Betting college basketball at Proline isn’t ideal, but it can occasionally have one major advantage: better lines.
While college basketball point spreads can fluctuate drastically (by one or two points, sometimes even more) during the day in Las Vegas and at online sportsbooks, they seem to remain the same at Proline. That can open up some value.
In tonight’s NCAA basketball betting action, for example, two of the seven games on Proline’s Ontario card have point spreads that have a difference or two points or more from online sportsbooks. Yale is +8.5 at Proline but has been bet down to +6 offshore, while Arizona is -1.5 at Proline and -3.5 offshore.
With so many college basketball games decided within one or two points of the point spread, disparities like this can make Proline a better way to go on occasion.
Of course, the problems with betting NCAA basketball — or any other sport — with Proline remain. You have to parlay at least two outcomes together (most often three), and the payout on your parlays …
It’s easy to feel blasé when looking at the Week 7 slate in the National Football League, but NFL football betting is always interesting.
As far as must-see games go, Denver at Indianapolis on Sunday night appears to be the only one. The Cowboys/Eagles clash for the NFC East lead and the Bengals/Lions matchup of 4-2 teams should also be fun to watch.
The other contests don’t appear too intriguing, at least until you analyze the point spreads and begin to make arguments for and against each team. Scheduling and other intangibles become more important at this time of year, now that we’re getting into the meat of the season.
Here are our quick hits on this week’s NFL games and odds:
Seahawks at Cardinals (+6.5, O/U 40)
This may be a more dangerous game for Seattle than it first appears to be. Seahawks are 1-6 ATS last 7 trips to Arizona, including four-point loss in last year’s season opener.
Bears at Redskins (-2, O/U 51)
1-4 Washington is favoured over 4-2 Chicago. Redskins outgained …
A nice fat slate of 10 games in National Hockey League betting action tonight. Here are Pinnacle Sports and Proline (Ontario) odds for each of them, and a few trends you might want to be aware of. And be sure to check out our parlay calculator at the bottom of the article to see what you would win betting the three biggest favourites at Pinnacle Sports and Proline.
Avalanche at Bruins (Pinnacle Sports: Bruins -171, O/U 5.5; Proline: Bruins 1.35, O/U 5.5)
Colorado is 6-0-1 in its last 7 trips to Boston, and 10-4-1 in its last 15 meetings with the Bruins.
Blue Jackets at Sabres (Offshore line: Blue Jackets -114, O/U 5.5; Proline: Sabres 1.70, O/U 5.5)
Home team is 4-1 in last 5 meetings between teams.
Hurricanes at Capitals (Pinnacle Sports: Capitals -153, O/U 5.5; Proline: Capitals 1.40, O/U 5.5)
Carolina has dropped 7 of last 10 games in Washington. Caps are 16-5 in their last 21 at home.
Coyotes at Red Wings (Pinnacle Sports: Red Wings -162, O/U 5; Proline: Red Wings …
Three games in National Hockey League betting action tonight. Here are Pinnacle Sports and Proline odds for each of them, and a few trends you might want to be aware of. And be sure to check out our parlay calculator at the bottom of the article to see what you would win betting the three biggest favourites at Pinnacle Sports and Proline.
Blackhawks at Blues (Pinnacle Sports: Blues -119, O/U 5.5; Proline: Blues 1.60, O/U 5.5)
The home team has won 14 of the last 19 meetings between the clubs. The under is 11-2-3 in Chicago’s last 16 road games and 15-5-3 in Blues’ last 23 at home.
Canadiens at Flames (Pinnacle Sports: Canadiens -114, O/U 5.5; Proline: Canadiens 1.50, O/U 5.5)
Home team is 13-3-1 in last 17 games in series. Canadiens have dropped last 6 trips to Calgary.
Senators at Kings (Pinnacle Sports: Kings -144, O/U 5; Proline: Kings 1.50, O/U 5)
LA is 9-2-1 in last 12 against Ottawa. Sens have lost last five games in LA. Home team has won 7 …
Eight games in National Hockey League betting action tonight. Here are Pinnacle Sports and Proline odds for each of them, and a few trends you might want to be aware of. And be sure to check out our parlay calculator at the bottom of the article to see what you would win betting the three biggest favourites at Pinnacle Sports and Proline.
Avalanche at Maple Leafs (Pinnacle Sports: Leafs -134, O/U 6; Proline: Leafs 1.50, O/U 6)
Colorado has won 4 of last 5 in Toronto. Under is 4-1-1 in last 6 meetings. Avs are 17-42 in last 59 on road.
Coyotes at Islanders (Pinnacle Sports: Islanders -125, O/U 5.5; Proline: Islanders 1.55, O/U 5.5)
Coyotes are 10-4-2 in last 16 meetings, but 5-15 in their last 20 on the road. Home team has won 5 of last 7 meetings.
Panthers at Flyers (Pinnacle Sports: Flyers -156, O/U 5.5; Proline: Flyers 1.40, O/U 5.5)
Panthers have won 4 of last 5 in Philly. Road team has won last 4 meetings, and under is 6-2 in …
There is no shortage of interesting betting lines for Week 6 action in the National Football League.
Five teams are favoured on the road by a field goal or less, including the winless Steelers. The first-place Browns are dogged at home. And the Broncos are a whopping 27.5-point favourites, reportedly the largest point spread in NFL history.
Here’s a complete look at Week 6 NFL betting lines and our quick take on each:
Giants at Bears (-7.5, O/U 45)
Ordinarily, it would be tough to lay more than a touchdown with the Bears right now. But it’s virtually impossible to expect anything good from the Giants. Tough game to handicap.
Packers at Ravens (+3, O/U 48)
The Ravens may not be what they were last year, but any time you see Baltimore catching a field goal at home, it’s hard to go against them.
Eagles at Buccaneers (+1.5, O/U 45.5)
Whether it’s Michael Vick or Nick Foles at QB, the Eagles showed Sunday they can move the ball either way. Tampa is an absolute mess, …
Tracking line movement is an effective way of determining which teams are drawing the most support from bettors. Blindly betting on line moves isn’t a recipe for success, since the lines you’re betting on are different than the ones previous bettors were betting on, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to know what side the most money has been coming in on before you make your picks.
Here are this weekend’s NCAA football games that have seen significant movement in the betting odds as of Friday:
Illinois at Nebraska: Nebraska opened -10.5, now -8.5
Georgia St at Alabama: Alabama opened -57, now -55
Army at Boston College: BC opened -13.5, now -11.5
Georgia Tech at Miami: Miami opened -4, now -6.5
Massachusetts at Bowling Green: BG opened -24, now -26.5
Fresno State at Idaho: Fresno St. opened -24.5, now -27.5
TCU at Oklahoma: Oklahoma opened -11, now -9.5
Arkansas at Florida: Florida opened -10.5, now -13
New Mexico State at New Mexico: New Mexico opened -7.5, now -10
Penn State …
Six games in the National Hockey League tonight. Here are some of the most extreme trends in all six matchups:
Senators at Sabres (109, O/U 5.5) The over is a ridiculous 17-4-1 in the last 22 meetings in Buffalo. Sens have won 6 of last 8 meetings overall.
Islanders at Devils (-111, O/U 5.5)
Isles have lost 10 of last 14 trips to New Jersey. Devils are 9-23 in their last 32 games.
Red Wings at Hurricanes (106, O/U 5.5)
Home team is 5-1 in last 6 meetings, but Wings have won 4 of last 5 in series. Canes are 6-20 in last 26 games.
Flames at Blue Jackets (-178, O/U 5.5)
Under is 15-6 in last 21 meetings in Columbus, and 8-2-3 in Jackets’ last 13 games. Flames are 14-39 in last 53 on road.
Kings at Jets (-103, O/U 5.5)
Home team has won 7 of last 8 meetings. Under is 16-5-6 in Kings’ last 27 games.
Predators at Avalanche (no line)
Predators have won 10 of last 12 against Colorado, but Nashville …
Sixteen NHL teams see their first action of the 2013-14 regular season tonight. Here are some trends you might want to be aware of for tonight’s matchups:
Lightning at Bruins (-185, O/U 5.5)
Bruins are 25-4-4 in their last 33 home games against Tampa Bay, and 41-18-5 in last 64 meetings overall.
Devils at Penguins (-180, O/U 5.5)
Under is 20-8-1 in last 29 meetings. Home team has won 12 of last 15 in series.
Flames at Capitals (-205, O/U 5.5)
Flames are 2-8-2 in last 12 meetings, and 1-5-1 in last 7 trips to Washington.
Kings at Wild (-110, O/U 5)
Under is 23-11-4 in last 38 meetings, and 17-4-2 in last 23 meetings in Minnesota. Wild has never lost a home opener in Minnesota.
Predators at Blues (-190, O/U 5)
Under is 44-14-4 in last 62 meetings, and 7-2 in last 9 at St. Louis. Predators are 17-36 in their last 53 overall.
Panthers at Stars (-170, O/U 5.5)
Panthers are 5-1 in last 6 trips to Dallas, and road team has won …
The goals were coming fast and furious on the opening night of NHL hockey betting action.
The Leafs/Habs, Capitals/Blackhawks and Jets/Oilers games featured a grand total of 26 goals combined. Each game sailed over a total of 5.5.
In fact, if you bet the over on every period, game, team total and grand salami (total goals on the day) on opening night, you went a ridiculous 19-0.
Is this a sign of things to come this season? Will this finally be the year that high-scoring, exciting games return to the NHL? And, more importantly, can we cash in by betting the over on these games before oddsmakers catch on?
Opening night in the NHL has tended to be low-scoring in the past seven years. Only twice during that span have more games gone over the total than under on the first night of the season. One of those times was last season, when the over went 7-6, but keep in mind that teams did not have a pre-season to work on things following the NHL …