The Sports Betting Value Report- NBA & NHL Playoffs

The Sports Betting Value Report


What is the Sports Betting Value Report?

The Sports Betting Value Report is a sports betting publication which identifies the best valued money line underdog plays on the betting board. Only games with an opening line of +150 or less are posted, the equivalent to a 40% or greater chance of winning.

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Value Play Opening Line Value Rating Win/Loss Margin Premium/Discount Projected Win% Current Line 50 VR Line Optimal Line


Thunder-A +130 53.50 (2.60) 12% 44% +145 In Play +143


Columbus-H +130 52.50 (0.13) (7%) 44% +121 In Play +143
San Jose-A +135 51 (0.26) 2% 42% +138 In Play +149
Winnipeg-A +140 47.50 (0.34) 3% 42% +144 +152 +154


Key Indicator= Considered a positive indicator for the Value Play for which it is assigned.

Value Play: Any Money Line Underdog with an opening betting line of +150 or lower. H=Home, A=Away

Opening Line: All opening lines are from the Las Vegas Westgate Super book.

Value Rating:  Our Value Rating is based on our team ranking system, our projected win/loss margin and the odds of the Underdog Money Line.  The Value Rating is based on the current line.  Key Indicator= 50 or greater

Win/Loss Margin: Our Projected win/loss margin by the underdog versus the favorite.  Key Indicator= (3 point NBA, 0.15 points NHL)

Note: The underdog does not have to have a winning margin in order for it to be considered a good value play

Premium/Discount: The percentage increase/decrease from the opening line to the current line. Key Indicator= 10% premium or greater.

Projected Win %: How likely the Value Play is to win the game outright based on the OPENING money line assigned by Las Vegas bookmakers.

Current Line: The current line at the time our report is released.  All lines are from Key Indicator= Green highlight indicates the current line is posted at the optimal line or better.

50 VR Line: The target line needed for the Value Play to have a Value Rating of 50 or greater. NA= Line is +200 and out of play.   Key Indicator= “In Play”- The Value Play currently has a Value Rating of 50 or greater.

Note: Many times the 50 VR Line will be the same as the optimal line.

Optimal Line: The target betting line needed in order for the Underdog to reach a Value Rating of 50 AND carry a 10% premium from the opening line.  NA= +200 and out of play.  Key Indicator= If the underdog stands at their optimal line at the time the report is posted, the current line will he highlighted in green.