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ViacomCBS’ sports division will join with U.K. bookmaker William Hill on creating sports betting content across its digital and television platforms. The partnership was announced yesterday and it will give CBS Sports access to William Hill’s betting odds, data and sportsbooks for its TV and online offerings.
This marks another major media company partnering up with a gambling company in the US (FOX and The Stars Group). Financials of the partnership haven’t been disclosed.
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Today’s Odds Boosts at DraftKings
NBA: 76ers & Rockets & Pelicans all to Win +575
The 76ers are small one-point underdogs at home against the Clippers. The Rockets are two-point favorites at home against the Celtics and the Pelicans are three-points favorites at home against the Trail Blazers.
NBA: Russell Westbrook to record a Triple-Double & Rockets to Win +705
The Rockets are two-point favorites and Westbrook has eight triple-doubles this season but none since January 20th.
NBA: Zion Williamson to record over 27.5 points & rebounds combined +100
Williamson is averaging a combined 27.3 points and rebounds per game this season.
NCAAB: Michigan State & Penn State & Kentucky all to Win +500
Penn State is a five-point underdog on the road at Purdue. Michigan State is a two-point favorite on the road against ranked Illinois. Kentucky is a big 11-point favorite on the road against Vanderbilt.
NHL: Flyers & Penguins & Blues all to Win +590
The Flyers are small +105 underdogs on the road. The Penguins are small -110 favorites at home and the Blues are -160 favorites on the road.
NHL: Islanders & Devils & Maple Leafs all to Win +535
The Islanders are small -125 favorites at home. The Devils are small +110 underdogs at home and the Maple Leafs are big -220 favorites at home.
Today’s Best Bet at DraftKings Sportsbook
Rhode Island vs #6 Dayton (-10) – 7:30 PM
In a matchup of two teams with double-digit winning streaks, the Rhode Islands Rams (18-5) take on the Dayton Flyers (21-2) in an A-10 contest. Rhode Island upped their winning streak to 10 games after defeating George Washington 82-51. Dayton has now won 12 straight after taking down Saint Louis 71-65.
Rhode Island has not been the best shooting team in the country this season but they have scored their fair share of points. The Rams are 85th in the country in points per game despite ranking 186th in FG%, 207th in 3PT% and 235th in FT%. They have been solid on defense this season as they rank 135th in points allowed per game. They hold opponents to the eighth lowest 3PT% and 90th lowest FG% in the country.
Dayton’s offense has been one of the best in the country this season. The Flyers are seventh in the country in points per game. They are shooting excellent from everywhere on the court. Dayton has the highest FG% in the country, 30th best 3PT% and they rank 107th in FT%. The Dayton defense has been solid as well. The Flyers have allowed the 78th fewest points per game this season.
This Rhode Island team is one of the biggest surprises in college basketball this season. While they are capable of pulling an upset or two come March Madness, they are not on the same level as this Dayton team, which is capable of winning the whole tournament. The Flyers offense can compete with any team in the country and their defense is solid enough to slow down most offenses as well. Rhode Island is a solid team but they have struggled against their toughest opponents this season (18-point loss to Maryland, a 13-point loss to LSU, a 10-point loss to Brown and an eight-point loss to Richmond). None of those teams are as good as Dayton. The Flyers know they can’t look past this Rhode Island team and they will be ready to put up big numbers tonight at home. The spread is high but I still think Dayton covers and the formula believes the same thing. Dayton takes this one 80-66.