NBA Trade Deadline Is Here / Buzzer-Beater (?) Beats Bettors Again

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The NBA trade deadline hits at 3 p.m. ET today.

Stay tuned to VSiN all day for the latest news on trades and how they are affecting the lines and futures wagering.

Two teams in the middle of the Anthony Davis sweepstakes meet tonight on TNT (8:05 ET). Jeff Fogle previews Lakers-Celtics, a matchup of teams performing far below the betting market expectations.

Dave Tuley’s ATS report . . .

In college basketball, another late-breaking shot cost bettors, this time in the Creighton-Villanova game.

(You can see it for yourself here.)

It didn’t impact most bettors as the line closed Villanova -10.5, but the opener was Villanova -9. (Basket in question cut margin from 9 to 7 with Villanova winning 66-59 in OT). It affected 2nd-half sides (Villanova -7) & total (o/u 75) as Nova went from winning 2nd half 41-33 to 41-35

On Monday, Iowa St. beat Oklahoma 75-74 as the Sooners covered on a late 3-pointer at the buzzer that also put game Over the closing total of 146.

Point Spread Weekly college hoops writer Wes Reynolds pointed out: The same referee Roger Ayers was on both games. "He is actually one of the more respected refs in college basketball. Good refs make bad calls."

No. 6 Nevada beats Colorado St. 98-82: Wolf Pack cover as 13-point road favorite with 10-2 run in final 1:27 (went Over 156); CBB Top 25 teams went 5-0 SU & 4-1 ATS with Villanova only non-cover.

NBA favorites went 6-1 SU & ATS, including Warriors routing short-handed Spurs 141-102 as 15-point home faves in nightcap; the only upset was Nets beating Nuggets 135-130 as 3.5-point home underdogs & +140 on money line; Overs 4-3.

(Gill’s #tankapalooza play of the day: Jazz at -1600 on the money line easily defeated the Suns in the 2nd leg of parlay from Tuesday.)

NHL favorites/underdogs 1-1 as Maple Leafs beat the Senators 5-4 as -330 home faves & Rangers beat Bruins 4-3 (shootout) as +135 home dogs; Overs 2-0; 1st Period Over/Unders 1-1 as none of the #FollowtheMoney5 teams were in action

Seen & Heard on VSiN

Westgate SuperBook director John Murray shares with Mitch & Pauly some of the worst excuses he has heard from players that missed the SuperContest 11 a.m. deadline.

Several rule changes have been proposed to improve the pace of play in the MLB. On A Numbers Game with Gill, former major-leaguer Josh Towers offers his own ideas to speed up the game.

Also on A Numbers Game, Point Spread Weekly hockey writer Andy MacNeil provides some great advice when it comes to betting pre-flop futures.

Point Spread Weekly golf writer Brady Kannon gives best bets to win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Finally . . .

We here at VSiN want to give you the best advice on getting the most out of your Las Vegas visits.

Mitch & Pauly talk with‘s Anthony Curtis, an expert in doing just that. Plus he has great “Only in Las Vegas” stories.

Subscribers-Only Features

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VSiN senior reporter Dave Tuley handicaps the new football league that opens Saturday, the Alliance of American Football. He’s even setting lines for the opening matchups.

Meantime, Steve Makinen studies the college basketball scene and comes up with a system to play teams looking to avenge a loss earlier in the season.

Brady Kannon, Wes Reynolds and Matt Youmans make their picks for the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which starts Thursday.

We also have articles on the NBA, NHL and MMA.


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