THE NFL season is over after last night's Super Bowl but there's still plenty of NBA action to keep the Stateside sport fans happy.
Tonight sees no fewer than 10 matches including high-flying teams Cleveland Cavs, Oklahoma City Thunder and Atlanta Hawks.
Switching from the basketball court to tennis court, the Rotterdam ATP gets under way with Marin Cilic and Richard Gasquet – who won the Montpellier title yesterday – joint title favourites at 6-1 with Betfair.
And there's opening-day WTA action from St Petersburg where Belinda Bencic tops the betting at 7-2 with bwin.
Seeing it's the end of the NFL season I will restart my stats from today as we head into the second half on the NBA season. Below are the totals which were primarily from the NFL but have added every NBA bet that has been posted win or lose up to last night to the below totals.
Points Staked 964.78
Points Returned 1131.64
Profit Percentage 17.3%
Average Bet Stake 2.8 points
Average Return Per Bet 3.3 points
At a rate of 0.5 a point profit per bet it turned out to be a decent season and I hope that shows discipline can lead to to profit by backing odds-on bets. It’s all about confidence of the bet which has certainly worked over the past couple of years for myself.
The main antepost 10-point bet went down before the playoffs but did manage to turn a 9.5 point profit on the whole with winners such as Adrian Peterson rushing leader @ 5/1 EW, Julio Jones receiving leader @ 13/2 EW, and JJ Watt to win defensive player of the year.
Thanks to those who followed for the majority of the ride. Obviously not all numbers will be identical as not every bet gets followed but I hope it has been a good one and will likely be again next season. On to the final stages of the NBA with the MLS returning soon.
Jordan's NBA Tip
LA Clippers -4.5
OKC Thunder -5.5
(82-100, bet365) – 2.5 points