What to Know for NBA & NHL Game 7s / NASCAR at Kansas Betting Guide

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Sunday Funday with Four Game 7s

Bucks/Celtics, Mavericks/Suns – Who Advances?
After a day of rest in the NBA Playoffs, we’ve got two decisive Game 7s on the board for Sunday. Bucks/Celtics tips off at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC and Mavericks/Suns goes live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. The home team has won every game in the Western Conference series, while the Bucks and Celtics have alternated wins over the first six games.

If those patterns hold, then the Celtics and Suns will move on. If not, then it means we had at least one upset on Sunday.

Jonathan Von Tobel: After a welcomed day off, JVT is back at it on Sunday with the best bets and market report. READ MORE (Also, catch JVT on Hardwood Handicappers live on air at 6 p.m. ET)

Dave Tuley: Recaps of what happened Saturday plus some Sunday best bets from Mr. Tuley. READ MORE

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

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NHL Drama in Penguins/Rangers and Stars/Flames
We’ve got two Game 7s on the ice as well, as the home teams are both favored to survive and advance in their first-round matchups. It isn’t surprising that the Penguins and Rangers are here, but it is very surprising that the Stars and Flames are here, given how much Calgary has dictated the flow of the series. If Jake Oettinger can steal one more game, one of the West’s top teams will be bounced.

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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  • Point Spread Sunday (8 a.m. ET) kicks off today’s coverage with host Mark Zinno getting you ready for all the weekend action
  • The Lombardi Line (10 a.m. ET) welcomesThomas Gable from Borgata Sportsbook, NY CityCast host Will Hill and Wes Reynolds to talk NFL and weekend playoff games
  • Six hours of Betting Across America with Femi Abebefe and James Salinas (12-3 p.m. ET) and Dave Ross and Wes Reynolds (3-6 p.m. ET) cover live updates of the NBA Playoffs and all of the other happenings around the sports betting world
  • Jonathan Von Tobel flies solo on Hardwood Handicappers (6 p.m. ET) with updates on Mavs/Suns, a series post-mortem for Bucks/Celtics and a look ahead to the conference finals
  • Ben Wilson and Adam Burke host The Run Line (8 p.m. ET) with detailed baseball betting analysis and live updates of Giants vs. Cardinals
  • The Lookahead (10 p.m. ET) with pinch-hit host Greg Peterson finishes out the day with MLB and NBA analysis going into Monday

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AdventHealth 400 Betting Guide

The NASCAR 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

Sunday MLB Betting Guide

Day games are all over the Sunday board, culminating in Sunday Night Baseball between the Giants and Cardinals with a quality pitching matchup between Carlos Rodon and Adam Wainwright. Make use of our betting tools and expert analysis to help you with this and every MLB card as the season pushes forward.

Adam Burke’s daily MLB best bets and market report article takes a break today, but you can catch Adam’s thoughts alongside host Ben Wilson on The Run Line live tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

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: A new edition of The Wide World of Weingarten podcast dropped yesterday, including Jason’s thoughts on some futures bets to make right now. LISTEN HERE

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

NFL Schedule Analysis & Previews

The NFL never seems to take a day off, does it? There is always something to talk about with the king of sports and this week was no different with all 272 regular season games announced. The schedule could end up having a massive impact on a team’s record, but also on how to bet a team. Case in point, the reigning Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams have the hardest schedule in the league and the order of the games didn’t help. Similarly, the Kansas City Chiefs have a grueling gauntlet early in the season that could affect AFC West betting percentages in the futures market.

We’ve got plenty of coverage on the NFL offseason:

Michael Lombardi: Thoughts on the winners and losers of the schedule release and some early season win total over/under leans. READ MORE

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

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.

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

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

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Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights

Josh is taking a day off with the article, but bookmark this page for his daily insights when they return HERE.

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

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