Lombardi on NFL Schedule and Win Totals /What to Know for NHL Game 7s / What to Bet This Weekend

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Michael Lombardi on the NFL Schedule

The NFL schedule is making a lot of headlines across the sports betting landscape following its release on Thursday night. Michael Lombardi weighed in with his thoughts on the schedule and some early season win total over/under leans. READ MORE

Our Betting Splits page has all the games new schedule and updates on the early wagering, so you can look at the action and the line moves HERE.

Check out our NFL Schedule Release Team Previews on the VSiN YouTube page HERE.

Adam Burke: Five early lines that stand out for the 2022 NFL schedule. READ MORE

Matt Youmans: Should the Philadelphia Eagles be the NFC East favorites? Should their sights be set higher after a really productive offseason? Bettors and bookmakers weigh in on the Eagles and other teams in the preseason futures market. 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, including Friday’s new episode after the schedule release. LISTEN HERE.

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

  • Point Spread Saturday (8 a.m. ET) kicks off Saturday coverage with host Jeff Parles getting you ready for all the weekend action
  • The Lombardi Line (10 a.m. ET) welcomes Carl Johnson from Beau Rivage MGM Sportsbook and Thomas Gable from Borgata Sportsbook to talk NFL and weekend playoff games
  • Six hours of Betting Across America with Femi Abebefe and Wes Reynolds (12-3 p.m. ET) and Dave Ross and Amal Shah (3-6 p.m. ET) cover live updates and all of the other happenings around the sports betting world
  • Brady Kannon and James Salinas will have a lot to say about the NFL schedule, props and futures on VSiN BetCenter (6 p.m. ET)
  • The Greg Peterson Experience (10 p.m. ET) rounds out live Saturday coverage with a look ahead to Sunday and plenty of MLB analysis

Who Advances and Who Goes Home in Game 7?

Three Enormous NHL Playoff Games on Saturday
The NBA Playoffs are on hiatus on Saturday, which means that all eyes should be on the win-or-go-home matchups on the ice. Three Game 7s are on the docket for May 14, with Bruins vs. Hurricanes first, Lightning vs. Maple Leafs second and Kings vs. Oilers third. The game with the most intrigue is undoubtedly the Tampa Bay vs. Toronto game, as the Leafs are looking to win a playoff series for the first time since 2004 and the Lightning are looking to keep their chances at a three-peat alive.

Andy MacNeil: Resident NHL expert Andy MacNeil shares his thoughts on the Game 7s with best bets and a market report. READ MORE

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


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What to Bet on This Weekend

It is a busy weekend in the sports betting world, even with no NBA playoff games on Saturday. We’ve got three Game 7s in the NHL on Saturday, but that’s not all. We also have a UFC card and a NASCAR race that have a lot of betting opportunities.

UFC Fight Night: Rakic vs. Blachowicz

On the heels of the huge UFC 274 card, we’ve got a Fight Night event at the Apex training facility in Las Vegas. There are 11 fights scheduled on the card, including the main event between former light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic.

Lou Finocchiaro: Opinions on the Rakic vs. Blachowicz main event and two other main card fights from pro UFC bettor Lou Finocchiaro. READ MORE

First Strike Podcast: Host Dave Ross and MMA analysts Jordan Sherwood, Lou Finocchiaro and Kevin Iole discussed best bets and the weekend bouts on the latest episode of First Strike. LISTEN HERE

NASCAR in Kansas City

The Cup Series schedule continues with the AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway on Sunday afternoon. This is the last race before the drivers get a week "off" for All-Star festivities down in Texas. That means that this is a big race for drivers looking to enter the less stressful week on a high note.

VSiN NASCAR Hub: Our VSiN NASCAR Hub has everything you need to make smart bets and cash tickets wagering on the races. See Steve Makinen’s simulation results, driver power ratings, recent finishes and so much more with this one-stop shop for all things NASCAR. GO HERE

Gone Racin’ Podcast: Brendan Gaughan and Jeff Motley discuss their best bets and race analysis each week on the Gone Racin’ podcast. Hear what the guys had to say about Sunday’s race at Kansas. LISTEN HERE

Saturday MLB Betting Guide

Baseball dominates the Saturday betting card with 15 games, beginning at 2:15 p.m. ET and ending after the midnight hour. Most of the May 14 games will be mid-afternoon or later, so you’ll have plenty of time to research the card and get your wagers in prior to first pitch. We’ve got a lot of intriguing pitching matchups as well, like Sean Manaea against Charlie Morton in Padres vs. Braves, Eric Lauer vs. Trevor Rogers in Brewers vs. Marlins and Ranger Suarez vs. Julio Urias in Phillies vs. Dodgers.

Adam Burke: Daily MLB best bets and market report article for today (posted early afternoon ET) HERE

Steve Makinen: Steve wrote about nine starting pitchers that you might want to look to bet against in their upcoming outings. READ MORE

Aaron Moore: Futures odds are always in a state of flux and Aaron has some tips on what to look for when investing in those during the course of the season. KEEP READING

Adam Burke: The weekly "Regression Report" column looks at the arrow pointing up for the White Sox, down for the Angels and a couple of starting pitchers to have on your radar. CONTINUE READING

Jason Weingarten: Jason shares his thoughts on the NL Cy Young Award race, including bets worth making right now. 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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Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights

Josh has a sharp money report for Saturday with a look at line moves for the MLB card. READ MORE

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