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NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Tuesday

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

The NBA card for Tuesday January 31st features six games on the schedule to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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The lone game set for National Television goes off at 8:30PM Eastern Time on NBA TV as the San Antonio Spurs will host the Oklahoma City Thunder. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side San Antonio Spurs favored by -9 points with over under odds of 210 ½ points. The Thunder will look to rebound after 16 point decision over national television to the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road Sunday. OKC is in danger of opening up the playoffs on the road as the team is 28-20. Russell Westbrook is putting up triple doubles left and right but the Thunder’s issue has been efficiency on offense. The team hits only 32.5% from the field along with 74% from the free throw line. It is now a three point shooting league and not a triple double league. The Durant loss was huge for this team. San Antonio is 36-11 and will look to break a two game losing streak. They hosted the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday and lost 105-101 as they failed to cover as a 12 point favorite. The Spurs are the top three point shooting team in the NBA as they connect on 41%.

The late night game goes off at 10:30PM Eastern Time on NBA TV as the LA Lakers host the Denver Nuggets. Denver is favored on the road by -2 points with over under odds of 226 points. The LA Lakers opened up at 10-10 and there was hope that the team would contend for a playoff berth. Since LA has gone 6-24 and will look to break a three game losing streak as the team drops an eight point decision at Utah. LA since the opening of the season has had struggles on defense as the team allows opponents 47.9% shooting which is 30th and last in the league. Denver is 21-25 and a young team that is playing its best basketball of the year. They have won three straight and seven of their past nine games after they beat Phoenix on the road Saturday.

NBA Pro Basketball Point Spread Over Under Betting Preview

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

The NBA card for Sunday January 29th features three games over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It all begins at 3:30PM Eastern Time on ABC TV as the Cleveland Cavaliers are home to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Cleveland Cavaliers favored by -7 points with the total lined at 220 points. Cleveland is 31-14 and has struggled losing three straight until they defeated Brooklyn by eight points on Friday. Defense has been a major issue for the Cavs as they have allowed an average of 45.6% shooting which is now in the bottom half of the league. OKC is 28-19 and in danger of opening the playoffs on the road. In a league that focuses on three point shots. The Thunder is making only 32.7% from three.

On NBA TV at 6PM Eastern Time the New Orleans Pelicans have a home date with the Washington Wizards. Washington is favored on the road by -1 point with a total lined at 218 points. Washington has gotten good offensive production as they have won three straight and six of seven games. The offense has come alive for the Wizards as they average 109 points per game with 47.5% shooting. New Orleans is still trying to find a quality surrounding cast for Anthony Davis.

The late night game tips at 9PM Eastern Time on NBA TV as the Portland Trailblazers are home to the Golden St Warriors. Golden St enters this game on a back to back as they crush the LA Clippers on their home court on Saturday night 144-98 as they easily cover the spread as a -13 point favorite. Curry had 43 points in their blowout win. Kevin Durant has led the team in shooting and scoring as he is averaging 26 points per game and hitting on nearly 55% from the field. Portland has been an underperforming team this year as they are 21-27 on the season. The Trailblazers are just 13-9 on the home court and has been hampered by a poor defense that allows 110.2 points per game.

College Basketball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Saturday

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Several games are on tap from college basketball on Saturday January 28th to the satisfaction of college basketball bettors worldwide.

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It all gets underway at 12PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the West Virginia Mountaineers host the Texas A&M Aggies. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the West Virginia Mountaineers -16 point favorites. West Virginia has the look of a team that could make it to the Final Four this season. They are a pressing team that forces turnovers from opposing ball handlers. They come off a victory at home Tuesday as they defeated Kansas 85-69 as a -3 ½ point favorite which broke an 18 game win streak by the Jayhawks. West Virginia with help by creating turnovers is an outstanding offensive team as they average 88 points per game along with 48% shooting. This is a down Texas A&M team as they are 3-5 in the SEC. After dropping five of six games the Aggies have won two straight games.

On CBS TV at 1PM Eastern Time the Miami Hurricanes are home to the North Carolina Tar Heels. North Carolina is favored on the road by -6 points. North Carolina carries a seven game win streak into this contest after their 18 point home victory to a good Virginia Tech team on Thursday as they cover as a 15 ½ point favorite. Miami is 2-3 in the ACC as they have struggled on the road with losses at Duke, Wake Forest and Syracuse.

Two storied programs meet on ESPN TV at 6:15PM Eastern Time as the Kentucky Wildcats have a home date against the Kansas Jayhawks. Kentucky is favored by -7 1/2 points. Both teams are coming off losses on the road this week. Kentucky fell victim to Tennessee on the road Tuesday losing 82-80 as a 10 ½ point favorite. The Wildcats carries a seven game win streak into that game. Kentucky for the year is making 51% of their shots. Kansas was close to West Virginia for most of the game until the Mountaineers rallied late for a 16 point home victory.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Friday

Friday, January 27th, 2017

The NBA card for Friday January 27th features ten games on the schedule to the delight of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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The lone game airing over national television goes off at 8PM Eastern Time as the Philadelphia 76ers host the Houston Rockets over ESPN TV. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road team Houston Rockets favored by -7 points with over under odds of 220 points. The Philadelphia 76ers are an improved basketball team They sit ten games under .500 at 17-27 and are much more competitive in their games. They are getting good contribution from Joel Embiid who is shooting 46.2% from the field which leads the team along with nearly 20 point per game average. He has missed three straight games with a contusion over his left knee. The team has now moved to the upper half of the NBA in two key defensive areas as they allow 45% shooting with 35.7% from the three point line. Journeyman Ersan Ilyasova leads Philadelphia with a 15.4 points per game average. Houston sits at 24-15 and is battling San Antonio for the two seed in the Western Conference. They are 1-2 on this five game road trip that ends Sunday at Indiana. Houston puts up good offensive numbers but defensively they still give up a high shooting percentage to opponents at 46%.

The late night game begins at 10PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel as the Portland Trailblazers will host the Memphis Grizzlies. The game is lined at a pick with a total of 205 ½ points. Memphis is a very good defensive team but they are well below average shooting the basketball as they hit 42.7%. Center Marc Gasol has changed his game this year as he is attempting more three point shots. He usually lives in the low post but the veteran center now has attempted 162 three pointers and making nearly 40% of them. Gasol shot no more than 17 three pointers in any one season. Portland has underperformed this season as their defense has digressed from last year. Portland is seven games under .500 as they have been poor defending the three point line allowing 38.2%.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Thursday

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

The NBA returns to TNT TV on Thursday January 26th with two games over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It all begins at 8PM Eastern Time on TNT as the Oklahoma City Thunder will host the Dallas Mavericks. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -9.5 points with over under odds 198 points. Dallas got off to a very poor start as Dirk Nowitzki was sidelined with injury. Dallas has shown improvement as the team has won five of seven games entering play. They are an old team and owner Mark Cuban isn’t shy about talking about how tanking is beneficial for his franchise. That may just be sarcasm from the owners lips as the team is trying very hard on the court to win games. The stats are ugly on offense and defense for the Mavericks. They are a poor shooting team near the bottom of the league at 43.7% shooting. They are last in the NBA in three point shooting defense by allowing 39.6% shooting to opponents. Oklahoma City is just 27-19 and could open up on the road during the NBA playoffs. Russell Westbrook gets all the headlines for triple doubles but the Thunder could be a first round exit in the playoffs due near bottom ranking in the NBA in three point and free throw shooting.

The late night game tips at 10:30PM Eastern Time on TNT as the Utah Jazz are home to the LA Lakers. Utah is favored by -13 points with over under odds of 203.5 points. The LA Lakers after a promising 10-10 start to the season has gone 6-23 since. They are the worst defensive team in the NBA so pressure is on the offense night in and night out to shoot lights out to win games. Teams are shooting 48% on LA. Utah has a shot at earning home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs as the team sits at 29-18. Utah has defended well the past few seasons but now they are an above average shooting team that turned around this team into a contender in the West.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Wednesday

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

The NBA returns on the ESPN TV airways on Wednesday January 25th as there at two games scheduled over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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The action gets going at 8PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Charlotte Hornets will host the Golden St Warriors. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road side Golden St Warriors favored by -9 ½ points with an over under line of 222 ½ points. Golden St is looking to rebound as they suffered a loss on the road to Miami on Monday 105-102 as the Heat hit a three pointer at the buzzer for the Warriors first loss in eight games. They are 2-1 on this four game road trip that ends on Wednesday. Charlotte will be concluding a five game home stand in this game. They are 3-1 with their loss coming on Monday to Charlotte 109-99 as a 6 ½ point favorite. The highlight of this home stand for the Hornets came on Friday as they defeated a good shooting Toronto Raptors team 113-78 as a 1 ½ point favorite.

The late night game begins at 10:30PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Portland Trailblazers are home to the LA Lakers. Portland is favored by -10 points with over under odds of 220 points. Portland has won and covered both meetings with the Lakers this year. One meeting was held in Portland and the other game was played at Staples Center all in the month of January. This will be the Lakers first game since suffering their worst loss in franchise history on Sunday in a 122-73 road defeat at Dallas. The final margin of victory for Dallas was 49 points but the Mavericks led by as much as 53 points in this game. The Lakers issue all season has been their inability to defend. LA is last in field goal defense by allowing opponents 48% shooting. Portland a playoff team who won a first round series last year is underperforming this season at 18-27. Trailblazers also struggle on defense ranking near the bottom in scoring and three point shooting defense.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Tuesday

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

The NBA features six games on the schedule for Tuesday January 24th to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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The action gets underway at 7PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel as the Toronto Raptors host the San Antonio Spurs. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road team San Antonio Spurs favored by -3 ½ points with over under odds of 207.5 points. San Antonio is on a back to back in this spot as they crushed the Brooklyn Nets Monday 112-86 and covering as an 8 point favorite. The Spurs have won four straight and are 0-2 on this four game road trip that will end with a game at New Orleans on Friday. The road trip started on Saturday where the Spurs earned an impressive 118-115 overtime victory at Cleveland. San Antonio has won 19 of 22 on the road this season and holds the second seed in the Western conference. The Spurs are the top three point shooting team in pro basketball as they make 41% from beyond the arc. Kawhi Leonard is leading the Spurs with 25.5 points per game average. They have been hit with injury issues with Tony Parker and Pau Gasol will miss the game due to injuries. Toronto will look to break a three game losing streak as the suffered a horrible 12 point home loss to Phoenix on Sunday. Toronto is also a good three point shooting team as they connect on 38%.

The late night game tips at 9PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel as the Denver Nuggets are home to the Utah Jazz. Denver is favored by-2 ½ points with over under odds of 211.5 points. Utah is making a case for a #4 seed in the Western conference and home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. They are 29-17 on the year had a six game win streak snapped in a two point home loss to Oklahoma City Monday by two points. Denver is seven games under .500 and have been marred by poor defensive play as the team is giving up 47% shooting to opponents.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Monday

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

The NBA card for Monday January 23rd features nine games on the schedule to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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The lone game over national television begins at 8PM Eastern Time on TNT as the Indiana Pacers host the New York Knicks. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Indiana Pacers favored by -5 ½ points with over under odds listed at 218 points. New York is in a crises mode after a promising start what has followed has been a disastrous month of December and January. The team has fallen to 19-26 on the season and has dropped two straight after losing to Phoenix at home Saturday 107-105. In that loss the Knicks surrendered 49 points combined to Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe of the Suns. New York allowed 90 points through three quarters until the pace slowed in a closely contested game in the final quarter. Defense has been a major issue for this Knicks team with Carmelo Anthony at the center of attention for this deficiency. Trade rumors have been swirling as Anthony may be destined for a trade out of New York. The Knicks are giving up 108 points per game. Indiana is showing improvement on the offensive side of the court but it hasn’t done much for the teams overall record as they are just one game over .500 at 22-21 on the season. This with a healthy season thus far from Paul George who is averaging 22 points per game.

The late night game tips at 9PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel as the Utah Jazz are home to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Utah is favored by -5 ½ points with the total set at 203 ½ points. Utah is a team in the rise in the Western conference with a record of 29-16. They are in the hunt for a home court in the first round of the playoffs with the Clippers and Thunder moving down in the standings. OKC is three games back of OKC in the standings and despite Russell Westbrook making headlines with triple doubles the team is near the bottom of the league from the three point and free throw line.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Sunday

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

There will be a total of four games on the schedule from the NBA for Sunday January 22nd to the delight of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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The action gets underway at 12PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel as the Orlando Magic welcome into town the Golden St Warriors. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road team Golden St Warriors favored by -12 ½ points with the over under line of 223 ½ points. Golden St is playing its best basketball of the season. They are coming off dominating double digit victories to Cleveland, Oklahoma City and at Houston in their past three games where they scored an average of 124 points in each of those games. In their victory on Friday at Houston the Warriors shot nearly 53% from the floor with 15 of 38 from three point distance. Kevin Durant led the team with 32 points on 12 of 19 shooting. They limited a good shooting Houston team to only 7 of 35 from three point range. Orlando had lost seven of eight games when they took the court on Friday at home to Milwaukee where they earned a 112-96 victory. They crushed the Bucks on the glass by pulling down 13 more rebounds.

The late game goes off at 7PM Eastern Time over NBA League Pass Channel as the Minnesota Timberwolves host the Denver Nuggets. It will be Minnesota favored by -4 ½ points with over under odds coming in at 221 points. This is a battle between two young teams whose struggles have come on the defensive end of the court. The Nuggets are on a back to back in this spot as they hosted the LA Clippers on Saturday and came away with a 123-98 victory to move the team to 18-24 on the season. Denver has won four of their past five games with the win. Minnesota has won four of their previous six games as they defeated the LA Clippers on Thursday 104-101 on the road. Karl Anthony Towns has performed well for the Timberwolves leading the team with 22.3 points and 12 rebounds per game.

NFL Pro Football Sports Betting Match Up Odds Previews for Sunday

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

The NFL Conference Championships are on tap for Sunday January 22nd with two outstanding games over national television to the satisfaction of pro football bettors worldwide.

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The NFC Championship is scheduled for 3PM Eastern Time on FOX as the Atlanta Falcons will host the Green Bay Packers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Atlanta Falcons favored by -6 points with over under odds of 60 ½ points. The Green Bay Packers have been on a roll as the team has won eight straight must win games to get to this point. It was an epic win last week in the Divisional Round as an Aaron Rodgers remarkable pass got Green Bay in position for the game winning 51 yard field as time expired in their 34-31 road win at the top seeded Dallas Cowboys. Green Bay’s offense has been on fire as the team has scored 30 or greater points in six straight games. Atlanta defeated Green bay at home in their regular season meeting back on October 30th 33-32 as a -3 point favorite. Atlanta has strung together five straight victories as they defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round last week 36-20 and covering as a -6 ½ point favorite. Atlanta is the number one scoring team in the NFL as they push across 33.8 points per game.

AFC Championship kicks off at 6:40PM Eastern Time on CBS as the New England Patriots are home to the Pittsburgh Steelers. New England is favored by -6 points with over under odds lined at 50 ½ points. New England is in the AFC Championship for a seventh straight time. They weren’t their best last week with three turnovers and numerous penalties yet defeated the Houston Texans at home 34-16 as they covered as a -16 point favorite. Pittsburgh successfully defended a two point conversion late to beat Kansas City 18-6 in their divisional playoff a week ago. The Steelers will need to be better than 0 of 4 inside the red zone as all 18 points by the Steelers came by field goals.