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NCAA Playoff Preview: The Latest Odds

The NCAA Playoffs are set for New Year’s Day. This year’s Final Four includes the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Clemson Tigers, the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, all vying to become National Champions. Let’s look at their most recent playoff performances and take a glance at this year’s NCAA Playoff Preview.

Alabama returns to the playoffs after a two-year absence. The Crimson Tide won the championship in 2018, defeating Clemson in the semifinal game 24-6 and the Georgia Bulldogs 26-23 for the title. Alabama’s played in four of the last five playoffs and won two championships. Notre Dame was in the playoffs in 2019 and lost to Clemson 30-3.  Clemson’s made the playoffs five straight years and won two national titles. Ohio State is in for the second consecutive year.

The numbers for this year’s games are Alabama -19.5 against Notre Dame with the total 65.5 and Clemson is -7.5 over Ohio State with the total 65.5.

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Alabama has been beating opponents by an average of 30 points a game. They play in what is considered the best college football conference. Eight teams in the SEC were... Read More.

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Monday Night Football: Mims has the odds and picks Bills vs Patriots with a few prop bets

Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots, 8:15 pm EST on ESPN/ABC

 

The Bills are currently sitting in the 2nd position in the NFL AFC playoff race. The Patriots are eliminated making this the 1st time they did not make the post season since 2008. Buffalo has already clinched the AFC East and are favored by 7 with the total being 46.5. The Money Line, as of this post time, is -335 for Bills and +280 for Pats.

The Bills have won 7 of their last 8 and 4 straight games. Buffalo is averaging 33 points in the last 4 games. The Pats have lost two straight games. The Pats have scored 15 points combined in the losses. In my opinion, this will probably be the only season that Cam Newton ever plays for New England.

Prop bets I like:

Stefon Diggs. He is a primary target of Josh Allen. He gets double digit targets in most games and his projected receptions is 6.5. I have seen the over for his projection as high as -160 so shop for a good price. Take Diggs to go over.

Josh Allen's TD total for the game is listed at 1.5. The line is -200. You can see a pattern here where you must lay more money on the players who are hot and popular. I think Allen stays hot and goes over.

I do not see an inspired effort from... Read More.

Missed this week's #BOSAdigital conference? Mims has you covered with a recap including some NFL betting tips

The partnerships and innovations that are developing in sports betting are only beginning.

By: Robert Mims, SRG & Betters Insider Contributor
The Bet on Sport America Conference concluded on Wednesday. The virtual experience was informative and interactive. I was able to participate in a panel and ask questions. What set this conference apart from some of the other events I attended this year was that If I missed an event I could watch it later with on-demand functionality. Below are some of the highlights of the 2-day event.

Day One started with an interview with CEO Joe Asher from William Hill. It was conducted by Howard Stutz from CDC Gaming Reports. Asher told us that he was surprised by the firmness of the embrace of sports betting from the professional leagues. To that point, there is a sportsbook in the Capitol Arena that operates with Monumental Sports and Entertainment. The venue is doing a robust business. William Hill is currently in 14 states plus the District of Columbia.

The Betting and Broadcasting panel with ESPN Daily Wager Host Doug Kezirian and Seventy-Six Capital Managing Director of Sports Betting Evan Davis was compelling. Beyond deal-making, Kezirian predicted that broadcasters will face critical questions balancing their networks and commercial strategies to accommodate betting advertisers. “It will be tough, but I’m sure that we can all co-exist,” he said.

After the panel ended, I was able to ask Evan the following question:

We have 20 states that have sports betting including DC. The growth possibilities are tremendous. Do you see a company like Amazon or Facebook entering the space?

Davis responded: “It’s... Read More.

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All virtual G2E 2020; the impact of Covid, 5G and more!

By: Robert Mims, SRG & Betters Insider Contributor
The G2E 2020 is scheduled for next week. The Global Gaming Expo is a mega event that impacts the entire gaming, wagering and entertainment landscape. It is traditionally held in Las Vegas every year. This is the first time the conference will be totally virtual. I am excited about exploring the meetings and panel sessions without moving from one assembly hall to another. While I will miss the interaction of talking face to face and catching up with business colleagues, this is more feasible due to the pandemic.
The conference will have informative sessions that will discuss the following topics:
The reopening of... READ MORE.
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GQ, BOYD'S and ME, Mims...

Last week, I was able to have one of the best moments in my life. I was asked to interview for a segment of the "Conde Nast and GQ installment” "The Breakdown.” The episode was focusing on Pit Managers.  I was pleasantly surprised when contacted. The surprise did not stem from the being asked questions about gaming and casino operations. I have always been a fan of GQ and patronized the magazine for information and visual inspirations for what to wear.

My business attire comes from Boyds of Philadelphia. The store is one of the best men stores on the East Coast and has been mentioned several times in GQ.
Some of the questions posed to me by the producers were about my...
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