Daily Sports Betting Preview 3/2/2021: College Basketball, DFB Pokal, NBA

  • The Wisconsin Badgers have +105 odds to topple Purdue in college basketball action.
  • Borussia Dortmund are favored against Borussia Monchengladbach, with -105 odds to win.
  • The Boston Celtics are four-point home underdogs to the Los Angeles Clippers.

LAS VEGAS - Welcome to this Tuesday edition of the Daily Sports Betting Preview!

This Preview begins with a look at a college basketball matchup between the Purdue Boilermakers and the Wisconsin Badgers. Then, in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund faces off against Borussia Monchengladbach. Finally, in the NBA, the Boston Celtics battle against the Los Angeles Clippers.

There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started.

College Basketball Betting

Wisconsin is set to visit Purdue, and the matchup looks like it should be quite close, with both teams sitting on 16 wins for the season. Wisconsin has a record of 16-9, while Purdue has a record of 16-8. As the home team, it’s not a surprise to see Purdue favored.

Wisconsin vs. Purdue Moneyline

  • Wisconsin +105
  • Purdue -125

Even though these two teams have similar overall records, Purdue is far better at home than Wisconsin is on the road.

Purdue has played ten games at home, and only lost one of those games straight up. Wisconsin, meanwhile, has played nine road games, and won five of them.

There’s a fairly clear gap between Purdue at home and Wisconsin on the road, and due to this, it’s not a surprise to see Purdue favored.

Wisconsin vs. Purdue Spread

  • Wisconsin +2.0 (-115)
  • Purdue -2.0 (-105)

On the spread, the two teams are far more equivalent, despite the fact that Purdue is playing at home. Purdue’s home record against the spread is 4-5-1, while Wisconsin’s road record against the spread is 5-4.

While the moneyline and the spread are very close together in this matchup, due to how similar the teams involved are, the trends speak to those two points potentially mattering a lot.

College basketball betting enthusiasts can approach this matchup in a variety of different ways, seeking to wager on the spread, the moneyline, both, or neither - it’s a very intriguing matchup.

Soccer Betting

The DFB Pokal brings a solid matchup between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Monchengladbach to the online sportsbooks.

This matchup takes place in the quarter-final rounds of the tournament, and features the fifth and ninth ranked teams in the Bundesliga, respectively.

Borussia Dortmund enter this matchup having won their last two matches, and three of their last five. Gladbach, on the other hand, are struggling, with zero wins in their last five games, racking up three losses and two draws.

Perhaps the news that Gladbach manager Marco Rose is set to join Dortmund after the season changes the tone of this matchup.

These two teams both have legitimate chances to win the DFB Pokal, making this game a must watch for bettors and soccer fans across the globe.

Borussia Dortmund vs. Borussia Monchengladbach Three Way Moneyline

  • Borussia Dortmund -105
  • Borussia Monchengladbach +250
  • Draw +300

The last time these two teams met, Gladbach pulled off a 4-2 victory, but they’re not looking like that same team right now. Their form recently has been poor - poor enough that Dortmund are odds on favorites on the three-way moneyline, at -105 odds.

Borussia Dortmund vs. Borussia Monchengladbach No Draw Moneyline

  • Borussia Dortmund -205
  • Borussia Monchengladbach +165

The no draw moneyline paints a similarly grim picture for Gladbach, who will be hosting this match. Dortmund move from -105 favorites to -205 favorites, while Gladbach improve their odds notably less, moving from +250 to +165.

Borussia Dortmund vs. Borussia Monchengladbach Spread

  • Borussia Dortmund -0.5 (-112)
  • Borussia Monchengladbach +0.5 (-108)

The spread presents roughly similar betting opportunities to the three-way moneyline when wagering on Dortmund.

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A wager on Dortmund to win on the three-way moneyline will cash in the same scenarios as a wager on Dortmund -0.5, but presents slightly better odds.

In other words, soccer betting fans who wish to wager on Dortmund on the spread could be better served by wagering on Dortmund on the three-way moneyline.

NBA Betting

The Boston Celtics are famously underperforming this season, and they’re set to go up against one of the quietly elite teams in the NBA, the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Celtics are sitting at 17-17, and have not been able to get off the ground this season, while the Clippers are 24-12, and third place in the Western Conference.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Boston Celtics Spread

  • Los Angeles Clippers -4.0 (-110)
  • Boston Celtics +4.0 (-110)

The Clippers are favored by four points on the road against the Celtics, and one might wonder if that’s enough.

Even though the Celtics have struggled this season, they have a 10-5 record at home, both straight up and against the spread. This stands in stark contrast to their overall 17-17 record straight up and their 16-18 record against the spread.

The Clippers are quite solid both at home and on the road, and both straight up and against the spread. On the road, the Clippers are 12-6 straight up and 11-7 against the spread, both of which are roughly in line with their overall performance.

However, it’s worth noting that the Celtics have traditionally performed well against the spread as home underdogs. They have a record of 18-5 against the spread in their last 23 games when playing at home as spread underdogs.

One aspect of this game that’s worth keeping an eye on is whether or not Celtics star Jaylen Brown is able to take the court.

Brown is questionable for the game with soreness in his left knee, and without him, the four point spread would likely grow larger in favor of the Clippers.

NBA betting enthusiasts should keep an eye on the roster announcements for this matchup, and may want to stay away from the Celtics until they know Brown is playing.

Good luck!