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
Oh boy! All those top seeds in the Elite Eight made for quite a thrilling ride. The average margin of the four games at the end of regulation was under 2 points, leading some to call this the best Elite Eight in NCAA tournament history. A couple of big boys fell this past weekend in Duke and Gonzaga. UNC and Michigan also watched their title chances bite the dust following … [Read more...] about 2019 Final Four Futures Tracker – Why it Makes Sense to Bet Virginia
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