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2018 Final Four Public Betting Action Report

by Sportsbook Advisor - 3/27/2018 3:45 PM

The Final Four games are just four days away and we are looking at the public betting trends to see who they like. It is never too early to see which way it is trending.Our rules for picking an actual ATP (against the public) play is that it must be within 48 hours of the event. We look at both cash and total tickets on a side (and sometimes total) to decide if a play is a true ATP play. So far th...

 

Clemson vs Kansas Free Pick

by Sportsbook Advisor - 3/19/2018 2:05 PM

NCAA tournament - Friday March 23, 2018 7:05 pm ESTKansas is taking on Clemson in this do or die basketball matchup. The point spread has Kansas -4.5 points and the total is 143 points. Right now about 60% of the betting action is on Kansas. A couple of days ago Kansas squeaked by Seton Hall to advance in this tourney. They were favored by 4.5 points and won by four. They put up 83 points in that...

 

NCAA Tournament: Oklahoma vs Rhode Island

by Sportsbook Advisor - 3/12/2018 1:40 PM

On Thursday March 15 2018, the NCAA tournament opens with a bit of a strange matchup. But that is what the tournament does, it pairs teams to play one another that may never do so otherwise. At 12:15 pm EST The Oklahoma Sooners play the Rhode Island Rams. At first glance, to a person that hasn't been paying much attention to the season, this seems like a game where the much more recognized team (O...

 

Free Pick Wake Forest vs Syracuse

by Sportsbook Advisor - 3/6/2018 12:23 PM

Tonight at 7 pm Wake battles Syracuse in this ACC matchup. The spread has been issued at Syracuse -4.5 points and the total is 133 points.Some may figure this a late in the season and as many times as conference teams have played one another that the spreads would be perfect and there is no reason to try to pick a winner. It is my opinion there is always an angle. Even if it is slightest of advant...

 

Penn State vs Ohio State Free Pick

by Sportsbook Advisor - 3/2/2018 9:43 AM

Tonight at MSG in NYC the Big Ten tournament opens and its a good one. Penn State is set to face Ohio State. The line is currently Ohio State -2.5Projected Starters: Ohio State: G C.J. Jackson (6-1, Jr., 12.4 ppg); G Kam Williams (6-2, Sr., F Jae'Sean Tate (6-4, Sr., 12.5 ppg); F Keita Bates-Diop (6-7, Jr., 19.2 ppg); C Kaleb Wesson (6-9, Fr., 11.0 ppg).Penn State: G Shep Garner (6-2, Sr., 10.3 pp...

 

Iowa State vs Oklahoma State Free Pick

by Sportsbook Advisor - 2/27/2018 12:53 PM

This free pick and preview is written specifically for freepicksusa.com readers. To get more free picks, sportsbook news and betting tips head over to sportsbookadvisor.comTonight at 7:00 PM EST Oklahoma State is in Iowa to do battle with the Cyclones. Both teams have had a lackluster year. Iowa State's season has just been a little bit more lackluster than that of Oklahoma State.The Cowboys are 1...

 

UCLA vs Colorado Free Basketball Pick

by Sportsbook Advisor - 2/25/2018 12:08 AM

4 PM ET - Sunday, the UCLA Bruins are in Colorado to play some basketball. This is our quick free pick write up. The line has been issued UCLA -4. About 66% of the betting public likes UCLA thus far. This number could change as the game gets closer. But 66% is a good number for an ATP (against the public play).UCLA has a decent basketball team and has hope for postseason play. They are 19-9 straig...

 

BYU vs Gonzaga Free Pick

by Sportsbook Advisor - 2/24/2018 12:36 PM

Out to the west side for tonight's free pick. #6 Gonzaga is in Utah to do battle with the Cougars of BYU. The point spread is currently Gonzaga -5 points and the total is resting at 143.Gonzaga is ranked #6 in the land (tied with Texas Tech for the 6th spot). They are 26-4 overall and 11-17-1 against the spread. BYU is 22-8 SU and 14-13 ATS.The two teams have already played this season. In fact, i...

 

Florida at Tennessee Free Pick

by Sportsbook Advisor - 2/21/2018 2:32 PM

9 PM EST Florida is in Knoxville to take on the Volunteers of Tennessee. The oddsmakers currently have Tennessee -4 points and the total is resting at 137 points.This is a ranked Tennessee teams playing a non-ranked Florida team. Florida is not quite having the seasons of yesteryear when they would routinely finish seasons with 20 or 25 wins. But they are still scrappy.Tennessee is 19-7 SU and 14-...

 

Post All-Star Break NBA Championship Odds

by Sportsbook Advisor - 2/20/2018 11:13 AM

The All-Star game is over. Who won? Who cares? But the real season, which actually means something, is back under way and the odds to win it all are posted. These odds are randomly taken from an online sportsbook and are subject to change any time. Golden State, of course, is the overwhelming favorite to win it all. Atlanta Hawks +999900Boston Celtics +1745Brooklyn Nets +999900Charlotte Hornets +8...

 

NBA Odds: Rebuilt Cavs Welcome Wiz to The Q

by Free Picks USA - 2/19/2018 3:08 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are 3-0 SU and ATS since clearing out the deadwood before the NBA trade deadline. They'll try to keep that momentum going this Thursday when they host the Washington Wizards in their first game after the All-Star break. Tip-off is at 8 PM ET on TNT. The Cavaliers (34-22 SU, 18-37-1 ATS) paid a hefty price to remodel their team, but the improvements are obviou...

 

Maryland at Northwestern Free Pick

by Sportsbook Advisor - 2/19/2018 1:42 PM

Tonight at 7 PM Eastern, Maryland is doing Big Ten basketball battle with Northwestern. The current point spread is Northwestern -1.5 and the total is 132 points.Betting action among the public is pretty even with just slightly more of them betting Maryland (54%). The total has even action as well.Maryland is 18-11 straight up and 14-10-1 against the spread. They are coming off a ten point win vs...

 

Texas at Oklahoma Free Pick

by Sportsbook Advisor - 2/17/2018 2:42 AM

Saturday has a full slate of basketball on the board. One early game that is of importance is Texas at Oklahoma. Oklahoma is favored at home -6.5 points. The total is 154 points.Oklahoma is a decent team and is currently ranked 23rd in the nation. They are 16-9 straight up and just 9-16 against the spread. They are one of the highest scoring teams in the country, currently putting up 88 points per...

 

Villanova at Providence Free Pick

by Sportsbook Advisor - 2/14/2018 1:59 PM

Tonight at 7 PM EST Villanova is in Providence, Rhode Island to take on the Friars basketball team. The spread is Villanova -10 and the total is 152 points.Everyone who is a college hoops fan knows about how well Villanova has done this year. They were in the #1 spot for quite some time before just losing to St. John's. But basketball is not like college football where one loss at the wrong time c...

 

South Carolina vs Tennessee Free Pick

by Sportsbook Advisor - 2/13/2018 2:10 PM

9:00 pm EST tonight there is an SEC basketball showdown in Knoxville . #18 Tennessee is hosting conference foe South Carolina. The point spread has Tennessee favored by 10.5 points. The total is 136 points.The line was issued at Tennessee -12.5 but has since been bet down to -10.5 points. Since then betting has stabilized. 55% of bettors are now on Tennessee. Tennessee is ranked and for very good...

 

Clippers vs Brooklyn Free Pick

by Sportsbook Advisor - 2/12/2018 4:23 PM

Tonight at 7:30 EST the Clippers are in Brooklyn, New York to play the Nets. The spread currently has the Clippers favored on the road by 5 points and the total is 220.5 points.The Clippers are just two games over .500 but are still playing for their playoff lives. They are just a half a game out of 8th place and just 2.5 games back of 6th place. They really need this win tonight.The Nets are bad...

 

Winter Olympics Odds: Russia Expected to Win Hockey Gold

by Bovada - 2/8/2018 3:37 PM

The 2018 Winter Olympics begin this Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and this year's festival will see 102 events spread across 15 different disciplines, with betting odds available right now at Bovada Sportsbook. Of the 92 nations participating, Norway is the +110 favorite to take home the most medals, followed by Germany at +150 and Team USA at +375. If those Olympic odds s...

 

Duke UNC Free Pick

by Sportsbook Advisor - 2/8/2018 3:16 PM

Tonight at 8 pm EST , The Blue Devils of Duke visit UNC Tarheels to do battle on the hardwood. The point spread is UNC -2 and the total is 166 points. Early betting has the public taking Duke to the tune of 68%.Although a marquee game in which one team is getting 68% of the action is typically a great ATP (against the public) type play, there are some factors that mitigate this.To get an in depth...

 

NHL Odds: Can Rangers Stop Red-Hot Bruins?

by Bovada - 2/6/2018 4:41 PM

Sports fans in Beantown may be sour at the moment, but they've still got the Boston Bruins. The hottest team in the NHL has lost just once in regulation since December 14, vaulting to second place in the Eastern Conference at 31-11-8. They'll visit the slumping New York Rangers (25-23-5) this Wednesday, beginning at 8 PM ET on NBCSN. Boston's turnaround can be traced to netminde...

 

NBA Odds: Raptors Host Celtics in Eastern Conference Showdown

by Bovada - 2/5/2018 4:09 PM

The top two teams in the Eastern Conference will meet on Tuesday, when the Toronto Raptors host the Boston Celtics. The Raptors, who are two games behind Boston for first place, will be looking to close ground with a win. The Celtics enter on a four-game winning streak, including a 97-96 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. They've played their last three games without...

 

NBA Odds: Cavs Host Wolves on Eve of Trade Deadline

by Bovada - 2/5/2018 4:08 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers may have a new look by the time they host the Minnesota Timberwolves this Wednesday (8 PM ET, ESPN). With the team struggling and Kevin Love out six to eight weeks with a broken hand, there's a very good chance the Cavaliers (30-21 SU, 14-36-1 ATS) will swing a deal or two before Thursday's NBA trade deadline. Despite Love's absence, Cleveland's biggest need...

 

NFL Odds: Patriots Slip From -6 to -4.5 vs. Eagles

by Bovada - 1/31/2018 2:09 PM

The New England Patriots may be the defending champions, but the early action has been on the Philadelphia Eagles for Super Bowl LII, kicking off this Sunday (6:30 PM ET, NBC) from US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The Patriots opened as 6-point favorites, only to fall steadily to -4.5 at press time. The total has also moved since the open, but only slightly, from 48 to 48.5 points. ...

 

Super Bowl 52 Line Movement Report

by Sportsbook Advisor - 1/29/2018 6:09 PM

The Super Bowl is just six days away and the country is gearing up for a good one. This is the Patriots we know and have seen 1000 times vs an Eagles team that has been building over the last several years and now is at a fever pitch. The problem for Eagles fans is they don't know if they are getting their best shot withOUT the starter and stud QB Carson Wentz out injured and back up Nick...

 

NBA Odds: Home-Court Advantage Could be Key in Raptors-Timberwolves Game

by Bovada - 1/29/2018 3:28 PM

The Toronto Raptors have moved within one game of first place in the Eastern Conference standings. On Tuesday, they'll try to inch closer to the Boston Celtics and that top spot when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves. As the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics stumble, the Raptors have made their move. They have won four of their last six games entering Tuesday's affair. H...

 

NHL Odds: Minnesota Heads to Pittsburgh to Face the Pens

by Bovada - 1/24/2018 4:52 PM

This Thursday at 7 PM ET, the Pittsburgh Penguins welcome the Minnesota Wild to town, with both teams looking to secure the final Wild Card position in their respective conferences. Both squads have grabbed hold of the New Year, and look poised to make a second-half run. The Pittsburgh Penguins (25-21-3) struggled with consistency throughout the first half of the season, but wit...

 

NHL Odds: First-Place Capitals Visit Florida

by Bovada - 1/23/2018 6:49 PM

With the All-Star Game just around the corner, the 28-15-5 Washington Capitals find themselves in a familiar place: on top of the Metropolitan Division. Their last game before the break is Thursday night (7:30 PM ET) in Miami against the Florida Panthers, who are falling out of contention in the Atlantic at 19-20-6. When these two teams met in DC on October 21, it was the Panthers w...

 

Super Bowl Spread and Total

by Sportsbook Advisor - 1/22/2018 3:04 PM

Super Bowl 52 is here and so is the betting line. The spread came out at NE -6 and 47 total points. It has since moved down to NE -5 and then back up to NE -5.5. The total is also up to 48.5 points. The question mark surrounding the game is the Patriot's TE Rob Gronkowski. Will he be cleared to play? My thoughts are yes. This game is 13 days away and you would have a hard time convincing me that...

 

NBA Odds: Rockets-Mavs in Texas Showdown

by Bovada - 1/22/2018 2:55 PM

The Houston Rockets (32-12 SU, 22-21-1 ATS) have the second-best record in the NBA, but they might be the league's top team when both Chris Paul and James Harden are healthy. Both MVP candidates are expected to suit up for Wednesday's road game against their in-state rivals, the Dallas Mavericks (15-31 SU, 23-22-1 ATS), beginning at 8 PM ET on ESPN. Harden recently missed seven game...

 

NBA Odds: Slumping Cavaliers Visit Banged-Up Spurs on Tuesday

by Bovada - 1/22/2018 2:54 PM

Having dropped 10 of their last 12 games, the Cleveland Cavaliers are in a deep slump these days. On Tuesday, they'll try to get back on track as they host the San Antonio Spurs. The Cavaliers are 27-18 after a 148-124 loss at home to Oklahoma City on Saturday. The 148 points allowed was the most in franchise history. Isaiah Thomas contributed 24 points for the Cavaliers, but C...

 

NFL Odds: Vikings-Eagles for a Shot at Super Bowl LII

by Bovada - 1/16/2018 3:26 PM

The Minnesota Vikings (14-3 SU, 11-6 ATS) were up against the wall, but after a historic walk-off touchdown against the New Orleans Saints, Minnesota is one win away from playing in the Super Bowl at home. The Vikings visit the Philadelphia Eagles (14-3 SU, 11-6 ATS) this Sunday at 6:40 PM ET on FOX; Minnesota opened as a 3.5-point favorite on the NFL betting lines with a total of 38. ...

 

NFL Conference Championship Game Lines and Totals

by Sportsbook Advisor - 1/15/2018 12:16 PM

The games are set and the lines are issued. Jacksonville heads to Foxborough to take on the mighty Patriots and Minnesota heads to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles.The lines were issues yesterday and have had plenty of time to settle in. Below are the times they kick off, the spread and total (over/under):Sunday, January 21, 20183:05 PM ESTJacksonville 46.5New England -9.56:40 PM ESTMinnesota -3...

 

NFL Divisional Playoff Games Spreads

by Sportsbook Advisor - 1/12/2018 2:52 PM

Some real NFL fun will be going down this weekend as the divisional series games are played. After last week's major upsets will this be the week where all the favorites cruise to victory? Below we have listed the four games with the spread and total. We have more analysis at our website and even have two free picks posted. Get all your big game line moves and analysis at SBA.Saturday January 13,...

 

NHL Odds: Flames visit Lightning in Tampa Bay Thursday Night

by Bovada - 1/10/2018 3:03 PM

The NHL's top team welcomes the Calgary Flames to town this Thursday for a showdown between premier offensive forwards. Watch as Kucherov and Stamkos take on Calgary's Johnny Hockey and Sean Monahan. Great things were expected of the Calgary Flames (22-16-4) this season. After making the playoffs with one of the youngest rosters in the league last year, Calgary was expected to build...

 

NHL Odds: Wild-Blackhawks in Upside-Down Central

by Bovada - 1/9/2018 2:07 PM

One year ago, the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild finished first and second in the Western Conference standings. Things have changed. These same two teams are at the bottom of the Central Division heading into Wednesday's showdown at the United Center; the puck drops at 8 PM ET on NBCSN. It hasn't been a total disaster for either club. The Central happens to be the dominant di...

 

NFL Odds: Panthers-Saints in Wild Card Showdown

by Bovada - 1/5/2018 2:09 PM

They finished with the same record in the NFC South. On Sunday, they'll meet again to decide who moves on to the Divisional Round. The New Orleans Saints host the Carolina Panthers, kicking off from the Superdome at 4:40 PM ET on FOX; at press time, the Saints are 7-point home favorites, up from -6 at the open. While both teams shared a record of 11-5 SU and 9-7 ATS, it was the...

 

NHL: Chicago Visits Vancouver Thursday Night

by Bovada - 12/27/2017 3:24 PM

Only four points separate the Vancouver Canucks (15-17-5) and the Chicago Blackhawks (17-13-5) coming out of the Christmas break. Both teams will have an opportunity to bolster their positions in the Western Conference standings Thursday night (10 PM ET on SN360) when the Blackhawks visit Vancouver. At only two games below .500 nearly half-way through the season, most Canucks fa...

 

NFL Odds: Season on the Line in Seahawks-Cowboys Tilt

by Bovada - 12/19/2017 2:16 PM

The 2017 NFL season is coming down to an end for both the Seattle Seahawks (8-6 SU, 5-8-1 ATS) and the Dallas Cowboys (8-6 SU, 7-6-1 ATS). Sunday's matchup in Arlington should decide who stays in the NFC Wild Card hunt and who gets eliminated from playoff contention. At press time, it's the Cowboys looking good as 5-point home favorites. Kick-off is at 4:25 PM ET on FOX. Sunday...

 

NBA Odds: Bucks Host Cavaliers Tuesday

by Bovada - 12/18/2017 5:17 PM

After some early season troubles, the Cleveland Cavaliers have gotten their act together and are rolling. They'll be on the road Tuesday to take on the Milwaukee Bucks, one of their toughest division rivals. Including their win in Washington Sunday night, the Cavaliers have won 18 of their last 19 games. LeBron James had 20 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds for his sixth triple...

 

NBA Odds: Lakers Visit Streaking Rockets in Houston

by Bovada - 12/18/2017 5:16 PM

Is there any stopping the Houston Rockets (24-4 SU, 15-12-1 ATS)? They've won 13 straight games at 7-5-1 ATS since Chris Paul made his return to the lineup, and the Rockets have another winnable game coming up Wednesday night against the visiting Los Angeles Lakers (10-17 SU, 13-14 ATS), tipping off at 8 PM ET on NBA-TV. Paul and the Rockets have already defeated Los Angeles once du...

 

NBA Odds: Will George Make Indiana Return in Thunder-Pacers Game?

by Bovada - 12/11/2017 3:37 PM

Paul George was the star attraction at the Fieldhouse for five years. He returns Wednesday night (7 PM ET, ESPN) for the first time as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder - but will George suit up against his former team, the Indiana Pacers? He missed the past two games with a right calf contusion and is considered day-to-day at press time. So far, it looks like the Pacers (15-11...

 

The San Francisco 49ers (119) at The Houston Texans (120)

Not much was expected of the 49ers this season, and even less after starting the season 0-9. Their projected win total (Vegas futures) was only five. They were arguably 1 play away from being able to win 5 of their first 6 games. They seemed to be lacking the one thing we look for in the horse business, heart. Maybe not now. They don't have the look of a team that needs to "trust t...

 

The Army Black Knights (103) Vs. The Navy Midshipmen (104)

Army finally converted last season after losing 14 straight. This was partially due to personnel, but also to coaching. The Knights were justifying loyal to their prior staff, but their game plans were always the same, and they never passed the ball. Newer coach, Jeff Monken has taken a losing program to 8-3 this year. They did have a weaker strength of sched...

 

New Orleans Saints (101) at Atlanta Falcons (102)

If you're not from Atlanta, and I asked you who had the better chance to make it to the Super Bowl, most of you would probably choose New Orleans. Almost all games are important this time of year for either making the playoffs or getting some home field advantage. To keep it simple: 1) All of Atlanta's offensive numbers are down considerably from last year. Much of their pe...

 

NFL Odds: New Coach for Giants With Cowboys in Town

by Bovada - 12/5/2017 3:39 PM

The New York Giants (2-10 SU, 5-7 ATS) have fired head coach Ben McAdoo - and GM Jerry Reese, too. But will it help them beat the visiting Dallas Cowboys (6-6 SU and ATS) this Sunday? New York can help spoil the Cowboys' playoff chances with a win; kick-off is at 1 PM ET on FOX, and the NFL lines are locked at press time with Dallas laying six points. Defensive coordinator Steve...

 

NBA Odds: Thunder Aim to Get on Track Against Jazz

by Bovada - 12/4/2017 4:07 PM

The struggles of the Oklahoma City Thunder have been one of the biggest storylines in the NBA this season. On Tuesday, they'll host the Utah Jazz as they try to put something together. The Jazz play Monday night at home against the Washington Wizards. Going into that game, Utah had won five in a row, averaging 115.4 points per game. This surge in production has boosted them to 2...

 

The Stanford Cardinal (303) Vs The USC Trojans (304)

(1 of 7 selections for this weekend from John Rothschild/Safestwagering.) The public is favoring USC for two main reasons: 1) USC may be playing the top quarterback in next year's draft, Sam Darnold, who may also win the Heisman. 2) USC beat Stanford 42 to 24 in their 2nd game of the season. Both factors above will always inflate a line towards the one side. You c...

 

The Washington Redskins (301) at The Dallas Cowboys (302)

Notes: The advantage of looking at early lines. This game opened at Redskins +1.5, and that's when it was originally released. The line has moved, but I still think Redskins -1.5 is viable. The Washington Redskins (301) at The Dallas Cowboys (302) (1 of 8 games this week from: Safestwagering/John Rothschild) When I started working on this game, it seemed like Dallas might b...

 

NBA Odds: Heat Meet LeBron in Cleveland

by Bovada - 11/28/2017 10:40 AM

The Miami Heat (9-9 SU, 7-9-2 ATS) just haven't been the same since LeBron James went back to Cleveland. But they can gain a little revenge this Tuesday when they visit James and the Cavaliers (12-7 SU, 6-12-1 ATS), beginning at 7 PM ET on NBA-TV. The Heat are 7-4 SU and 6-5 ATS in this series since James returned to the Cavs in 2014. This is easily the worst the Cavaliers have look...

 

The Carolina Panthers (261) at The New York Jets (262)

1 of 8 games from safestwagering If you take a team at more than a field goal, you have to believe they can dominate their opponent. That may be the case. Jets fans think so. You can still get seats for $23 today. Carolina has been improving and are getting tight end Greg Olsen back from injury. They also should have center Ryan Kalil available today. Although still...

 

The New York Giants at The Washington Redskins Free Pick

1 of 8 selections from safestwagering.net The Giants can't score, have lost their top 2 receivers, and are going with their 8th offensive line combination. Last year's good defense, isn't. So is it actually possible for New York to cover? I think so. As mundane as this may sound, it depends on whom you're playing against. The Redskins have decent skill position players a...