What Bettors Should Know for Saturday, May 31

1. NBA

– Last night the Miami Heat defeated the Indiana Pacers 117-92 to advance to the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive season. They are currently a -120 favorite to win the 2014 NBA Championship followed by the San Antonio Spurs (+120) and Oklahoma City Thunder (+750).

– Speaking of the Thunder and Spurs, the two teams will face off tonight at 8:30 PM ET in Oklahoma City. Although San Antonio currently leads the series 3-2, the Thunder are currently receiving 71% of spread bets as a 3.5-point favorite.

2. NHL

– Last night the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 to force a decisive Game 7 on Sunday in Chicago:

3. MLB

– Earlier this week we published an article detailing how sharp MLB bettors can profit from reverse line movement.

– There are a number of key injuries for today’s games including:

Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia, Hand, Questionable
Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo, Hamstring, Questionable
Indians 2B Jason Kipnis, Rest, Doubtful
Athletics 1B Brandon Moss, Calf, Doubtful
Giants C Buster Posey, Back, Questionable
Mariners 2B Robinson Cano, Illness, Questionable
Cardinals 1B Matt Adams, Calf, DL

– For the latest injury and lineup information, make sure to check out our MLB injury page.

4. College Football

– Earlier this morning we updated our article comparing the new College Football 4-team Playoff odds.

– It’s still several months until the College Football season begins, but get a jump start by checking out the 2014-15 Heisman Odds and Championship Futures.

5. Sports Betting

– In other sports betting news, New Jersey continue to make a push towards legalized sports betting and we should know the fate of the petition by June 23rd when the Supreme Court is expected to make a a ruling.

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David Solar

David Solar has been the Content Manager at Sports Insights for over four years. He specializes in sports betting analytics and has created several popular data-driven betting systems. He can be reached directly at david@sportsinsights.com or on twitter at @TheDavidSolar.

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