Sports Betting: Daytona 500 Odds, NBA All-Star Game and Duke-GA Tech Pick ATS

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Sports Betting: Daytona 500 Odds, NBA All-Star Game and Duke-GA Tech Pick ATS
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Duke and Georgia Tech will be closer than the odds say according to betting expert

Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson top the odds to win the Daytona 500.

The NBA All-Star Game odds has the East minus-2 with a total of 269.5 and it’s a big day in college basketball betting. senior sports handicapper Matt Rivers has a winner Sunday on Georgia Tech (plus-21) at Duke.

Reasoning: This write-up is actually going to be pretty funny because all signs will point to me liking Duke. Georgia Tech is inferior in every single category bar none and it’s not even close.

But the problem with this game is that the number is just too much, even for a regressing Georgia Tech team that has next to nothing going for them right now.

Nolan Smith has been awesome and the Dookies overall are heads and shoulders better than the Yellow Jackets—there is zero debate at all there.

Paul Hewitt is turning into an underachieving disgrace, and without Brian Oliver, the boys from Hotlanta are one of the worst teams in the entire ACC right now.

I would say that only a dismal Wake Forest team is worse.

Smith, Kyle Singler, the Plumlee brothers, Seth Curry and the rest of Coach K’s squad may be up going away by 20 at the half. After all, Virginia Tech last week raced out to the huge lead and pummeled these same Jackets.

Late season handicapping tips apply to Duke and Georgia Tech

So if anybody believes that Tech has any sort of a chance to keep this thing close, I would say they are beyond crazy.

Everybody seems to somewhat get up for Duke, though, and I do not believe that this current version of the Blue Devils is truly all that.

These guys were outplayed at home last week by a good but nothing more North Carolina team and truly are not as great as the 24-2 overall mark would indicate.

Iman Shumpert has been playing some lights-out ball for the Jackets. Even though his team stinks, they did at least come into this thing off of the victory against Chattanooga.

To get three-plus touchdowns in-conference, even at Cameron Indoor, is going to prove to be a few too many.

This may not be a fun game to back the dog in because they have no shot whatsoever to even keep it relatively close. We may see a 55-35 laugher at some point, but even so, this gargantuan number should still just be too much in the end.

Top expert pick on this game: Georgia Tech from the real Matt Rivers of

For more information: Some absolutely horrific luck yesterday as the big play on Arizona went from a 12-point second-half lead when only laying two-and-a-half to a one-point victory and non-cover that including a crushing turnover with three seconds remaining on a can’t-mess-up in-bounds pass.

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If the oddsmakers are right, Kevin Harvick will do a lot of smiling today

In the end, it’s a loss. I’m man enough to admit it and move on. Stuff happens—I’m still the best and will prove it in another 2-0 sweep of the board right now.

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Now to the latest Daytona 500 odds.


101 Kevin Harvick


102 Tony Stewart


103 Dale Earnhardt Jr


104 Kyle Busch


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Sportsbooks list Jeff Gordon among the Daytona 500 favorites

105 Jamie McMurray


106 Jeff Gordon


107 Jimmie Johnson


108 Denny Hamlin


109 Clint Bowyer


110 Kurt Busch


111 Jeff Burton


112 Carl Edwards


113 Kasey Kahne


114 Matt Kenseth


115 Greg Biffle


116 Juan Montoya


117 Mark Martin


118 Joey Logano


119 Ryan Newman


120 Brian Vickers


121 David Reutimann


122 Martin Truex Jr


123 Brad Keselowski


124 The Field


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