Dave Tuley’s ATS report
- Celtics outlast Clippers 141-133 in 2OT as NBA heads into All-Star Break. Celtics (-1) covered (went Over 228 on 1st point of 1st OT after 114-114 at end of regulation); Thunder beat Pelicans 123-118 as 3.5-point road underdogs & +150 ML; Overs 2-0.
- No. 17 Oregon beat No. 16 Colorado 68-60. It was NOT an upset as the Ducks were 5-point home favorites (and covered); Indiana beat No. 21 Iowa 89-77, but it also wasn’t an upset as Hoosiers were 2.5-point home faves (and covered).
Point Spread Weekly previews NASCAR, NBA All-Star Game, XFL and more
Editor Steve Makinen previews this issue:
This is a unique issue in that a couple of events different from what we’re used to showcasing take center stage — the Daytona 500 and the NBA All-Star Game. Rest assured, though, that with the college basketball season in full swing, we dedicate plenty of coverage to that as well as hockey, the XFL, MLB, golf and MMA. In fact, this is an unusually big issue with 11 feature stories, which could be a record for the 2 1/2 years of producing this fantastic sports betting weekly publication.
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Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights
Writes Josh: Sports bettors should always be conscious of not only what games are being played each day but, more important, how many. Take today, for example. We don’t have any NBA games to bet on because of the All-Star Break. There isn’t any XFL football until tomorrow. And there are only four NHL games (but the public doesn’t bet hockey). With so few betting options across the board, where will action-thirsty casual bettors go? READ MORE.
Ron Flatter on horse racing
Another Kentucky Derby prep is the focus of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Fair Grounds track announcer John G. Dooley checks in from New Orleans to preview this weekend’s two divisions of the Risen Star Stakes. Also, National Thoroughbred Racing Association executive Keith Chamblin talks about the growth of handicapping contests. LISTEN HERE.
Not one but two divisions of Saturday’s oversubscribed Risen Star Stakes should put two horses in the Kentucky Derby. But with Enforceable the favored face in an 11-horse crowd, one division stands out above the other. READ MORE.
Jeff Siegel’s Best Bets for Friday, courtesy of Xpressbet
Jeff Siegel, Xpressbet’s racing analyst, provides his top plays on Friday and Saturday. Last Friday, he had one race canceled and a place finish; on Saturday, he had a win ($5.80) and an out of the money.
FOURTH RACE – SANTA ANITA
4 – SHE’S DEVOTED (5/2)
Was an impressive debut winner sprinting on turf last month and seems quite capable of repeating in this first-level allowance affair restricted to state-bred 3-year-old fillies. Rallied from last to first despite a slow start and a wide trip to give every indication that this stretch out to a mile shouldn’t be an issue for her. This could be just another step towards bigger and better things, so we’ll make her a strong straight play and rolling exotic single and hope to get close to her morning line of 5/2.
SIXTH RACE – SANTA ANITA
3 – ROARING FORK (6-1)
This first-off-the-claim play for Peter Miller (31% with a flat-bet profit with this angle) stretches out, moves to grass, gets a weight break with the switch to bug boy Jorge Velez and will wear blinkers, so there are a number of reasons to expect a major effort, especially if he inherits his preferred role as the controlling speed. At or near his 6-1 the morning line there is value to be found.
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