Bookies Continue to Cash In – February 28

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It’s been a great February for bookies. It started with the sporting event that draws the most betting action in the U.S. – the Super Bowl. Bookies reportedly took in around $23.5 billion in bets on Super Bowl LVIII. Vegas bookies reported profits of $6.8 million, which was up from $4.3 million in 2023. Interestingly, the previous six Super Bowls combined netted about $10 million in profits. Bookies can see where the big game is headed.

Bookies Continue to Cash In - February 28
Super Bowl LVIII set records in the betting industry

Bookies would have made more on the last two Super Bowls, if not for the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs became the first team to go back-to-back since the Tom Brady-led New England Patriots. Kansas City beat San Francisco this year and Philadelphia a year ago. In each Super Bowl, the Chiefs were the underdog. That cut into the bookies’ profits.

Bookies Making Bank in NCAAB

With the exception of Kansas last night, bookies made some serious coin on college basketball last night. There were six games featuring ranked opponents last night. All of the public favorites won except No. 7 Kansas, which lost 76-68 to Big 12 opponent BYU. Bookies had set the Cougars as a +290 moneyline underdog, but BYU ended up pulling a rare upset at Allen Fieldhouse.

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BYU upset Kansas last night

Bookies are definitely excited as we close the month of February. That means that March is right around the corner. It will soon be time for March Madness! Last year’s NCAA tournament marked a significant uptick in action for bookies. It was reported that the 2023 edition of March Madness saw over $15 billion wagered. Bookies expect that number to go up even further in 2024. Selection Sunday is March 17 and the 2024 NCAA tournament begins on March 19.

The Coach Beats the Bookies

Coach Rick continues to blow his whistle to the tune of wins…lots of them. Yesterday, the Coach was the top handicapper on the daily leaderboard. He coached his way to eight wins in his ten total picks. 

If you think 10 picks in one night is a lot, how about our buddies at Knup Sports? They continue to pour in the predictions, putting a whopping 30 picks into the Sports Hub picks database yesterday. Even better, the Knup boys hit on 20 of them!

Bookies Continue to Cash In - February 28
The Coach got it done yesterday

The rest of yesterday’s top-5 was a clean sweep for the good guys. The good guys, of course, being Sports Hub exclusive handicappers. Remember, we’ve got the best handicappers in the world right here at SportsHub and the best of the best – guys like Sal Lombardi, Coach Rick, and more – can only be found here. Any bettor can access these great cappers with a Sports Hub membership.

Let’s look at yesterday’s leaderboard.

  • Coach ‘em up: The Coach called them out last night. Eight wins. A nice mix of NBA, NHL and college basketball picks for the Coach. When it was all said and done, Coach Rick added $660 to his bankroll. The Coach has been coaching bookies all week long with a 27-16 record over the last seven days and $1008 in winnings. Coach’s stellar performance this week has moved him into the Top-3 on the coveted 30-day leaderboard. He’s now third with $1915 in winnings.
  • Killing it: After an $870 day, what does Knup Sports do for an encore? They beat up the bookies again. Yes, 30 picks last night. The Knup crew went 20-10 and added another $555 to the change purse. For those keeping track, that’s $2045 over just the last three days! Knup is now No. 1 on that 30-day leaderboard, up $2609 for the last 30 days.
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The last 7 days have been good too our cappers
  • Big Ben returns: Remember Ben Miller? He’s another strong Sports Hub expert with outstanding numbers over the last few years. Yesterday, Ben hit all five of his picks to win $500. He’ll be a guy to watch in our MLB handicapper contest. Yesterday, he nailed down the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees in a spring training game.
  • Tonny BBall: They’re gonna start calling him “Tonny BBall” or “Tonny Hoops” if he keeps this up. Yesterday, Tonny Ricci crushed the bookies on five basketball picks – three NCAAB picks and two NBA picks. With another $500 added to the bankroll, Tonny is now up $1008 for the week. He’s also our No. 2 basketball handicapper over the last seven days having earned $1160 on his hoops picks.
  • Blatt: As in Bill Blatt, as in Bill Blatt smoked some bookies last night to the tune of $302. Over the last two days, Bill is 7-2 on nine picks. Is a streak coming for the big guy?

Stay Up to Date in Sports

Want to win more bets? Want to beat the bookies? Stay up to date on what is happening in the world of sports. You can’t bet on the NBA without knowing the latest in injury updates. Take the Warriors as a great example. They just returned a key player to the lineup and it is sure to make a difference in handicapping their games. Read on to learn more.

Keep an eye on trending sports to win more at the ticket window.

  • Chiefs franchise tag: The Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs are expected to place the franchise tag on L’Jarius Sneed. The Chiefs CB is okay with that as it will allow him to explore the free agent market. The tag would be worth about $19 million. Sneed could work out a new deal with the Chiefs or, since he’s a free agent, shop around the league in hopes of making more.
  • Kansas streak ends: One thing about Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk. Kansas wins at Phog Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks had won 19 in a row at home until BYU came to town last night. Kansas lost 76-68 to fall to 21-7 overall and 9-6 in Big 12 play. The Jayhawks have just one home game remaining this season. It’s with in-state rival Kansas State (17-11), who beat Kansas earlier this season.
  • Everything’s bigger in Texas: The Texas Longhorns beat Texas Tech in a Big 12 matchup last night, 81-69. Winning in Lubbock doesn’t happen often. The Red Raiders (19-9) are now 14-2 at home this season. At the end of the game, Texas Tech fans weren’t too happy. Near the end of the game, fans were throwing water bottles and more onto the court. 
  • CP3 back in the lineup: Golden State welcomed Chris Paul back into the lineup last night. Paul came off the bench to play 22 minutes. He scored nine points and dished out six assists as the Warriors beat Washington 123-112 on the road.

Bookies on Edge with Tonight’s Schedule

It could be another strong night for bookies with a college basketball schedule that features 10 games with ranked teams tonight. Then again, it could be upset city. Looking for a great upset tonight? Check our members’ area where our elite handicappers are brewing up a couple dogs for tonight. Check the database throughout the day and remember, it is searchable. You can find exactly what you’re looking for.

That said, here’s what’s available on tonight’s schedule.

  1. Big night in college basketball: There are 10 games tonight featuring teams ranked in the AP Top 25. Bookies will be busy. Tonight’s action is highlighted by No. 11 Auburn visiting No. 4 Tennessee. No. 5 Marquette hosts Providence in the Big East. The Vols and Eagles are the two highest-ranked teams in action tonight. Check our members’ area for college basketball picks. There are a few dozen in the system already.
  2. ESPN doubleheader: It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for the NBA doubleheader. Bookies will be loving the action on Game 2 tonight. It’s another Battle for Los Angeles with the Lakers and Clippers at Crypto.com Arena. That game starts at 10 p.m. ET. Game 1 pits New Orleans at Indiana with tip off set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
  1. Slow night on the ice: There are only two NHL games tonight. Columbus is at the New York Rangers at 7 p.m. ET and St. Louis plays in Edmonton at 8:30 p.m. ET. That game will be televised by TNT. Since their 16-game winning streak ended on Feb. 6, Edmonton is 5-6. 
  2. FA Cup continues: Nottingham Forest plays Manchester United in one of four FA Cup matches in England today. There is also plenty of international futbol today. Huge schedule in Copa do Brasil today. There are two matches in Italy’s Serie A. Visit our members’ area for the best soccer picks in the industry.
  3. MLB spring training: There are 14 more exhibition games in MLB today. Notable pitchers making their debuts today include Chris Sale, Sonny Gray, and Michael Wacha. All three will be pitching for new teams in 2024. Sale is in Atlanta. Gray will pitch for St. Louis today against the Yankees and Wacha takes the mound for Kansas City against Seattle.
  4. ATP & WTA Tours: There are three tournaments currently going on the men’s ATP Tour and two on the women’s WTA Tour. Round 2 of the ATX Open and the Cymbiotika San Diego Open are both today. In men’s tennis today, Round 2 of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is already underway. Round 2 of the Abierto Mexicano Tecel and the Movistar Chile Open both continue today. Sports Hub is one of the few places where you will find consistent winning tennis picks.

Beat the Bookies with Sports Hub 

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We also recognized that handicappers needed some help. The result is what is now Sports Hub, which is thriving with sports bettors and handicappers alike. We help bring the two groups together in a community designed to promote the success of both. If they happen to beat up some bookies in the process, so be it. 

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