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The Sharp 600: How Las Vegas is preparing for NBA tanking

Covers Feb 24, 2018 - 12:52 AM ET
ESPN SportsCenter anchor and College GameDay Radio Host Doug Kezirian recently ventured into the world of NBA tanking in an effort to determine how Las Vegas bookmakers approach this basketball phenomenon. So what better guest for Joe Fortenbaugh to interview when trying to figure out where the value lies late in the NBA season?

Plenty of betting action on Friday night, but none more than on Knights

Covers Feb 23, 2018 - 11:18 PM ET
There’s a fairly full slate of NBA games on this Friday night, along with some college hoops and NHL too. Covers checks in on the action and line movement, with insights from Nick Bogdanovich, director of trading for William Hill US in Las Vegas, and Peter Childs, risk management supervisor for offshore site Sportsbook.ag.

NBA Pick 'n' Roll: Friday's picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Feb 23, 2018 - 4:34 PM ET
The Washington Wizards are playing their best basketball of the season and are coming off a win at Cleveland Thursday. Today's Pick 'n' Roll tries to answer the question of how the Wizards are playing this well without All-Star point guard John Wall on the floor and leading the charge.

NBA Game of the Day: Timberwolves at Rockets betting preview and odds

Covers Feb 23, 2018 - 2:21 PM ET
The Houston Rockets breezed into the All-Star break with a 10-game winning streak and the top spot in the Western Conference, and now they just need to hang on for another 25 games. The Rockets will see if the momentum carried through the break when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.

Three-year trend says Houston Rockets are a bad bet as home favorites

Covers Feb 23, 2018 - 2:24 AM ET
The Houston Rockets begin the final stretch of the regular season as the clear No. 1 threat to the Golden State Warriors' NBA title defense. But Houston’s success hasn’t equaled a boom for NBA bettors. The Rockets are just 28-28-1 against the spread on the season and 11-17 ATS on their home floor.

Public back to betting favorites for NBA's return from All-Star vacation

Covers Feb 22, 2018 - 10:00 PM ET
After a week off due to the All-Star break, the NBA returns to action with a six-game schedule tonight. Patrick Everson checks in on the action and line movement on a pair of those contests, with insights from Scott Cooley, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook BetDSI.eu.

NBA Game of the Day: Wizards at Cavaliers betting preview and odds

Covers Feb 22, 2018 - 3:59 PM ET
The Cleveland Cavaliers aren't showing many troublesome spots with their revamped roster as they search for their fifth consecutive win when they host the Washington Wizards on Thursday. Handicap this NBA game like a pro with our full betting preview.

NBA Pick 'n' Roll: Thursday's picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Feb 22, 2018 - 3:30 PM ET
The All-Star Break is in the rearview mirror which means bad teams can get down to business of losing as many games as possible in hopes of securing more ping pong balls in the upcoming draft lottery. Today's Pick 'n' Roll looks at a couple of clubs switching their starting lineups in the hopes helping more losses pile up.

Leonard could miss rest of season; oddsmakers drop Spurs' title odds

Covers Feb 22, 2018 - 1:29 PM ET
A major domino just fell in the NBA futures board after San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich told reporters Wednesday he doesn't think Kawhi Leonard will play again this season. Sportsbooks quickly adjusted their odds to win the NBA title with the Spurs taking a major step back.

Is there value betting the new-look Cavaliers after the All-Star Break?

Covers Feb 22, 2018 - 2:05 AM ET
What should bettors make of the Cavaliers? They owned the worst ATS record at the All-Star break this century, but they're coming off four straight wins and have a revamped roster. We examine whether the good times will extend in Cleveland during the final two months of the season or whether the hot streak is a mirage.

A look at the easiest and toughest remaining NBA post-All-Star schedules

Covers Feb 22, 2018 - 1:29 AM ET
Not all schedules are created equal - some NBA teams begin the final leg of their campaign with either an uneven amount of games left or a disproportionate amount of matchups with elite clubs. Covers gives us two teams with easier schedules and two with more challenging tests over the final two months of the season.

Best obscure NBA betting trends through the first half of the season

Covers Feb 21, 2018 - 1:16 AM ET
The NBA returns from its long All-Star break with action on the hardwood Thursday. Before you go back to war with your book find out our favorite betting trends from the first half of the campaign, including the Toronto Raptors' dominance against the spread in the first halves of their games.

NBA All-Star Game betting preview and odds: Team LeBron vs. Team Stephen

Covers Feb 18, 2018 - 2:48 AM ET
The best and brightest stars in the basketball universe converge in L.A. on Sunday for the NBA All-Star Game. This year's version of the mid-season spectacle features a new wrinkle, with captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry choosing their teams. We break down the star-studded affair in our All-Star betting preview.

New NBA All-Star Game format forces the biggest line move you will ever see

Covers Feb 17, 2018 - 5:58 PM ET
With NBA All-Star Games blowing away the total in eight of the past nine years, books opened the Over/Under for Sunday's game at a massive 365.5 points. But due to the NBA dropping East vs. West and opting for a draft format, sharps pounded the Under and forced the biggest line move you've ever seen.

The Sharp 600: How to bet NBA All-Star weekend

Covers Feb 17, 2018 - 2:44 AM ET
The Skills Challenge, Three-Point Shootout, Dunk Contest and All-Star game. What, you thought we were going to take the week off like the rest of the media? Fat chance, son! Joe breaks down the All-Star game total before talking with Covers' own Ashton Grewal for insight on how to attack the Saturday Night festivities.

NBA All-Star Game producing a dominant Over trend

Covers Feb 17, 2018 - 2:44 AM ET
Don't be scared off that giant Over/Under line in the NBA All-Star Game. The total has been topped in eight of the last nine years and last year set the record for most points in an All-Star game. Ashton Grewal looks behind the reason for the steady increase in All-Star game scoring over the last 10 years.

NBA All-Star Saturday Night betting: Slam Dunk, 3-Point & Skills Contests

Covers Feb 16, 2018 - 4:27 PM ET
NBA All-Star Saturday is the perfect time to get together with friends for a beer and what could make a night more fun than a little action on the competitions. Ashton Grewal handicaps the field in each of the three events and hands out his picks for the Skills Challenge, the Three-Point Contest and the Slam Dunk Contest.

Smart money has total on the move in tonight's Nuggets-Bucks matchup

Covers Feb 15, 2018 - 8:37 PM ET
With college basketball approaching its conference tournaments and the NBA heading into the all-star break, Thursday night’s docket provides some intriguing betting options. Covers checks in on the action and line movement with Scott Cooley, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook BetDSI.eu.

NBA Pick 'n' Roll: Thursday's picks, betting odds and analysis

Covers Feb 15, 2018 - 5:51 PM ET
Are the Minnesota Timberwolves over-relying on Jimmy Butler to come through in the clutch for them late in fourth quarters? Today's NBA Pick 'n' Roll looks into why the T-Wolves are slumping and why the Los Angeles Lakers are a good bet to cover as 10-point road underdogs on Thursday night.
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