How Much is an MVP Worth? A Lesson on Overvaluing Superstars

Although most sports fans are in NCAA tournament mode with no regard for other sports, there is a valuable lesson to take away from last night’s NBA game between title-favorites Miami and Chicago. In this game the hometown Bulls opened as 2.5-point favorites at the market-setting Cris sportsbook and, according to Sports Insights’ NBA Betting Trends,…

Fab Melo’s Suspension and Its Impact on Syracuse

Yesterday afternoon, Syracuse fans were devastated by news that sophomore center Fab Melo (7.8 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 2.9 BPG) will be academically ineligible for the NCAA tournament. That information spread quickly and immediately impacted the betting line for their matchup Thursday (3/15) against UNC Asheville as well as many future odds. According to our College Basketball…

March Madness Prop Bets

With everyone trying to predict how the bracket will end up, the number of prop bets available has grown to almost Superbowl-size.  Below is a list of some of the props available at Pinnacle.  Premium members can see the entire list here: http://www.sportsinsights.com/odds/altodds.aspx How many #1 seeds will reach the Final Four:      …

BetOnline Opening Lines Examined

It’s that time of year again; March Madness is finally back! With Selection Sunday behind us, the field of 68 is set and anticipation is quickly reaching a fever pitch. Men and women of all ages are eagerly running to their printers and filling out their brackets. This is the time of year when square bettors flock to sports…

Opening Line Report: Conference Championship Sunday

With four conference championship games on tap this afternoon, let’s take a moment to examine the line movement for these key matchups using our College Basketball Betting Trends. Team Betting % Open Current Notes Florida State 53% 6.0 5.5 In the ACC title game, the 17th ranked Seminoles will take on the 4th ranked Tar Heels….

Weekend Sports Update

All eyes are on Selection Sunday and the upcoming March Madness NCAA Tournament.  We are pleased to announce that Sports Insights will be coming out with a March Madness Bracket article — that applies several of Sports Insights’ contrarian philosophies to the popular NCAA Men’s Tournament Bracket pools.   Once the opening lines and betting…