Wizard of Odds
Kenny White learned the bookmaking business on his father's knee. By age 24 he was running a sportsbook and at 26 he was setting lines for Vegas' biggest casinos. A two-time winner of the prestigious Stardust Football Invitational, the originator of Player Power Ratings and the former head of five major Vegas companies, Kenny arrives to Sportsline armed with new algorithms, ready to exploit mistakes in the betting line. Now he's on your side of the counter; Kenny will help you get paid! For Kenny White media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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I love the Nuggets in this spot. Both teams are still in contention for the 8th and final playoff position but Denver is in much better shape. With Danilo Gallinari back, the Nuggets have one of the league's best offenses. They're 7-1 ATS in their last eight. Lay it.
My power ratings have UMBC by 5.8 points, then I'm adding 2 points for homecourt. However, I'm hoping they'll get a bigger crowd for Sunday's game. Maryland-Baltimore County is a great story. Coach Ryan Odom is in his first season. The program had not won more than nine games in any of the previous seven years. Odom's first team has 20 victories, going on 21.
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Both teams love to run and have plenty of offensive weapons. My total, after looking at comparable games, is 168. Go Over.
Over the last three weeks, the Nets have played their best basketball of the season, going 8-3 ATS. Atlanta will be without Paul Millsap for today's game. The Hawks also enter on a six-game losing streak. Take the Nets plus the points.
I think one of the best values in all sports is when you can de-value the home-court advantage, and this is one of those times. Furman is just four hours away and will have as many fans as Campbell. Normally, Campbell's home value is only two points and this is offset by Furman being at least 11 points better, in my estimation.
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