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NCAA-B | Jan 16, 2018
Cincinnati vs UCF
|UNDER 121½ -114||
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Cincinnati @ Central Florida 7:00 PM ET
Play On: Under 121.5 (5*)
This low total hasn’t deterred me from ling the under in this American Athletic Conference matchup. After all these are two of the best defensive teams in the country, and each like to play at a methodical offensive pace.
Cincinnati is off to a fast 5-0 start in conference play. Much of their success can be attributed to their stout defensive play. The Bearcats allowed 53.0 points scored per game and held those 5 conference foes to a combined 35.1% shooting.
Central Florida has gone under the total in all 5 of their conference games this season, and there was just a combined average of 108.0 points scored per contest. They’ll have their hands full tonight against a Cincinnati team which is holding their opponents to a mere 36.9% shooting from the floor this season. UCF has gone 6-0 under the total this seasons versus teams with a defensive field percentage of 42.0% or less.
Bet on this game to go under the total for a 5* wager.
NBA | Jan 16, 2018
Pelicans vs Celtics
|OVER 214 -110||
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New Orleans @ Boston 7:35 PM ET
Play On: Over 214.0 (5*)
New Orleans has gone over the total by a combined 39.0 points in its last 5 games. Conversely, Boston has gone under the total by a combined 113.5 points during their previous 10 games. The combination of this precise statistical data qualifies for an extremely profitable NBA betting angle.
Any road team (New Orleans) that’s gone over the total by a combined 36.0 points or more in their last 5 games, versus an opponent (Boston) which has gone under the total by a combined 54.0 points or more, and there’s a total of 210.0 or more in games played between these 2 teams, resulted in those contests going 29-9 (76.3%) over the total during the past 5 seasons. The average total in those 31 contests was 215.1 and there were 222.6 points scored per game.
NBA | Jan 16, 2018
Mavs vs Nuggets
+5½ -102 at 5Dimes
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Dallas @ Denver 9:05 PM ET
Play On: Dallas +5.5 (5*)
Denver is averaging 106.2 points scored per game this season. However, they’ve been mired in a terrible offensive slump of late. The Nuggets have scored less than 100 points in 6 of their last 7 games. Furthermore, Denver is averaging 88.0 points scored per game while shooting a miserable 37.9% during its previous 3 contests.
Dallas has been a recent huge money maker as an underdog. The Mavericks are a perfect 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog, and won straight up on 5 of those occasions. Unlike their opponent (Denver) on Tuesday, Dallas hasn’t had much issue in the scoring department. They’ve scored 101 points or more in 7 of its last 8 games.
Denver is coming off a 112-80 blowout loss at San Antonio in their previous game. Meanwhile, Dallas has allowed 107 and 111 points during its last 2 games. The combination of the above mentioned statistical data presents us with a highly successful NBA betting angle which sides with the underdog Mavericks this evening.
Any road team that’s scored 105 points or more in its last 2 games, and is facing an opponent coming off a loss by 30 points or more, resulted in those road teams going 22-9 straight up since 1996. The straight up results take on added significance since it sides with the underdog in this contest. Bet on Dallas plus the points for a 5* wager.
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Ross Benjamin has made his reputation in the sports handicapping industry by being one of the sharpest prognosticators over the last 15 years. In professional sports handicapper Ron Raymond’s 2008 published book “50 Greatest Sports Betting Secrets” he probably says it best. “One of the most underrated handicappers in our industry and probably one of the sharpest ones I know is Ross Benjamin.”
One of Ross’ often used phrases when speaking publicly, “if you want to be a successful sports handicapper then start by thinking like a bookmaker”. Ross is 60 years old and has been directly involved in many capacities of the sports gaming industry for the last 31 years. However there is nothing he enjoys more than the challenge of picking winners in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA Football, and NCAA Basketball.
Sports Handicapping Achievements
Playbook Wise Guy Invitational Contest
4th Place-2015 (50 contestants)-Prize: $666.00
5th Place-2013 (50 contestants)-Prize: $333.00
1st Place-2003 (73 contestants)-Prize: $10,700
#1-2010-2011 NCAA Basketball Regular Season: 116-77 (60.1%)
#6-2011 March Madness- 28-21 (57.1%)
Oklahoma Sports Monitor
#1-2008 March Madness: 29-17 (63%)
#1-2007 NFL Playoffs in Net Profit: 9-2 (81.8%)
Big Guy Sports Monitor
#1-NHL 2005-2006 Season
#1-2003 College Football Season: 45-23 (66.2%)
Annual Rankings at Sportscapping.com
#7-2015 MLB Season
#3-2014/2015 NHL Season
#6-2012 NFL Preseason
#7-2011/2012 NHL Season
#8-2011 NFL Season
#2-2011 NFL Preseason
#9-2010 NFL Season
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Host of The Ross Benjamin Show: From 09/12 to 03/13 on Sports Talk Radio 1280
Host of Winning Sports Advice in 2012
Host of Ross Benjamin Show on Sports Journey Network from April,2009 to July, 2010
Host of Phoenix Sports Ticket in 2006
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Locker Room Picks Show (CBS Sports-Pilot-2013) hosted by Jennifer X. Williams