Gambling Guru: ATS Surprises, NBA Finals Prediction, Harden Back in MVP Zone

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Welcome to another Gambling Guru column. The last few weeks in the NBA have had plenty of intrigue, including the news out of Brooklyn that the Nets – my team – fired coach Lionel Hollins and re-assigned GM Billy King. Chris Sheridan wrote a depressingly accurate Billy King obituary chronicling all of the disastrous decisions he made during his Nets tenure. For the record, I’m not as mad with the Paul Pierce/Kevin Garnett trade as many fans, analysts and journalists were. It was aggressive and

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Gambling Guru: The rampaging Warriors and hot teams against the spread

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Welcome back, NBA bettors, to another Gambling Guru column. It’s been an interesting start to the season with road dogs dominating in November, and as expected more home teams are starting to win now as the grind of the season starts to take it’s toll. On a personal note I’ve found the lines overall to be pretty stable. The bookmakers have nailed most of the national TV games, which is a good lesson for you all out there, try and grab the

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Gambling Guru: NBA Warning Signs and Trends You Need to Know

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It’s good to be back with another NBA gambling column. It’s been an up and down start to the season for me, highlighted (or perhaps I should say lowlighted) by this: A money line bet at 35-1 I had on the Nets to beat the Warriors. In case you missed it, Brooklyn was in control for most of the game and led by three points with five seconds remaining. Andre Iguodala hit a three and then Brook Lopez missed a gimme to send the

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Gambling Guru’s Lessons From NBA Week 1

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The Atlanta Hawks have played six games already! Boy, did that fly by. For the most part, things have panned out roughly how you would expect over the first week of NBA action. The Rockets were slow out of the gate, and although they will bounce back and be fine, they really cannot afford to be leaving any cheese on the table in a brutal Western Conference. Those three early losses could potentially come back to haunt them in April, when they are

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Gambling Guru Picks Over/Unders for all 30 Teams

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It’s go time. The NBA season finally opens up tonight and it has snuck up on me more than any season I can remember. Anyway, here are my over/under picks for the win totals for each team based on the numbers set at Pinnacle Sports.Atlanta Hawks, 49.5 wins: UNDER  This team was simply lights out against the spread last season, and they’ll be a solid team again, but I’m projecting them to fall slightly under 49 wins.Boston Celtics, 45.5 wins: UNDER  I love Brad

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Gambling Guru: Sacramento is best over/under win total bet

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One of my favorite weeks of the year recently arrived, the week the major sports books release their NBA season win total over/unders. Yes I will concede, these bets for the most part are ‘sucker’ bets and definitely not the way to launch your professional NBA gambling career. However, every year there is just a walk up LOCK. Sometimes multiple. Last year it was those hopeless New York Knicks (the line was 40 1/2; they finished at 17) and this year

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Gambling Guru: Handicapping the 2015-16 MVP award race

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After an extended vacation along with a visit to Team USA camp in Las Vegas alongside Sheridan over the summer, my NBA gambling column is back. We absolutely NAILED last year’s NBA Championship winner (at 14-1, too, I might add) and I’m excited to be back on deck for the 2015-16 season. I’m going to kick things off with a series of preseason gambling predictions. We’ll cover all the major awards, division winners and even find where the value lies in the NBA Championship and conference winner markets.

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NBA Finals Prop Bets Are All Over the Map

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As the basketball world looks forward to the NBA Finals matchup most folks were hoping for, the odds-makers at SportsBettingDime.com have the odds on nearly everything that might happen during the Cavs-Warriors showdown including; who will win the series; who will take home MVP honors; who will get into an altercation with Matthew Dellavedova; which celebrity fan will attend the most games and who will appear in more commercials – LeBron or Steph. Here’s a look at some of the serious and

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