The Bears are projected as slight home favorites as they put their 23-game winning streak on the line against the Jayhawks on Saturday.
Las Vegas, which lost in the semifinals last season, leads a clear division between the top six teams in the league and the bottom six.
The Philadelphia 76ers have the league’s best home record (25-2) but one of the worst road records (9-19) and worst spread records (22-29-4 ATS).
An all-time Super Bowl prop loss and some brutal changes of fortune in basketball make up our first weekly compilation of games bettors want to forget.
Surprisingly strong Baylor, Dayton and San Diego State have climbed in the power ratings, but could run into difficulty in the NCAA Tournament.
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.