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NBA bettors will want to know this unique Game 7 trend for Jazz-Clippers showdown

The Jazz and Clippers battle in a Game 7 Sunday and there are some interesting betting trends in play heading into this decisive showdown. Professor David MJ breaks down the Game 7 numbers and gives you a couple notes to remember throughout the NBA Playoffs.
Covers Apr 29, 2017 - 1:43 PM ET

Sharps and public piling on Celtics in Game 6 with Rondo out

Second-round slots in the NBA playoffs are filling up, and three more teams could punch their tickets in tonight’s matchups. Covers checks in on the action with Matthew Holt, COO of CG Analytics in Las Vegas, and Scott Kaminsky, director for offshore sportsbook TheGreek.com.
Covers Apr 28, 2017 - 9:08 PM ET

Will rest turn to rust and ruin LeBron's betting dominance in Round 2?

After six straight finals appearances, LeBron James has plenty of miles on the tires, so rest should do Cleveland some good, right? Ashton Grewal looks at LeBron's ATS dominance in the early rounds and how rest can turn to rust for the Cavs.

Covers Apr 28, 2017 - 4:21 PM ET

What's worth more to NBA playoff oddsmakers: rest or rhythm?

As we enter the second round of the NBA playoffs, teams like Cleveland will be well rested after sweeping its first round opponent while other teams will be coming off grueling series battles. How do those situations impact the oddsmaking for series and Game 1 prices?

Covers Apr 28, 2017 - 2:12 AM ET

Friday’s NBA Playoffs Betting Preview and Odds

The NBA Playoffs continue Friday with a trio of critical Game 6's - the Hawks host the Wizards, the Bulls welcome the Celtics, and the Jazz entertain the Clippers. We break down the matchups and game odds in our betting preview.
Covers Apr 28, 2017 - 2:04 AM ET

NBA bettors should beware backing the Warriors with this wager

It's tough to find a weakness with the Golden State Warriors. There is one area, however, where the Warriors fall short: first-half spreads. Jason Logan breaks down Golden State's struggles in the opening 24 minutes.

Covers Apr 28, 2017 - 2:02 AM ET

Giant-sized NBA Playoffs wagers causing some strange betting line moves

Two potential closeout games are on the NBA playoff schedule, one in the East and one in the West, and both contests are seeing some interesting line movement. Covers checks in on where the action is with Jeff Stoneback, of MGM Resorts, and Mike Jerome, from TopBet.eu.

Covers Apr 27, 2017 - 8:31 PM ET

Thursday’s NBA Playoffs Betting Preview and Odds

The NBA Playoffs continue Thursday with a pair of critical Game 6's, the Bucks host the Raptors and the Grizzlies welcome the Spurs. We break down both matchups and the game odds in our betting preview.
Covers Apr 27, 2017 - 11:26 AM ET

Sharp money agrees with public bettors on Wednesday's NBA playoff picks

A pair of Eastern Conference matchups are on the NBA betting board: the Washington Wizards host the Atlanta Hawks while the Chicago Bulls visit the Boston Celtics. Covers talks to sportsbooks to see where the betting action is stacking up before tipoff.

Covers Apr 26, 2017 - 6:39 PM ET

Wednesday’s NBA Playoffs Betting Preview and Odds

The NBA Playoffs continue Wednesday with a pair of critical Game 5's, the Wizards host the Hawks and the Celtics welcome the Bulls. We break down both matchups and the game odds in our betting preview.
Covers Apr 26, 2017 - 2:49 PM ET

Bettors expect Thunder to go down swinging, sharp money moving totals

The Western Conference has the NBA playoff spotlight all to itself Tuesday night, with a trio of games on the board. Sharp money has forced the bookies to adjust this spread and is pushing around the totals for all three matchups.

Covers Apr 25, 2017 - 6:35 PM ET

Tuesday’s NBA Playoffs Betting Preview and Odds

The NBA Playoffs continue Tuesday with a trio of games, including the Spurs who will be looking to take back control of their first round series against the Grizzlies. We break down all the matchups and odds in our betting preview.
Covers Apr 25, 2017 - 1:23 AM ET

Bettors siding with three road teams on Monday's NBA Playoffs schedule

Monday in the NBA playoffs brings with it a pair of Game 4 matchups, along with a Game 5 in a series that appears destined to go seven games. Covers checks in on where the action is with the guys who set the lines online and in Las Vegas.

Covers Apr 24, 2017 - 9:13 PM ET

Monday’s NBA Playoffs Betting Preview and Odds

The NBA Playoffs continue Monday with a trio of games, including the Warriors who will be looking to put away the Blazers without the services of their head coach. We break down all the matchups and odds in our betting preview.
Covers Apr 24, 2017 - 12:06 AM ET

Busy NBA Sunday showing sharp and public betting action on all sides

The NBA provides a Sunday buffet of four more playoff games, with the first item on the menu featuring the defending champion going for a four-game sweep. Covers checks in on where the action is for the quartet of contests with Scott Cooley of Bookmaker.eu.

Covers Apr 23, 2017 - 12:51 PM ET

Sunday’s NBA Playoffs Betting Preview and Odds

The NBA Playoffs continue Sunday with a full schedule of games, including the Cavaliers looking to be the first team to punch their ticket to the conference semi-finals. We break down all the matchups and odds in our betting preview.
Covers Apr 23, 2017 - 2:54 AM ET

"Pros vs. Joes" games highlight Saturday's NBA Playoff betting action

Four first round NBA playoff series continue Saturday, with two games in the East and two in the West. Covers' Patrick Everson checks in on all the betting action with insight from sportsbooks in Las Vegas and online.

Covers Apr 22, 2017 - 3:29 PM ET

Golden State finishes the regular season firmly a top NBA Power Rankings

No surprise, the Golden State Warriors firmly stand on the top of the final NBA Power Rankings of the 2016-2017 and are the clear betting favorite to win the NBA title.

Covers Apr 22, 2017 - 2:48 AM ET

Six teams sportsbooks really don't want to see win NBA Championship

The pursuit of the 2017 NBA Championship begins in earnest Saturday, when the puck drops in four of the eight playoff series. Covers checks in with the oddsmakers on six teams they don’t want to win the title this time around.

Covers Apr 22, 2017 - 2:45 AM ET

Saturday’s NBA Playoffs Betting Preview and Odds

The NBA Playoffs continue Saturday with a full schedule of games. The Raptors, Hawks, Grizzlies and Trail Blazers are all nearing ‘must win’ territory as they look to avoid elimination. We break down all the matchups and odds in our betting preview.
Covers Apr 22, 2017 - 2:41 AM ET
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