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Sports betting is a pastime that most guys can’t help but take part in. While it’s risky AF at times, when you’ve got the necessary information about all the games you love watching, it makes it just a little bit easier. And, while nothing’s a lock — we’ve all seen wild upsets that cost us lots of money — we’re using the help of Oddschecker to pick a couple NBA and NCAA hoops games from this weekend that you might want to consider tossing some cash on.
If you want to win some money sports betting this weekend, take a look below for our value games from the NBA and NCAA basketball.
Dallas Mavericks +4 (at Utah Jazz)
The Jazz have rested the past two days after blowing out the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, while the Mavs are coming off one of their hottest shooting nights ever, as they hit on a whopping 46.8% of their three-point attempts in a big win against the Blazers on Thursday night, so who’s got the edge here?
While Utah has the better overall record (31-13) and holds homecourt advantage, it’s hard to think that that will impact MVP-candidate Luka Doncic, so giving Dallas 4 points with the way the second-year point guard has been leading them almost seems unfair — and easy money in this matchup.
Both of these teams come in red hot — with each winning four of five — but expect the Mavs to cover because of the their potent new, small-ball lineup with center Dwight Powell now injured. Point blank: These guys live and die by the three, and they’ve proven to be lethal from beyond the arc lately.
Villanova Wildcats -3 (at Providence Friars)
Don’t get us wrong, Providence is a worthy opponent for hosting a No. 9-ranked Villanova team that just ran off a perfect 4-0 homestand; which included a ridiculous 81-point advantage from behind the three-point arc. Thing is, what’s more impressive than the shooting clinic they’ve put on display, is the defensive effort — with Nova giving up just 64 points per game to opponents during the recent win-streak. You know what they say: defense travels.
With the Wildcats winners in 11 of 12, it’s hard to imagine they’ll struggle with a Providence team that ranks near the bottom of the Big East conference in points scored (71.3 per game, ninth) and field-goal percentage (40.5%, 10th), so, while the game may be close for a half, expect Villanova to pull away.
Tennessee Volunteers +14.5 (at Kansas Jayhawks)
The Tennessee Volunteers are college basketball’s version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde — meaning nobody really knows which team will show up from game to game. The Vols were darlings early in the season, jumping out to a 7-1 start (which included wins over two ranked opponents), but they’ve been tricky to figure out since.
Winners in four of five games, though, something tells us that they’ll be able to cover against a Kansas team that has its own sets of issues at the moment. Sure, the Jayhawks are No. 3 in the nation — and one of the deepest, most talented teams in the country — but coming off a brawl against in-state rival Kansas State the other night (which led to suspensions), will they be mentally prepared for the Vols?
While we fully expect Rock Chalk to bring home the victory, we don’t think it’ll be as easy as some may think — so take the points the Vols’ are getting and go earn some cash.
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