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…

Adam Silver’s Strong Stance on Sports Betting

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been one of the most vocal proponents of sports betting and has been extolling the value of legalization. In November, he penned an op-ed for the New York Times in which he came to the same conclusion that most bettors have — sports betting is widespread, and with limited legal options people…