Who is the Public Betting on in the Final Four?

The Louisville Cardinals, currently listed at +1020 to win the National Championship (at Pinnacle), are the clear underdog of the Final Four. However, they have the best ATS record at 8-0 in postseason tournament play (including Big East tournament). They are following in the footsteps of last year’s champion and fellow Big East team Connecticut…

Final Four Odds and Trends since 2004

With the 2012 Final Four beginning on Saturday (3/31), we’ll take a look at the last eight years and how each Final Four match-up has shaped up.  This year only one #1-seed remains, Kentucky, and they have been the clear-cut favorite to win the tournament since the season even started.  They opened up as an…

Final Four Opening Line Report

Although both games yesterday were decided by double digits, the final scores did not necessarily tell the whole story. Kentucky jumped all over Baylor early, taking a 42-22 lead into halftime before cruising to an 82-70 victory. In the later game, Kansas held a one-point lead over North Carolina with under four minutes remaining but a…

Weekend Sports Update

The last two Final Four spots in the NCAA Men’s Tournament will be settled on Sunday, as we’ll take a quick look at today’s March Madness games along with other happenings in the sports marketplace.  First, in today’s NCAA basketball games: Baylor has had a nice run through the tournament as a #3 seed; however,…

Elite Eight Opening Line Report: Part 2

All four Elite Eight matchups are now set for the weekend with Louisville and Florida tipping off at 4:30 pm ET, followed by Ohio State and Syracuse at 7:10 pm ET.  With a trip to the Final Four on the line, we will take a look odds and trends for Sunday’s match-ups in Part 2…

Elite Eight Opening Line Report: Part 1

Thursday’s games are in the books and now the waiting begins for Saturday’s slate of elite eight games. While Florida, Louisville and Ohio State all won comfortably with double digit victories, top-seeded Syracuse struggled to knock off 4th seeded Wisconsin. The Badgers shot 14 of 27 from beyond the arc but were unable to attempt…