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🤔 ASK THE TRADER: Why the Lions-49ers spread has risen again

🔥 EXPERT PICKS: Ariel has two of her top AFC Championship bets

📈 MARKET MOVERS: New Stanley Cup fave isn’t leading division

👀 EARLY LOOK: Is Sinner Aussie Open fave after upsetting Novak?



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The 49ers were first bet down from -7 to -6.5 against the Lions when the NFC Championship spread was posted. The line then moved back to its original position and stayed at 49ers -7 for three straight days.

The line moved again Thursday night, but not back to 49ers -6.5. Rather, it reached new territory with San Francisco now laying 7.5 points 🤨.

So why has this spread been ticking in San Francisco’s direction throughout the week? We brought on trader Spencer Fitzroy to help explain.

ASK THE TRADER: Deebo Samuel reporting to practice on Thursday is the biggest factor in the spread shifting to 7.5. It’s a positive sign he’ll play Sunday after suffering a shoulder injury against the Packers and he’s a big deal for that offense. The Niners have put up 7.1 yards per play with Samuel on the field versus 5.7 without him. His improved likelihood of playing has obviously instilled confidence from sharp bettors in the Niners’ chances on Sunday.


Ariel Epstein reveals two of her favorite prop bets for the AFC Championship Game, while Ryan Elmalem has us covered tonight with an NBA player prop.


Ravens QB Lamar Jackson Over 70.5 Rushing Yards (-105) [Sun., 3 p.m. ET]
“Lamar has run for 75.8 yards per game against the Chiefs in his career. KC hasn’t faced him yet this season, which could work to his advantage. The Chiefs allowed Josh Allen to run for 72 yards in their first matchup this season.”
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes Under 240.5 Passing Yards (-110)
“The Ravens allow just 218.6 passing yards per game, making them a top-10 unit. Mahomes hasn’t crossed 220 passing yards in any road game this season against a top-10 pass defense.”


Mavericks G Kyrie Irving Over 10.5 Rebounds + Assists (-120) [7 p.m. ET]
"The Hawks rank 29th in assists allowed and 23rd in rebounds allowed, and they could be without top rebounder Clint Capela (calf). Against a mismatched defense, Kyrie should pass the 10.5 mark like he has in 9 of his L10 games."


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The new Stanley Cup favorite isn’t leading its division or even in second place. In fact, this team is tied for the 10th-most points in the NHL. It didn’t even have a winning record a month ago.

Yet, the Oilers find themselves atop the Stanley Cup 🏆 odds board for the first time all season after a +850 to +700 move last night to pass the Avalanche at +800.

No team is currently playing better hockey than Edmonton and there haven’t been many teams that have reached this level historically.

After dispatching the Blackhawks 3-0 on Thursday night, the Oilers became the fifth NHL team to win 15 straight games 🤯. They are two shy of tying the longest winning streak in NHL history, which belongs to the 1992-93 Penguins.



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Novak Djokovic entered the 2024 Australian Open as the odds-on -105 favorite to win a record 11th Aussie Open title and 25th Grand Slam overall.

Heading into today’s match with fourth-seeded Jannik Sinner, Djokovic had a perfect 10-0 record in Australian Open semifinals 😮.

Sinner, though, pulled off the upset down under after closing at +160 before the match. Now he’s favored to win his first-ever Grand Slam title on Sunday against No. 3 Daniil Medvedev.

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