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NBA Western Conf Betting Road Map

CE Manager 3 hours, 46 minutes ago
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Spread Watch

Phoenix is still mathematically alive for the playoffs, but in reality, the  Suns' season will likely come to an end this week. Phoenix has eight remaining games, and after blowing a 20-point lead at home in a huge game against Oklahoma City, the Suns will now be playing out the string. Phoenix goes into Monday night's game in Portland on a 3-game losing streak, and they play at Golden State on Thursday night. The Suns will likely be on a 5-game losing streak after that game, and if that's the case, Phoenix is simply a bet-against team for the remainder of the season.

Total Watch

The Los Angeles Clippers have played fantastic basketball in the month of March, and that is especially true of their offense. The Clippers have scored 107 points or more in six consecutive games while going 5-1 to the Over. Their scoring ways are likely to continue this week as they play four games against fast-paced Western Conference teams that all have good offenses. The Warriors, Blazers, Nuggets and Lakers are all willing to run with the Clippers, so expect more high-scoring games from Los Angeles this week.

Injury impact

The Houston Rockets have been besieged with injuries this season, and in fact, they rank third in total games missed by players due to injury. Houston's latest causality was starting guard Patrick Beverley who tore a ligament in his wrist. He elected to have surgery now, and that means he will miss the remainder of the season. Houston will miss Beverley's defense: "He's the key to our ability to guard a lot of these very good point guards in the West," said Houston GM Daryl Morey.

Playbook

Portland is in pursuit of locking up the Northwest Division and the #4 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Once the Blazers do that, their plan is to get their starters as much rest as possible before the playoffs start. Portland plays a big home game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night; they are the current 5th seed. If the Blazers win that game and wrap everything up, be careful backing the Blazers going forward because they will likely be playing their reserves heavy minutes.

By Steve Merril


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CE Manager 18 hours, 30 minutes ago
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NBA Eastern Conference betting road map

CE Manager 23 hours, 5 minutes ago
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The playoff picture hasn't gotten any clearer in the Eastern Conference, with no fewer than four teams battling it out for the eighth and final playoff spot. Things are more settled at the top, where the Hawks own an eight-game edge over the second place Cavs.

Here's a look at four angles to consider over the next seven days.

Spread watch

The Boston Celtics are reeling at the absolute worst time, losers of five of their last seven games and winless ATS over their last three contests.

There is reason to believe they can turn things around this week, however. Boston will sandwich a pair of manageable road games around back-to-back contests at TD Garden. All four games are winnable, coming against the Hornets, Pacers, Bucks and Raptors. I expect to see the C's go 3-1 ATS at worst.

Note that Boston remains 10 games over .500 from an ATS perspective this season. This isn't the time to jump ship in my opinion.

Total watch

The 'under' has been a solid bet in games involving the Milwaukee Bucks but not so much lately.

Milwaukee has seen four of its last six games go 'over' the total but that's a short-term trend that will hold little weight this week. The Bucks have a big week ahead, with four games on tap against Eastern Conference opponents. It starts on Monday in Atlanta as Milwaukee aims to respond following a poor defensive showing against the sharp-shooting Warriors on Saturday night.

With major playoff implications, I expect to see the Bucks tighten things up considerably. Take a good look at the 'under' when they take the floor this week.

Injury impact

Sunday's narrow win over the lowly Philadelphia 76ers may have been a costly one for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they lost both Kevin Love and Iman Shumpert to injuries. The extent of those injuries is not known, so for now they're both listed as day-to-day.

Perhaps it's a good thing that the Cavs don't play again until Thursday when they host the Miami Heat. Needless to say, these injuries are worth paying attention to as we've already seen Cleveland cool off slightly, going just 3-4 ATS over its last seven games following an extended hot streak against the number.

After Thursday's game against the Heat, the Cavs will enjoy another couple of days off before hosting the Chicago Bulls on Sunday.

Playbook

At this time last week the Indiana Pacers biggest concern was a sagging offense that had played a major role in a five-game losing streak that ultimately would reach six before it was snapped last Wednesday against Washington.

We've certainly seen the Pacers step up their game offensively, however, scoring 100 points or more in five straight games. They've managed to win two of their last three contests, so the turnaround at that end of the floor has paid dividends.

Expect to see the Pacers continue to push the pace as they face four beatable Eastern Conference foes this week. Don't be surprised if their run of five consecutive 'overs' continues and they may be worth a shot against the number as well.

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MLB Early Bird Sale!

CE Manager Mar 29, 2015
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The MLB regular season doesn’t start until April 5th but that doesn’t mean you have to wait to get your Covers Experts MLB Subscription!

The Covers Experts MLB Regular Season Package Early Bird Sale is on from now until Saturday, April 4th. Get the best in MLB regular season picks, analysis & advice for only $995 – that’s a savings of $200 off the regular price!

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Not sure which Covers Expert to go with this year? Check out the Experts' records from last year’s MLB regular season:

Ben Burns: 211-126 with $30,927 earned
Steve Merril
: 187-141 with $17,033 earned
Bryan Power: 251-185 with $16,366 earned

Looking to place futures bets? AAA Sports (178-136, +$6,539 in 2014) has every division winner and both pennant winners for 2015 posted. The picks are FREE with an All Inclusive MLB Pass

 

Make Covers Experts your home for all things baseball in 2015.

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P.S. Have you heard about Swish Analytics? Swish Analytics is the premier provider of algorithm-driven sports picks and predictions. Swish mainly focuses on NBA but this year they’re stepping up to bat and making MLB picks! Check back on Covers.com over the next few weeks to get more details on Swish’s MLB picks.

Two More Final 4 Spots up for Grabs!

CE Manager Mar 28, 2015
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The Elite 8 wraps up on Sunday, with two tickets to Indianapolis on the line. Four heavyweight squads will take to the court to round out the Final 4:

2:20 PM ET: East Regional Final - Michigan St. vs. Louisville

5:05 PM ET: South Regional Final - Gonzaga vs. Duke

 

 

Our experts have their cards ready to go for Sunday's blockbuster double-header. Here are our top March Madness cappers:

Jesse Schule: 17-6 (74%), +$6,690 - Elite 8 Ultimate of Ultimate

Ben Burns: 13-7 (65%), +$5,438 - 10* Elite 8 Best of the Best

Al McMordie: 13-10 (57%), +$3,282 - 10* Elite 8 Championship Club

Bryan Power: 15-10 (60%), +$3,190 - 10* Elite 8 Power-House

Marc Lawrence: 13-5-2 (72%), +$2,002 - NCAA Tourney Top of Ticket

 

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