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Dave Tuley’s ATS View From Vegas report . . .
NBA: favorites/underdogs 4-4 ATS (Magic-Grizzlies closed PK) with 3 upsets by Raptors (+2, +105 on money line) over Heat, Spurs (+2, +115 on ML) & Suns (+17, +1400 on ML) over Warriors; Mavericks (+8.5) covered in 94-93 loss to Rockets; Unders 5-4. Isn’t Golden State the team that TV talking heads were saying would "crush" MJ’s Bulls? Maybe win series, but "crush" them?
NHL: favorites 4-1 Sunday with lone upset by Kings (+180) over Ducks; all 4 winning faves (Panthers, Capitals, Penguins, Flames) covered on puck line of -1,5; Unders 3-2; 1st Period Overs 5-0 with Penguins only #FollowtheMoney6 Over team in action.
No. 12 Houston pulls away in second half to beat No. 20 Cincinnati 85-69 and clinch AAC regular-season title: Cougars were 2.5-point road underdogs & +130 on money line (flew Over total of 128). No. 22 Wofford beat East Tennessee St. 81-72 in Southern Conference semifinals: Wofford covered as a 6-point favorite; in last Top 25 game of day, No. 21 Wisconsin beat Ohio St. 73-67 in OT and covered as 5-point road fave thanks to extra 5 minutes.
San Antonio beat Arizona 29-25 in the AAF: San Antonio (my best bet) closed as 4-point road underdog & +140 on ML (flew Over 41); Overs 4-0 in Week 5 after 1-3 each of 1st four weeks, Unders still 12-8; faves/dogs 2-2 ATS, faves lead 11-9 ATS overall. Atlanta beat Memphis 23-20 in earlier game. Atlanta covers as 1.5-point home favorite (went Over 40).
Jeff Fogle on college hoops . . .
Writes Jeff: With conference tournaments all over the college basketball card this week, you’re going to be tempted to bet “futures” prices to win events you’ll be watching on TV.
Jeff explains how to calculate the TRUE odds to win a conference tourney.
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Ron Flatter on horse racing . . .
After a busy weekend of Kentucky Derby preps, Ron puts together a nice chart comparing the different futures odds for the Derby.
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Finally . . .
If you haven’t seen it yet, UNLV product Derrick Jones Jr. may have the winning entry in dunk of the year.