave Rockhold the opening he needed to take control of, and eventually win the bout.

After picking up the victory in their last fight, Rockhold had opened as a -175 favorite with Weidman coming back at +145 at 5Dimes.

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NBA Focus: Don't Sleep on the Nuggets

Emmanuel Mudiay Denver Nuggets

When talking about the most efficient teams in the NBA, squads like the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers rightfully top the list. But one franchise that’s quietly gone under the radar as a razor sharp play at the betting window is the Denver Nuggets.

The Nuggets (19-31 SU), who were sitting at 11th in the Western Conference as of February 4, won’t excite you at first glance. They’re a young group that’s in the process of a rebuild under a head coach (Mike Malone) who’s doing the best he can with an unproven roster.

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