By Doug Upstone of

A little bit of everything for line moves today, starting with the NBA, college football and the NFL. Take a minute to review all the betting trends, our free picks and predictions (400-314-10 in 2018, 21-14 of late) to see what we are thinking today. See you back here tomorrow.


I don't know about you but I am still mentally adjusting to these totals this high. It seems the oddsmakers are trying to make sense of them as well as this NBA game the one will be talking about next have shifts of four or more points. This contest has risen from 227 to 231. Charlotte has alternated Under's and Over's in their last four games and it's been a direct correlation to how they have shot the ball, either very well or very poorly. At some point the Hornets will have just an average shooting game and I'll say it's tonight against the Thunder and side with the UNDER.*

Betting Trend - 77% backing Over

Doug's VPID Take*- Lean Under

NBA (511) NEW ORLEANS at (512) PORTLAND* 10:35 ET* TNT

Portland returns home off a road trip and thus far they have shown a proclivity to want to get up and down the floor. New Orleans began doing that in the second half of the season last year and they have established that as their style. The total in this West Conference clash has blown up from 224.5 to 230 and if you examine both teams home and road numbers, this should be an OVER.

Betting Trend - 67% backing Detroit

Doug's VPID Take*- Play Over

CFB Friday - (315) PITTSBURGH at (316) VIRGINIA* 7:30 ET* ESPN2

In this ACC clash, the total has fallen two points to 48.5. Not certain I agree for these reasons. The average total score of a Virginia game is 47 total points, which means we are basically right there. The average total score of a Pittsburgh contest is 60.6. The Panthers concede over 32 PPG, thus, it is within reason to surmise the Cavaliers would score more than their average of 28 points and if they reach at least 30 or more, we should have an OVER play. My numbers project a low 50's outcome.

Betting Trend - 70% backing Under

Doug's VPID Take*- Play Over

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