NBA: Suns beat Warriors 104-96 late Tuesday night for their 17th straight victory and tied them for the best record in the NBA at 18-3. The Suns also covered after closing as 3-point home favorites while the game stayed way Under the betting total of 222.5 points. Faves went 3-1 SU on Tuesday (Lakers-Kings closed pick-'em), but only 2-2 ATS as Knicks (+ 6) covered in a 112-110 loss at the Nets. The lone upset was by the Grizzlies (+ 3 in a 98-91 win at the Raptors). Unders went 4-1 and improved to 178-138-3 (56.3 percent) on the season..
CBB: Ohio State rallied to upset No. 1 Duke 71-66 late Tuesday night. The Buckeyes did it as 3-point home underdogs and + 145 on the money line. The game stayed Under the betting total of 147.5 points.
NHL: Faves went 5-3 Tuesday with upsets by the Red Wings (+ 184 in 2-1 win at Bruins), Sharks (+ 125 in 5-2 win at Devils) and Ducks (+ 110 in 5-4 shootout win at Kings). Overs went 6-2.
Gambler Makes Suspicious $500k Bet On Kings/Lakers Game Hours Before LeBron James Was Ruled Out With Covid
It appears that one gambler may have had some inside information going into the Lakers-Kings game.
On Tuesday night, it was revealed that a gambler had made two large curious bets, $245k on the Kings +5 and $285k on the under of 227 points. Not long after the bet was made public, we learned that LeBron James had been ruled out of the game with Covid-19.
NBA: Underdogs went 5-4 SU and 7-2 ATS. Outright upsets were by the Hawks (+ 2 at Pacers), Magic (+ 8 vs. Nuggets), Cavaliers (+ 3 at Heat), Rockets (+ 2.5 at Thunder) and Kings (+ 6 at Clippers), plus 76ers (+ 3 at Celtics) and Hornets (+ 9 at Bucks) covered in losses. Overs went 7-2 on the night, but Unders still lead 180-145-3 (55.4 percent) on the season.
CBB: North Carolina upset No. 24 Michigan 72-51 as a 2.5-point home underdog. Other Top 25 teams to lose Wednesday were No. 12 BYU, 72-65 to Utah Valley (+ 13, + 650 on the money line) in OT; No. 14 Florida, 75-67 to Oklahoma (+ 1); and No. 18 Memphis, 82-79 to Georgia (+ 11.5).
NHL: Faves went 4-1 with the Kraken-Red Wings game closing pick-’em. The lone upset was by the Ducks (+ 145 vs. Golden Knights). The Rangers (-180 vs. Flyers), Maple Leafs (-130 vs. Avalanche), Canucks (-120 at Senators) and Oilers (-130 vs. Penguins) won and covered -1.5 on the puck line. Overs went 4-1.
CFB: No. 3 Alabama upset No. 1 Georgia 41-24 to win the SEC Championship Game as a 6.5-point underdog and + 200 on the money line. The game flew Over the betting total of 49. In other key game regarding the CFB Playoff, No. 3 Cincinnati beat No. 21 Houston 35-20 in the AAC Championship Game, covering as a 10.5-point favorite as the game went just Over the total of 52.5. No. 2 Michigan routed No. 13 Iowa 42-3 to win the Big Ten Championship Game after closing as a 12.5-point favorite while that game went just Over 44).
***** 2 SEC teams in CFP????
More CFB: No. 15 Pittsburgh (-3.5) routed No. 16 Wake Forest 45-21 in the ACC Championship Game with that game staying Under the high total of 73.5. No. 9 Baylor held off No. 5 Oklahoma State 21-16 with a late goal-line stand to win the Big 12 Championship Game as a 7-point underdog and + 225 on the money line while staying Under the total of 45.5 points. Northern Illinois routed Kent State 41-23 to win the MAC Championship Game as a 4-point dog and + 155 on the money line while the game stayed Under 75.5.
CBB: No. 16 Alabama upset No. 3 Gonzaga 91-82 as a 9.5-point road underdog and + 370 on the money line. Mississippi beat No. 18 Memphis 67-63 as a 1-point home dog.
NBA: Underdogs went 5-1 SU and ATS Saturday with the Grizzlies-Mavericks game closing pick-’em. The 5 upsets were by the Spurs (+ 9 at Warriors), Nuggets (+ 2 at Knicks), Bulls (+ 2.5 at Nets), Celtics (+ 1 at Blazers) and Kings (+ 1.5 vs. Clippers). Over/Unders split 3-3-1 with the push on Spurs-Warriors (219), but Unders still lead 189-156-4 (54.8 percent) on the season.
NHL: Faves went 7-2 Saturday with the Maple Leafs-Wild closing pick-'em. The only upsets were by the Senators (big + 180 dogs in 6-5 OT win vs. the Avalanche) and Red Wings (small -105 dog in 4-3 OT win vs. the Islanders). Overs went 6-4.
NFL: Chiefs (closed as 8.5-point home favorites) covered in 22-9 win vs. Broncos on Sunday Night Football and the game stayed way Under the betting total of 46.5. Faves went 7-5 SU and ATS on Sunday. Home and road teams split 6-6 SU and ATS while Unders went 7-5. Including Thursday Night Football, faves are 8-5 SU and ATS so far in Week 13, road teams lead 7-6 SU and ATS while Unders lead 8-5.
More NFL: On the season, faves are 112-77-1 SU with 3 games closing pick-'em, but underdogs still lead 105-84-1 ATS (55.6 percent). Road teams lead 98-91-1 SU with 3 neutral-site games (Packers-Saints in Week 1, plus 2 London games) and 108-81-1 ATS (57.1 percent). Unders lead 108-83-2 (56.5 percent).
Even more NFL: Faves went 5-2 SU and ATS in Sunday’s early games with the only upsets by the Lions (+ 7 and + 264 on the money line in 29-27 win vs. Vikings with a TD on the last play of the game for their first victory of the season) and the Chargers (+ 3 in 41-22 win at the Bengals). Road teams also went 5-2 SU and ATS early as several road chalk (which went 4-1 SU and ATS with Vikes the lone loser). Overs went 4-3. In the “afternoon” session, the Steelers (+ 4, + 175 ML) upset the Ravens 20-19 as the Ravens went for a late 2-point conversion and the win but failed. Dogs went 3-1 SU and ATS in the afternoon with the other upsets by the Washington Football Team (+ 2.5 in 17-15 win at the Raiders) and the Seahawks (+ 3 in a 30-23 win vs. the 49ers). The Rams (-13in 37-7 rout of the Jaguars) covered. Home teams went 3-1 SU and ATS in the afternoon while Unders went 3-1.
CFB: Sunday started with the national semifinals of the CFB Playoff being set for Dec. 31; by the end of the first day of wagering, No. 1 Alabama was a 13.5-point favorite vs. No. 4 Cincinnati (Over/Under 58.5) and No. 3 Georgia is a 7.5-point favorite over No. 2 Michigan (O/U 43.5).
CBB: No. 11 Arizona (-13.5) was the only Top 25 team in action on Sunday and covered in a 90-65 win at Oregon State. No. 5 UCLA won via forfeit by Washington due to COVID-19 issues in the Huskies' program.
NBA: Faves/dogs split 2-2 SU on Sunday but dogs led 3-1 ATS as the Cavaliers (+ 5) covered in a 109-108 loss vs. the Jazz. The upsets were by the Hornets (+ 7.5 in 130-127 win at the Hawks) and the Rockets (+ 2.5 in 118-108 win vs. the Pelicans). Overs went 3-1 on Sunday, but Unders still lead 190-159-4 (54.4 percent) on the season.
NHL: Underdogs went 4-2 Sunday, though 2 of them were the smallest of dogs with the Blue Jackets (-105 vs. the Sharks) and the Lightning (-105 at the Flyers). Bigger upsets were by the Kings (+ 175 at Oilers) and Blackhawks (+ 130 at Islanders). Overs went 3-2-1 with the push on Kings-Oilers (6).
NFL: Patriots (3-point road underdogs and + 126 on the money line) outlasted the Bills 14-10 on a cold, windy Monday night in Buffalo to wrap up NFL Week 13 and stay atop the AFC East and hold onto the No. 1 seed in the AFC with five weeks to go. Faves ended up going 8-6 SU and ATS for the week. Road teams also ended up 8-6 SU and ATS while Unders led 9-5, including 3-0 in primetime games.
More NFL: On the season, faves lead 112-78-1 SU with 3 games closing pick-’em, but dogs lead 106-84-1 ATS (55.8 percent). Road teams lead 99-91-1 SU with 3 neutral-site games (Packers-Saints in Week 1, plus 2 London games) and 109-81-1 ATS (57.4 percent). Unders lead 109-83-2 (56.8 percent), with primetime Unders leading 22-16-1 after 1-8 start, meaning they’re 21-8-1 (72.4 percent) since that slow start.
CBB: Texas Southern, which entered the night winless at 0-7, upset No. 20 Florida 69-54 as a 24-point road underdog and + 1550 on the money line at the South Point in Las Vegas and 1600 at DraftKings sportsbooks in other states. Meanwhile, No. 14 Houston routed Alcorn State 77-45, but did NOT cover after closing as a 33.5-point home favorite.
NBA: Faves went 7-3 SU on Monday, but dogs led 6-4 ATS as the Hornets (+ 7.5 vs. 76ers), Cavaliers (+ 8.5 at Bucks) and Spurs (+ 7 at Suns) covered in SU losses. Outright upsets were by the Thunder (+ 3 at Pistons), Grizzlies (+ 6 at Heat) and Hawks (+ 2 at Timberwolves). Overs went 5-4-1 on the night with the push on Cavaliers-Bucks (216), but Unders still lead 194-164-5 (54.2 percent) on the season.
NHL: Faves went 5-1 on Monday with the lone upset by the Senators (+ 160 in a 3-2 shootout win at the Devils). Over/Unders split 3-3 on the night.
NBA: Faves went 9-4 SU on Wednesday, but dogs led 7-6 ATS as the Pistons (+ 5 vs. Wizards), Hornets (+ 6 vs. 76ers) and Blazers (+ 15 at Warriors) covered in SU losses. The outright upsets were by the Thunder (+ 7.5 at Raptors), Heat (+ 6.5 vs. Bucks) and Rockets (+ 3.5 vs. Nets). Dogs are 38-21 ATS (64.4 percent) so far in December.
More NBA: Overs went 8-5 on Wednesday night, improving to 36-23-1 (61 percent) in December. However, Unders still lead 201-173-5 (53.7 percent) on the season, but the gap is narrowing with the recent runs of Overs.
NHL: Faves went 3-1 with the lone upset by the Canucks (+ 120 in 2-1 shootout win vs. the Bruins). Avalanche (-170 in 7-3 win at Rangers), Devils (-150 in 3-0 win vs. Flyers) and Golden Knights (-145 in 5-4 come-from-behind win vs. Stars) won as chalk. Over/Unders split 2-2.
CBB: No. 15 UConn was the only Top 25 to lose Wednesday night, but it was NOT an upset as Tim's West Virginia won and covered as a 2.5 point home favorite as UConn was missing two starters. The game was part of the Big East-Big 12 Battle.
CFB:. Navy rallied to upset Army 17-13 after trailing 13-7 at halftime. Navy closed as a 7-point underdog and + 250 on the money line. The game stayed Under the closing total of 35.5 points, which was the 16th straight Under in the series, after being bet as low as 34.5 earlier in the week before getting bet back higher.
NBA: Faves went 4-2 Saturday with the Nuggets-Spurs game closing pick-’em, but dogs led 4-2 ATS as the Magic (+ 8.5 at the Clippers) and Rockets (+ 8 at the Grizzlies) covered in SU losses. The upsets were by the Heat (+ 1.5 vs. Bulls) and 76ers (+ 3 vs. Warriors). Over/Unders split 3-3-1 on the day with the push in the Jazz-Wizards (221) game. Dogs lead 46-31-1 ATS (59.7 percent) in December with 1 pick-'em. Unders lead 212-180-6 (54.1 percent) on the season, but Overs still lead 43-34-2 (55.8 percent) in December.
CBB: No. 9 Alabama beat No. 14 Houston 83-82 late Saturday, but did NOT cover as 3-point fave. No. 21 Ohio State (-5) covered in 73-55 win vs. No. 22 Wisconsin. Notre Dame (+ 4.5) upset No. 10 Kentucky 66-62. Oklahoma (+ 1.5) upset No. 12 Arkansas 88-66. Creighton (+ 5) upset No. 24 BYU 83-71.
NHL: Faves went 6-5 with the Stars-Sharks game closing pick-'em. Upsets were by the Senators (+ 156 vs. Lightning), Blue Jackets (+ 130 at Kraken), Bruins (+ 115 at Flames), Hurricanes (+ 100 at Oilers) and Kings (+ 117 vs. Wild). Unders went 7-5.
UFC: Julianna Pena defeated Amanda Nunes via submission to win the women's bantamweight title in the co-main event of UFC 269 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas late Saturday night. Pena did it as a consensus + 700 underdog (she closed as high as + 775 at Circa Sports. The fight went Over the total of 1.5 rounds. Charles Oliveira beat Dustin Poirier via submission in the 3rd round to win the featherweight title fight in the last fight of the night of UCF 269. Oliveira did it after closing as a + 115 underdog. The fight went Over 1.5 rounds.
The co-main event for UFC 269 saw one of the biggest upsets in the sport’s history when Julianna Pena dethroned longtime bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes with a rear-naked choke. Going into the fight, Nunes was a massive betting favorite, per usual, with Pena being a sizable underdog.
Earlier in the night, DraftKings Tweeted out that one gambler was risking $318,000 on Nunes, for a possible total payout of $349,800. If you do the math, that means whoever bet on Amanda did so at a moneyline of -1000. A couple of hours later, Pena hit a rear-naked choke to become the new champ, Nunes was one belt lighter, and DraftKings bagged 318-stacks off of one unfortunate gambler.
NFL: Packers rallied in 2nd half to rout Bears 45-30, covering as 12-point home favorites (game flew Over 43 points) and improving faves 11-1 SU and 10-2 ATS on Sunday. The lone upset was by the Falcons (+ 2.5 in 29-21 win at Panthers) while the Ravens (+ 3 in 24-22 loss at Browns) was the only other underdog to cover all day long. Home teams went 7-5 SU on the day but just 6-6 ATS. Overs went 8-4.
More NFL: Including Thursday Night Football, NFL faves are 12-1 SU and 11-2 ATS so far in Week 14, home teams are 8-5 SU and 7-6 ATS while Overs are 9-4. Faves are 124-79-1 SU on the season with 3 games closing pick-’em, but dogs still lead 108-95-1 ATS (53.2 percent). Road teams still lead 104-99-1 SU with 3 neutral-site games and 115-88-1 ATS (56.7 percent). Unders lead 113-92-2 (55.1 percent).
Even more NFL: In Sunday’s early games, faves went 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS with the aforementioned Falcons and Ravens the only dogs to cover. The Falcons were the right side after overcoming an early 7-0 deficit, but the Ravens needed to rally from a 24-3 deficit with Tyler Huntley replacing the injured Lamar Jackson to get their unlikely back-door cover. Road teams were 4-3 SU and 5-2 ATS in the early games with the Chiefs and Titans the only home teams to cover. Overs went 4-3. In the “afternoon session,” it looked like most of the games that the faves were going to go 4-0 SU and ATS. The Broncos (-12.5 vs. Lions) and Chargers (-9 vs. Giants) did coast to easy covers, but the Buccaneers (-3.5 vs. Bills) and 49ers (-1.5 at Bengals) both squandered big leads and had to go to overtime. But then the 49ers beat the Bengals 26-23 in OT on Brandon Aiyuk’s TD and the Bucs beat the Bills 33-27 in OT on Tom Brady's 58-yard TD pass to Breshad Perriman to both cover and make faves 4-0 SU and ATS after all. Home teams went 3-1 SU and ATS in those afternoon games with the 49ers to lone road fave. Overs went 3-1.
CFL: Winnipeg Blue Bombers rallied to beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-25 in OT to win their 2nd straight GreyCup. Winnipeg also ended up covering as a 2.5-point favorite and the game went Over the betting total of 44 points on Winnipeg's FG to go ahead 24-22 late in the 4th quarter.
NBA: Faves went 5-1 SU and ATS Sunday with the only upset by the Timberwolves (+ 3 in 116-111 win at Blazers). Bucks (-6), Nets (-7), Spurs (-2), Mavericks (-4) and Lakers (-9.5) all covered. Unders went 4-2 on the day. Dogs still lead 47-36-1 ATS (56.7 percent) in December with 1 pick-'em. Unders lead 216-182-6 (54.3 percent) on the season, but Overs still lead 45-38-2 (54.2 percent) in December.
CBB: No. 1 Purdue beat North Carolina State 82-72 in OT after rallying from a 13-point, 2nd-half deficit, but did NOT cover as a 14.5-point favorite; No. 2 Baylor (-5) easily covered in a 57-36 rout of No. 6 Villanova and is expected to be No. 1 in new AP Poll.
NHL: Dogs went 3-2 Sunday with upsets by the Ducks (+ 114 at Blues), Predators (+ 120 at Rangers) and Canucks (smallest of dogs at -105 vs. Hurricanes). Unders went 4-1 with the lone Over in the Golden Knights' 6-4 win vs. the Wild. Note: VGK was also the only fave to cover the -1.5 puck line on Sunday
NFL: Rams held off the Cardinals 30-23 on Monday Night Football to wrap up NFL Week 14. The Rams closed as 3-point road underdogs and + 145 on the money line. The game went Over the betting total of 51 points as the Cardinals, trailing by 10 at 30-20, settled for a late FG to get within one score and then actually recovered the ensuing onside kick, but then was unable to even get off a Hail Mary pass before time expired. Favorites still dominated at 12-2 SU and 11-3 ATS in Week 14, home teams led 8-6 SU but only split 7-7 ATS while Overs went 10-4, including 3-0 in primetime games.
More NFL: Faves are 124-80-1 SU on the season with 3 games closing pick-'em, but dogs lead 109-95-1 ATS (53.4 percent). Road teams improved to 105-99-1 SU with 3 neutral-site games and also lead 116-88-1 ATS (56.9 percent). Unders lead 113-93-2 (54.9 percent) while primetime Unders drop to 22-19-1.
NBA: Faves went 6-3 SU and 5-4 ATS on Monday with the Pacers (+ 4) covering in their 102-100 loss vs. the Warriors. The 3 upsets were by the Rockets (+ 10 at the Hawks), Celtics (+ 1 vs. the Bucks) and Clippers (+ 3.5 vs. the Suns). Unders went 5-4 on the night and still lead 221-186-6 (54.3 percent) on the season.
NHL: There were no NHL games on Monday night as the Flames-Blackhawks game was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Calgary organization, including 6 players.
CFB: Army beat Missouri 24-22 on a FG as time expired in the Military Bowl, but did NOT cover after closing as a 7-point favorite. The game stayed Under the betting total of 54. Faves improved to 8-4 SU in bowls w/ith 1 game closing pick-'em (Western. Kentucky-Appalachian State), but underdogs lead 7-5 ATS. Overs dipped to 9-4.
NBA: Faves went 3-2 SU and ATS, including the Celtics (-6.5) covering in 111-101 win vs. Cavaliers to snap Cleveland's 6-game winning streak and 14-game cover streak. The upsets were by the Magic (+ 7.5 at Hawks) and Thunder (+ 6.5 vs. Nuggets). Unders went 4-1 and lead 248-214-6 (53.7 percent).
CBB: No. 19 Tennessee held off previously undefeated No. 6 Arizona 77-73 in the marquee game of the night, but it was NOT an upset as you might be hearing elsewhere as the Volunteers closed as 1.5-point home favorites. The game stayed Under 153.
NFL: Titans rallied to beat 49ers 20-17 on Randy Bullock's 44-yard FG with :04 left on Thursday Night Football to kick off NFL Week 16. The Titans did it after closing as 3-point home underdogs and + 155 on the money line. The game stayed Under the betting total of 45.5.
More NFL: Faves dropped to 136-85-1 SU on the season with 3 games closing pick-'em, but dogs improved to 117-103-2 ATS (53.2 percent). Road teams dipped to 113-108-1 SU with 3 neutral-site games and 123-97-2 ATS (55.9 percent). Unders improved to 125-98-2 (56.1 percent) while primetime Unders now lead 26-20-1 after 1-8 start.
CFB: Central Florida upset Florida 29-17 in Gasparilla Bowl as 7-point dog and + 205 on money line. The game stayed Under 56. Earlier, Miami-Ohio (-2) covered in its 27-14 win vs. North Texas in the Frisco Football Classic Bowl. That game stayed Under 56.5). Faves/dogs went 1-1 SU and ATS on the day while Unders went 2-0. Faves lead 9-5 SU in bowls with 1 game closing pick-'em (Western Kentucky-Appalachian State), but underdogs lead 8-6 ATS. Overs dipped to 9-6 as Unders have a 3-game winning streak.
NBA: Faves went 7-4 SU Thursday but dogs led 7-4 ATS as the Pistons (+ 12 at Heat), Timberwolves (+ 15 at Jazz) and Thunder (+ 15 at Suns) covered in losses. Upsets were by the Hawks (+ 11.5 at 76ers), Wizards (+ 3.5 at Knicks), Hornets (+ 2 at Nuggets) and Spurs (+ 1.5 at Lakers). Overs went 8-3.
CBB: No Top 25 teams played Thursday as No. 15 Seton Hall vs. DePaul and No. 24 Wisconsin vs. George Mason were postponed/canceled due to COVID concerns. The biggest upset on the betting board was Vanderbilt (+ 5, + 185 money line) beating BYU 69-67 in the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu.
CFB: No. 1 Alabama ran over No. 4 Cincinnati 27-6 in the Cotton Bowl Classic/#CFBPlayoff semifinal, easily covering after closing as a 13-point favorite . The game stayed well Under the betting total of 57.5 points). In the second semifinal, No. 3 Georgia beat No. 2 Michigan 34-11, but it was NOT an upset as Georgia easily covered as a 7.5-point favorite. That game stayed Under 46.5 points. Faves went 2-0 SU and ATS in #CFBPlayoff semis while Unders also went 2-0.
More CFB: In Friday's earlier bowl games, No. 17 Wake Forest (-17) covered in 38-10 win vs. Rutgers in the Gator Bowl as the game stayed Under the betting total of 63 points. Also, Central Michigan (+ 5.5, + 185 money line) upset Washington State 24-21 in the Sun Bowl as it stayed Under 56.5. Bowl faves went 3-1 SU and ATS on the day while Unders swept 4-0.
Even more CFB: Faves lead 22-9 SU this bowl season with 1 game closing pick-'em (Western Kentucky-Appalachian State) and faves also lead 18-13 ATS (58.1 percent) with that 1 PK. Overs still lead 17-15 (53.1 percent) overall, though Unders are 12-8 (60 percent) since a 3-9 start.
CBB: No. 18 Kentucky was only the Top 25 team in action on Friday and routed High Point 92-48 to cover as a 27-point home favorite. The biggest upset on the main betting board was William and Mary (+ 10, + 390 money line) beating Northeastern 71-70.
NBA: Faves went 7-3 SU Thursday but split 5-5 ATS as Pacers (+ 2.5 in 108-106 loss vs. the Bulls) and Timberwolves (+ 12.5 in 120-108 loss at Jazz) covered in losses. The upsets were by the Celtics (+ 3.5 vs. Suns), Hawks (+ 1.5 at Cavaliers) and Thunder (+ 3 vs. Knicks). Overs went 6-4.
NHL: Faves and dogs split 2-2 Thursday with the upsets by the Devils (+ 133 in 6-5 OT win vs. Oilers) and Rangers (-105 in 4-3 shootout win at Lightning). Golden Knights (-190 vs. Ducks) and Capitals (-170 at Red Wings) won as chalk as both also covered -1.5 puck line in 3-1 wins. Over/Unders split 2-2.