Sports Betting Blog

In this highly anticipated playoff matchup, the Pittsburgh Steelers opened as an 8-point favorite at the market-setting Cris sportsbook and, according to Sports Insights’ NFL Betting Trends, is currently receiving 56% of all spread bets. The public betting percentages were nearly even, but the line still dropped to -7.5 indicating that sharp money is taking Denver….

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This is a flash report that shows that the Sports Investing Index was up +8.1% in December. A full report and article will be published shortly by Sports Insights. Sports Insights had an abstract accepted by the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and will be submitting a paper for the 2012 meetings shortly.  SportsInsights.com is…

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This weekend, we’re focusing on the NFL Playoffs during Wildcard Weekend.  Sports Insights’ popular NFL Marketwatch just completed a successful regular season by going 12-5  (70.6%). Since inception over 7 years ago, the NFL Marketwatch column has compiled a 57.3% winning percentage — with six winning seasons and one break-even season.  Please take a look at…

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Bowl Season continues Friday evening with an interesting matchup between the Big 12 vs. SEC, as Kansas State (10-2, 7-2) battles with Arkansas  (10-2, 6-2) in the Cotton Bowl.  Arkansas opened as 7.5 point favorites at the market-setting CRIS sportsbook and is currently receiving 57% of spread bets, according to Sports Insights’ College Football Betting Trends. Although the betting percentages are…

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As detailed in our 2011-12 NBA Betting Against the Public article, there is great value betting on teams who are receiving less than 30% of spread wagers as they have a winning percentage of 50.9% since 2003.  But what happens when you begin to add filters to that system? Using our NBA historical database, we have…

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Wednesday’s Bowl Season continues in an entertaining matchup pitting the Big East vs. ACC, as West Virginia (9-3, 5-2 Big East) clashes with Clemson (10-3, 6-2 ACC) in the Discover Orange Bowl.  Clemson opened as 3.5 point favorites at the market-setting CRIS sportsbook and is currently receiving over 75% of spread bets, according to Sports Insights’ College Football Betting Trends….

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