Sunday Potpourri

There is a lot of action in the sports marketplace today.   Here’s a sampling of some of the games our team of analysts is keying in on today — in our quest for value and contrarian “betting against the public” plays: In MLB, the most lopsided-bet game (and heaviest-bet game!) of the day is…

NBA Betting Trends – Heat vs Celtics

The Celtics opened as two-point favorites at Pinnacle, but despite relatively even betting on both sides, the Heat are now 1.5 point favorites.  As we first noted on our Twitter page, there was an early Pinnacle Steam Move (177-131, +28.55 units won) that helped cause the major line movement. As it gets closer to game…

Today’s NBA Betting Action

In today’s NBA betting action, the lower-ranked seeds are at home — but are still not gaining the respect of the public bettors. Dallas, at home vs. the Lakers — are 2-point favorites — but has about 35% of the “point spread” bets. Atlanta hosts the Bulls, and are 3.5-point underdogs.  They currently have just…

Sports Betting Tips, NBA & SportsInsights

This year’s NBA playoffs have been good for SportsInsights’ contrarian methods.   In particular, a scan of last night’s results showed another two wins for “bet against” underdogs (Philly & Denver covered the point spread — in losing causes).  Below are some betting tips that came to mind when looking at last night’s results. We…

NBA Playoffs Underdogs

In case you didn’t notice, many of the “larger” underdogs (about 6 points or more) have been covering during this year’s NBA playoff season. Last night, the Knicks covered the spread vs. the Celtics (as they did in Game One).  The Knicks are down two games to none — but covered both losses in Boston….

NBA Playoff Betting Trends – 76ers vs. Heat

Miami opened as an 11-point favorite at Olympic and, according to Sports Insights’ Betting Trends data, is currently receiving 67% of spread bets and 63% of moneyline wagers. Even though the majority of public bets are falling on the Heat, the line has actually dropped to -10.5 at the market-setting sportsbooks. This reverse-line movement is an indicator that…