Odds Boosts Worth Betting: UNC & Villanova PointsBet Boost Has 15% Edge

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Most sportsbook boosts are … not so great. They take a bet with a bad price, cross out the line, then put another bad price up that's only slightly better.

But some are worth betting! By removing the juice from game lines at market-making books and comparing it to the boosted price, we can find the expected value.

Here's a boost worth betting at PointsBet. Just head to the "Booster Odds" section in the All Sports menu.

BetUNC & Villanova to win
"True" Price+661
Boosted Price+775
EV Percentage14.98%
SportsbookPointsBet
Max Bet$15
True price as of Friday morning and subject to change.

PointsBet is offering a boost on both UNC and Villanova to win in the Final Four on Saturday.

They're both underdogs, and you're essentially betting a two-team moneylineparlay.

Removing the vig from the lines at sharper books like Pinnacle (+661) and Circa Sports (+653) gives us a substantial edge on the boosted price at PointsBet of +775.

If you try to parlay both moneylines normally at any sportsbook, you'll get far worse prices:

  • DraftKings: +589
  • PointsBet: +602
  • BetMGM: +576
  • FanDuel: +592
  • BetRivers: 597

So +775 is a great price. It will lose more than it wins, but it's about a 15% edge and worth blindly betting.

It's just a $15 max on my account.

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