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Dave Tuley’s ATS report . . .
NBA: Celtics rout Warriors 128-95 as 6.5-point road underdogs & +230 on ML; dogs 4-2 SU & ATS w/ 3 more upsets by Rockets (+3, +135 on ML) over Raptors, Grizzlies (+5.5, +195 on ML) over Blazers & Timberwolves (+2, +110 on ML) over Thunder; Unders 4-2.
NHL favorites were 9-1 with lone upset by Ducks (+140) over Coyotes; Unders 5-4-1; 1st Period Unders 7-3 as #FollowtheMoney6 Over teams were 1-2 w/ Lightning going Over but Blue Jackets-Devils, "combo" game of #FTM6 vs. each other, & Penguins stayed Under.
CBB Top 25 teams were 3-5 ATS on the day (not including No. 14 Florida St., which covered as 4.5-point home fave over No. 15 Virginia Tech in OT, as both were ranked.
Highlights . . .
- Oklahoma beats No. 13 Kansas 81-68: Sooners were 2-point home underdogs & +120 on money line
- No. 4 Duke barely beat Wake Forest 71-70: Demon Deacons easily covered as 24.5-point road underdogs, though any ML backers at 40-1 had to be disappointed (stayed Under betting total of 153).
- No. 3 North Carolina beat Boston College 79-66 and did cover as 11-point road favorite.
- Minnesota beat No. 11 Purdue 73-69: Golden Gophers were 5-point home underdogs & +180 on the money line.
Jeff Fogle on college hoops and the bubble . . .
Heading into this week’s “save the season” challenge, Seton Hall must score home upsets vs. Marquette (FS1, 6:30 ET tonight) and Villanova (FOX, noon Saturday) to sit solidly on the right side of the bubble. And they must do so on the heels of a three-game non-cover streak. More on how to size up the Pirates’ chances to make the tourney.
Jeff Fogle on the AAF
Jeff has drive-point stats and notes after four weeks of action.
Ron Flatter on horse racing . . .
The 21st racehorse death this racing season at Santa Anita Park and the indefinite suspension of racing there led to this pop-up edition of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod to examine what has gone wrong there. Thoroughbred owner and public handicapper Jon Lindo, who writes for Gaming Today, is the guest, from Southern California. The discussion ranges from reaction to the spike in racehorse deaths to what may be wrong with the track and whether the weather has been the big cause of the trouble.
Seen & Heard on VSiN . . .
On Follow The Money, VP of Risk Management at the Westgate Superbook Jeff Sherman explains his decision to pull the Lakers Playoff prop.
"You need a full bottle of whiskey and a revolver to sweat baseball." Nick Bogdanovich of William Hill talks MLB season win totals and $30K spring training bets.
On A Numbers Game with Gill, Dan Weston says he’ll be waiting until the 3rd round to look at betting on a winner in Indian Wells, but is keeping his eye on a 36/1 underdog on the women’s side.
Brian Windhorst of ESPN joins Gill to talk NBA: where Anthony Davis will end up, the state of the Lakers, and which team in the East stands the best chance at beating the Warriors in the Finals.
On The Edge, Golden Knights broadcaster Dan D’Uva explains what edge the Knights have that could get them back to the Stanley Cup Final in Year 2.
On My Guys in the Desert, NFL offensive lineman and Brent’s partner in the Raiders broadcast booth, Lincoln Kennedy remembers a strange NFL Combine interview question he was asked.
Brent says he is not a fan of listening to the public when making bets.
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Finally . . .
On Follow The Money, Mitch confronts Pauly with a couple of high school hockey stories from a local newspaper. The boys also discuss Halle Berry’s new tattoo and what young Paul’s chances may have been to land a date.
Then, outside the studio, a South Point Casino patron hits a progressive jackpot causing Mitch to walk off the set abandoning the segment.
Full segment here.