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The Trading Room: 8th February

WELCOME to the PlayUp Trading Room where you get insight on the days best bets, according to our traders.

Live from 9am everyday – let’s take a look at what’s on deck today;

NBA – Toronto Raptors @ Charlotte Hornets

Both these teams come into this game at the tail end of a gruelling schedule that has seen them log huge minutes over the past week.

The pair met in Toronto and despite missing a couple key pieces the Raptors stole a convincing win in a high-scoring affair.

That’s shaped this market to be set at a higher total than what should be expected when looking at how these teams match up & their projected output based on fatigue. We saw some early steam come towards the Unders here and even still the number sits a little high in my opinion.

Our best bet: Under 224.5 points $1.90 at PlayUp

Horse racing – Ballarat

This 4-year-old gelding out of the Phillip Stokes and again has the 3kg claim of Sheridan Clarke.

He ran very well last start at Pakenham when he set a cracking tempo and never got any cheap sectionals and was still in front with 5m before the finishing line.

Today’s race is a different affair as none of the opposition want the lead, so Sheridan should be able to get away with a few early cheap sectionals and kick off the turn and have a winning break.

Our best bet: Ballarat Race 5, no. 1 – Kermy $2.40 at PlayUp

Market mover
Chipsaredown $34 –> $15.00

This 6-year-old gelding has had a change of stable and is having his first start for the Warren/Krongold team.

First up for 106 days and has had a solid jump out recently and has won first up twice in previous campaigns.

Clearly the stable think he is going to race well from the support of money from the opening quote of $34 and the fact they were happy to step in and take the next quote of $21. With the win price off, I think there is still value each way – maybe leaning more to the place.

Ballarat Race 7, no. 5 – Chipsaredown $15.00 at PlayUp


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