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Xam Sports Consulting’s mission is to build a community through sports betting.  Our dream is to inspire and bring people together through rooting for the same outcome.  It’s not about the money, but about being together, even if we’re not physically in the same place.  Winning together is always better than winning alone.  We win and lose as one team.

We focus the strategy for the long term, building on our Best Bets Strategy.

Best Bets is designed to be straightforward.  This is where you will find our best Picks for the day.  We will be offering Picks on MLB, NFL, NBA, and the hot sports for the day.  These are designed to use a flat betting strategy with our 1-3 Best Bets per day.

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How to Bet on the NBA All-Star Game 1170 662 The Ultimate Lineup

How to Bet on the NBA All-Star Game

The NBA All-Star Game is coming up!

This Sunday, at 8:00pm, the NBA’s best will gather in Indiana at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, the home of the Indiana Pacers. It’s the 73rd edition of the All-Star Game. This is when the best players in the league will come together and celebrate.

It will also be a big game to bet on. Bettors love betting on this game. As is always the case, you can bet on the spread, money line, or the total. You can also bet on a certain player having over or under a projected point total. Given that the biggest superstars in the league are playing in a primetime game on TV, there will be plenty of ways to bet this game if you so choose.

Our recommendation: Don’t bet on the game. For starters, it’s an exhibition game, and if you think the regular season lacks defense, just wait until you see this game. That’s why the total is set so high! For the total to hit as of now, there needs to be 91 points EVERY QUARTER! It’ll be virtually impossible to predict the minutes that each starter will play. That’s why the total for each superstar player is much lower than it would for them in a regular season game.

Given how hard it would be handicap this game, we recommend looking elsewhere. On Sunday, there will be multipke NHL games, a full slate of NCAAB games, plenty of soccer games as always, and more!

As we have said in the past, don’t ever feel like you have to bet on any game. Just because it’s on TV, or popular among betting analysts or online, it doesn’t mean you have to make a bet. There’s always something else to bet on. There’s always another day to bet.

Frankly, there’s no reason to bet on the NBA All-Star Game. There’s plenty of more worthwhile games for you to put your hard earned money on.

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Xam’s Daily Gems 2-23 2000 1125 The Ultimate Lineup

Xam’s Daily Gems 2-23

Xam’s Daily Gems: Pennsylvania/Dartmouth Over 133.5 Points -110 Risk: 1.1 Units To Win: 1 Unit This is a matchup between the two worst teams in the Ivy League. Despite Penn’s 9-15 record, their offense has been pretty decent this year. Clark Slajchert and Tyler Perkins lead the way offensively for the Quakers. The last time…

Xam’s Daily Gems 2-22 2000 1125 The Ultimate Lineup

Xam’s Daily Gems 2-22

Xam’s Daily Gems: Stars 60 Minute Money Line -115 (For this bet to win, the Stars must win in regulation. Bet loses even if the Stars win in OT/Shootout.) Penguins 60 Minute Money Line -170 (For this bet to win, the Penguins must win in regulation. Bet loses even if the Penguins win in OT/Shootout.)…

Xam’s Daily Gems 2-21 2000 1125 The Ultimate Lineup

Xam’s Daily Gems 2-21

Xam’s Daily Gems: St. John’s/Georgetown Over 149.5 Points -112 Despite scoring just 62 points in their last game, St. John’s has been pretty effective on offense this year. They’re averaging just under 74 points per game in their last 6 games. Georgetown, meanwhile, have been nothing short of terrible defensively this year. They’re giving up…

Xam’s Daily Gems 2-20 2000 1125 The Ultimate Lineup

Xam’s Daily Gems 2-20

Xam’s Daily Gems: Buffalo Money Line -130 Buffalo and Eastern Michigan may be the worst matchup on paper tonight in college basketball. Having said that, there’s some value on Buffalo here. Buffalo has been scoring more in recent games, averaging over 71 points per game in their last 4 games. This matches well with Eastern…

Xam’s Daily Gems 2-19 2000 1125 The Ultimate Lineup

Xam’s Daily Gems 2-19

Xam’s Daily Gems: Sabres 60 Minute Money Line -140 This play is as much about the state of affairs that is the Anaheim Ducks right now. The last 2 games they’ve lost have been complete routs, and both have come on the road. They lost those two games by a combined score of 14-2! They’ve…

Xam’s Daily Gems 2-18 2000 1125 The Ultimate Lineup

Xam’s Daily Gems 2-18

Xam’s Daily Gems: East Carolina Money Line -132 Tulane is coming into this game having lost 5 of their last 6 games. That’s a bad combination when you consider how bad their defense has been recently. They’re giving up an average of 82 points in their last 11 games. They score and give up a…

Xam’s Daily Gems 2-17 2000 1125 The Ultimate Lineup

Xam’s Daily Gems 2-17

Xam’s Daily Gems: Bruins Money Line -160 After losing only 4 home games all year a few games ago, the Bruins find themselves tied for the top seed in the East after losing 3 straight home games. Incredibly, two of those losses have been by 3 goals to teams they are better then. Expect the…

Xam’s Daily Gem 2-16 2000 1125 The Ultimate Lineup

Xam’s Daily Gem 2-16

Xam’s Daily Gem: Coyotes +1.5 -135 The Coyotes have been in freefall recently, losing 7 straight games. However, despite their run of poor play, they’ve been good at home, posting a 15-11 record at Mullett Arena. The Hurricanes, despite being 4th in the East with a 30-17-5 record, haven’t been great on the road. They’re…

Xam’s Daily Gems 2-15 2000 1125 The Ultimate Lineup

Xam’s Daily Gems 2-15

Xam’s Daily Gems: Maple Leafs Money Line -162 The Flyers are riding high off a 4 game winning streak. They’ve largely been winning this year off a strong defense, as they are giving up less than 3 goals per game on average. They draw a tough matchup tonight in Toronto. Toronto has been good offensively…

Xam’s Futures

Ravens to win the AFC North +145
Broncos to make the playoffs -146
Vikings to make the playoffs -138
Red Sox under 85.5 wins -122
Tigers over 78.5 wins -110
Padres under 89.5 wins -122

Futures Strategy

Sometimes, instead of betting on an individual game, you’d rather bet on an entire season. This gives you something to root for over the course of the entire season, as opposed to just one game. Futures betting can be a way to keep you engaged during the entire season. Betting on Futures brings season-long excitement and a change from the typical highs and lows of daily sports betting. Whether you prefer betting on season win totals, certain teams to make the playoffs, or a dark horse to make a Cinderella run to the Super Bowl, Futures betting will enhance your sports betting experience!

Bankroll Management

We design our picks to use a flat betting strategy. This means betting the same amount on every single pick. Taking the emotion out of betting on a game since no one game caries more importance then another. This is how we manage to “Bet with our head, not our heart”

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