Where is Sharp Money Going in Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals?

Last week in this space I examined the public betting trends for Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals and determined that the Warriors were offering tremendous value as 7.5-point favorites against the Thunder. They would ultimately win the game by 9-points and cover the spread. The prior week, I highlighted value on the Warriors…

Tracking Public Betting During The 2015-16 NBA Season

The 2016 NBA Finals begin tonight with the Golden State Warriors hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers in a rematch of last year’s Finals. Prior to the start of the season the Warriors (+200) were the favorite to win the Western Conference while the Cavs (-220) were the favorite to win the Eastern Conference at 5Dimes. Casual bettors…

2016 NBA Finals Betting Preview

In a highly anticipated rematch of last season’s NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors will face off against the Cleveland Warriors with the Larry O’Brien Trophy on the line. The Cavaliers cruised through the Eastern Conference, suffering just two losses in the first three rounds. On the flip side, the Warriors overcame a 3-1 deficit against…

2016 Rio Olympics: Early Betting Preview

The 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5 to August 21, 2016. The games will include 28 Olympic sports and 306 different events including new entrants like golf and rugby. Although there have been concerns about the construction and infrastructure projects, it appears that everything is on track for…