Super Bowl Betting Trends You Should Know / College Basketball Sharp Report

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Our Experts Weigh In on Super Bowl LVI


It was a mostly quiet day on the Super Bowl front, as some books did come back down to Rams -4, but the total stood pat at 48.5. The "calm before the storm" is an overused expression, but applies here.

Fortunately, you have some time to read what our experts have to say about the big game.

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Brent Musburger: How is Brent Musburger betting Super Bowl LVI? KEEP READING

Dave Tuley: A special edition of "Tuley’s Takes" all about the Super Bowl matchup. READ MORE

Steve Makinen: The Super Bowl betting trends seem to favor defense, according to VSiN’s proprietary database. CONTINUE READING

THE BIG GAME BETTING GUIDE: Read up and then tell your friends and family about our 24-page primer for beginners and experienced bettors with articles from Josh Appelbaum, Dave Tuley, Steve Makinen and Adam Burke featuring betting terms, prop betting strategies, historic Super Bowl trends and a tutorial on Super Bowl Squares. GO HERE

You can track the odds by state and by book here.

Super Bowl prop sheets from South Point and Circa. (We’ll collect more as the days go on.)

Bookmark this page from Ben Fawkes, as Ben is tracking the big bets and has quotes from oddsmakers on the game. GO HERE.

NEW THIS YEAR: Have a question about Super Bowl wagering? Ask our experts on the VSiN Help Desk. SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION HERE.

Thursday’s VSiN Programming


Today’s schedule is HERE.

  • A jampacked version of The Lombardi Line (12 p.m. ET) features Vinny Magliulo of South Point and VSiN hosts Amal Shah and Josh Appelbaum
  • My Guys in the Desert host Stormy Buonantony is joined by Derek Stevens and Mike Palm around 5:40 p.m. ET
  • Adam Burke fills in for Gill Alexander on Prime Time Action (7 p.m. ET) with host Matt Brown and a trio of guests, including Kenny White
  • For the night owls, prop expert Brad Evans joins Shaun King and Tim Murray on The Night Cap (10 p.m. ET) and first-time guest Meghan Chayka talks hockey with Scott Seidenberg on The Lookahead (1 a.m. ET)

​​Listen live on, in the VSiN App for Android or iOS, on the iHeart Radio App, via our broadcast partners. Or get one-hour segments of every show in podcast format, posted shortly after they finish. GO HERE.

Coming to Vegas for the Big Weekend?

Join VSiN’s Stormy Buonantony on Friday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. for our Big Game Betting & Beers event at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas.

Stormy will be joined by our Guys in the Desert—Chris Andrews, Jimmy Vaccaro and Vinny Magliulo—for a fun and informative look at betting this years big game and stories from behind the book about all the action these legends have seen over the years.

The event is free for everyone over 21 so stop by the South Point to taste free samples of Bookmaker Blonde Ale, get specials on Budweiser, purchase signed copies of Chris Andrew’s books and learn from these bookmaking experts.

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Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights

The Thursday sharp money report article focuses on college basketball for tonight, as Josh breaks down some of the wiseguy action on the hardwood. READ MORE

Also, be sure to listen to Josh’s latest Market Insights podcast posted at Noon ET. LISTEN HERE

Go Deeper on Your Local Teams

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Our roster of sports betting analysts bring you updates on local news surrounding your favorite teams the new CityCast podcast network, brought to you by BetRivers, your hometown sportsbook.

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  • Betting splits updated multiple times per day for NBA, NHL, CBK, and NFL. GO HERE
  • Greg Peterson: Be sure to listen every day to the Coast to Coast Hoops podcast with Greg, as he breaks down every game on the card. LISTEN HERE
  • Dave Tuley: "Tuley’s Takes" for Thursday features a look at what happened last night, an update on the Super Bowl LVI odds and a best bet for tonight’s action. READ MORE
  • Steve Makinen: Some college basketball betting trends looking at defense from Steve’s extensive database of information. KEEP READING
  • Adam Burke: A primer for betting on the 2022 Winter Olympics. GO HERE
  • Exclusive NBA Player Prop Analyzer: ​NBA bettors have raved about the Player Prop Analyzer and Tracker and you will, too. GO HERE


  • Keep tabs on today’s best bets from VSiN hosts and show guests (list updated throughout the day). GO HERE
  • Jonathan Von Tobel’s NBA best bets and market report for today’s games is posted mid-to-late morning (check back throughout the day for updates). GO HERE
  • Adam Burke: Five NBA situational spots for this week, including a game that takes place on Thursday night. READ MORE
  • Andy MacNeil’s daily NHL best bets and market report for today’s games is posted mid-to-late morning (check back throughout the day for updates). GO HERE
  • Wes Reynolds: Take one more quick look at the best bets for the Pebble Beach Pro-Am before the event tees off. READ MORE
  • Greg Peterson’s spread and total lines for every college basketball game on the card. GO HERE

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Circa to play host to BetBash on Final Four Weekend

Join other sports bettors and bookmakers from around the globe for BetBash at Circa Resort and Casino here in Las Vegas from April 1-4.

"Spanky," professional bettor and occasional VSiN guest, will be your host for this premier gambling meetup event.

  • Network and make new friends
  • Learn from professional sports bettors and bookmakers during our expert panels
  • Have breakfast with legendary bookmakers
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  • Watch the final four at Stadium Swim during the BetBash VIP party
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VSiN betting resources

  • VIDEO: Replays are posted HERE.
  • LIVE ODDS: Comparisons from legal states HERE.
  • TOOLS: Parlay calculator posted HERE.
  • BETTING SHEETS: From South Point and Circa posted HERE

"How To"

New to betting on sports? Need a refresher now that the football season is here? We have lots of great "How To" articles for those eager to learn how to bet like the pros. GO HERE

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