Following today's UEFA Champions League group stage draw, the most prominent European football/soccer competition is ready to kick off. And so is betting on the same. In this article, we will review all the groups and present them to you. Manchester City is the top contender for winning the trophy, and … Read More... about UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw Completed
Men's College Basketball
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?
After a relatively calm Thursday, I would bet that most of our brackets are still in tact. Murray State over Marquette was the only real upset, but many saw that one coming. 8 Second Round matchups have been set in stone for Saturday. I want to focus on a juicy 3-6 battle out of the East - Maryland vs LSU. I’ll break down how the two teams wound up meeting, how they stack … [Read more...] about Tigers vs Terps – Who Will Be Moving On?
It would be remiss to say that #1 Region seeds Duke, Virginia, and North Carolina are feeling extra pressure due to any events that occurred on Thursday. All 3 Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouses are set to tip-off their March Madness bids on Friday, and all are already under intense scrutiny and surrounded by NBA Draft and national-title buzz. But gamblers who bet big on … [Read more...] about The ACC Has Not Had a Marvelous Start at the NCAA Tournament
64 teams have a shot to be crowned king of college hoops. Each team in the field from Duke and Gonzaga down to Abilene Christian and Montana are 6 wins away from cutting down the nets in Minneapolis. Of course, a few teams are more likely to win than others. Duke, for example, is given the tournament’s best odds while ACU, Bradley, Colgate, Gardner Webb, NC Central, and … [Read more...] about March Madness Futures Tracker
There are too many scenes from old sports books swirling around in my head constantly, so please go easy if I get this one wrong at all. According to reputable sources, Mark Messier – an NHL hockey legend, not a cager, but we’ll get to basketball soon enough – was observed in his playing days counseling teammates against giving an opponent bulletin-board material or doing … [Read more...] about Live-Betting the O/U in NCAA Basketball: A Skill-Based System for Winning Picks
There’s nothing like a good old study in contrasts to remind us of the crucial roles various factors can play in the NCAA basketball postseason. For instance, compare the March Madness prospects of 2 upstart-slash-underdog conferences at the national level, the American Athletic Conference and the Ivy League. I was researching the AAC for another article when it felt like … [Read more...] about Las Vegas Favors Yale in Postseason Ivy League Tourney