Rodney Hood Bets on Portland as New Home

It was reported on Monday that the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have been rebuilding after the departure of LeBron James, traded forward Rodney Hood to the Portland Trail Blazers.  This move is perhaps an unspoken step toward cementing themselves as the frontrunner for the #1 pick in the 2019 NBA draft. Cleveland has been collecting draft picks wherever they can get …

NBA Preview: Warriors vs Spurs Betting Odds and Prediction

Fans of the NBA wondered just how good the Golden State Warriors might be on the court following Boogie Cousins’ return from injury. The answer? About as good as you might think…and then some. Steve Kerr’s club is 6-1 since welcoming Cousins into the fold, with only a loss to Philadelphia on January 31st to …

Top-Ranked Tennessee Hosts Missouri as Gigantic Point Spread Favorite

Bettors who glance at sportsbook odds for Tuesday night college basketball will notice a few lines that stand out from the pack. Liberty is favored over Stetson by (-24.5) in the widest NCAA point spread of the evening and Duke is favored to embarrass ACC rival Boston College (+23.5). But the point spread that perhaps …

CBB Prediction: Hawaii Favored in Saturday’s “Bailout” Bet Game

There is a tradition in college football called the “Bailout Game,” the latest kick-off on any Saturday night. If your best hunches have had it and your prime parlays have went to pot, the Bailout Game is that final chance to somehow salvage it all. Hawaii hosts many gridiron contests that kick off 60 or …

Porzingis Traded to Dallas Raises Knicks Odds for Top Pick

It has been reported that the New York Knicks have pulled the trigger near the trade deadline. They sent forward/center Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks in a salary dump move. Porzingis is going to Dallas, along with Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee. In exchange for these players, the Knicks will receive young point guard …

High Rollers and High Stakes Collide as Rockets Visit Nuggets

Some weeks ago, it might have appeared fishy to see the Denver Nuggets marked as substantial point-spread favorites over a well-respected NBA club like the Houston Rockets. Despite surging to the best record in the Western Conference at the halfway mark, a young, scrappy Nuggets squad is still doubted as a legitimate NBA title contender. …

Sports Bettors Keep Eye on NBA’s Rising Star Challenge as Rosters are Released

This year’s Rising Star Challenge, a game in which the young talents of the NBA face off against each other, had its rosters released Monday. The format of the game is the USA vs. World. The rosters are as follows:  Team USA:  Jarrett Allen, Brooklyn Nets  Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento Kings  Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers  …

The Five Cities Favored by Bookmakers to Win the NBA’s Pelicans

Speculation is rampant that the New Orleans Pelicans will leave for greener pastures before the 2020-21 NBA season. Where do online bookmakers (and the betting public) see the franchise as most likely to relocate? Bovada Sportsbook has posted a futures betting line for the truly patient gambler, asking her to choose which American city will …

AP Releases New College Basketball Rankings

On Monday, the Associated Press released their new college basketball rankings. Many sports betters value the rankings as a guide to who they should bet on. Here is a synopsis of the top five, along with some notable dropouts.  1. Tennessee  Tennessee’s last game came as part of the SEC-Big 12 challenge, a challenge in which the …

Odds of Sacramento Kings Making Playoffs Will Increase if they Acquire Marc Gasol

Marc Gasol is a consistent contributor and has been for the 11 seasons that he has been in the league. He averages 15.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks in 33.7 minutes per game. Coming from a 33-year-old (He turns 34 on Tuesday), these stats are very impressive.  It has been …