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Parlay betting

How to bet Duke-Wisconsin – ABC News

The fact that Wisconsin, especially with Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker being able to score on anyone either inside or outside, match up well with Kentucky has me liking the Badgers at pick ‘em.

Largest lead: under 12.5 points

Duke first half: under 32.5

Duke total points: under 70

Frank Kaminsky: under 19 points

But I know people don’t want to hear “pass” on any kind of championship game, so I’ll give my thoughts and people can take them with a grain of salt as I’m not sure I’ll play the game. And I think that although both teams are capable of lighting up the scoreboard, both defenses should show up Monday night, so I also like the under.

Westgate line: PK; over/under 140

PickCenter: 53 percent picked Wisconsin

Dave Tuley: Count me among those who view this game as anticlimactic. I made a bet on Duke-Michigan State under the total and seemed well on my way to victory before some late-game sloppiness, lackluster defense and a whopping 53 free throw attempts helped sneak the game over the total.

ESPN Chalk pick: pass

ESPN Chalk pick:  under 140 points

After Wisconsin’s upset of Kentucky, the majority of Vegas sports books posted the opening line for the title game at pick ‘em. I got lucky with Frank Kaminsky over 19.5 points, as he got fouled late with the victory assured and fortunately concentrated enough to go 2-for-2 and finish with 20. The title game opened a pick ‘em with Wisconsin now favored by 1 nearly across the board.

In the Final Four Betting Guide we did on ESPN Insider last week, our CBB Vegas Rankings had Wisconsin and Duke power-rated at 98.5 apiece, so our panel was basically projecting that the two teams should be a pick ‘em on a neutral court. If Duke had faced Kentucky in the title game, I wasn’t planning to take them plus the points because I don’t think they would have matched up as well with the Wildcats. But while Wisconsin-Duke might not draw the same numbers, it’s still going to be what most sports fans are looking to watch (and bet on) come Monday night, so it’s time to take a look from the Vegas betting perspective.

Let’s take a look at how ESPN Chalk’s betting experts view Monday’s finale.

9:18 p.m. The over/under opened most places at 141 and at 10 a.m. ET Monday, the majority of books were at 140.

LAS VEGAS — In some ways, Monday night’s NCAA championship game has become anticlimactic after Wisconsin’s epic upset of undefeated Kentucky on Saturday night.

Andrew Lange: Despite Duke doing a number on Michigan State, you can’t fault the betting markets for taking an early piece of Wisconsin after the Badgers did the unthinkable and took down Kentucky. I’ll be staying away.

Now, there are two things that give me pause: Duke’s 80-70 win over Wisconsin back in December and that the Badgers are coming off an incredible win; we’ve seen teams with similar victories come up flat.

I’ve always been a believer that if you can accurately project pace, you’ll win a lot more totals than you lose. I cashed on Wisconsin (first half, game spread, money line) and have ended the NCAA tournament strongly with Notre Dame versus Kentucky in the Elite 8 (losing a small moneyline play on the Irish at plus-625 but also winning a first-half wager) after mostly trading money up until then. The Duke-Michigan State game was called extremely tight (46 fouls) whereas Wisconsin and Kentucky were allowed to play a little more physical. (Who am I kidding? I’ll at least have a small parlay.)

There was talk that a Kentucky-Duke matchup would create the biggest TV audience in college basketball history, and there was speculation that it would create a record betting handle. If anything, I’d look for him under 19 against Duke as I expect the Badgers’ scoring to be balanced as usual. I like the under in this one.

As you’d expect from a pick ‘em contest, I’m not anticipating either team getting out to a big lead (or, more specifically, I think both teams are good enough to stop opponent’s runs and not get too far behind), so I like the “largest lead” prop to stay under 12.5. ET on CBS

Maddux Sports: I had this game lined at pick ‘em as well, so I don’t think there is any edge in this game. Both games went over their betting totals.

So yes, I do give a slight edge to Wisconsin, and obviously nothing from Saturday changed that opinion. It’s always best to end on a winning note.

I went 3-2 on player props in the Final Four, so that worked out fine (and 1-1 on team totals with unders on Michigan State and Duke).

Favorites and underdogs split the two games in the Final Four on Saturday as Duke routed Michigan State 81-61 to cover as a 5.5-point favorite despite trailing by eight points early in the first half. So I don’t like these as much as the Final Four props but will be more likely to play them if the Westgate lines move or I find better prices elsewhere.

Both semifinal games went over the total; Wisconsin-Kentucky had only 116 possessions but the two squads combined for 10-of-22 (45 percent) from 3-point land and 27-of-32 (84 percent) from the free throw line. Wisconsin beat Kentucky 71-64 as a consensus 5-point underdog and plus-210 on the money line here in Vegas. However, in the notes, I did hint that I had the Badgers rated a little higher than the Blue Devils but was outvoted.

But if I’m just going on the pure handicap of the teams, I’ll take the Badgers. I’m not as thrilled with the two team totals, as it’s likely they’ll split like Duke-MSU (though maybe just a Duke under 70 is the way to go).

Heading into the title game, underdogs now lead just 32-30 ATS (51.6 percent) for the tournament and unders’ edge is down to 32-28-2 (53.3 percent).

ESPN Chalk picks: l ean to Wisconsin and under 140 (personally doing a parlay)

. I see a majority of the title game being played in the half court and my projection for pace suggests that both squads will need to have very efficient offensive nights in order to top the current number of 140. The Wynn Las Vegas and the Boyd Gaming books (including Coast Casinos) opted for Wisconsin minus-1, but by Sunday morning all 14 Vegas books on the Don Best screen had the game at pick ‘em

Supreme court rejects Delaware sports betting appeal | Reuters

The state went ahead and now offers such betting on at least three NFL games.

Attorneys for the professional sports leagues and the NCAA told the Supreme Court the appeal should be rejected. appeals court that a 1992 federal law prohibits Delaware from offering betting on individual games in all major sports.. They said the estimated $17 million in sports gambling revenue represented a trivial percentage of the state’s $3.1 billion budget.

In appealing to the Supreme Court, attorneys representing the state argued the appeals court wrongly concluded that Congress had prohibited Delaware from adopting a sports lottery scheme as a way to balance its budget.

Delaware offered parlay bets on NFL games for a few months in 1976. The appeals court ruled that under the federal law Delaware was generally limited to what it offered in 1976.

By James Vicini

| WASHINGTON

The justices without comment let stand a ruling by a U.S. Delaware had expected at least an estimated $17 million in revenues from the sports betting plan in the 2010 fiscal year to help close the state’s budget deficit.

The North American professional leagues for baseball, basketball, football and hockey and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) all argued that Delaware’s sports lottery plan violated the 1992 law.

(Editing by Eric Beech)

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Delaware appeal that argued the state should be allowed to offer a new sports betting lottery to generate revenue to help ease its record budget deficit.

The law, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, prohibits betting on sports, but exceptions were granted to Delaware, Nevada, Montana and Oregon because they previously operated some forms of sports gambling.

The appeals court ruled in August that Delaware was limited to parlay betting, or gambling on multiple games, and only on National Football League contests

How to Make Money Handicapping Horse Races and Betting on Horseracing

There are many more people, perhaps millions around the world, trying to make money betting on horse races depending upon luck or some other system to be a winner.

For some people, horse racing handicapping is an intellectual sport and they prepare themselves and work hard at it. The thrill of winning is probably pretty close to the same for each group, though the handicappers also have the satisfaction of working hard and getting rewarded for it.

The way you make money handicapping and betting on horse races is in finding a good bet.. The ones who depend upon luck or some other esoteric method are more like lottery players than handicappers, but the thing they all have in common is that all there money goes into the same pool and some from each group will be successful while many will not.

On the other hand, the ones who depend upon luck invest nothing but money and very little time. The only work they do is to walk into the club house and maybe read a simple list of horses and riders. If the success rate for handicappers is 5-10% then it is probably 1-2% for those depending upon luck.

There are thousands of people trying to make a living from horse racing by handicapping the horse races and then betting on horse races.

The big advantage that the handicapper has over the gambler is that he or she has an idea of each horse’s chances of winning and therefore, how much a horse has to pay to win in order to make money on such bets in the long run. That edge is what separates gamblers from handicappers and is why, in the long run, handicappers win more, but in all fairness, they don’t just win it, they earn it.

Your chances of success are much greater if you educate yourself, prepare, practice, and work hard, but there are no guarantees