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NCAA reacts to this week’s Bad Beats!
According to ESPN:
The NCAA’s David Worlock said in a statement to ESPN: “During the NCAA tournament, we will review all shots made at the buzzer, as necessary, in the interest of accuracy of score and team and player statistics and even if the outcome of the game isn’t riding on the officials’ call.”
There were two questionable calls on last-second baskets in games this week, ones that affected the bettors.
Full story here.
Dave Tuley’s ATS report . . .
NBA favorites went 5-1 SU & ATS with Magic (-3.5), Pacers (-6.5), Raptors (-6.5), Thunder (-13.5) & Blazers (-6) all covering; only upset by the Lakers 129-128 over the Celtics as 9-point road underdogs & +350 on ML (went over 227.5); Over/Unders 3-3 @VSiNLive
Here was the buzzer-beater in the Lakers’ victory, courtesy of Rajon Rondo.
#tankapalooza: A Numbers Game: with the NBA trade deadline having now passed, Gill looks at some teams to potentially add to the tanking list.
NHL favorites went 8-6 with only Senators & Blue Jackets covering puck line; Unders 7-6-1 with push on Columbus-Arizona; 1st-Period Overs 5-9 but #FollowtheMoney5 3-2 with Penguins & Lightning staying Under, but Blackhawks, Blue Jackets, Sharks going Over.
Top 25 hoops: all four ranked teams (No. 4 Gonzaga, No. 12 Houston, No. 20 Iowa and No. 25 Cincinnati) won and covered, though Iowa was actually a 2.5-point road underdog & +120 on the money line at Indiana.
Tuley’s Takes on the new AAF . . .
Dave writes about the pro football league that opens for business on Saturday. If you plan to bet on the Alliance of American Football, Dave tells you what you need to know, starting with some rule differences from the NFL.
Post-NBA trade scene . . .
As fate would have it, the Philadelphia 76ers’ first game after the blockbuster trade acquiring Tobias Harris will be nationally televised Friday (ESPN, 7:05 p.m. ET). So Jeff Fogle sizes up the Sixers and their competition in the East now that the trade deadline has passed.
Ron Flatter on horse racing . . .
It should be on the bucket list for every racing bettor, writes Ron. The 20th annual National Horseplayers Championship happens this weekend at Treasure Island in Las Vegas.
The Ron Flatter Racing Pod covers the National Horseplayers Championship as well. Horseplaying author Peter Thomas Fornatale discusses this year’s contest and weighs betting trends that could be used by this year’s champion. Bookmaking legend Roxy Roxborough discusses trends in betting and where players looking for better prices on Kentucky Derby futures may turn. The next Derby prep – Saturday’s Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs – gets a preview as does the second pool in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
Seen & Heard on VSiN . . .
After the second CBB result in three days is affected by an egregious call, Mitch & Pauly react to the latest wave of awful officiating.
Though the top of the Premier League is tied up, betting journalist Nigel Seeley is sticking with his pick of Manchester City to win the title.
Nigel also shares some of his best bets for the lower leagues of European soccer.
Film critic Richard Roeper says a more diverse member base may help an underdog win Best Picture at the Academy Awards
We’re not calling it the Football Free-for-All but you can still get your weekly dose of Bill Krackomberger and Warren Sharp on A Numbers Game. The guys wrap up the season with Super Bowl analysis and the state of sports betting affairs in NJ.
On My Guys in the Desert, Vinny compares the updated NBA Futures after the trade deadline.
Finally . . .
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