Welcome back for the first post All-Star break edition of the Gambling Guru column Speaking of All-Star weekend, was Aaron Gordon not absolutely ripped off in the dunk contest? I might be speaking from my wallet but that looked like daylight robbery to me! Greener pastures for Joe-Jesus As predicted in this very column earlier in the season – Joe Johnson found his way onto a contender. Surprisingly to me though, Joe chose a very marginal contender. As it stands, there are only four teams
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
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
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
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.