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NBA 2019 title odds: Four best value bets

Covers Jun 9, 2018 - 10:23 AM 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.

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.

The Sharp 600: NBA Finals betting preview with Jason McIntyre

Covers May 31, 2018 - 6:37 PM ET
It’s the fourth consecutive installment of the Warriors-Cavaliers Championship rivalry, but is that a good thing for the NBA? Would you lay -1000 on the Warriors to win? Is Steph Curry headed for his first Finals MVP award? These are just a few of the questions posed to FS1's Jason McIntyre on Episode 104.

NBA Playoffs 4-point play: Best ways to bet Cavaliers-Warriors Game 1

Covers May 31, 2018 - 2:08 PM ET
It's the rematch most NBA fans didn't want to see, but there are plenty of opportunities for bettors to win big with such a familiar Finals matchup. Today's 4-point play explains why the end of the conference finals will mean an end to the hot Under streak in the playoffs and why Iguodala's injury shouldn't be ignored.

NBA Finals Game 1 betting preview and odds: Cavaliers at Warriors

Covers May 31, 2018 - 12:16 AM ET
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are in the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year and the series begins Thursday night in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors won two of the first three meetings and you can handicap the opener of this year's edition like a pro with our full betting preview.

The Sharp 600: The Golden Knights phenomenon and NBA Finals primer

Covers May 29, 2018 - 7:03 PM ET
The Golden Knights find themselves just three wins away from hoisting the Stanley Cup and believe it or not, they were 500/1 prior to the start of the season. So how many people placed a wager on Vegas at 500/1? Joe explores that, plus an in-depth look at the NBA Finals with Westgate LV Superbook oddsmaker Ed Salmons.

World Cup Match Of The Day: Germany vs. Mexico

Covers May 28, 2018 - 7:33 PM ET

NBA Playoffs 4-point play: Best ways to bet Warriors-Rockets Game 7 odds

Covers May 28, 2018 - 1:40 PM ET
For just the second time since 1990 in the NBA playoffs, the road team is favored to win Game 7. Are the Golden State Warriors a good bet to cover as 6-point chalk Monday night or do the Rockets have more left in the tank? Today's 4-point play dishes out our four best favorite wagers for tonight's contest.

NBA Western Conference Final Game 7 betting preview: Warriors at Rockets

Covers May 27, 2018 - 11:29 PM ET
The Warriors found the form that made them NBA champions in the second half Saturday and used it to run away with a win and force a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals. The Warriors will try to carry that momentum on the road and earn their fourth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals when they visit the Rockets Monday.

Sportsbooks seeing mostly Celtics' betting action for Sunday's Game 7

Covers May 27, 2018 - 5:46 PM ET
LeBron James has played in the last seven NBA Finals, and he’s certainly hoping to make it eight in a row, but the all-time great is an underdog to do so. Covers checks in on the action and line movement for the Eastern Conference finals’ huge Game 7, with insights from Nick Bogdanovich of William Hill US.
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