- April 22, 2016 at 6:23 pm #41516
Bettors still backing Spurs despite historic road chalk
By Patrick Everson
The first round of the NBA Playoffs has been full of heavy favorites, even with visiting teams. Such is the case for tonight’s Game 3 of the San Antonio-Memphis series (9:30 Eastern tip), with the Spurs a double-digit road chalk to take a 3-0 lead after winning and cashing in the first two games at home.
“We’ve had a little bit on the underdog, but not that much,” said Chris Andrews, sportsbook director at the SouthPoint in Las Vegas. “Most of the money is on the favorite. We’re at 11.5. I have a feeling we’ll get to 12. I’m waiting to take a good solid bet before I go up, but it’ll probably come.”
Indeed, the Spurs went to -12 and beyond at the Mirage.
“Bettors are all over the Spurs,” said Jay Rood, vice president of race and sports for MGM Resorts. “We opened at -11, and it’s now -12.5.”
Rood added that bettors also like the total going over 182.5. An oddsmaker for BetNow.eu said his shop is seeing bettors bank on the under, but as at South Point and The Mirage, San Antonio tickets against the spread are the order of the day.
“Since the line was posted, the action has been overwhelmingly in favor of the Spurs,” the oddsmaker said.
Defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland takes its 2-0 series lead to Detroit for Game 3 at 7 p.m. Eastern, in a matchup that’s popular at MGM sportsbooks.
“It’s the heaviest game of the night so far,” Rood said. “Early action on the Pistons drove the number from -5 to -4, but the public is laying the 4 heavy. So we’re currently at 4.5.”
Added Andrews: “We were at Cavaliers -4.5, but we’re at 4 now. The public is on the Cavs, and we have some wiseguy money on the Pistons.”
BetNow’s oddsmaker said the Cavs are drawing a lot of action, though not as much as he expected.
“We were anticipating something similar to what San Antonio has produced,” he said. “The line is currently favoring the Cavaliers at -4, but it shouldn’t be a big surprise if the line moves before game time to 5 points and perhaps even 5.5”
Meanwhile, Boston (-3) is back at home for an 8 p.m. Eastern tip, hoping to climb out of a 2-0 hole against Atlanta.
“So far, the action has been split between both teams, but in recent hours, we have seen more action coming in for Boston,” BetNow’s oddsmaker said. “This could push the line a full point during the next few hours.”
Rood said Atlanta-Boston betting hasn’t been heavy, but most of the early money is on the Celtics, and 80 percent of the parlay action is on Boston. And although the Under is on a 14-5 tear in the playoffs, bettors aren’t really going along with it.
“In general terms, we are seeing that not many players are jumping on this Under trend,” BetNow’s oddsmaker said. “They are keeping it very leveled.”April 22, 2016 at 6:45 pm #41518
60 clev/det – OVER 200April 22, 2016 at 6:46 pm #41519
1500♦ Cleveland-4.5April 22, 2016 at 7:14 pm #41521
CELTICS -ML -155April 22, 2016 at 7:22 pm #41525
80 – Boston -2.5April 22, 2016 at 7:23 pm #41527
15 SA Spurs -11.5April 22, 2016 at 7:25 pm #41530
GP FROM VEGAS
Hawks/Celtics Over 202 -110
Pistons 1H +2 -110
$200April 22, 2016 at 7:26 pm #41532
SA Spurs -11.5April 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm #41535
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NBA HARDWOOD CLUB FINAL 2015-16 REGULAR SEASON REPORT (142-90-4 for +68.55 Units Net Profit Overall YTD)
NBA Special 1.5-2 Unit (15-20*) Game of the Year Level Isolations 15-5-0 for +17.5 Units Net Profit (2* 8-2-0, 1.75* 2-0, 1.5* 5-2)
NBA Special 1.25-1.5 Unit (12.5-15*) Game of the Month Level Isolations: 6-2-2 for +6.5 Units Net Profit (1.5* 5-1, 1.25* 1-1-2)
NBA Regular 1 Unit (10*) Level Isolations: 122-84-2 ATS for +44.1 Units Net Profit (1* Underdog Money Line Iso’s 11-4)
NBA HARDWOOD CLUB 2016 POST-SEASON INNER CIRCLE OPENING ROUND GAME ISOLATIONS (3-2-0 for +0.3 Units Net Profit)
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HAWKS/CELTICS OPENING ROUND GAME OF THE MONTH SIDE ISOLATIONS
1.5 UNITS GAME THREE BOSTON CELTICS MONEY LINE -140 (INVEST TO WIN 1.5 UNITS) over Atlanta Hawks (8:05 PM ET)
NBA Hardwood Club Regular 1 Unit (10*) Side Isolation:
CLEVELAND ML -165 (TO WIN 0.5U) & -2/-150 (TO WIN 0.5U) over DetroitApril 22, 2016 at 7:31 pm #41536
Boston – Over
Memphis – Over
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