The month of January presses on and while it may be bitterly cold across much of the country things are really heating up at America’s Bookie this week when it comes to all the sports betting action on the current board. Basketball in both the college ranks and the NBA may be at the top of many bettor’s list, but there are a number of great matchups on the board in the NHL as well as any number of soccer leagues in action across the globe.
Professional tennis’s first Grand Slam event of the season is underway in the Australian Open and another stop on the PGA Tour gets underway this Thursday. Upcoming bouts in both boxing and MMA fighting are always on the daily board and America’s Bookie also has you covered with a full listing of futures odds and prop bet opportunities for a wide selection of sporting events including Super Bowl LI in early February.
Going back to some upcoming basketball betting opportunities, ESPN offers up a college hoops double header on Tuesday night starting with No. 5 Kentucky on the road as a 13-point favorite against Mississippi State in a 7 p.m. (ET) tip. The Wildcats extended their current straight-up winning streak to five games with this past Saturday’s 20-point win against Auburn, but they could not cover the massive 24.5-point line at America’s Bookie as home favorites. They are now an even 4-4 ATS in their last eight games.
The backend of this Thursday’s double header of college basketball action on ESPN features an ACC clash between Clemson and No. 12 Louisville in a 9 p.m. tip at the KFC Yum Center. The Cardinals gained some ground in the conference standings with a 78-69 victory over Duke on Saturday as 3.5-point home favorites. They are now 4-1 SU (3-2 ATS) in their last five ACC matchups with the total going OVER in three of their last four games.
The top NBA matchup on Tuesday night as part of a double header of betting action on NBA TV pits the Houston Rockets on the road against the Miami Heat in an inter-conference clash between two teams at opposite ends of the spectrum in their respective standings. Houston is now in third place in the West on the strength of an 8-2 SU run in its last 10 games. The Rockets have been listed as 7.5-point road favorites against a Miami team that has just 11 SU wins on the year. Tip off from American Airlines Arena is set for 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday night’s NBA schedule on ESPN features Oklahoma City on the road against Golden State in a 10:30 p.m. tip out on the West Coast. The Thunder are in the midst of a six-game road trip in which they have lost two of the first three games both SU and ATS. The Warriors have won their last four games including a huge 126-91 romp over Cleveland on Monday as nine-point home favorites on America’s Bookie closing line. Golden State has just one SU loss in its last nine games, but its record ATS during this same span is just 3-6.
TNT’s double header of NBA action this Thursday night starts with Washington on the road against New York at 8 p.m. followed by a Western Conference clash between Minnesota and the Los Angeles Clippers at 10:30 p.m. Washington has improved its position in the East standings with seven SU wins in its last 10 games while going 6-4 ATS. The Clippers knocked off Oklahoma City 120-98 on Monday night as eight-point home favorites to post their seventh SU win in a row. They have gone 6-1 ATS during this same span and the total has stayed UNDER in five of the seven games.