2016-17 NBA Betting Against the Public: Midseason Report

Before the start of every season, Sports Insights posts a series of articles that highlight the ideal threshold for contrarian betting. By utilizing our public betting trends from seven contributing sportsbooks, we are able to see which teams are being pounded by a majority of public bettors. This simple strategy encourages bettors to identify the most popular…

DeMarcus Cousins Trade Fallout

When DeMarcus Cousins flew to New Orleans to play in the All-Star game this weekend, he probably couldn’t have guessed that he landed in his new home. In a stunning turn of events, Cousins, who was pulled from the game after playing just two minutes, was traded to the Pelicans late on Sunday night for…

2016-17 NBA Futures from the Westgate Superbook

Before the 2016 Conference Finals had even concluded, the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook released its odds on the 2017 NBA Championship. The Warriors were listed as the early favorite to take home the Larry O’Brien Trophy, but they dropped from +150 to +250 after being defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals. Those…

2017 NBA All-Star Game MVP Odds

The 2017 NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. At the time of publication, no sportsbook had posted odds on the All-Star Game, but the Western Conference is expected to be favored over the Eastern Conference. In last year’s game, the Western Conference defeated…

2017 NBA Skills Challenge Betting Preview

While the Skills Challenge does not receive as much attention as the 3-point and Slam Dunk contests, it is still an exciting and underrated All-Star weekend event. No worries if you’re unfamiliar with the format because it’s fairly simple. Four pairs go head-to-head, maneuvering through an obstacle course. The player who finishes the course with the fastest…