Books will turn a small profit on Super Bowl XLVI
The Las Vegas Sun reported that Vegas Sports Books will turn a small profit losing on the side and total but making that back on more on the propositions and first and second half wagering. The low scoring nature of the game and the Giants ability to run the ball caused many of the more popular props (Tom Brady passing yards 319, Eli Manning passing yards 308) to go under the total. Some books were spanked with the game’s first score coming on a safety, a 60-1 shot at the books. Handle and final official numbers should be out Thursday of Friday and we’ll keep you posted at SP3.
It was Monday, bloody Monday in the NBA as several stars went down to injury. The most serious was a season ending and career threatening achilles tear by Clipper guard Chauncey Billups. Derrick Rose left the Bull’s blowout of New Jersey with back spasms and did not return. Carmel Anthony tweaked a going in the Knicks win over the Jazz. Amare Stoudamire missed the game due to the death of his brother in a Florida car wreck. The Nuggets Danilo Gallinari has a chip fracture of the ankle and will undergo a CTI scan today for further evaluation.
On the court, the 76ers came from behind with a big fourth quarter to beat LA by five as the Lakers fell to 3-9 on the road. The Clippers beat the Magic in overtime behind Chris Paul’s 29 points. Dwight Howard has 33/14 for the Magic. The Wiz blew a 15-point halftime lead before beating the Raptors in OT. OKC was another overtime winner at Portland. The Knicks, Spurs, and Kings all had big fourth quarters to win their games.
Free plays went 2-2 so no harm no foul. Looking to get back in black tonight with a Tuesday four-pack of wisdom. Don’t forget to stop by the sponsores for some great post-Super Bowl bous offers. Whatever you are looking for, Sportsbetting3 has someone that can take of your needs. Let’s get ’em.
(CBB) Kentucky -9 over Florida
The Wildcats have been crush everyone in their path as the Calipari “Diaper Dandies” now have 25 games under their belt and everyone knows their roles and responsibilities. Kentucky gets a team with a pulse here in the Florida Gators but Billy Donovan’s crew lives and dies by the three and has for the most part died on the road. Florida is 2-0 as a dog this year (Ohio State, Syracuse) but their only road SEC road win/covers came at Ole Miss and South Carolina. Kentucky is 6-2 in the last eight in the series winning the last four at Rupp, but none by more than eight points. This year’s Wildcats may be the best of recent editions and a beat down wouldn’t be out of the question here. Lay it.
(CBB) Maryland +8 over Clemson
SP3 is of the opinion that there is no such thing as a “moral” victory but the Terps really could come away positive from the weekend loss to North Carolina in one of the worst officaited games of all time. Maryland os OFER on the ACC road but all the losses have been close and they catch nearly double-digits tonight from a team that’s 0-3 as a conference home favorite. Keep in mind that ACC single-digit HF’s are 2-12 and we have a pretty good case for the Turtle.
(NBA) Minnesota -6.5 over Sacramento
The Kings play their third game in four nights and claimed a rare road win last night outscoring New Orleans 31-14 in the fourth for the W. The Wolves have had two nights off and NBA teams with two nights off are 23-10 ATS. That said, Minnesota will be without Kevin Love who got two games for giving Luis Scola a facial on Saturday night but … with Michael Beasley back in the lineup still think that the homies have enough in the paint to deal with the Kings. Sacto is 3-0 in their L3 and has covered five straight but could be short on legs vs well-rested Wolves. Take Minnesota.
(NHL) Pittsburg -138 over Montreal
The Penguins have lost two out of three but are 9-2 in their L11. Both losses came on the road, 1-0 to the Leafs, and 5-2 at the Devils so no shame there. Montreal has lost three of four and continues their slide to oblivion that includes a 9-22 mark against winning records. The Pens in contrast are 13-4 vs losing records. The series has been pretty much even over the last three years but the Penguins have won all three meeting this year … 5-4, 4-3, and 3-1. Can’t find any reason to play Montreal here, take the Pens.