ESPN’s Manzo on how to bet the Pistons, Cade

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Detroit Pistons, Cade Cunningham
Evan Mobley (4) and player Jarrett Allen (31) and Team Rookies player Cade Cunningham (2) and player Scottie Barnes (4) celebrate Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

Would betting on Cade Cunningham for Rookie of the Year be recommended?

Manzo: That’s a tough question. I would say no at this point, however, he has some of the best value left on the market at +900 or so. Evan Mobley is the clear favorite, and in the sports betting world that shows at -500. There’s little to no value betting Mobley anymore, and the way Cunningham is playing he’s a good backup option.

That said, adding in team records, with the Cavs being much better than the Pistons this year, and it really does feel like Mobley has a good hold on this award.

It’s up to the individual bettor how risky he or she wants to be though, but the value is more with someone like Cunningham than Mobley right now

Finally, what is the biggest successful recommended bet you’ve made for the TV show you are most proud of?

Manzo: I’m behind the scenes at ESPN so I haven’t made a public televised bet. Just enjoy sharing some picks on social media given the amount I’ve learned.

That said, the ESPN Daily Wager crew is an incredible, knowledgeable group to follow. Daily Wager is on ESPN2 daily at 6 p.m. ET. The whole cast from Doug Kezirian and Joe Fortenbaugh to Tyler Fulghum, Erin Dolan and Anita Marks all talk regularly about the NBA, so it would be a good watch for those interested in sports betting that enjoy The Association.

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