- The Los Angeles Lakers are -155 favorites to beat the Philadelphia 76ers.
- The Milwaukee Bucks are -250 favorites to beat the Toronto Raptors.
- Everton has +190 longshot odds to beat Leicester City.
PHILADELPHIA – Sports bettors have a lot to wager on between the NBA as well as the Premier League. Major action is being placed on key matchups.
The Los Angeles Lakers are facing the Philadelphia 76ers, the Toronto Raptors will be hosting the Milwaukee Bucks, and Everton will be battling Leicester City.
Looking deeper into sportsbooks, one can find key betting lines that would exploit sportsbooks and lead to major wins, breaking the book.
Game day in South Philly.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) January 27, 2021
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Odds
- Moneyline: Lakers -165, 76ers +145
- Spread: Lakers -3.5
- Totals: Over/Under 220.0
For the first NBA betting matchup, fans will see the top teams in both conferences face off against one another.
The Philadelphia 76ers sit at top of the East with a 12-6 record while the LA Lakers are leading the West with a 14-4 record.
Sports bettors are leaning heavily in favor of LA as the Lakers are currently on a three-game win streak and have won eight of their last 10. Philly on the other hand is coming off of a big loss to the Detroit Pistons and have gone 5-5 in their last 10.
The 76ers are also missing key players due to injury, with backup guard Seth Curry questionable for the matchup. This could lead to less shooting from the Sixers.
With the Lakers having a clear advantage, taking the Moneyline may not be the best choice as the profit margins would be low. Looking further into the sportsbook, sports bettors may want to lean in on some game props.
Game Props – Highest Scoring Quarter
- First Quarter +215
- Second Quarter +235
- Third Quarter +310
- Fourth Quarter +305
Taking the longshot odds +310 odds on the third quarter being the highest-scoring quarter could net players a big payout. Teams tend to come out for the third quarter firing on all cylinders to push a strong lead headed into the fourth.
In addition, fourth quarters usually see more defense played, making betting on the fourth an unwise decision.
While it is a risky wager, the payout is massive, and should both teams come out of halftime motivated offensively, the wins would break the book and exploit this hidden betting line.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors Odds
- Moneyline: Bucks -250, Raptors +210
- Spread: Bucks -6.0
- Totals: Over/Under 228.0
It is understandable why sports bettors are leaning towards the Bucks to take the win. Milwaukee sits at third in the Eastern Conference while Toronto has struggled all season, currently 10th in the conference.
The Raptors, while being the home team, is still playing without homecourt advantage as the team was forced to play in Tampa due to Canada’s travel restrictions.
Playing in a strange arena with no fans has affected the team, as they sit with a 7-10 record to Milwaukee’s 10-6.
Longshot bettors could lean in on the +210 odds for Toronto and hope for an upset, but a smarter betting line may be leaning in on the +120 odds for Toronto to keep the game within four points.
Bet on the Raptors to cover the +4.0 spread, and sports bettors would be able to cash in even if the Raptors lose but manage to keep the game close.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has a history of struggling against the Raptors defense and may have a hard time getting going. Should Toronto manage to keep the two-time MVP from dominating, they can keep the game close and sports bettors could break the book with the betting line.
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— Everton (@Everton) January 27, 2021
Everton vs. Leicester City Odds
- Moneyline: Leicester City +155, Everton +190, Draw +225
- Spread: Leicester City 0.0
- Totals: Over/Under 2.5
For soccer bettors, this Premier League matchup could net a major profit for sports bettors.
For starters, the entire Moneyline has profitable longshot odds, as these football clubs are close in talent and the game could go either way.
Sports bettors leaning in on either team to win should take the football clubs to cover the -0.5 spread. The odds for Everton are +260 and the odds for Leicester City are +225. All the Clubs have to do is win by at least one goal, and sports bettors would break the book and cash in big.
Legal sports betting sites have several betting lines for key games that would see many sports bettors going home major winners.
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