2016 NBA Finals MVP Odds

Before the opening round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs started on April 16th, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power released odds for the NBA Finals MVP. At the time of publication, Paddy Power was the only sportsbook offering odds for the award. They have been updating this prop bet throughout the playoffs, but we wanted to see how these odds had moved…

Where is Sharp Money Going in Game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals?

Over the past month, I have utilized the tools available to Sportsbook Insider and Bet Labs subscribers to identify sharp money and diagnose historically profitable betting trends in the 2016 NBA Playoffs. This research has paid tremendous dividends, with contrarian strategies continuing to win at an astounding rate. The value derived from betting against the…

Where is Sharp Money Going in Game 4 of the 2016 NBA Finals?

Over the past three weeks, I have broken down the marquee NBA playoff games using the tools available to Sportsbook Insider and Bet Labs subscribers. By examining public betting trends, sharp money indicators and betting system matches, I have been able to identify which sides and totals offered value to bettors. Three weeks ago I highlighted value on the…

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…