What You Need To Know About Saturday’s NCAA First-Round Games

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Today’s VSiN lineup (ET)

  • 10 a.m. The Lombardi Line, presented by BetMGM, with Michael Lombardi (from the Borgata) and Patrick Meagher (South Point)
  • Noon THE Pre-game Show with Mark Zinno (South Point)
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  • 6 p.m.VSiN BetCenter with Ben Wilson, Bruce Marshall, Jeff Parles and Greg Peterson (from Circa)
  • Midnight-1 a.m. College Hoops Preview with Jeff Parles and Greg Peterson


Dave Tuley’s ATS Report

  • NCAABK: No. 15 seed Oral Roberts upset No. 2 seed Ohio State 75-72 in OT for first "bracket buster" of the NCAA Tournament. Oral Roberts closed as 15-point underdog & average of +1000 on money line with a high of +1200.Favorites went 10-6 SU (but those upsets busted a decent number of brackets) & 9-7 ATS. In totals wagering, Unders went 9-7 after starting 7-2; 1st-Half Unders were more successful at 12-3-1 (started 9-0, finished 3-3-1) with push on Wisconsin-North Carolina (64), though early 1H Under bettors cashed at higher numbers, too. RECAPS & MATCHUPS.
  • NBA: Underdogs went 6-4 SU & 8-2 ATS—yes, 6 outright upsets (biggest by Magic +10.5, +475 ML vs. Nets) & 2 dogs covering in SU loss. Dogs improve lead to 305-291-7 ATS (51.2%) on season; Over/Unders split 5-5, Overs lead 313-294-4 (51.6%). RECAPS & MATCHUPS.
  • ​NHL: Favorites went 3-2 with upsets by Flames (+130 at Maple Leafs) & Canucks (+150 at Canadiens); Golden Knights only fave to cover -1.5 puck line; Unders went 3-2 to take lead at 223-222-15 on season; 1st-Period Unders went 3-2 & lead 243-216-1 (52.9%). RECAPS & MATCHUPS.

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Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights

Josh looks for key line movements and highlights four of the 16 first-round games today. CONTINUE READING.

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ICYMI: Ron Flatter on horse racing

Prepping at Louisiana Derby The first major prep for the Kentucky Derby highlights the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Fair Grounds TV analyst Joe Kristufek previews the Louisiana Derby. Juddmonte USA general manager Garrett O’Rourke talks about Mandaloun’s chances in the race as well as other standout horses from his farms. DraftKings Sportsbook’s Johnny Avello handicaps weekend races. LISTEN HERE.

This weekend’s Louisiana Derby is the first of the eight major preps for the Kentucky Derby. If this winter’s mid-major races were any indication, unpredictability – and value – may be at a premium in the buildup to May 1. CONTINUE READING.

Today’s VSiN podcasting lineup

  • Beating The Book: Gill Alexander has posted his NCAA Tournament mega-pod. LISTEN HERE.
  • Hardwood Handicappers with Jonathan Von Tobel, VSiN’s senior NBA betting analyst. LISTEN HERE.
  • VSIN Best Bets: Never miss a show. Get one-hour segments of every show in podcast format, posted shortly after they finish. LISTEN HERE.
  • Gone Racin’ with Jeff Motley and Brendan Gaughan: The podcast version of the show. LISTEN HERE.

VSiN betting resources

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  • Betting sheets from South Point and Circa. HERE
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