Allen Moody has been handicapping sports for more than 35 years and has been writing about sports betting for more than 12 years. He has been a regular contributor to Bang the Book for the past three years, sharing his insights with readers across all different sports. Twitter: allengmoody.
The Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves down 2-0 games, as their Eastern Conference Finals series with the Celtics heads to Cleveland. The Cavaliers are favored by 6.5 and the total on the game is holding pretty steady at 205.
Running a little late, so will hop straight to today’s action.
We’re seeing a fair amount of reverse line movement this morning, with the Oakland A’s getting bet at Toronto once again, as well as the Baltimore Orioles at Boston, also for the second straight game, the two biggest moves. We’re seeing smaller moves on the Giants and Astros.
The Las Vegas Aces are a little bit of a mystery entering the 2018 season. Last year, as the San Antonio Stars, the team was a league-worst 8-26, but brought in Bill Laimbeer, who has elbowed his way to two WNBA Coach of the Year awards and three championships, to run the team.
Back with Major League Baseball totals today after a few days away for the most part in order to do some WNBA work, as well as some work on the overturning of PASPA and what it really means for bookies and bettors.
Back with baseball after a few days off to gear up for the start of the WNBA season, which begins tomorrow. It’s the typical Thursday slate of games, with some teams being given a day off for travel reasons.
While sports betting advocates were celebrating Monday’s decision by the US Supreme Court to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act – and rightfully so – there are still some pretty big obstacles standing in the way.
The Houston Rockets are the slightest of favorites tonight when the Western Conference Finals open in Houston. The Rockets opened as 2-point favorites and the line has dropped to 1.5, as the Golden State Warriors are receiving nearly 70% of the wagers.