This is the time of the year when basketball dominates the betting action at America’s Bookie with a ton of great matchups each week at both the college level and in the NBA. There is also plenty of NHL action on the board as well as betting lines and odds for European soccer and PGA golf. If you are a tennis fan, then be sure to check America’s Bookie for a full set of betting odds for any upcoming matches in both the ATP and the WTA. Futures and props are also big this time of year with the NFL playoffs in full swing. It is never too early to place some Super Bowl LI bets on some futures and props that are already up on the board.
Tuesday’s college basketball action on ESPN2 features a big showdown in the Big 12 between the new No. 1 team in the nation, the Baylor Bears against the No. 10 West Virginia Mountaineers in a 7 p.m. (ET) tip. The Bears are holding down the top spot in both major national polls on the strength of a perfect straight-up 15-0 start. Their record against the spread so far stands at 7-5 in games with a posted betting line at America’s Bookie. Baylor has been opened as a 5.5-point road underdog for Tuesday night against a Mountaineers’ team that is 13-2 SU with an 8-4 record ATS.
Jumping to Thursday’s NCAAB slate, the Pac-12 features some of its top teams in action starting with No. 25 USC on the road against Utah in a 9 p.m. start on the Pac-12 Network. Later that night, No. 4 UCLA will be on the road against Colorado in an 11 p.m. tip on FOX Sports 1. Be sure to check America’s Bookie for the betting lines for all of this week’s college basketball games.
Wednesday night’s NBA double header on ESPN starts things out with the Memphis Grizzlies heading into Chesapeake Arena to tangle with the Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 p.m. The Grizzlies are 24-16 SU on the year with a 21-19 record ATS. They have won four of their last six games both SU and ATS including a stunning 128-119 upset over Golden State on Jan. 6 as heavy 13.5-point road underdogs. They followed that up with a 88-79 victory against Utah on Sunday as 2.5-point favorites at home. The Thunder (23-16 SU, 21-18 ATS) are 4-2 ATS in their last six games following SU victories against Denver at home and Chicago on the road in their last two outings.
Later that night on ESPN in a 10:30 p.m. tip at the Moda Center in Portland, the Cleveland Cavaliers continue their current six-game road trip against the Trail Blazers that first includes a stop at Utah on Tuesday night. Cleveland has the best SU record in the Eastern Conference at 28-8 (16-18-2 ATS) and it has been listed as a 2.5-point road favorite in Tuesday’s game against the Jazz. Betting on the Cavaliers lately has been a losing proposition with a 1-5-1 record ATS in their last seven games. The total has gone OVER America’s Bookie’s closing line in four of their last six contests.
Portland will be on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night as slight 1.5-point favorites. It has posted just four SU wins in its last 17 games going all the way back to early December. The Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games and the total has gone OVER in four of their last five outings.
Looking ahead to Thursday’s TNT double header in the NBA, the two betting matchups on the board at America’s Bookie starts with the Chicago Bulls on the road against the New York Knicks at 8 p.m. In a 10:30 p.m. tip on that same network, Golden State will play host to the Detroit Pistons.