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The Knicks came into the playoffs as one of the hottest teams in the league with a 16-2 straight-up run to close-out the regular season. They were also extremely profitable to wager on during this run with a 15-3 record against the spread. New York did not take its foot of the gas for a minute in this series with an 85-78 victory in Game 1 as a 7.5-point home favorite followed by a dominating 87-71 rout on Tuesday night as a 6.5-point favorite. The total stayed UNDER in both of these games.
Chicago will quickly need to put its dreadful performance in Saturday’s Game 1 loss behind to avoid falling into a 0-2 hole in this best-of-seven opening round playoff series. After managing to score just 14 points in the first quarter of that series opener, the Bulls went on to lose 106-89 as 4.5-point road underdogs. The total went well OVER the 181.5-point line as a result of Chicago giving-up more than 100 points for just the fourth time in their last 11 games.
Shocking twists and turns have all been a part of the 2013 WAC Tournament, and on Saturday night, the madness ends in Las Vegas, as college basketball betting warfare takes place one final time between the New Mexico State Aggies and the Texas Arlington Mavericks.
Governor Chris Christie and the lawmakers in the state of New Jersey are continuing their fight to get sports betting legalized across their state. They took a step in the wrong direction on Thursday night when the US District Judge Michael Shipp ruled on the side of the NFL and other plaintiffs, which will keep legalized sports gambling out of the Garden State – at least for now.