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The five best way too early NBA regular season win total value picks

Covers Aug 15, 2018 - 2:34 PM ET
Sportsbooks released their NBA regular season win totals earlier this week and with the hullabaloo of Opening Night and Christmas Day games getting announced there’s no better time to find value. Monique Vag gives her top Over and Under predictions for the NBA season win totals.

Sportsbooks deliver an early holiday gift with NBA Christmas Day odds

Covers Aug 9, 2018 - 5:43 PM ET
During the “Dog Days of Summer”, Christmas Day is the last thing on sports bettors’ minds. But the NBA shook us from our summer slumber, releasing its schedule for Open Night and the Christmas Day showcase games this week. Here's a look at the best betting matchups.

Landing LeBron isn't the only reason why the Lakers' odds are crazy

Covers Jul 24, 2018 - 7:05 PM ET
LeBron James has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, which is something Las Vegas bookies have been bracing for since opening futures odds on the 2018-19 NBA Championship. Jason Logan looks at the Lakers' current price to win the title and tells you why it's not all about LeBron when it comes to these NBA odds.

NBA 2019 title odds: Four best value bets

Covers Jul 24, 2018 - 7:04 PM ET
The 2018 NBA offseason is expected to be a busy one according to league insiders. Sportsbooks are speculating themselves on where some of the big names will land and it's impacting the NBA futures market. Ashton Grewal surveys the board to find the four best value bets to win the 2019 NBA title.

Latest title odds signify end of an era for Spurs after Leonard-DeRozan swap

Covers Jul 24, 2018 - 7:01 PM ET
We are a week removed from the trade that rocked the NBA World when the San Antonio Spurs sent disgruntled superstar Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors in exchange for face-of-the-franchise DeMar DeRozan. So, now that the dust has settled, we can look at the latest NBA title odds and more importantly, can anyone touch the Warriors?

After a wild 48 hours, here's what the odds look like for NBA's top teams

Covers Jul 3, 2018 - 6:15 PM ET
The NBA futures odds have been about as stable as Gary Busey trading bitcoin this summer, with speculation and rumor fueling early movement in the spring and big-name signings – like LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers – shaking up the odds board in Las Vegas, New Jersey, and offshore this past week.

The Sharp 600: The LeBron Effect

Covers Jul 2, 2018 - 6:20 PM ET
The NBA has been turned upside down with the news that LeBron James has jumped ship to join the Los Angeles Lakers...and the ripple effect has been substantial. Joe turns to Westgate LV SuperBook Manager Jeff Sherman for the rundown on “The LeBron Effect” and how bettors can avoid some potential pitfalls.

NBA free agency prop odds on where LeBron James will play next season

Covers Jun 27, 2018 - 5:13 PM ET
These wild and crazy NBA offseasons are garnering more eyeballs than the latest summer blockbuster, with big-name players possibly taking their talents elsewhere. And in the NBA theater, there’s no talent better than LeBron James. We look at the betting odds around LeBron's latest "decision".

Six best ways to bet the 2018 NBA Draft odds

Covers Jun 19, 2018 - 7:21 PM ET
The NBA Draft takes place this Thursday at New York's Barclays Center, with this year's edition boasting one of the more intriguing classes in memory. A clear No. 1 has emerged – but there's plenty of uncertainty behind him. That means there's value to be had for those looking to wager on where these future stars will land.

Pointspread, moneyline tick toward Cavs for NBA Finals Game 4

Covers Jun 8, 2018 - 7:34 PM ET
Will the brooms be out in Game 4 of the NBA Finals tonight? Covers checks in on the action and line movement, with insights from Johnny Avello, executive director of race and sports at Wynn Las Vegas, and D.J. Fields, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook

NBA Playoffs 4-point play: Best ways to bet Cavaliers-Warriors Game 4 odds

Covers Jun 8, 2018 - 1:49 PM ET
NBA teams up 3-0 in playoff series end up sweeping 61.5 percent of the time but the Golden State Warriors have failed to break out the brooms in their last two chances to close out series in Game 4. Which trend will prevail on Friday night? Today's 4-point play looks at all the angles and hands out our four favorite wagers.

NBA Finals Game 4 betting preview and odds: Warriors at Cavaliers

Covers Jun 8, 2018 - 1:14 AM ET
The Golden State Warriors aim to finish off a four-game sweep of Cleveland when they visit the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals on Friday. Golden State is striving to win its third title in four seasons as well as become the first team to sweep the best-of-7 finals since the San Antonio Spurs dispatched the Cavaliers in four games in 2007.

Bettors thinking it's now or never for Cavs in NBA Finals betting action

Covers Jun 6, 2018 - 7:21 PM ET
If this NBA Finals has any chance of going deep at all, the home team will have to make some headway in Game 3 tonight. Covers checks in on the action for this 9 p.m. ET tipoff, with insights from Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics in Las Vegas, and from the lines manager at offshore sportsbook

NBA Playoffs 4-point play: Best ways to bet Cavaliers-Warriors Game 3

Covers Jun 6, 2018 - 2:57 PM ET
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 8-1 straight up in their nine games at home in these playoffs but oddsmakers still have them as 4.5-point underdogs against the defending champion Golden State Warriors. Today's 4-point play digs deep to find the four best ways to bet Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night.

NBA Finals Game 3 betting preview and odds: Warriors at Cavaliers

Covers Jun 6, 2018 - 12:16 AM ET
The Cleveland Cavaliers badly need a victory if they plan on turning the NBA Finals into a true series. The Golden State Warriors won the first two games of the best-of-seven series and look to place Cleveland in a major hole when they visit the Cavaliers for Wednesday's Game 3.

NBA Summer League in Las Vegas will be bigger and better than ever in 2018

Covers Jun 4, 2018 - 1:43 PM ET
What a time to be alive to be alive for basketball fans. Shortly after the season ends, the NBA Draft will lead into one of the best basketball events of the year in Las Vegas. Marc Meltzer takes a look at the 14th annual NBA Summer League event that will have Sin City buzzing with basketball excitement.

Series betting on Cavaliers shifts sportsbook's NBA Finals liability

Covers Jun 3, 2018 - 7:36 PM ET
Game 2 of the NBA Finals has a lot to live up to tonight, after a crazy Game 1 that saw the big favorite win and the underdog beat the spread. Covers checks in on the action for this 8 p.m. ET tipoff, with insights from Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM Resorts sportsbooks, and Will Bernanke, lead analyst at CG Technology.

NBA Playoffs 4-point play: Best ways to bet Cavaliers-Warriors Game 2

Covers Jun 3, 2018 - 3:06 PM ET
The Cleveland Cavaliers nearly stole Game 1 against the Golden State Warriors but oddsmakers list them as double-digit underdogs again in Game 2. Today's NBA 4-point play explains why bettors shouldn't give up on LeBron James and the Cavs just yet. Find out our favorite bets for Game 2 of the Finals on Sunday night.

NBA Finals Game 2 Betting Preview and Odds: Cavaliers at Warriors

Covers Jun 2, 2018 - 7:20 PM ET
The Cleveland Cavaliers got two days off to digest the mistakes made down the stretch that allowed the Golden State Warriors to escape with a win in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals and put it behind them. The Cavaliers will get another chance to steal homecourt advantage when they visit the Warriors for Game 2.

Bettors laying big points or backing a big upset in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Covers May 31, 2018 - 8:00 PM ET
Basketball’s version of “Groundhog Day” begins tonight, when the NBA Finals begin and for the fourth consecutive year feature the same two combatants. Covers checks in on the action and line movement for Game 1 and the series price, with insights from oddsmakers in Las Vegas and offshore.
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