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What’s Happening This Weekend in Sports Betting?

NBA Playoffs Roll On

Two favorites took care of business on Friday night and one did not. The Bucks and Suns handled their affairs with a win and a cover in road favorite roles, but the Heat fell short, losing the the Hawks by a 111-110 score. Milwaukee’s 30-point win was the most dominating performance of the night, but credit to Phoenix for stepping up in the absence of Devin Booker to take a 2-1 series lead. The Heat/Hawks game fell between the opening and closing total and the Suns/Pelicans contest went over a depressed total after the Booker injury. Bucks/Bulls came nowhere close to the total of 222 with a 111-81 final.

Lines are posted for Saturday’s games:

2:00 p.m. ET – 76ers (-3, 213.5) vs. Raptors
4:30 p.m. ET – Mavericks vs. Jazz (-6, 212)
7:30 p.m. ET – Celtics vs. Nets (-3, 223) (VIDEO PREVIEW from Brady Kannon)
10 p.m. ET – Grizzlies (-3, 232.5) vs. Timberwolves

Jonathan Von Tobel: Every day throughout the playoffs, you can find JVT’s daily best bets and market report HERE.

Steve Makinen: OurPoint Spread Weekly editor offers betting trends for the first round HERE.

UFC Fight Night Saturday

We’ve got an exciting fight card on Saturday for the UFC and our experts were all over this weekend’s set of bouts.

Lou Finocchiaro shared his best bets in this week’s Point Spread Weekly. READ HERE

A new Friday edition of the First Strike podcast with Dave Ross and friends featured some more best bets and fight analysis. HERE.

GEICO 500 Betting Guide

NASCAR is down in Talladega for the GEICO 500, so we’ll have an exciting event on the Superspeedway in Alabama. This can be a really tough handicap, so you may want to rely on our experts and our betting tools.

Our NASCAR Hub features Steve Makinen’s simulation results, driver power ratings, year-to-date results and updated odds for each and every race HERE.

As Steve noted this week in Point Spread Weekly, underdogs are doing extremely well to this point int he season. He also talked about drivers to bet on or bet against HERE.

Brendan Gaughan and Jeff Motley teamed up to release best bets and race analysis on this week’s edition of the Gone Racin’ podcast. LISTEN HERE

VSiN Programming: NBA Playoffs, NFL Draft Take Center Stage


Saturday’s VSiN schedule is HERE.

  • Point Spread Saturday (8 a.m. ET) starts off our weekend coverage with host Mark Zinno on the NBA Playoffs, MLB card and NFL Draft
  • Patrick Meagher and Michael Lombardi team up for The Lombardi Line (10 a.m. ET) for continued NFL Draft analysis
  • Six hours of Betting Across America (Noon-6 p.m. ET) starts with Jeff Parles and Wes Reynolds and ends with Dave Ross and Amal Shah with in-game updates on the NBA Playoffs, MLB and more, as well as Mandalay Bay Sportsbook Director Mike Piranio and other guests
  • Catch four hours of VSiN BetCenter (6 p.m. ET) with Brady Kannon and James Salinas featuring NBA updates, NFL Draft prop bets and Zurich Classic thoughts for Sunday
  • Wrap up the day with The Greg Peterson Experience (10 p.m. ET) as Greg talks all things MLB and NBA over three hours of coverage

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Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights

Josh takes a look at the betting markets for sharp action and the line moves for Saturday’s NBA Playoffs action. READ MORE

Catch the latest edition of the Market Insights podcast (posted around Noon ET). LISTEN HERE

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