Villanova-UCLA Best Bet / Get Ready for Football Weekend

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Dog Day Afternoon…And Night…And Probably Morning, Too

Woof, woof. Thursday night was another one for underdogs. Plus-money teams won four of the first five NHL games of the night and went 7-4 overall. In the NBA, the Raptors knocked off the shorthanded Sixers and the Pacers beat the Jazz. In college hoops, Vermont won a huge mid-major game over Northern Iowa. Greg Peterson’s best bet on UC Riverside won outright over Arizona State.

Oh, yeah, and the Ravens lost to the Dolphins!

This has been some kind of crazy run for dogs seemingly across all sports. Really think long and hard about favorites right now.

Friday brings a much larger college basketball card, including a lot of marquee matchups. Let’s see how the underdogs fare. They’ve been great bets to start the season thus far.

Don’t forget to check out the 2021-22 College Basketball Betting Guide and all of our resources here at, including Steve Makinen’s Power Ratings and Greg Peterson’s top plays, which VSiN subscribers get in our daily best bets email.

Subscribers can also get Greg’s spread and total lines on every game this season. GO HERE

Free for all, here’s Greg’s best bet on Villanova vs. UCLA for tonight. READ MORE

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Friday Lineup

  • 7 a.m. ET Follow The Money with Pauly Howard and Mitch Moss
  • 10 a.m. A Numbers Game with Gill Alexander
  • Noon The Lombardi Line with Patrick Meagher and Michael Lombardi
  • 2 p.m. Odds On with Amal Shah & Mike Palm
  • 3 p.m. Betting Across America with Mike Pritchard & Josh Appelbaum
  • 4 p.m. The Edge with Matt Youmans & Jonathan Von Tobel
  • 5 p.m. My Guys in The Desert with Stormy Buonantony
  • 6 p.m. Rush Hour with Danny Burke
  • 7 p.m. Prime Time Action with Gill Alexander & Matt Brown
  • 10 p.m. The Night Cap with Tim Murray and Shaun King
  • 1 a.m. The Greg Peterson Experience with Greg Peterson

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Tuley’s Takes Today

With so much going on in the sports betting world, Tuley has a lot of takes these days. For this Friday edition, Dave recapped everything we saw on Thursday night and also shared a best bet for today. GO HERE

Go Deeper on Your Local Teams

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Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights

The betting markets are always active and we’re fortunate that Josh is always on top of the latest. Check out his Friday update on notable wiseguy action as we head into the weekend. GO HERE

Also on


  • Get Week 10 best bets from Matt Youmans, Wes Reynolds, Dave Tuley, Will Hill, Adam Burke and Ben Brown of PFF. CONTINUE READING
  • ​One NFL MVP candidate took the field on Thursday night, but the others will play on Sunday or Monday. Have you dabbled in the NFL Awards market yet? Aaron Moore has an update. KEEP READING
  • How would you list the teams in your NFL Power Rankings? Here’s how Gill, Matt and Kelley did on Prime Time Action. WATCH NOW
  • Week 10 betting previews are out from Femi Abebefe. This playlist has all 14 games for your viewing pleasure with stats, trends and a breakdown of the line. WATCH NOW
  • New & Improved NFL Matchup page: Advanced stats, estimated scores and betting splits. GO HERE


  • Our staff best bets for Week 11 started 2-0 with a couple of Pitt picks. Adam Burke, Tim Murray and Scott Seidenberg also have picks for Saturday. KEEP READING
  • South Point Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews shares the line moves and the sharp action for Saturday’s marquee games. READ MORE
  • Daily college football power ratings with three sets of ratings, projected lines and totals. GO HERE
  • New & Improved College Football Matchup Page: Estimated scores, updated odds, team trends and more. GO HERE


  • It was a light night for JVT with three games last night, but we’re putting him to work with 11 games tonight. Look for Jonathan Von Tobel’s best bets around 12 p.m. ET. GO HERE
  • New & Improved Matchup page: Stats, head-to-head trends and betting splits on every game. GO HERE
  • Daily NBA Projected Scores: Using schedule situations, team power ratings and effective strength ratings, see our projected scores compared to the odds. GO HERE


  • We’re one game short of a six-pack for Andy MacNeil on Friday, but he has thoughts on all five games for this evening. Check back throughout the afternoon, especially after morning skates, as more picks are likely to be added. READ MORE
  • New & Improved Matchup page: Stats, matchup analysis and betting market insights for every game. GO HERE


  • Lou Finocchiaro’s best bets for UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Rodriguez on Saturday. KEEP READING

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VSiN betting resources

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"How To"

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