How To Handicap Mid-Majors Conference Tourneys, Part II / Lakers Playoff Prop Goes Off Board

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Dave Tuley’s ATS report . . .

NBA underdogs went 6-1 ATS with only 3 upsets by Suns (+13.5, +750 on ML) over Bucks, Pelicans (+9.5, +400 ML) over Jazz & Clippers (+3.5, +150) over Lakers; Hawks, Nuggets & Knicks covered in losses; Nets (-5) only fave to cover; Unders also 6-1.

(Reports Patrick Everson: Per SuperBook’s Derek Wilkinson, with Lakers losing to the Clippers, the Yes/No prop of will Lakers make the playoffs is coming off the board. Yes was +600, No -900 heading into the game.)

The three ranked CBK teams in action Monday night all covered; No. 8 Texas Tech (-7.5) routed Texas 70-51 and No. 18 Kansas St. (-1) beat TCU 64-52; earlier, No. 2 Virginia (-6) blew out Syracuse 79-53.

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NHL underdogs (both on road) go 2-0 SU on short card: Oilers (+115) beat Sabres 4-3 and Maple Leafs (also +115) beat Flames 6-2; Overs were also 2-0; 1st Period Overs were also 2-0 though none of the #FollowtheMoney6 Over teams were in action.

Jeff Fogle on college basketball . . .

Don’t know anything about the Horizon League? Perfect. Jeff Fogle has another tutorial in handicapping mid-majors — and it actually helps if you don’t know anything.

Seen & Heard on VSiN . . .

On Follow The Money, former sports agent & NFL writer for CBS Sports Joel Corry discusses Kyler Murray and rumors that the Cardinals could already give up on Josh Rosen.

Philly radio host Howard Eskin shares with Mitch & Pauly his expectations for the new-look Phillies and their idiosyncratic manager.

Brent’s back . . . On My Guys in the Desert, Mike Palm tells us that D Las Vegas owner Derek Stevens has expanded his college hoops futures portfolio. Who does he think can win it all (other than Michigan, of course)?

On A Numbers Game with Gill, ESPN’s Chris Fallica explains why he’ll be looking to play against a handful of teams come March Madness.

Planning on betting on the smaller conference tourneys? On The Edge, Windy City Sam has some experience with the Horizon League that could help you at the counter. (Unless you took Jeff’s advice above already.)

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Finally . . .

Las Vegas Cris tells Gill the story of witnessing two $100K royal flushes on video poker in the same night, discusses gambling fallacies with Gill, and explains what to look for before sitting down at a machine.

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