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Spurs will be without Popovich, public and sharp bettors riding Warriors

Covers Apr 19, 2018 - 8:25 PM ET
Hoops and hockey roll on through first-round playoff series, with five games among the two sports tonight. Covers checks in on where the action and line movement is, with insights from D.J. Fields, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook Bookmaker.eu.

NBA Playoffs 4-point play: Best ways to bet Thursday’s NBA odds

Covers Apr 19, 2018 - 3:20 PM ET
Will Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers pick themselves off the deck after falling behind 2-0 to the Pelicans? They're sure to throw everything, including the kitchen sink, at New Orleans early on tonight. Teams coming off a loss are 5-3 against the spread on the first half line so far this postseason.

Thursday's NBA Playoffs Betting Preview and Odds

Covers Apr 19, 2018 - 2:22 AM ET
The opening round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs continues Thursday night with three Game 3s as the series' shift to the home court of the lower seeds. We break down all the matchups to help you handicap the games like a pro.

Bettors backing the Cavaliers to bounce back in Game 2 vs. Pacers

Covers Apr 18, 2018 - 7:54 PM ET
Bettors aren't concerned with the Game 1 performance of the Cavs, and are still backing the defending Eastern Conference champs to cover the spread in Game 2 against the Pacers - and win the series outright. Ashton Grewal details all the line moves and sharp action on the hardwood and on the ice Wednesday night.

NBA Playoffs 4-point play: Best ways to bet Wednesday's NBA odds

Covers Apr 18, 2018 - 2:39 PM ET
LeBron James has made a habit of bouncing back from playoff losses during his 15-year NBA career. The King is 30-11 straight up and 27-14 against the spread in the Eastern Conference playoffs coming off a loss. Will history repeat itself? That and more in today's NBA Playoffs 4-Point Play.

Wednesday's NBA Playoffs Betting Preview and Odds

Covers Apr 18, 2018 - 1:07 AM ET
The opening round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs continues Wednesday night with three games, including Game 2 between the Pacers and Cavs with Cleveland trying to rebound after their Game 1 loss. We break down all the matchups to help you handicap the games like a pro.

NBA bettors backing dogs to rebound from disappointing Game 1 results

Covers Apr 17, 2018 - 9:22 PM ET
What's going on with all the line movement in the Bucks-Celtics game and why did the Blue Jackets go from faves to dogs in their Game 3 contest against the Capitals? Covers gives you all the details for all the betting action on Tuesday night on the ice and hardwood, including which teams the sharps are wagering on.

NBA Playoffs 4-point play: Best ways to bet Tuesday’s NBA odds

Covers Apr 17, 2018 - 3:00 PM ET
Day 4 of the NBA Playoffs features two Eastern Conference teams trying to head home with an away split and one West squad with a chance to go up 2-0 against a higher-seeded opponent. Today's 4-point play tells bettors why the Bucks' offense is in trouble and why John Wall has value in the player prop market.

Tuesday's NBA Playoffs Betting Preview and Odds

Covers Apr 17, 2018 - 1:29 AM ET
The opening round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs continues Tuesday night with three games, including Game 2 between the Bucks and the Celtics after a thrilling overtime victory for the C's in Game 1. We break down all the matchups to help you handicap the games like a pro.

Big "Pros vs. Joes" situation brewing in Monday's NBA playoffs betting action

Covers Apr 16, 2018 - 7:50 PM ET
It’s a light night in the NBA playoffs, with only two games on tap, but those matchups feature two of the league’s most intriguing teams. Patrick Everson checks in on the action and line movement for both contests, with insights from Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics.

NBA Playoffs 4-point play: Best ways to bet Monday’s NBA odds

Covers Apr 16, 2018 - 3:22 PM ET
The Heat took one on the chin in Game 1 of their playoff series against the 76ers. There is one obvious adjustment head coach Erik Spoelstra could instruct his players to follow in Game 2 which could lead to an easy win for player prop bettors. Find out our favorite NBA wagers on Monday's playoff board.

Monday's NBA Playoffs Betting Preview and Odds

Covers Apr 16, 2018 - 12:26 PM ET
The opening round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs continues Monday night with two games tipping off tonight, including the Warriors looking to win their fifth straight playoff game against the Spurs. We break down all the matchups to help you handicap the games like a pro.

Three ways you can wager on the NBA Playoff odds like a wiseguy

Covers Apr 15, 2018 - 4:33 PM ET
The NBA Playoffs tip off this weekend and present a different challenge to basketball bettors than the regular season grind. Here are some handicapping tips and tactics to help you turn a profit this postseason, including fantastic favorites, the best NBA trend around, and how to cash in on the in-game odds.

Betting action at sportsbooks relatively light for Sunday's NBA card

Covers Apr 15, 2018 - 2:56 PM ET
Four more Game 1s roll out in the NBA playoffs today, including one involving a certain LeBron James-led team that’s the No. 4 seed – yes, that’s not a typo – in the Eastern Conference. Covers checks in on the action and line movement for this quartet of contests, with insights from Scott Kaminsky from TheGreek.com.

NBA Playoffs 4-point play: Best ways to bet Sunday’s NBA odds

Covers Apr 15, 2018 - 1:36 PM ET
Playoff basketball is a different beast, which is why we're taking a different approach to capping NBA action this postseason. Our daily NBA Playoffs 4-Point Play looks at the best ways to wager on Sunday's games, highlighting our favorite picks for sides, totals, props and alternative odds.

Sunday's NBA Playoffs betting preview and odds

Covers Apr 15, 2018 - 5:22 AM ET
The four remaining first roud series of the NBA Playoffs tip off on Sunday, which includes the beginning of Lebron's quest to advance to the Finals for an eighth consecutive year when he and the Cavs host the Pacers. We break down all the matchups to help you handicap the games like a pro.

Sportsbooks rooting against Rockets, Sixers and Jazz in 2018 NBA playoffs

Covers Apr 15, 2018 - 3:53 AM ET
Sports bettors don't shed any tears when the sportsbooks lose big but that doesn't mean they don't want to know when the books are in a bad position. Covers senior writer Patrick Everson details which NBA teams are the ones sportsbooks have the biggest liabilities with on the NBA futures board.

How sharp money and public bets differ for Saturday's NBA playoff openers

Covers Apr 14, 2018 - 4:00 PM ET
The opening day of the NBA Playoffs brings plenty of sharp and public play to the sportsbooks, moving spreads and totals for Saturday's four postseason matchups. Patrick Everson gets the skinny on the betting action in Las Vegas, and tells you which lines will make the biggest moves before tipoff.

NBA Playoffs 4-point play: Best ways to bet today’s NBA odds

Covers Apr 14, 2018 - 11:57 AM ET
Playoff basketball is a different beast, which is why we're taking a different approach to capping NBA action this postseason. Our daily NBA Playoffs 4-Point Play will look at the best ways to wager on that day's games, highlighting our favorite picks for sides, totals, props and alternative odds.

Saturday's NBA Playoffs betting preview and odds

Covers Apr 14, 2018 - 4:26 AM ET
The NBA Playoffs begin with four games on the schedule, including the defending champion Warriors taking on the Spurs and the exciting 76ers looking to extend their 16 game winning streak to the postseason against the Heat. We break down all the matchups to help you handicap the games like a pro.
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