Sweet 16 and Elite 8 Betting Trends

Last week in this space we examined some of the most historically profitable betting trends during the round of 32 (or the 3rd round as it’s somewhat confusingly referred to). We discussed how favorites, and specifically favorites of at least 5.5 points, had fared extremely well during the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. That…

How to Win With MLB Steam Moves

Sports Insights defines a steam move as sudden, drastic and uniform line movement across the entire sports betting marketplace. Steam is the result of a sudden overload of money placed at multiple sportsbooks and, in most cases, occurs due to betting groups, betting syndicates and a few key players with the resources to bet heavily at…

2014 NFL Win Totals

On Friday, Cantor Gaming became the first sportsbook to release their 2014 NFL win totals and soon after that the offshore sportsbooks joined the party, led by BetOnline. The Houston Texans, who won just 2 game last season and will pick first in the May 8th NFL Draft, are expected to see the largest improvement…

Have Bettors Overreacted To High-Scoring College Basketball Games?

In an effort to increase scoring, the NCAA implemented new rules changes during the off-season meant to crack down on hand-checking (i.e. when the defensive player uses one or both of his hands to impede the progress of the offensive player). Although this defensive technique has technically been illegal for years, teams like Duke have…