What Bettors Should Know for Tuesday, May 20

1. NBA

– The Miami Heat, who suffered a 107-96 loss in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, are currently receiving 77% of spread bets as a 2.5-point favorite tonight against the Indiana Pacers. Based on our Bet Labs analysis, the Miami Heat may be offering bettors value tonight:

– Last night the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-105 to take a 1-0 series lead. The Spurs have opened as 6-point favorites for their Game 2 matchup and have moved from -175 to -500 to win the series (via 5Dimes).

– In head coaching news, it looks like Kevin Ollie — who was considered by oddsmakers to be the favorite for the vacant Los Angeles Lakers head coaching job — will be returning to UConn next season:

2. MLB

– Indians top prospect Trevor Bauer (4-1, 2.15 ERA for AAA Columbus) has been promoted from the minors and will start today’s game against Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers. At the time of publication, Detroit was receiving 82% of moneyline bets as a -140 favorite.

– Key injuries for today’s games include:

Reds 1B Joey Votto, Quad, Out
Royals C Salvador Perez, Thumb, Out
Rangers 1B Prince Fielder, Neck, Questionable
Pirates OF Starling Marte, Hamstring, Probable

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

3. NFL

– Using point spreads from CG Technologies (formerly known as Cantor Gaming) and win totals from the LVH, we have projected the 2014 win totals for all 32 NFL teams.

– In other NFL news, Bears WR Brandon Marshall took a large step towards finishing his career in Chicago:

4. Horse Racing

– After some controversy, it appears that California Chrome will be racing in the Belmont Stakes:

– For the latest odds and public betting data, make sure to view our 2014 Belmont Stakes odds.

5. Soccer

– The World Cup is less than a month away and we have updated World Cup odds and betting percentages from multiple offshore sportsbooks.

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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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