Looking ahead, this is what you can expect, breakdowns on the biggest daily line moves in the various sports. For course we will not have the college football championship every day, but that goes without saying. Take a minute to reviews all the latest betting trends and our free picks for today’s contests, which are 54-41, 57.2%, recently.
NBA – (501) INDIANA at (502) ORLANDO 7:05 ET FSIN, FSFL
The Pacers were sent out as one-point road favorites in the land of Mickey Mouse and friends and have since been lifted to -2.5. Orlando losing three in a row has something to do with line movement and Indiana’s perceived as the more completed team. Yet, the Pacers are dealing with injuries and illness, which is why they lost to Miami two nights ago in OT. The Magic are 12-6 (11-7 ATS) at home and are on 0-5 SU and ATS bender to Indiana and could be ready to bust out as underdog at home.
Betting Trend – 89% backing Indiana
Doug’s VPID Take – Play Orlando
NBA – (505) CLEVELAND at (506) WASHINGTON 7:05 ET FSOH, CSN-MA
With Kyrie Irving improving every day, Cleveland’s offense is perking up and has averaged 105 PPG in their past four outings. This has not been the case for Washington, shooting less than 41 percent in three of their last four contests and averaging a puny 90 PPG. Hoops are undeterred by the Wizards scoring woes and lifted the total three points to 201. I understand Irving has played just a handful of games, but the Cavs are still 11-5 UNDER on the road and are 15-5 UNDER versus defenses allowing 103 or more points a game the last two seasons.
Betting Trend – 85% backing Under
Doug’s VPID Take – Play Under
CBB – (533) SETON HALL at (534) VILLANOVA 7:00 ET FS1
Despite these are two very good Big East defensive clubs, the total has been jettisoned from 139 to 142. Seton Hall may request a saliva test for Villanova players, who are shooting nearly 60 percent the field in their last three contests. It seems impossible they could continue at this rate (we think), but we uncovered the Wildcats are 7-0 OVER after three straight games where they made 47% or more of their shots. In spite of the strong angle, both teams can play D and we will go the other way.
Betting Trend – 96% backing Over
Doug’s VPID Take – Lean Under
CBB – (571) OHIO STATE at (472) NORTHWESTERN 9:00 ET BTN
With each passing game, it looks like Northwestern is finally going to reach the NCAA tournament, sporting a 13-2 record. But today the focus is on the total of this Big Ten clash and it have moved up three points to 134. The Wildcats are scoring 78.6 PPG and connecting on 48% from the field. Ohio State’s young squad has shown more consistency on the offense end in last three outings, scoring over 75 PPG. Our numbers point to both teams approaching 70 points, thus, we will back the higher score.
Betting Trend – 95% backing Over
Doug’s VPID Take – Play Over
CFB – Monday (151) ALABAMA vs. (152) CLEMSON 8:30 ET ESPN
The total has been tumbling from 53.5 to 51 in the college football title game. The Alabama defense is undoubtedly one reason for the total slippage, but bettors have taken a closer look at Clemson’s defense from a matchup perspective and found the Tigers have at least the personnel to contain or limit what the Crimson Tide like to do on offense. We do have contrasting angles to view this title tilt, with Clemson 8-1 UNDER after scoring 37 or more points in consecutive games and the Tide 14-3 OVER as a neutral field favorite.
Betting Trend – 66% backing Over