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NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Tuesday

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

The NBA features six games on the schedule on Tuesday February 28th from the NBA to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide. Two games are on tap for National Television.

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The action begins at 7PM Eastern Time on NBA TV as the Washington Wizards are home to 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 -6 ½ points with over under odds line of 229 ½ points. Golden St will be on a back to back in this game as the Warriors traveled to Philadelphia on Monday and came away with the 119-108 road victory failing to cover the spread as a -14 point favorite. The Warriors are headed into a difficult scheduling spot with many road games and condensed for the month of March. It may be tough to back the Warriors in the month of March as head coach Steve Kerr is well aware of the upcoming brutal schedule for Golden St and that may mean limited minutes plus sitting out players altogether for rest. Blowing a 3-1 lead in the NBA finals may dictate Kerr’s minute distribution the rest of the regular season. No Warrior player on Monday played more than 36 minutes as Kerr went deep into his bench with 13 players seeing action. 12 of those players saw five minutes or greater. Washington Wizards has had a hot month of January and February that has catapulted the team into the race for the second seed in the Eastern conference. The Wizards have stubbed their toe of late dropping games on the road to Philadelphia and home to Utah since returning to action after the All Star Break.

The late night game tips at 10:30PM Eastern Time on NBA TV as the LA Lakers welcome into town the Charlotte Hornets. Charlotte is favored on the road by -3 ½ points with the over under line set at 216 points. LA Lakers must cultivate through the rest of a disappointing season without their leading scorer Lou Williams who was traded to the Houston Rockets. Charlotte is a team that has collapsed in the months of January and February with poor defense.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Monday

Monday, February 27th, 2017

The NBA returns to TNT TV on Monday February 27th as there are two games over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It all begins at 7PM Eastern Time on TNT TV as the Cleveland Cavaliers will host the Milwaukee Bucks. Cleveland had a four game win streak snapped as they get beat at home to the Chicago Bulls Saturday night 117-99 as a -6 point favorite. Cleveland was outrebounded by the Bulls by seven boards. The Cavaliers allowed Chicago to shoot 49.5% as well as 15 of 30 from the three point line. Defense has been an issue for Cleveland this year as they sit around league average in the key areas of points allowed, field goal and three point shooting defense. LeBron James leads the Cavs with 25.7 points per game along with nine assists. The team is putting up championship numbers on offense. They are second best in the league from three hitting on 39%. Milwaukee is 26-31 on the season and has won four of five games after their 100-96 home victory to Phoenix on Sunday. The Bucks slide has come from poor play on the defensive end of the court.

The late night game tips at 9:30PM Eastern Time on TNT TV as the Houston Rockets are home to the Indiana Pacers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Houston Rockets favored by -10 points with over under odds of 231 ½ points. Houston has won two straight and six of seven games. Rockets defeated Minnesota in a very high scoring game on Saturday 142-130 as a 12 ½ point favorite. Eight players were in double digits for Houston. The Rockets were able to win despite getting outrebounded by 27 rebounds because Houston forced 25 Minnesota turnovers. Indiana 30-29 and will look to rebound after a 113-95 road defeat at Miami on Saturday. Indiana is on a downside losers of seven of eight games. Defensive play has been poor by Indiana in this slump as they have given up 110 points or greater in those seven losses.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Sunday

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

The NBA will feature three games over national television on Sunday February 26th to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It all gets underway at 3:30PM Eastern Time on NBA TV as the Milwaukee Bucks host the Phoenix Suns. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has Milwaukee Bucks the -6 ½ point home favorite with the over under odds of 223 ½ points. Phoenix will look for revenge in this game as the Bucks crushed the Suns on the road 137-112 as they cover as a 1 ½ point favorite. Milwaukee had an outstanding shooting game hitting on 63% from the floor. Phoenix was cold connecting on 41% in defeat. Milwaukee looks to rebound after a 14 point home loss to Utah on Friday. Milwaukee had their three game win streak broken. The Bucks have slumped the past three months as the defense performed poorly. It’s another lottery season for the Suns as they enter play at 18-40. Phoenix struggles have come from their lack of defense.

On NBA TV at 7PM Eastern Time the Oklahoma City Thunder welcome into town the New Orleans Pelicans. Oklahoma City is favored by -6 pints with over under odds of 213 ½ points. Oklahoma City will have trouble earning home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The trading deadline passed and the Thunder still needs help on the perimeter as OKC is among the worst three point shooting team in the NBA. New Orleans is 0-2 since acquiring DeMarcus Cousins in the lineup. New Orleans was beaten 96-83 at Dallas on Friday.

The late night game tips off at 9:30PM Eastern Time on NBA TV as the LA Clippers have a home date with the Charlotte Hornets. LA Clippers are favored by -9 ½ points with a total set at 212 points. LA Clippers are 0-2 since the All Star break with losses at Golden St and home to San Antonio. Chris Paul returned to the lineup for the Clippers and scored 17 points and dished out five assists. Charlotte played their way out of the playoff picture with poor play defensively .

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Saturday

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

The NBA card for Saturday February 25th features two games over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It all gets underway at 5PM Eastern Time on NBA TV as the Sacramento Kings host the Charlotte Hornets. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road team Charlotte Hornets favored by -2 ½ points with the over under line of 208 ½ points. Sacramento after trading away DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans faced the Denver Nuggets at home on Thursday and came away with the 116-100 victory as a 6 ½ point underdog. Sacramento was heavily criticized for making the move. But a big man in the low post is a dying breed in an NBA now where teams are launching many three point shots attempts. If the draft picks work out it could be a better move for Sacramento. The Kings no longer need to feed Cousins anymore and can play a more modern offensive game plan with space on the three point perimeter and more ball movement. When the ball went inside to DeMarcus Cousins he held the ball very long stagnating the Kings offensive movement. In the victory against the Nuggets it was Buddy Hield and Tyreke Evans off the bench combining for 31 points. Charlotte was a playoff contender in the first few months of the season but hit a massive slump in January and February. They have fallen to 24-33 losing five straight and nine of ten games.

In primetime at 8:30PM Eastern Time on ABC TV as the Cleveland Cavaliers have a home date with the Chicago Bulls. Cleveland is favored by -11 points with the total set at 215 ½ points. The Cavaliers returned from the All Star break with a 119-104 home victory to the New York Knicks on Thursday covering as a 10 point favorite. Cleveland is league average defensive team this season. Chicago is 29-29 and will be on a back to back after a seven point home victory to Phoenix. The Bulls are the worst three point shooting team in the NBA and near the bottom of the league in field goal shooting percentage.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Friday

Friday, February 24th, 2017

The NBA returns on ESPN on Friday February 24th with two games scheduled over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It all begins at 8PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Toronto Raptors host the Boston Celtics. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Toronto Raptors the -3 point betting odds favorite with the over under line set at 215 ½ points. The Boston Celtics have overtaken the Toronto Raptors as the second seed in the Eastern conference holding a four game lead in the loss column. With the Washington Wizards surging the Celtics are just one game ahead in the loss column over the Washington. Boston under Brad Stevens always have defended very well. For the first time under Stevens we have seen Boston rise from melodicity offensively. Boston is shooting 37% from the three point line ranking the team in the Top ten in the league. They are the best free throw shooting team in the NBA making 81%. Isaiah Thomas has found a permanent home with the Celtics and he leads the league in scoring with 30 points per game. Boston had won eight of nine games until dropping a 104-103 road decision before the All Star Break to Chicago. The Celtics were on a back to back playing their third game in four days against a rested Bulls team. Toronto’s slide came from the defensive end of the court. They had lost three straight until a 90-85 home victory to Charlotte to enter the All Star break.

The late night game tips at 10:30PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the LA Clippers are home to the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs have won seven of nine games as they hit the break beating Orlando 107-79. The Spurs are the best three point shooting team in the NBA making 40% from beyond the arc. The Clippers enter play on a back to back as their four game win streak broken in a 123-113 defeat at Golden St on Thursday. The turning point was the third quarter as the Clippers are outscored 50-26 in defeat.

College Basketball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Thursday

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

There will be several outstanding matchups from college basketball on Thursday February 23rd over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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The action begins at 7PM Eastern Time on ESPN as the Cincinnati Bearcats will host the Memphis Tigers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Cincinnati Bearcats favored by -12.5 points. It has been a great season for Cincinnati as the team enters at 24-3. The Bearcats remain an outstanding defensive team as they allow only 37.5% shooting to their opponents. The difference now is that Cincinnati has finally been able to shine on the offensive end of the court. The team averages 75 points per game and is connecting on 47% from the floor. For some time the Bearcats struggled to get over 40% shooting. Memphis is 18-9 and look to turn things around as the Tigers have lost two straight and three of four games. Memphis comes of a 65-62 road defeat at Connecticut last Thursday.

At 7PM Eastern Time on ESPN U TV the Michigan St Spartans have a home date with the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Michigan St is favored by -6 points. This is a rematch game as Michigan St beat Nebraska on the road in their first meeting 72-61 covering as a 2 point favorite. Michigan St is a bubble team at 16-11 and 8-6 in conference. They will look to rebound after an 80-63 road defeat at Purdue failing to cover as a 10 point underdog. Michigan St has struggled this year at the free throw line. It has been a down year for Nebraska as they are a poor shooting team that led to a 12-14 record.

The Big Ten conference is featured on ESPN TV at 9PM Eastern Time as the Ohio St Buckeyes welcome into town the Wisconsin Badgers. Wisconsin is favored on the road by -5 points. Wisconsin is comfortably in the NCAA Tournament at 22-5 and 11-3 in the Big Ten. Badgers recently broke a two game losing streak with a 71-60 home victory to Maryland on Sunday. Ohio St looks to break a three game losing streak as they fell to 15-13 overall and 5-10 in conference in a 58-57 home defeat to Nebraska. Looks like Ohio St is NIT bound unless then can win the Big Ten Tournament.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Thursday

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The NBA returns from the All Star Break on Thursday February 23rd as there are six games on the schedule to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It all gets underway at 8PM Eastern Time on TNT TV as the Cleveland Cavaliers are home to 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 Cleveland Cavaliers favored by -10 points with over under odds lined at 223 points. Cleveland is 39-16 as they hit the All Star Break. They will be without Kevin Love as he is recovering from his knee surgery and is due back in late March. Love will have two weeks left in the regular season when he returns to the Cavaliers lineup. Cleveland hit the break in good form with three straight victories and seven wins in eight games. Cleveland is still a very good offensive team. They have slipped a bit defensively this year as they rank at league average in field goal and three point shooting defense this season. It is another poor year for the New York Knicks as the team sits at 23-34 as they take the court. Rumors are swirling about the Knicks looking to trade Carmelo Anthony. Knicks have shot poorly this year and has struggled playing defense.

The late night game tips off at 10:30PM Eastern Time on TNT as the Golden St Warriors host the LA Clippers. Golden St is favored by -12 points with the total set at 230 ½ points. LA Clippers are in a battle for the fourth seed in the Western conference and home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Clippers hit the break on a four game win streak after their 99-84 victory at home to Atlanta. LA is still without Chris Paul who has been sidelined with a ligament injury on his thumb. Paul has been cleared to play and is questionable on Thursday. Golden St has the best record in the NBA with a record of 47-9 and entered the All Star break winners of eight of ten games. Kevin Durant in his first year with Golden St leads the team with 25.8 points per game and 54% shooting.

College Basketball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Wednesday

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

The college basketball card for Wednesday February 22nd features several outstanding games over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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It all begins at 7PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Syracuse Orange will host the Duke Blue Devils. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road team Duke Blue Devils favored by -4 points. Duke has gotten hot as the team enters on a seven game win streak. They will enter play after a 99-94 victory at home to Wake Forest on Saturday. Duke had a very good shooting game in the victory as they connected on 59% from the floor and nailed 13 of 27 from three point line. On the season the Blue Devils are connecting on 48% as well as 38% from the three point line. Syracuse has been an up and down team this year. They are now on a three game losing streak after winning five straight. The Orange look to rebound from a 71-65 defeat on the road at Georgia Tech.

Two ACC conference heavyweights meet at 9PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the North Carolina Tar Heels have a home date with the Louisville Cardinals. North Carolina is favored by -6 points. Louisville carries a three game win streak into this games with close calls winning in overtime by four at Syracuse and a four point home victory to Virginia Tech on Saturday. North Carolina is coming off an impressive 65-41 home victory to Virginia on Saturday night. The Tar Heels are the best rebounding team in college basketball and they pulled down 17 more boards than the Cavaliers.

The Big East conference is showcased on FOX Sports 1 at 9PM Eastern Time as the Villanova Wildcats are home to the Butler Bulldogs. Villanova is favored by -10 points. This is a rematch as Butler was able to pull off the 66-58 home upset victory to Villanova in their first meeting as a 2 point underdog. Butler carries a two game win streak with wins at home to DePaul and St Johns in blowout fashion. Villanova with a 22 point road win at Seton Hall improves their win streak to seven games.

NBA Pro Basketball Odds to Win 2017 Championship Sports Betting Preview

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

The NBA is in the All Star Break with just two months remaining in the regular season until the playoffs begin. We take a look at the odds to win the 2017 NBA Championship.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the Golden St Warriors favored by +220 to win the NBA 2017 Championship. The Warriors hold best record in the NBA by four games over San Antonio at 43-13. Kevin Durant has fit in nicely for Golden St. The team has been able to avoid major injuries and leads the NBA in scoring, shooting and three point defense. Durant is averaging 25.8 points per game and making nearly 54% of his shots which is best on the Warriors.

The defending World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers are second favored at +325 odds. The Cavaliers hold a four game lead in the loss column over the second seeded Boston Celtics in the Eastern conference. They were hit with a major injury to Kevin Love who will be out one more month with knee surgery. The Cavaliers issues have been on the defensive end where they sit near league average in the key categories of defense.

Third in the wagering are the San Antonio Spurs returning +750 odds. Tim Duncan retirement the team was able to add Pau Gasol to the roster. San Antonio is the best three point shooting team in the NBA making 40% of their shots.

The upstart Boston Celtics check in fourth on the list at +1200 odds. Boston issues in the past few seasons have been on offense because they could defend. They fixed that this season and now sit as the second seed in the Eastern conference at 37-20. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 30 points a game to lead the Celtics.

With a slump since January the Toronto Raptors have fallen to +2500 odds. Toronto has slipped to 33-24 and four games back of Boston for the number two seed. The Raptors slump has been attributed to poor play on defense.

A notable longshot is the defensive minded Utah Jazz that return +6000 odds. The Jazz are in a fight for the fourth seed in the Western conference at 35-22. Utah has greatly improved their offensive play this season to move up the rankings of the Western conference.

College Basketball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Tuesday

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

The college basketball card for Tuesday February 21st features several outstanding games over national television to the satisfaction of college basketball bettors worldwide.

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The SEC conference is showcased on ESPN TV at 7PM Eastern Time as the Florida Gators will host the South Carolina Gamecocks. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the Florida Gators favored by -9 ½ points. This is a rematch of their first meeting where South Carolina posted the 57-53 home victory to the Gators covering as a 2 point favorite. Both teams shot terribly as the Gators hit on 29% while Florida hit on 35%. Both teams strengths lie on the defensive end of the court as they both surrender about 40% from the field. South Carolina looks to snap a two game losing streak after their 71-62 road defeat at Vanderbilt on Saturday. Florida carries an eight game win streak after their 57-52 road victory at Mississippi St on Saturday.

On 7PM Eastern Time on ESPN2 TV the Baylor Bears are home to the Oklahoma Sooners. Baylor is lined as a -12 point betting favorite. Oklahoma has not been able to rebuild following their Final Four season last year. They have fallen to 8-17 as they have dropped eight of nine games after their 96-92 road defeat at Oklahoma St on Saturday and covering as a 11 ½ point underdog. Baylor will look to break a two game losing streak after a two point home defeat to Kansas.

It will be a Big Ten conference showdown at 9PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Iowa Hawkeyes have a home date with the Indiana Hoosiers. Iowa is favored at home by -2 points. Looks like both teams may have to win the Big Ten championship game to earn a berth into the NCAA Tournament. Iowa fell to 14-13 on the year after their home defeat to Illinois Saturday 70-66 failing to cover as a 4 ½ point favorite for their third straight defeat and seventh loss in ten games. Indiana has lost four straight and six of seven games after their 75-74 road defeat at Minnesota.