With the Selection Sunday arriving tomorrow — we’ll focus on today’s college hoops action. At the bottom of this blog post is information on a March Madness Pool that SportsInsights is sponsoring. The lines for today’s NCAAB action were just released.
- Currently, the largest point spread on the board is the Ohio State-Michigan game, with Ohio State being favored by 10.5 points. Interestingly, the public is leaning to the dog in early action.
- Besides the games where the lines were released early, the heaviest-bet game of the day is currently the Clemson-North Carolina game.
- The most lopsided-bet game of the day is currently the Penn State-Michigan State game.
Note that because these lines were just released, the betting percentages have not yet stabilized.
SportsInsights is pleased to be sponsoring a free March Madness pool run by a financial markets program at a university. The pool is run “round-by-round” — and each game is modeled as a financial market. SportsInsights is providing a prize as well as opening pricing for each game of the NCAA Tournament. The pool is open to all — but note that entries are due a few days earlier to generate closing price information for publication.
The closing prices will be used to award points for correct picks — and can be used as a proxy for the probability of a team advancing to the next round. For more information — and to get your first round entries in — please visit the March Madness link at CARATcapital.com.