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Hustle® is a newsletter spotlighting our biggest bets, juiciest promos and strongest insights to get you ready for the best betting stretch of your life.

IN THIS ISSUE

📊 ACTION REPORT: Most popular CBB bets to cut down nets

🔥 EXPERT PICKS: Final NBA best bets ahead of All-Star Break

✅ GOING STREAKING: Minnesota’s been dominating spreads

👀 EARLY LOOK: Who is the favorite to win NBA 3P contest?

BACK TO SCHOOL

ACTION REPORT 📊

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We are nearly one month away from one of the most exciting sports events tipping off. Who else can’t wait for March?

If you’re just starting to get into college basketball 🏀 now, here are the most popular bets to win it all.

1. UConn (+800) 8.9%
The Huskies are aiming to become just the third team to be back-to-back champions since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985 😮, as they would join 1991-92 Duke and 2006-07 Florida.

2. North Carolina (+1200) 7.8%
Are the Tar Heels vulnerable to a big March upset? They have lost three of their past five games, and all of them came when they closed as at least 6.5-point favorites.

3. Purdue (+700) 6.9%
Just saying—the only other No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 seed in the tournament won the national title the following year 😂.

4. Kentucky (+1800) 6.0%
The bad news? This Kentucky team became the first one ever to lose three straight games at Rupp Arena. The good news? Kentucky wouldn’t play any 2024 NCAA tournament games at Rupp.

5. Marquette (+2500) 5.8%
There is quite a discrepancy here between AP voters and oddsmakers. Marquette is ranked No. 4 but is tied for the 11th-best odds to cut down the nets.

EXPERT PICKS

There are just three games on tonight's NBA slate, but Ariel Epstein and Ryan Elmalem still came through with their top plays.

THE PROP QUEEN

Warriors F Jonathan Kuminga Under 25.5 Points + Rebounds (-115) [9 p.m. ET]
“Kuminga is averaging just 12.7 points and 4.1 rebounds against top-10 rebounding teams. The Jazz allow the fifth-fewest opposing rebounds per game and won’t give up many second-chance opportunities.”
Trail Blazers C Deandre Ayton Under 23.5 Points + Rebounds (-105) [10 p.m. ET]
“The Trail Blazers and Timberwolves just played on Tuesday, and Minnesota has the defense to make major adjustments after Ayton won Round 1 this week with a surprising 22 points and 16 rebounds.”

THE GRAPHICS GUY

Timberwolves C Rudy Gobert Over 28.5 Points + Rebounds (-120) [10 p.m. ET]
“In his 6 games against Portland with the Timberwolves, Gobert has averaged 32.5 PR and cleared 29+ in 5 out of those 6. Portland presents another great matchup for him tonight with Anthony Edwards potentially out (knee), meaning more shot opportunities for the big man.”
BOOST... THERE IT IS!

BOOSTED ODDS ALERT 🚨

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We are offering BOOSTED ODDS on SPREADS AND TOTALS for select NBA games on today’s slate. Make sure to take advantage during Power 💪 Hour, starting at 6 p.m. ET.

See the Promotions page on the app or website for full promotional Terms & Conditions.

BEYOND THE ARC

EARLY LOOK 👀

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This is the last day ahead of the NBA All-Star 🌟 Break, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look ahead to the festivities in Indianapolis.

Odds have been released for the three-point contest, including who will win the event. Here are the four players with the lowest odds.

🏀 Damian Lillard (+350): The defending 3P contest champion will look to become the first repeat winner 🏆🏆 since Jason Kapono in 2007 and 2008.

🏀 Tyrese Haliburton (+475): Haliburton reached the final in his three-point contest debut last year and will have the hometown fans cheering him on this time around.

🏀 Trae Young (+500): Young already has the Hawks’ franchise record for most threes made 🪣 … and he’s only 25 years old.

🏀 Malik Beasley (+550): Beasley has the best three-point percentage this season among the eight participants at 44.9%.

THE GOPHERS ARE GOLDEN

GOING STREAKING ✅

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Which college basketball team has the best record against the spread so far this campaign? That would be Minnesota, as the Golden Gophers have gone a remarkable 20-3 ATS 🤯.

Can Minnesota continue to be an ATS ATM? The Golden Gophers have a tough challenge tonight, as they travel to Purdue to take on the No. 2 Boilermakers.

Purdue is massive 16.5-point chalk here, though the line has dropped slightly ⬇️ from the Purdue -17 opener.

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