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Day: May 8, 2021

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A few years ago, sports betting wouldn’t have been considered a profitable investment. For starters, it was illegal in the U.S. outside of Nevada under federal law. The Supreme Court overturned that law in 2018.

Now in 2021, a number of states have legalized some form of gambling and sports betting. With New Jersey leading the way, $13.5 billion has been wagered in the state since the maelstrom of legalization began. The estimated total market size of $8 billion by 2024 is now projected to be double that amount by 2025.

Is Sports Betting Profitable?

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Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) on Tuesday gave investors some good reasons to cheer. The video game developer avoided an early 2021 growth slowdown thanks to a flood of popular content releases in franchises like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. That momentum seems set to carry on through 2021, too, even as the waning pandemic threat is pressuring demand for at-home entertainment.

Let’s take a look at some standout metrics from that first-quarter announcement.

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1. Audience size: 435 million

Investors were worried about a potential growth slowdown given Activision’s record user gains in 2020. After

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (21-44) are heavy underdogs () as they look to end a four-game home losing streak when they square off against the Portland Trail Blazers (36-29) on Wednesday, May 5 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The contest airs at 7:30 PM ET on NBCS-NW. The matchup has an over/under set at points.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of May 5, 2021, 6:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Trail Blazers vs Cavaliers Betting Odds

Trail Blazers vs Cavaliers Props

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The Chicago Cubs (16-16) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (13-18) meet on Saturday at 2:20 PM ET. The Cubs are favored (-182) against the underdog Pirates (+155). Trevor Williams takes the mound first for Chicago, and Wil Crowe is Pittsburgh’s pick to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 8, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Cubs vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Williams (CHC) Pitcher Crowe (PIT)
2 – 2 W/L 0 – 1
27.0 IP 9.2
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Three-star tight end Kaden Helms a top target of the Miami football program at the position is trending towards Oklahoma. Crystal balls from 247 Sports National Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong and Brandon Drumm from their partner site OU Insider have both logged recent crystal balls for Helms.

All four of Helms crystal balls are currently trending towards the Sooners and have occurred since March 17. Miami is one of five schools listed by 247 the Helms is warm on. In addition to the Hurricanes and Sooners, Helms is also highly considering Arizona State, Auburn and North Carolina.

Helms is

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (21-44) host the Sacramento Kings (27-37) after losing nine straight home games. The Kings are favored by  in the matchup, which tips at 8:00 PM ET on Tuesday, May 4. The point total is for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of May 4, 2021, 6:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Kings vs Thunder Betting Odds

Kings vs Thunder Props

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