The Cowboys were covering as 5½-point home underdogs for almost the entire game against No. 2-ranked Baylor on Saturday. Emphasis on almost.
Bettors must handicap two questions: Which bubble teams will miss the NCAA Tournament? Which of those teams is good enough to rebound and win the NIT?
For the sheer amount of pain and suffering it caused in Las Vegas, the Knights’ bitter defeat to the Sharks is No. 1 on our list of the top seven betting bad beats of 2019.
The under is 38-22-1 (63.3 percent) in Christmas Day NBA games since 2005 and has been a profitable proposition in 13 of the last 14 years.
Oakland needs to beat Denver as a 3½-point road underdog and needs the Texans to beat the Titans, Ravens to beat the Steelers and the Colts to beat the Jaguars.
The MGM Resorts sportsbook gambler won $200,259 on a seven-team round robin, $94,050 on a six-team round robin and $20,000 on a five-team parlay.
The Knicks-Pacers total was 209 on Saturday. Indiana led 104-100 with 5:05 left and the over looked like a lock. The final score was 104-103.
The Dallas Mavericks second-year star has quickly climbed the NBA MVP charts, ascending to the plus 250 second choice at the Westgate sportsbook after opening at 50-1.
Golden State has the NBA’s worst record at 3-13, is 6-10 ATS and has seen its 2020 NBA title odds soar to 1,000-1 after it was 12-1 in the preseason.
Minnesota, Southern California and Tennessee are among the teams drawing early action after Circa Sports released its Week 13 lines Sunday.