AT&T Byron Nelson Betting Guide / What You Need to Know for Wednesday NBA & NHL Playoffs

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NFL Schedule Release Coming Thursday

The regular-season schedule will be released on Thursday night and we’ll have real-time reactions from the Prime Time Action and The Night Cap crews. DraftKings says it will have lines for every game on the schedule by 7 p.m. Pacific. That means we’ll have game spreads and we’ll see more movement in the win total markets based on some of the situational spots and the lines.

Matt Youmans: Will one of the busier teams of the offseason be a good futures bet? Matt weighs in on the Philadelphia Eagles. READ MORE

Steve Makinen: Steve surveys the quality of 2021 wins and losses to see if there is any predictive data to help us handicap for the 2022 season. KEEP READING

The GM Shuffle Podcast: Be sure to listen to host Femi Abebefe and former NFL executive Michael Lombardi on the GM Shuffle with their thoughts and reactions to news from around the league. LISTEN HERE

VSiN Programming Highlights

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Wednesday’s VSiN schedule is HERE. Today’s guests and highlights:

  • Follow The Money (7 a.m. ET) features Jeff Sealey’s golf picks and insights, Jonathan Von Tobel on the NBA Playoffs and horse racing analysis from Jason Shapiro
  • A Numbers Game (10 a.m. ET) welcomes Drew Dinsick’s NBA and tennis thoughts, John Laghezza and Jason Weingarten on MLB and Brady Kannon’s golf analysis
  • Afternoon highlights include Point Spread Weekly editor Steve Makinen and UFC bettor Lou Finocchiaro on The Lombardi Line (Noon ET), Yahoo Sports NFL analyst Frank Schwab on Odds On (2 p.m. ET), resident MLB expert Adam Burke on Betting Across America (3 p.m. ET) and pro bettor Dave Cokin on The Edge (4 p.m. ET)
  • Stormy Buonantony hosts My Guys in the Desert (5 p.m. ET) with NY CityCast host Will Hill, Steve Buchanan from DraftKings and Rampart Sportsbook’s Duane Colucci
  • Evening and nighttime highlights include Paul Sporer of FanGraphs and DC CityCast host Frank Hanrahan on Rush Hour (6 p.m. ET), live NBA Playoff updates on Prime Time Action (7 p.m. ET), Phoenix Suns analyst Kevin Zimmerman and former MLBer Cody Decker on The Night Cap (10 p.m. ET) and Yahoo’s Pamela Maldonado and ESPN’s Mackenzie Kraemer on The Lookahead (1 a.m. ET)

AT&T Byron Nelson: Tune-Up for PGA Championship

The AT&T Byron Nelson tees off on Thursday and will be the final event before the next major, the PGA Championship. Many of the world’s top players will be gearing up for the following week at Southern Highlands Country Club in Tulsa, but the ones that want to stay sharp or work on some things will be at TPC Craig Ranch down in Texas. A massive $9.1 million purse is a pretty big pot sweetener, so we’ve got a little more interest in this year’s event from the field.

Wes Reynolds: Wes handicapped the tournament and shared the stats that matter most and his best bets for the AT&T Byron Nelson. As a bonus, he also listed some top picks for the Soudal Open on the DP World Tour. READ MORE

Brady Kannon: We don’t have much course history here, but Brady does have some interesting angles and his top matchup picks of the weekend. KEEP READING

Long Shots Podcast: Wes and Brady discussed the AT&T Byron Nelson with former PGA Tour player Colt Knost, as the guys talked strategy and top plays. LISTEN HERE

NBA, NHL Playoff Action for Wednesday

Can Grizzlies Survive Without Ja Morant?
Shocking news came down Tuesday evening with the announcement that Grizzlies star Ja Morant will miss the remainder of the playoffs with a bone bruise in his knee. The "remainder of the playoffs" could simply mean Wednesday’s game, as the Warriors lead the series 3-1 and are a 3.5-point favorite to advance to the Western Conference Finals. Memphis will have to find a way to force a return trip to Oakland. (VIDEO PREVIEW)

In the other series, an all-important swing game takes place tonight with the Bucks and Celtics tied at 2-2. The winner will have the chance to advance on Friday. The loser will have no margin for error. The teams have alternated wins and losses thus far, but Boston is the clear favorite after the "Al Horford Game" on Monday. (VIDEO PREVIEW)

Jonathan Von Tobel: Our resident NBA expert has thoughts on today’s two games in his daily best bets and market report column. READ MORE

Dave Tuley: Catch "Tuley’s Takes" every day, with a recap of what happened the night before and best bets for today. READ MORE

Here are the betting splits for today’s games (click for updated data):

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Only Three On The Ice Tonight
The Avalanche finished off a sweep of the Predators, so we only have three NHL games for the first time this postseason. The Avs could have some company in the second round, as the Penguins can polish off the Rangers with a Game 5 victory. We’re guaranteed at least six games between the Capitals and Panthers and the Stars and Flames regardless of Wednesday’s outcome, but series control hangs in the balance. Calgary is hoping to solve Jake Oettinger, as that series has been pretty one-sided, but the Dallas netminder has been the great equalizer.

Andy MacNeil: Resident NHL expert Andy MacNeil shares his thoughts on the Game 5s with best bets and a market report. READ MORE

Also from Andy: An updated look at these three series heading into tonight’s huge Game 5 action. KEEP READING

Here are the betting splits for today’s games (click for updated data):

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Pitchers to Fade? Futures Betting Tips? Wednesday Best Bets?

Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got it all, as our experts are covering MLB from multiple angles. We’ve got a full slate of games on Wednesday for your wagering pleasure and you can check out Adam Burke’s daily MLB best bets and market report article for Wednesday (posted early afternoon ET) HERE.

Steve Makinen: Steve has isolated nine starting pitchers that you might not want to back in their upcoming starts. READ MORE

Aaron Moore: Aaron has some sage advice for those looking to dive into the in-season futures betting market. KEEP READING

Adam Burke: The weekly "Regression Report" column has arrived, highlighting some offenses and starting pitchers in line for better fortunes or a drop in production. CONTINUE READING

Jason Weingarten: In the first of a two-part series, Jason shares his thoughts on the NL Cy Young Award race. READ MORE

MLB Betting Tools & Resources

  • Daily MLB betting splits data courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook. HERE
  • MLB Matchups Page with updated odds, estimated scores and team records HERE.
  • View our MLB Odds Screen HERE and also our MLB Odds by State HERE.
  • View our MLB Injury Report HERE.
  • Greg Peterson’s daily MLB lines. GO HERE
  • Peterson’s daily MLB podcast. LISTEN HERE
  • The Wide World of Weingarten podcast. 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.

Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights

Josh has a sharp money report for Wednesday with a look at line moves on the NBA Playoffs board. READ MORE

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

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Seven Days of Horse Racing Picks from 1/ST BET

1/ST BET is providing VSiN with picks every day: Plays generated from 1/ST BET’s exclusive Artificial Intelligence program on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays; Jeremy Plonk on Thursdays and Sundays, and Jeff Siegel on Fridays and Saturdays. Also, check out a special "Tuley’s Takes" recapping Rich Strike’s Kentucky Derby win HERE.

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Use VSiN Tools and "How To" Content to Become a Better Bettor

There are so many ways to win in this business and we have a lot of different handicapping styles and mindsets from our writers to hosts to trusted guests and everybody in between. Have you ever taken a look around the VSiN website to see all of the helpful betting tools and the topics to help you cash more tickets? It is a little bit slower this time of year, so the next couple of months give readers a great chance to see everything that we have to offer.

Like Josh Appelbaum’s "Sports Betting 101" series with topics, tips and advice on how to become a better bettor. GO HERE

On that page, you will find links to topics like "The Basics of Sports Betting", a glossary of sports betting terms you need to know, how sportsbooks and oddsmakers set the line, information on parlays and teasers, what "vig" means, bankroll management strategies such as flat betting and so many more topics that will make you smarter and sharper.

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VSiN betting resources

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