Mattress Mack’s Super Bowl Bet And The Debate Over Buying Points / Who Does Lombardi Have?

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Your guide to Super Bowl LV

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  • 7-10 a.m. ET Follow The Money with Mitch Moss and Pauly Howard
  • 10 a.m.–Noon A Numbers Game, presented by BetMGM, with Gill Alexander
  • Noon–2 p.m. The Lombardi Line, presented by BetMGM, with Patrick Meagher and Michael Lombardi
  • 2-3 p.m. The Nutz with Mike Palm and Amal Shah
  • 3-5 p.m. Betting Across America, presented by BetMGM,with Mike Pritchard and James Salinas
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  • 8-10 p.m. Prime Time Action with Gill Alexander, Matt Brown and Danielle Alvari
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Today’s VSiN podcasting lineup

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Dave Tuley’s ATS Report

  • NBA: Underdogs went 3-2 ATS with 3 upsets by Blazers (+10 at 76ers), Warriors (+4 at Mavericks) & Rockets (+4 at Grizzlies); Jazz (-10 at Hawks) & Lakers (-5 vs. Nuggets) covered as chalk with Lakers rallying from 12-point halftime deficit; Unders went 3-2. Dogs lead 167-145-4 ATS (53.5%) on the season with 3 games closing pick-’em; despite Unders going 3-2 on Thursday, Overs still lead 162-154-3 (51.3%) on the season. RECAPS & MATCHUPS.
  • NHL: Underdogs went 6-2 with Predators, Senators, Blue Jackets, Jets, Blackhawks & Coyotes all pulling upsets; Overs went 5-2-1 & extend lead to 86-69-2 (55.5%) on season; 1st-Period Overs went 6-2 & now 1P Over/Unders are back to .500 at 78-78-1. RECAPS & MATCHUPS.
  • NCAAMB: No. 1 Gonzaga rallied from 32-31 halftime deficit to pull away and beat Pacific 76-58, but did NOT cover as 24-point road favorite; earlier, No. 7 Ohio State rallied to beat No. 8 Iowa 89-85 as 5.5-point road underdog & +200 on money line. RECAPS & MATCHUPS.

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Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights

Josh weighs in on Mattress Mack’s Super Bowl bet and the debate over buying points. CONTINUE READING.

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Ron Flatter on horse racing

Kentucky Derby qualifying points are there for the taking in New York and Florida, and the Ron Flatter Racing Pod previews both of this weekend’s races. Trainer Harry Wyner talks about Withers Stakes favorite Capo Kane. Mike Henry of Tampa Bay Downs looks ahead to the Sam F. Davis Stakes. Paul Zilm of Circa Sports handicaps both preps. LISTEN HERE.

The pandemic is just one of the challenges facing the National Horseplayers Championship, which was postponed from this month to August at Bally’s Las Vegas. CONTINUE READING.

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