Line Grinders Daily: Beating the Closing Vegas Line (CLV)

Line Grinders Daily: Beating the Closing Vegas Line (CLV)

Tuesday was a losing day for the Line Grinders team. Line Grinders Daily hit our Miami OVER 8.5 runs +102 play but the tennis let us down a bit! We did however get some encouragement from beating the Vegas Closing Line (CLV) and that was a good thing as I’ll explain later.  Let’s see if we can conjure up a winning day with our Wednesday sports betting card!

While the tennis wasn’t anything to write home about, four of the five tennis selections and the baseball total beat the CLV. 

Your mileage may vary but beating the CLV should be the goal of every long term sports bettor. 

CLV doesn’t make much of a difference in the short term but beating the Vegas number consistently over the long haul could mean hundreds if not thousands of extra dollars to your bankroll. 

With the slowly rising vig on both sides and totals seeping into America’s sportsbooks, it’s never been more necessary for long term success then to bet the best number at the best price possible.

Sports handicappers are constantly talking about value and betting good numbers, and they would be right. Beating the CLV means you did get the better number while also being rewarded with a higher ROI than other winners. 

Beating the Closing Vegas Line is considered by many to be the smart bet and why not make all the smart bets we can at the time we get down?

While I’m not happy about the results, at least I feel better about losing with the knowledge I made the best bet for the most potential ROI. That means the process is good and maybe better results will follow. 

Here’s what Line Grinders Daily has for Wednesday. 


Line Grinders Slack Chat

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Line Grinders Podcast

Professional sports betting usually isn’t the life some on social media make it out to be. Tony C shares his normal daily routine and it’s hardly the glamorous, part-filled life some have portrayed it to be. Check it out!!

Tennis Picks

You can access my daily tennis picks in my Slack Channel. 

Wednesday NHL

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche

Can the Lightning make it three consecutive Stanley Cup Trophies? Why not? They have the best goaltender in the series and they won’t have a bit of rust when the sides meet tonight. Tampa Bay was rusty after a long layoff, dropped their first two to New York and then reeled off four consecutive victories to eliminate the Rangers. Colorado has had a clear path and they have some kind of offense; the Avalanche average 4.64 goals per game and the way they swept Edmonton was scary but Andrei Vasilevskiy ain’t Mike Smith if you know what I mean. I think rust and nerves play their role and I would take Tampa Bay +140. 

Wednesday MLB

Cincinnati Reds vs Arizona Diamondbacks

It’s up to Diamondbacks righty Zac Gallen (4-2, 2.95) to slow down the surging Reds and righty Luis Castillo (2-4, 3.23). First pitch is 3:40 pm.

Happy Zac Gallen Day!! Gallen is coming off a 1.2 inning shellacking at the hands of the Phillies and the young fireballer has allowed fifteen earned runs with eleven walks over his last 23.2 innings pitched. He’s up against a Reds offense with seventeen runs scored over their last five contests. Meanwhile, Castillo has allowed eight earned runs over his last 27.1 innings pitched alongside nine base on balls. Arizona has big power but Castillo has allowed just one bomb over his last five starts. Two mediocre offenses with gassed bullpens means only one thing. Play Arizona UNDER 4 runs -110 .