The Latest from: Covers Staff

Today's biggest bets and line moves: Bettors back Murray State odds vs. Florida State

Mar 23, 2019 - 2:59 AM ET

March Madness moves on to the Round of 32, with eight games on the Saturday slate. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement for a few matchups, with insights from Scott Shelton, sportsbook supervisor at The Mirage.

Spurs vs Rockets NBA betting picks and predictions: Staying grounded in Houston

Mar 22, 2019 - 3:27 PM ET

Two of the top stories in the Western Conference face off Friday night – and it's a pivotal game for both teams as they renew their Texas-sized rivalry. The host Houston Rockets were left for dead earlier in the season but have risen all the way to third in the West, while the Spurs who looked to be a playoff longshot, sit fifth.

Thursday's odds and best bets for March Madness Round 1

Mar 21, 2019 - 1:53 PM ET

The wait is over. March Madness is here! The action tips off Thursday and Covers editorial staff is breaking down each regions bracket and betting odds, totals, trends and giving out best bets for each and every matchup.

Celtics vs 76ers NBA betting picks and predictions: Taking care of home court

Mar 20, 2019 - 2:25 PM ET

The 76ers have put some much-needed breathing room between themselves and the rest of the East in the race for home-court advantage in the opening round of the playoffs – and they'll face a stiff challenge to their five-game winning streak Wednesday night as they host the Boston Celtics at Wells Fargo Center.

St. John's vs Arizona State NCAA Tournament First Four predictions & best bets

Mar 20, 2019 - 1:49 PM ET

March Madness continues Wednesday as Bobby Hurley and Chris Mullin butt heads as coaches when No. 11 seeds Arizona State and St. John's meet Wednesday in the First Four at Dayton, Ohio. The Red Storm limped down the stretch, while the Sun Devils mighty be playing their best basketball. We break down the best ways to wager this First Four matchup.

North Carolina Central vs North Dakota State NCAA First Four predictions & best bets

Mar 20, 2019 - 11:34 AM ET

March Madness continues as a pair of No. 16 teams battle it out for the right to join the field of 64 and take on Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. North Carolina Central is back in the First Four for the third year in a row and looking for its first victory against North Dakota State who are 5-point favorites. We break down the odds and best bets for this matchup.

Who are the best March Madness live underdogs and Cinderella sleepers?

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:51 AM ET

Whether you’re betting the March Madness odds or building your NCAA Tournament bracket, sleepers and Cinderellas are key to cashing in during the Big Dance. Our Covers crew sized up each side of the bracket and picked out a possible live underdog and a potential Cinderella to follow in the tournament.

Complete Region NCAA bracket breakdowns: March Madness betting odds and best bets

Mar 19, 2019 - 5:59 PM ET

Covers Editorial staff breaks down every region of the NCAA Tournament, pointing out the live underdogs, Cinderella sleeper, the best and worst ATS team, Over/Under value, and everything you need to crack the odds in each region of this year's Big Dance.

Prairie View A&M vs Fairleigh Dickinson First Four NCAA Tournament, odds, predictions & best bets

Mar 19, 2019 - 12:19 PM ET

The NCAA Tournament officially tips off tonight in Dayton, Ohio, when the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights face off against the Prairie View A&M Panthers in the opening First Four game, with the winner advancing to play No. 1 seed Gonzaga on Thursday in Salt Lake City, Utah. We break down the best way to wager this First Four matchup.

Temple vs Belmont First Four NCAA Tournament, odds, predictions and best bets

Mar 19, 2019 - 11:36 AM ET

March Madness tips off as the Belmost Bruins battle the Temple Owls in a First Four game at 9:10 p.m ET in Dayton, Ohio. The winner will grab the No. 11 seed in the East Region of the NCAA basketball tournament and a matchup with No. 6 seed Maryland. We break down the best bets for this winner-take-all game. 

NCAA March Madness Betting Bible Book 2: Droughts, Experience, and Coaching

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:30 AM ET

The 2019 March Madness Bracket Bible features a printable bracket, alternative betting pools, and all the information you need to make the best bets during the NCAA men's college basketball tournament.

NCAA March Madness Betting Bible Book 1: Momentum, Schedules, and Travel

Mar 19, 2019 - 8:57 AM ET

The 2019 March Madness Bracket Bible features a printable bracket, alternative betting pools, and all the information you need to make the best bets during the NCAA men's college basketball tournament.

Warriors vs Spurs NBA betting picks and predictions: Dubs' scoring slump a boon for O/U bettors

Mar 18, 2019 - 10:55 AM ET

The Warriors appear to have found their footing after a dismal stretch, at least by their standards. But keeping that run going could prove difficult Monday night as they visit a Spurs team that has put together an eight-game winning streak to revive their playoff hopes. We break down the best ways to wager this Western Conference clash.

March Madness 2019: Complete NCAA Tournament bracket revealed and odds

Mar 17, 2019 - 6:40 PM ET

March Madness is back. The 2019 NCAA Tournament field has finally been revealed so its time to start filling out those brackets. Which region will Cinderella come from? Which No. 5 team is destined to fall to a 12-seed? And who will wind up in Minneapolis for the Final Four? Check out all the matchups.

76ers vs Bucks predictions and picks: Don't fade defenses in Milwaukee

Mar 17, 2019 - 11:06 AM ET

Philadelphia takes their 44-25 record to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks who have the best record in the NBA and are 27-5 at home. Philadelphia has won three straight games after Joel Embiid returned to the lineup. But the Bucks will be without a key player of their own in Malcolm Brogdon who will likely be out until the playoffs due to a Plantar Fascia tear. Brogdon averaged 15.6 ppg and will become one of the few members of the elusive 50/40/90 club this season thanks to his incredibly efficient shooting. We break down the best bets in this battle between the beasts in the East.  

Michigan vs Michigan State Big Ten tournament final odds, predictions and best bets

Mar 17, 2019 - 12:45 AM ET

The Big Ten Tournament Final will feature the top two seeds as the Michigan State Spartans are slim favorites against the Michigan Wolverines. Both teams cruised through the rest of the competition in the conference without breaking a sweat but should be in for a much tougher fight in this game tipping off at the United Centre in Chicago at 3:30 p.m ET. We break down the best bets and pointspread predictions for this rivalry.

Warriors vs Thunder NBA betting picks and predictions: No Durant, no problem for Dubs

Mar 16, 2019 - 3:30 PM ET

Kevin Durant will miss his second straight game with an when the Golden State Warriors visit his former team the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday night. While health and rhythm are paramount for the Warriors, the Thunder are battling for home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. We break down the best ways to wager this Western Conference clash.

Seton Hall vs Villanova: Big East tournament final odds, predictions and NCAA basketball best bets

Mar 16, 2019 - 11:56 AM ET

Villanova is playing for their third straight Big East championship as 4-point favorites against the Seton Hall Pirates. The last time the Wildcats didn't win the tournament, the Pirates did and they will attempt to win another game as the underdog after upsetting Marquette last night. We break down the best bets for the Big East Title game at Madison Square Garden. 

Oregon vs. Washington Pac-12 tournament final odds and betting picks

Mar 16, 2019 - 9:37 AM ET

The Pac-12 tournament rolls out its championship game under the Saturday night lights of the Las Vegas Strip. Covers breaks down the best bets, helping you unlock the odds for this clash of Pacific Northwest squads at T-Mobile Arena.

Kings vs 76ers NBA betting picks and predictions: A track meet in Philly

Mar 15, 2019 - 4:11 PM ET

The Philadelphia 76ers are in a three-way battle for the third seed in the Eastern Conference and every contest now falls in the crucial category. The 76ers look to close a homestand with their third straight victory when they face a Sacramento Kings team who are quickly falling out of the West playoff race Friday. We break down the best ways to wager this NBA matchup.

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