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.

OffshoreInsiders.com 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 OffshoreInsiders.com

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.

ODDS TO WIN DAYTONA 500

101 Kevin Harvick

+814

 

102 Tony Stewart

+1108

 

103 Dale Earnhardt Jr

+1199

 

104 Kyle Busch

+1199

 

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Sportsbooks list Jeff Gordon among the Daytona 500 favorites

105 Jamie McMurray

+1268

 

106 Jeff Gordon

+1146

 

107 Jimmie Johnson

+1590

 

108 Denny Hamlin

+1590

 

109 Clint Bowyer

+1327

 

110 Kurt Busch

+1199

 

111 Jeff Burton

+1321

 

112 Carl Edwards

+1983

 

113 Kasey Kahne

+2630

 

114 Matt Kenseth

+3048

 

115 Greg Biffle

+3049

 

116 Juan Montoya

+3281

 

117 Mark Martin

+3649

 

118 Joey Logano

+3931

 

119 Ryan Newman

+4286

 

120 Brian Vickers

+5232

 

121 David Reutimann

+5232

 

122 Martin Truex Jr

+5232

 

123 Brad Keselowski

+3564

 

124 The Field

 

 

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