The first month of the New Year is just about in the books and while most of the sports betting public is gearing up for this Sunday’s Super Bowl in the NFL, America’s Bookie has a ton of action on the board this week to help build even more excitement for the big game. If you are chomping at the bit to get in on some early Super Bowl betting action, the America’s Bookie has you covered with an extended list of Super Bowl LI betting props to choose from.
As the calendar turns the page to February, this also marks the start of the big push in college basketball to March Madness and the quest to win a national title in that sport. Closing things out for January on Tuesday night is a SEC battle on ESPN between the Georgia Bulldogs and the No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats. Kentucky stumbled a bit in the national polls this past week with losses to Tennessee on the road and to Kansas at home both straight-up and against the spread. It comes into this matchup with a costly 1-5 record ATS in its last six games. The Bulldogs are 4-4 SU in conference play with a 5-3 record ATS. America’s Bookie has listed the Wildcats as 16.5-point home favorites for this 9 p.m. (ET) tip.
Later this week on Thursday’s college hoops schedule, the new No. 1 team in the nation will be back in action when the West Coast Conference’s Gonzaga Bulldogs go on the road to face BYU in an 11 p.m. start on ESPN2. The Bulldogs moved into the top spot on both major national polls with last Saturday’s 96-49 rout of Pepperdine as heavy 22-point road favorites. They are now a perfect 22-0 SU on the year while going 16-5 ATS. Gonzaga is 8-2 ATS in conference play this season.
Wednesday’s NBA double header of action on ESPN gets underway at 7 p.m. with an inter-conference clash between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Minnesota is 19-29 SU (21-27 ATS) on the year, but it comes into this game with five victories in its last six games. Despite this sudden success, the Timberwolves are just 2-4 ATS during this same span on America’s Bookie closing spread. The Cavaliers (32-15 SU, 19-26-2 ATS) have stumbled their way to a SU 4-7 record in their last 11 games while going 3-8 ATS. They are coming off a dismal 104-97 loss to Dallas on Monday as 4.5-point favorites on the road. Cleveland returns home for this game with an even 12-12-2 record ATS at Quicken Loans Arena this season.
Later on Wednesday night in the NBA, the Chicago Bulls will be on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 9:30 p.m. start on ESPN. The Bulls have had some issues of their own with a SU 3-4 (2-5 ATS) mark in their last seven games. They did manage to cover as 6.5-point home favorites in Sunday’s 121-108 win against Philadelphia. The Thunder are 3-1 (SU and ATS) in their last four games, but they could not get past Cleveland on the road this past Sunday in a 107-91 loss as eight-point underdogs. They will make a quick stop in San Antonio this Tuesday night as nine-point underdogs at America’s Bookie before returning home to host Chicago.
Thursday night’s NBA betting action on TNT starts at 8 p.m. with Atlanta going on the road to face Houston. At 10:30 p.m. out on the West Coast, the Golden State Warriors travel to the Staples Center to square off against the Los Angeles Clippers. Be sure to check America’s Bookie for all the betting lines for these games.