2 Things Bettors Need to Know Today (Sep 27)

If you are looking for a brief summary of what you need to know today to make informed betting choices, you’ve come to the right place!  We’ll make sure you’ve got the most up-to-date map before you embark on your sports-betting voyage.

1. Dwyane Wade signs with the Cavaliers

After reaching a buyout agreement with the Bulls, Dwyane Wade has reportedly signed a one-year agreement with the Cleveland Cavaliers. This could sneak its way into being one of the most important moves of the offseason, as Wade adds an interesting dynamic to the Cavaliers that could help the team measure up to the Golden State Warriors. We know Wade works well with LeBron James, we saw him put up (an ugly, admittedly) 18 points per game last year in Chicago, and while Isaiah Thomas is injured, Wade can help fill some of that hole.

The Cavaliers are obviously trying whatever they can to beat the Warriors. Taking a chance on Wade is a clear example, maybe he falls off even more and isn’t a big help, or maybe he can capture some of his former glory and help the Cavs win one more championship.

Betting Tip: It’s a risky move, but definitely one that improves the Cavaliers’ win total odds (currently listed at O/U 53.5), especially with Thomas on the sideline, and certainly doesn’t hurt their championship odds (+450). The best value may be their odds to come out of the East … again.

2. Maryland is on their 4th-string quarterback

Maryland lost their starting quarterback, Tyrell Pigrome, midway through their Week 1 upset of Texas to an ACL tear. Their second stringer, Kasim Hill, joined Pigrome in the medical tent this weekend, tearing his ACL. Former starter Caleb Henderson has been injured since the preseason.

Now Maryland is starting sophomore Max Bortenschlager. He did okay in the one game he started last year, but he’s still the Terps’ fourth-string quarterback. Opponents can target an unready passer, and negate whatever other talent or schematics advantage Maryland has on the field.

Betting Tip: The Terps are a road ‘dog (+14) against Minnesota, a tough team by any definition. Going into that game with the backup’s backup is a recipe for disaster; consider betting on the Gophers to cover.

Geoff Johnson

MTS co-founder Geoff Johnson is a lifelong Mets fan, something he can't do anything about. He has a great track record when it comes to wagering on baseball – largely because he's more than willing to bet against the Mets. His career profits are impressive, but not quite as good as his handsome friend Frank Lorenzo. He wishes he hadn't let Frank write his profile.