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Super Bowl 53 . . .
With one week until the Big Game, there are still just three Las Vegas books at Pats -3.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Jets’ upset of the Colts, Jeff Fogle breaks down the game like he would any other today.
To mark the third Super Bowl of VSiN’s existence, we’re getting ready for a busy week of special programming to help you win next Sunday, including extended hours.
Michael Lombardi and guest co-host Anthony Gargano will kick us off today at 10 a.m. ET for Betting Across America.
On Super Bowl Sunday. turn down the sound on the game and turn up Matt Youmans, Matthew Holt and Michael Lombardi as they follow the twists and turns from a bettor’s perspective. Not a Maroon 5 fan? Perfect. Brent will preside at halftime with Gill, Mitch and Pauly, among others, to improve your bankroll in the second half.
If you are going to be in Las Vegas, don’t forget Betting & Beers with Brent on Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the South Point. Meet Brent and his Guys in the Desert. Have some Buds.
Dave Tuley’s ATS report . . .
Warriors beat Celtics 115-111 in marquee NBA game of the day: Golden State ended up covering as a 3.5-point road favorite after it was tied 111-111 with 1:08 to play (2 free throws by Klay Thompson and then Stephen Curry were only scoring the rest of the game).
NBA favorites 4-1 SU & ATS with Spurs (-4.5), Warriors (-3.5), Nuggets (-10.5) & Blazers (-8.5) covering vs. closing lines; Grizzlies’ 106-103 victory over Pacers as 5-point home dogs was only upset; overs 4-1 with Warriors-Celtics only Under.
Metropolitan beats Central 10-5 to win NHL All-Star "Game.” Winner was +105 in final (Over 10 goals); Metropolitan beat Atlantic 7-4 in one semi as +100 dog (Under 11.5); Central beat Pacific 10-4 in other semi as +125 dog (Over 11.5); dogs 3-0, Overs 2-1.
No. 1 Tennessee beat West Virginia 83-66: Vols covered as 15-point favorites. No. 2 Duke beat Georgia Tech 66-53, but it did NOT cover as 23-point home favorite; No. 3 Virginia beat Notre Dame 82-55 & DID cover as 12-point road fave. No. 8 Kentucky beat No. 9 Kansas 71-63: Wildcats covered as 5.5-point home favorites; No. 22 Mississippi St. beat No. 16 Auburn 92-84: it was an upset as Bulldogs were 1-point home dogs. Illinois upset No. 13 Maryland 78-67 as 8.5-point road underdogs & +350 on ML (pushed on 145).
Meantime, Mitch & Pauly are already collecting material for Monday’s Win Some / Lose Some segment.
LSU overcame a 14-point deficit in the final 2:08 to force overtime in an 86-80 victory over Missouri. (Missouri was +5).
North Carolina State, down six with 26.5 seconds to go, beat 69-67 Clemson. (The Tigers were +190 on the money line.)
And then there was Old Dominion blowing an 18-point lead in the last 3 minutes to UTSA.
Horse racing . . .
City Of Light and Bricks And Mortar were dominant in splashing to victories Saturday in the Pegasus World Cup dirt and Turf at a wet Gulfstream Park. Ron Flatter explains why they were victorious.
Our thanks to Xpressbet for sponsoring VSiN’s coverage of the Pegasus Cup. You can still take advantage of the $100 bonus offer.