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I’m not as thrilled with the two team totals, as it’s likely they’ll split like Duke-MSU (though maybe just a Duke under 70 is the way to go).

ESPN Chalk pick:  under 140 points

ESPN Chalk picks: l ean to Wisconsin and under 140 (personally doing a parlay)

LAS VEGAS — In some ways, Monday night’s NCAA championship game has become anticlimactic after Wisconsin’s epic upset of undefeated Kentucky on Saturday night.

In the Final Four Betting Guide we did on ESPN Insider last week, our CBB Vegas Rankings had Wisconsin and Duke power-rated at 98.5 apiece, so our panel was basically projecting that the two teams should be a pick ‘em on a neutral court. If Duke had faced Kentucky in the title game, I wasn’t planning to take them plus the points because I don’t think they would have matched up as well with the Wildcats. Both games went over their betting totals.

Maddux Sports: I had this game lined at pick ‘em as well, so I don’t think there is any edge in this game. The over/under opened most places at 141 and at 10 a.m. The title game opened a pick ‘em with Wisconsin now favored by 1 nearly across the board.

9:18 p.m. I’ll be staying away.

Both semifinal games went over the total; Wisconsin-Kentucky had only 116 possessions but the two squads combined for 10-of-22 (45 percent) from 3-point land and 27-of-32 (84 percent) from the free throw line. And I think that although both teams are capable of lighting up the scoreboard, both defenses should show up Monday night, so I also like the under.

Now, there are two things that give me pause: Duke’s 80-70 win over Wisconsin back in December and that the Badgers are coming off an incredible win; we’ve seen teams with similar victories come up flat.

Let’s take a look at how ESPN Chalk’s betting experts view Monday’s finale.

Largest lead: under 12.5 points

Duke first half: under 32.5

Duke total points: under 70

Frank Kaminsky: under 19 points. ET on CBS

ESPN Chalk pick: pass

But I know people don’t want to hear “pass” on any kind of championship game, so I’ll give my thoughts and people can take them with a grain of salt as I’m not sure I’ll play the game. Wisconsin beat Kentucky 71-64 as a consensus 5-point underdog and plus-210 on the money line here in Vegas. ET Monday, the majority of books were at 140.

So yes, I do give a slight edge to Wisconsin, and obviously nothing from Saturday changed that opinion. I got lucky with Frank Kaminsky over 19.5 points, as he got fouled late with the victory assured and fortunately concentrated enough to go 2-for-2 and finish with 20. The Duke-Michigan State game was called extremely tight (46 fouls) whereas Wisconsin and Kentucky were allowed to play a little more physical. So I don’t like these as much as the Final Four props but will be more likely to play them if the Westgate lines move or I find better prices elsewhere.

I went 3-2 on player props in the Final Four, so that worked out fine (and 1-1 on team totals with unders on Michigan State and Duke). If anything, I’d look for him under 19 against Duke as I expect the Badgers’ scoring to be balanced as usual. The fact that Wisconsin, especially with Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker being able to score on anyone either inside or outside, match up well with Kentucky has me liking the Badgers at pick ‘em.

Dave Tuley: Count me among those who view this game as anticlimactic. I see a majority of the title game being played in the half court and my projection for pace suggests that both squads will need to have very efficient offensive nights in order to top the current number of 140. It’s always best to end on a winning note.

But if I’m just going on the pure handicap of the teams, I’ll take the Badgers. The Wynn Las Vegas and the Boyd Gaming books (including Coast Casinos) opted for Wisconsin minus-1, but by Sunday morning all 14 Vegas books on the Don Best screen had the game at pick ‘em. I cashed on Wisconsin (first half, game spread, money line) and have ended the NCAA tournament strongly with Notre Dame versus Kentucky in the Elite 8 (losing a small moneyline play on the Irish at plus-625 but also winning a first-half wager) after mostly trading money up until then. However, in the notes, I did hint that I had the Badgers rated a little higher than the Blue Devils but was outvoted.

There was talk that a Kentucky-Duke matchup would create the biggest TV audience in college basketball history, and there was speculation that it would create a record betting handle. I made a bet on Duke-Michigan State under the total and seemed well on my way to victory before some late-game sloppiness, lackluster defense and a whopping 53 free throw attempts helped sneak the game over the total.

Andrew Lange: Despite Duke doing a number on Michigan State, you can’t fault the betting markets for taking an early piece of Wisconsin after the Badgers did the unthinkable and took down Kentucky. I like the under in this one.

Favorites and underdogs split the two games in the Final Four on Saturday as Duke routed Michigan State 81-61 to cover as a 5.5-point favorite despite trailing by eight points early in the first half. Heading into the title game, underdogs now lead just 32-30 ATS (51.6 percent) for the tournament and unders’ edge is down to 32-28-2 (53.3 percent).

Westgate line: PK; over/under 140

PickCenter: 53 percent picked Wisconsin

As you’d expect from a pick ‘em contest, I’m not anticipating either team getting out to a big lead (or, more specifically, I think both teams are good enough to stop opponent’s runs and not get too far behind), so I like the “largest lead” prop to stay under 12.5. (Who am I kidding? I’ll at least have a small parlay.)

After Wisconsin’s upset of Kentucky, the majority of Vegas sports books posted the opening line for the title game at pick ‘em. But while Wisconsin-Duke might not draw the same numbers, it’s still going to be what most sports fans are looking to watch (and bet on) come Monday night, so it’s time to take a look from the Vegas betting perspective.

I’ve always been a believer that if you can accurately project pace, you’ll win a lot more totals than you lose

“Parlay-Mania” Starts at Delaware Park with Opening of Delaware Park Race and Sports Book

Delaware Park is a multi-faceted gaming facility offering guests live

seasonal thoroughbred racing, year-round simulcasting from around the

globe, nearly 3,000 exciting slot machines on two spacious levels, one

of only three sports parlay betting venues on the East Coast and White

Clay Creek Country Club, featuring a world class 18-hole championship

golf course. Delaware Park is located minutes south of Wilmington and

the Delaware Memorial Bridge and just north of the Maryland state line

on I-95 at exit 4B. today, Chuck Rudd of Newark, Delaware, approached the counter

at the newly opened Delaware Park Race and Sports Book and did something

that isn’t legal anywhere else east of the Rockies–he placed a bet on

NFL games.

“It feels good to be the first bettor,” said Rudd, who stands to pocket

$110 if his selected teams win. For more information on Delaware Park, visit www.delawarepark.com

About Delaware Park

Bill Fasy, president of Delaware Park, hosted a press conference to mark

the opening and said he is optimistic that parlay sports betting will be

popular with sports fans.

Delaware Park offers parlay sports betting (parlay cards and

off-the-board parlays) on NFL games in the ultimate gaming facility,

featuring state-of-the-art, floor-to-ceiling video screens with displays

of sporting events throughout the nation and a board with updated

information. “As a sports fan, I never thought sports

betting would be legalized outside Nevada, but it’s a great new offering

to bring to the state of Delaware that will give citizens an exciting

new entertainment option.”

. Parlay bets are accepted on a minimum of three NFL games.

Parlay cards will be available in the Delaware Park Race and Sports Book

area each Thursday by noon.

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Delaware Park (www.delawarepark.com),

along with the other two Delaware casinos, recently gained approval to

offer parlay sports betting on NFL games and with his $20 wager on the

Eagles, Ravens and Colts, Rudd became the first person to make a sports

wager at the casino’s state-of-the-art sports book.

“In the last week, the excitement has been building,” Fasy said during

today’s press conference. The entire staff at Delaware Park has

worked hard to ensure we provide the very best atmosphere and customer

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For more information on parlay sports betting at Delaware Park, visit www.delawarepark.com.

WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At 10 a.m. In fact, with all the inquiries we have been getting, we have

started calling it, Parlay-Mania. “We think NFL fans will embrace parlay sports

betting

UFC 114 Betting Odds, Prop Bets and Parlay Advice

I say that because in his career Diego Sanchez has only lost to BJ Penn, Josh Koscheck and Jon Fitch. Those prop bets are both in the +200 to +300 range. I’m sorry but I think that Diego Sanchez is gonna run all over this kid.

In terms of UFC 114 betting odds the fight everybody is talking about is Quinton “Rampage” Jackson going up against Rashad Evans.

- Diego Sanchez straight up anywhere in the -200 price range. I have eagerly been awaiting for some of the odds to come out for this card and there are some good prop bets in my opinion. The winner of that fight will get the next title shot against the new Light Heavyweight UFC Champion Shogun Rua. The odds have already moved fast on this one.

I have on final play here looking at the UFC 114 betting odds. . In the -200 range this is a steal in my opinion and a great one to throw into some parlay plays. At WEC 38 I advised to bet on Aldo, Henderson and Gamburyan. Rashad Evans is no joke and if Rampage takes this fight lightly he could end up on the losing end. There is good reason for that because both guys have some of the same skills. His best win to date was probably a decision win against Paul Taylor. I’m talking about Dan Miller and Michael Bisping going to a decision. – Rampage Jackson to win inside the distance at +250.

There are a couple straight up UFC 114 betting odds that I like and feel are worth a play or possibly being thrown into a parlay.

So in terms of gambling and parlay advice for UFC 114 here are my recommended plays. I got in there when the gambling lines on this one were in the +160 range. He had decision losses to Koscheck and Fitch both top 5 welterweights and went 5 rounds against BJ Penn arguably the best lightweight in the world.

I’m back here today to give some advice about the betting odds for UFC 114 which features Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs Rashad Evans. This fight has pretty much been a pick’em in the books at Vegas.

If you guys want to check my older articles feel free but I advised to bet heavily on Shogun Rua at UFC 113. I feel he is a lock and will be making a considerable bet on this fight. Both of these guys are relative newcomers to the UFC heavyweight division.

- A minimum bet on Mike Russow at +300 or higher at some books. If you feel like putting money on this fight then check out the prop bets.

John Hathaway hasn’t beaten anybody of that caliber in his young career.

- Dan Miller and Michael Bisping going to a decision. Then at UFN 21 I had Roy Nelson and Gleason Tibau as locks on that card. I’m pretty confident that Todd Duffee will likely win this fight and there is a reason he is a -400 favorite.

There is another prop bet that I really like in terms of UFC 114 betting odds. However Mike Russow is a very game opponent and worthy of a play in the +300 range. That is Mike Russow against Todd Duffee. If you can grab this line in the +140 to +160 range get it fast because it’s already came down considerably on most books. Then he has wins over Karo Parisyan, Nick Diaz, Kenny Florian, Clay Guida and Joe Stevenson.

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson would likely be the favorite if not for the fact that he is coming off a long layoff having shot a movie. Maybe also consider that he is +160 and +180 to finish the fight or win by decision as well. There is a link at the end of the article for those interesting in signing up for the best site to bet on UFC 114: Rampage Jackson vs Rashad Evans and ef=”/Mixed Mar tial Arts”>mixed martial arts in general. I would give the advice of putting money on Rashad to win by decision or Rampage to win inside the distance. Todd Duffee made a big splash with his super fast knockout of Tim Hague. I feel that Diego Sanchez is nearly a lock against John Hathaway. I have been using 5dimes and putting together some good parlays for cheap due to the minimum $1 bets. At that price I feel there is a great chance it could go to a decision