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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

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.

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

Covers Feb 14, 2018 - 3:10 PM ET
The Lakers cleared up cap space and snatched a first round pick from the Cavaliers at the trade deadline but they now have one of the league's worst defenders on their roster. Today's Pick 'n' Roll explains why Los Angeles should be a good Over bet until point guard Lonzo Ball returns from injury after the NBA All-Star break.

NBA Game of the Day: Warriors at Trail Blazers betting preview and odds

Covers Feb 14, 2018 - 2:47 PM ET
The Trail Blazers suffered their first home loss since late December when they fell to the Jazz on Sunday, and avoiding a second straight setback will be difficult with the Warriors coming to town on Wednesday. The Blazers have dropped 11 straight to the Warriors, including a first-round sweep in last season's playoffs.

NBA Betting Road Map: The Suns are a trainwreck heading into the break

Covers Feb 14, 2018 - 2:13 AM ET
The All-Star Break is upon us, and the trade deadline last week certainly injected some drama into this season. Covers Expert Big Al McMordie explains the best upcoming situational bets in this week's NBA Betting Road Map, including the Phoenix Suns who continue to get blitzed on a regular basis.

The Sharp 600: How to cap the NBA post trade deadline

Covers Feb 13, 2018 - 8:01 PM ET
Between Cleveland’s mass exodus of dead weight and Houston’s acquisition of Joe Johnson, does the NBA now have an adversary worthy of challenging Golden State’s death grip on the rest of the league? Joe Fortenbaugh dials up William Hill's Nick Bogdanovich for a lesson on how the market reacted to the flurry of transactions.

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

Covers Feb 13, 2018 - 3:42 PM ET
The Rockets are winners of eight in a row and have a chance to go into the All-Star break in first place in the West with a couple of more wins and a little help. The Timberwolves, who host the Rockets on Tuesday, are looking for their own momentum heading into the break and have not lost on their home floor since Dec. 16.

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

Covers Feb 13, 2018 - 3:20 PM ET
Dwyane Wade could be a great fit in Miami and not just because of the history he has with the franchise. Today's Pick 'n' Roll explains why the Heat's style of play better suits Wade's game than it did when he was last wearing the Heat uniform. Plus three of the biggest homer referees this season are working together tonight.

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

Covers Feb 12, 2018 - 3:10 PM ET
Devin Booker is iffy to play again after missing the last three games and it's deja vu from a year ago when Eric Bledsoe sat with unspecified "injuries". Is there such a thing as laying too many points with a team that was down 50 against the Spurs last week? Today's Pick 'n' Roll looks into that game and much more.

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

Covers Feb 11, 2018 - 3:48 PM ET
The league's best bet as a favorite takes on a team getting used to the new reality without their Unicorn, and the Jazz and Blazers look to continue to fill up the stat sheet on Sunday night. That and more analysis for all of today's NBA action in our daily Pick 'N' Roll.

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

Covers Feb 11, 2018 - 4:35 AM ET
The new-look Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to debut their four newest pieces - George Hill, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr. and Rodney Hood, each of whom was picked up in the team's series of trades before Thursday's deadline - when they visit the rival Boston Celtics and former Cav, Kyrie Irving on Sunday afternoon.

NBA Pick 'N' Roll: Saturday's pick, betting odds and analysis

Covers Feb 10, 2018 - 7:05 PM ET
A good road team meets a good home team when the Los Angeles Clippers visit the Philadelphia 76ers and can the Denver Nuggets get back on track when they visit the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night? That and more analysis for all of today's NBA action in our daily Pick 'N' Roll.

NBA Game of the Day: Spurs at Warriors betting preview and odds

Covers Feb 10, 2018 - 3:02 PM ET
The Golden State Warriors still can't seem to keep their cool, but at least they're back in the win column. The Warriors will again attempt to keep their emotions in check when they host the San Antonio Spurs in a key Western Conference battle on Saturday.

Be careful betting Warriors ATS but now is the time to shop NBA title odds

Covers Feb 10, 2018 - 2:32 PM ET
The Golden State Warriors are struggling to cover the spread - something we've seen from this team at this point in the season each of the past four years. While you should be wary of wagering on the Warriors' nightly lines, this could be the best time to find value in the Dubs' NBA title futures.
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