The San Francisco Giants are Unstoppable Since the calendar turned over to July, the Giants have posted an 11-2 record. Vegas has not caught on because they keep favoring the opposition, allowing Giants bettors to clean up. The Giants’ average line in July is +128.9. When an underdog of that magnitude … Read More... about Top 5 MLB July Betting Tips
Men's College Basketball
This time of year, everyone still alive in college basketball is good. Everyone still alive is talented and each of these teams are hot. There are no easy ones in the Final Four. Each team is dangerous. I’m a huge numbers guy and several jump out at me as I peruse the Spartans-Raiders matchup which is set to take place on Saturday April 6th from beautiful US Bank Stadium in … [Read more...] about March Madness Final Four Preview: Michigan State vs Texas Tech – By the Numbers
Every so often, I try to stop and explain to my readers that there is no such thing as a “moneyline prediction.” Sometimes editors use keywords like “moneyline prediction,” and I’m guilty of calling a lot of my recommended straight-up bets predictions even though that’s not what they really are. Moneylines are almost always unequal odds, like (-200) vs (+175). I may make a … [Read more...] about NCAA Final Four: Virginia Looks Like a Bad Wager vs Auburn
After the first half on Thursday night, Texas Tech led 63-44 over Michigan … oh wait, sorry … that was the final score. The halftime score was actually 24-16. Yeah … 16. This wasn’t just a cold shooting performance by Michigan. This was one of the worst offensive showings in the storied history of the NCAA Tournament. We need some context. This deserves a deep dive … [Read more...] about What Did We Just See?
We’re 48 games in, folks. That’s 76% of the 2019 NCAA tournament in the books. So often, we look ahead to what is next. Most of my articles focus on what is ahead because that is how money is made in this game. Sports need to stay fun, however. Anything, even sports, will eventually wear a person out if time is not taken to enjoy the special moments. That is exactly what my … [Read more...] about Top 3 Plays from March Madness Opening Weekend
The Virginia Cavaliers are working on killing the hobgoblin of early-round March Madness exits, and are poised after 2 easy victories at the 2019 NCAA Tournament. The Oregon Ducks, UVA’s opponents in the South Region on Thursday night, are the only double-digit seed remaining alive in the Big Dance this year. #1 seeded Virginia’s point spread for the Sweet Sixteen contest … [Read more...] about March Madness: Comparing UVA and Oregon’s Futures Lines to Reach the Final Four
48 games down, 15 to go. We have not seen the typical March Madness chaos this year but that means the best is still to come. From the perspective of both a sports bettor and a regular fan, this Sweet 16 will be the toughest to predict since the ‘09 go-around. With each 1, 2, and 3 seed still alive there are no easy paths this year. The Duke Blue Devils are still the … [Read more...] about March Madness Sweet 16 Futures Tracker
Sunday’s emotional NCAA Tournament finish between Duke and UCF left viewers to take away something much more profound than the final score of 77-76. In case you didn’t notice, college basketball is back. With a vengeance. Wasn’t it just a few years ago that pundits were saying college hoops was dead, buried, boring, lifeless, a pain in the neck to watch on TV? There’s … [Read more...] about Handicapping the “Final Four” of the Midwest: UK vs Houston and UNC vs Auburn
Some, like myself, will argue that we are about to witness the greatest Sweet 16 of the past decade. Others, like myself, will claim this was one of the most boring first two rounds they have ever experienced. To use a math term, the quality of the Sweet 16 and the chaos of the first two rounds are inversely proportional. This means that when one goes up the other goes … [Read more...] about What Happened to Cinderella?