Your Guide To Championship Sunday
THE SPORTS BETTING NETWORK
- NFC: 3:05 p.m. ET—Bucs at Packers (-3.5 / 52) (FOX). MATCHUP PAGE.
- AFC: 6:40 p.m. ET—Bills at Chiefs (-3 / 54.5) (CBS). MATCHUP PAGE.
>Monitor Las Vegas lines. HERE.
>Monitor lines from states where sports betting is legal. HERE.
>Consensus money report. HERE.
>Power ratings from Steve Makinen. HERE.
>Referee stats. HERE. Clete Blakeman will head the NFC crew; Bill Vinovich, the AFC.
Today’s VSiN lineup
(All times Eastern)
- 10-noon The Lombardi Line, presented by BetMGM, with Michael Lombardi (from the Borgata in Atlantic City) and Patrick Meagher (from the South Point in Las Vegas).
- Noon-1 p.m. THE Pre-game Show with Brady Kannon (The D Hotel in Las Vegas) and James Salinas (Denver).
- 1-3 p.m. Betting Across America, presented by BetMGM, with Mike Sinnott (Detroit), James Salinas (Denver) and Wes Reynolds (South Point).
- 3-6 p.m. The Green Zone, presented by BetMGM,with Brady Kannon (Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas) and Wes Reynolds (South Point).
- 6-8 p.m. In-Game Live with Adam Candee and Ben Wilson (South Point).
- 8-10 p.m. VSiN Sunday Betting Recap with Adam Candee and Ben Wilson (South Point)
- 10 p.m.-noon Opening Lines with Jonathan Von Tobel and Wes Reynolds (South Point)
Dave Tuley’s ATS Report
- CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY: As of 1 a.m. ET today, in NFC, Packers -3.5 vs. Bucs at majority of Las Vegas books, but +4 the Westgate SuperBook, the South Point and the Station Casinos, O/U 52; in AFC, Chiefs -3 (-120) vs. Bills at most books, O/U up to 54.5. MATCHUPS.
- UFC: Dustin Poirier upset Conor McGregor in UFC 257 main event at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Poirier closed as a +255 underdog & +650 to win by KO/TKO/DQ (stayed just Under/"Won’t Go" 2.5 rounds as it was officially stopped w/ 2:32 left in the second round).
- NBA: Underdogs went 4-3 ATS with 2 upsets by MIN (+8.5 vs. NO) & HOU (+7 at DAL), plus DET (+8.5 at PHI) & MIA (+7.5 at BKN) covering in SU losses; dogs lead 123-102-2 ATS (54.7%) on season with 3 games closing PK; Overs went 6-1 & take lead at 114-113-3. RECAPS & MATCHUPS.
- NHL: Favorites went 4-1 (also 4-1 on PL) with lone upset by Blue Jackets (+150 in 5-2 home win vs. Lightning); Overs swept 5-0 & now lead 42-31 (57.5%) on season; First-Period Unders went 4-1 & lead 43-29-1 (59.7%), including 39-18-1 (68.4%) last 9 days. RECAPS & MATCHUPS.
- NCAAMB: Oregon St. (+9.5) upset #21 Oregon 75-64. Oklahoma (PK) beat #9 Kansas 75-68; Maryland (+6 at #17 Minnesota) & Stanford (+6 vs. #24 UCLA) pulled upsets; #16 VaTech & #20 Clemson losing to Syracuse (-1) & Fla. St. (-6.5) were NOT upsets. RECAPS & MATCHUPS.
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Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights
Josh takes one last look at the AFC and NFC title games and what the line moves tell us about where the smart money is going. CONTINUE READING.
On VSiN.com for subscribers
- Dave Tuley, Matt Youmans and Drew Dinsick: Best bets on today;s NFL doubleheader. CONTINUE READING.
- Steve Makinen: 3 sets of power ratings for every college basketball game on the board. GO HERE.
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Today’s VSiN podcasting lineup
- Beating The Book with Gill Alexander: NFL Megapod for Championship Sunday. LISTEN HERE.
- VSIN Best Bets: Never miss a show. Get one-hour segments of every show in podcast format, posted shortly after the finish. LISTEN HERE.
Ron Flatter on the Pegasus World Cup
Setting blazing fractions, Knicks Go paid off for bettors who made him the 6-5 favorite, leading at every call to win the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park. CONTINUE READING.
VSiN betting resources
- Video replays are posted HERE.
- Betting sheets from South Point and Circa. HERE.