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Brent was out at the Westgate SuperBook on Friday to be the first to sign up for the SuperContest now that entries are being taken earlier than ever. Watch his interview of the Westgate’s Jay Kornegay here.
Dave Tuley’s ATS report . . .
NBA favorites 5-2 SU & 4-3 ATS; Bulls (-1), Celtics (-10), Pelicans (-4.5) & Bucks (-5.5) covered as faves; only 2 outright upsets by Hornets (+2.5, +125 on money line) over Nets & Clippers (+3.5, +140 on ML) over Kings; Overs 5-2.
(If you had the Bulls-Hawks Under, you missed by 100 points.)
In Friday night’s only game involving a #CBB Top 25 team, No. 21 Buffalo beat Miami-Ohio 77-69 to clinch at least a share of the MAC regular-season title: ViewFromVegas is the Bulls did NOT cover as 8.5-point road favorites (stayed under betting total of 155).
NHL favorites 5-2 SU (Capitals-Islanders closed pick’em) with only mini upsets by Sabres (+105) & Jets (-105); Overs 5-2-1; 1st Period Overs 3-5, but #FollowtheMoney6 Over teams went 2-1 with Devils & Penguins going Over, but Sharks staying Under.
Download your free betting guide for Sunday’s NASCAR race in Las Vegas
Go here for the link.
You will find:
- In-depth race preview focusing on analysis of previous race results at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and the changes expected for the Pennzoil 400
- Full pages for each of the 25 top contending drivers for Sunday, including detailed stats, analysis and predictions
- Steve Makinen’s race simulation, which will be out in the pre-weekend version and updated Saturday following all practice and qualifying sessions (You will find the updated guide at the same link.)
- Selections from our experts, including Steve, Jeff Motley (co-host of of our weekly NASCAR betting show Gone Racin’), Point Spread Weekly NASCAR writer Jeff Cogliandro and Matt Devine.
Then join us Sunday at 3 p.m. ET/Noon PT on VSiN-SiriusXM Channel 204 for the race.
VSiN and Performance Racing Network will team up for Racers Odds – a BetCast of the Pennzoil 400 live from Las Vegas.
Host John Roberts, NASCAR analyst Jeff Hammond and betting analyst Jeff Cogliandro will provide play-by-play of the race — from the bettors’ perspective.
(For VSiN followers, you know we’ve done this for big events such as the Super Bowl and NCAA title games.)
From drivers’ odds to head-to-head matchups to group odds, Racers Odds will offer you a new and unique experience to enjoy NASCAR.
That’s only on SiriusXM Channel 204 Sunday at noon. (No video on this one.)
Jeff Fogle on college hoops . . .
Sports betting is a percentage game. Trying to make money with college basketball favorites can be tough anyway because sports books guard against public tendencies. When those favorites aren’t focused, hurdles are even harder to clear. Put the percentages more in your favor by thinking about motivated underdogs instead. Or, if you’re just not comfortable betting dogs, bide your time until the Dance when your favorites have a better chance to fly.
More advice from Jeff here.
Seen & Heard in VSiN . . .
Bruce Marshall shares the Gold Sheet’s prediction for today’s Kentucky-Tennessee college basketball matchup.
As always – check the number, but VSiN Senior Editor Matt Youmans likes Utah State against Nevada tonight.
Charlie M and Mitch & Pauly discuss some global prop bets on Robert Kraft’s potential punishment.
Point Spread Weekly NASCAR expert Jeff Cogliandro tells Gill which matchups he likes in this weekend’s Pennzoil 400 and drops some surprising stats about Kyle Busch in head-to-head matchups.
UFC 235 is in Las Vegas this weekend, and Matthew Holt has thoughts on the fight between Jon "Bones" Jones and Anthony Smith.
ICYMI: Ron Flatter on horse racing . . .
A Hall of Fame trainer and a television icon are the guests on the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Bill Mott helps preview Saturday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes, where his impressive maiden winner Hidden Scroll is expected to be the favorite. Former horse breeder and “Tonight Show” bandleader Doc Severinsen talks about his longtime love of horses and the Kentucky Derby winner that he could have owned – but he let it get away.
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Ron’s column: Hidden Scroll has attracted Kentucky Derby hype, but his Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott is cautiously optimistic about him going into Saturday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park, Florida.
Finally . . .
Everybody loves Gill’s Story Time with Chris Andrews. Another classic story about Cryin’ Kenny.