Sports Betting Week: NBA Underdogs Have Bite

The NBA playoffs got underway this past weekend with Game 1 of the conference quarterfinals. Looking back at the results of the first game in eight different best-of-seven series, the underdog went 5-3 straight-up and 6-2 against the spread according to the Bovada closing betting odds for the matchups.

Sports Betting Week: NBA and MLB in Spotlight

Just as the NBA regular season winds down to give way to the start of this year’s playoffs, the new MLB season begins to fire up with a couple of interesting series on this week’s slate.

It has been touch and go for the top spot in the NBA’s Eastern Conference between Indiana and Miami for the past month or so, but with just one game left on the Pacers’ schedule against Orlando on Wednesday night they are now just one win (or one Miami loss) away from clinching that all-important home-court advantage all the way through the conference finals.

UConn Battles Kentucky in Title Game Betting on Monday

This year’s NCAA Tournament is down to the final two teams in the highest combined seeded championship game in the history of the event. The No. 7 Connecticut Huskies and the No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats will square off against one another this Monday night in Arlington, Texas in the national title game.

Final Four hits the floor in Texas on Saturday

The NCAA Tournament is down to the Final Four and they call it March Madness for a reason. This year’s Big Dance had pretty much gone chalk through the first three rounds with the majority of the favorites on the Bovada futures to win it all advancing to last week’s Sweet 16. After all the smoke cleared late Sunday afternoon, though, just one No. 1 seed and one No. 2 seed had made it through to this Saturday’s semifinals.

Gators move on to Elite Eight odds matchup

The first half of the Elite Eight was set with Thursday night’s results, and the rest of the field will be set with four more games on Friday night. The favorites went 3-1 straight up on Thursday with an even 2-2 split against the spread on the Bovada closing betting odds for the games. The total went OVER in three of the four contests.