- The Philadelphia Flyers are favored at -115 odds to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins.
- The Los Angeles Clippers are heavily favored at -310 odds to beat the New Orleans Pelicans.
- The Texas Longhorns have -160 short odds to beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
PHILADELPHIA – There are several major betting lines that sports bettors can exploit. Several games across multiple leagues have betting lines that would break the book if sports bettors take advantage of them.
The NHL returns and sports bettors are wagering on the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. the Philadelphia Flyers. In the NBA, bettors are looking at the Los Angeles Clippers vs. the New Orleans Pelicans, and college basketball bettors will keep an eye on the Texas Longhorns hosting the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
There is plenty of action for sports bettors to win big on and these betting lines will truly have sportsbooks paying out major wins should these wagers hit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Philadelphia Flyers Odds
- Moneyline: Flyers -115, Penguins -105
- Spread: Flyers -1.5
- Totals: Over/Under 6.0
Starting with NHL betting, the Philadelphia Flyers may have the shortest odds to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins on opening night, but both teams have short odds to win.
For this reason, sports bettors may want to avoid betting on the Moneyline and instead, place action on the spread.
While the Flyers may have the shortest odds to win, they have longshot +225 odds to cover the -1.5 spread. Sports bettors should lean in on the favorite Flyers to cover as they could go home winning big.
While this will be a hard-fought game, it is possible for the Flyers to cover the spread, as Philly is bringing back its core in Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, and Sean Couturier as forwards, while also elevating young defenseman Ivan Provorov to captain.
The matchups will be tight, but sportsbooks already have the Flyers as the favorite. Taking them to cover the spread would break the book and lead to major wins.
New Orleans Pelicans Vs, Los Angeles Clippers Odds
- Moneyline: Clippers -310, Pelicans +255
- Spread: Clippers -7.5
- Totals: Over/Under 219.0
While the Clippers have been inconsistent so far this season, they are still third in the Western Conference and have shown signs of being a real threat to win the conference.
New Orleans on the other hand is currently on a three-game losing streak and is near the bottom of the Western Conference.
It is no surprise that sports bettors are leaning so heavily in favor of the Clippers for this matchup. Barring break-out performances from Pelicans stars Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram, it is unlikely that New Orleans could overcome the Clippers.
Sports bettors, however, could still come out winning big should they look at alternate betting lines. Betting on quarter spreads could be a great way to cash in on such a lopsided matchup.
For longshot bettors who want to place action on the Pelicans, should the Pelicans manage to stay within a point at the end of the first quarter, the payout with be +135.
For sports bettors leaning heavily on the Clippers having an early lead, taking the clippers -4.5 for the first quarter would see a +130 return on the wager.
Both these betting lines take advantage of the sportsbook, breaking the book and leaving NBA sports bettors with major winning opportunities.
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Texas Longhorns Odds
- Moneyline: Longhorns -150, Red Raiders +130
- Spread: Longhorns -2.5
- Totals: Over/Under 62.5
Those placing action on this Texas rivalry matchup is a major one as the No. 15 Red Raiders are fighting to stay in the Big 12 Conference fight while the No. 5 Longhorns are looking to increase their rankings by taking down another top 20 team.
In addition, the Red Raiders will be facing the number two ranked Baylor later in the week, giving added pressure as the team risks losing both games if they can’t get a win against the Longhorns.
“With our week, I see it as a great opportunity,” said Chris Beard, Red Raider head coach. “It’s why you sign on to play at this level, why you sign on to coach at this level, are weeks like this. Just a great opportunity, a chance to compete against two of the best teams in college basketball. Great thing about the Big 12 is you’ve got several of these weeks during your season as well.”
Looking at the odds at legal sports betting sites, those betting on the underdog Red Raiders could take it a step further and wager on the team to win by three points.
Should the Red Riders cover the -3.0 spread for +160 odds, this would break the book and longshot bettors would collect even more return on their wager making this betting line all the more promising.
The risk is increased, as the Red Raiders would not only have to win, but have to win by at least a three-pointer, but this is possible.
Texas Tech’s offense has been strong all season, and sophomore guard Terrence Shannon Jr is shooting 50.95 from the field and 39.8% from three, giving firepower to the Red Raiders that could pull the upset.
A hot game from Shannon Jr. would lead to major wins, and truly break the book at online sports betting sites.
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