Brackets Finally Show Hints of Madness

After a Round One that went very close to form — based on the NCAA committee seedings (except for the Southwest region — where the better seeds went 3-5 in the opening round), Saturday finally showed some signs of major upsets. The first # 1 Seed fell, with # 8 Butler beating # 1 Pittsburgh…

March Madness Begins

The Madness has begun.  In case you missed it, here is a Wall Street Journal article that highlights SportsInsights’ research on NCAA Basketball and a contrarian method to betting on March Madness.  Here are some games that fall into this category of value during the Madness: Hampton and powerful Duke.  Duke is favored by a…

A March Madness Pool sponsored by SportsInsights

SportsInsights is pleased to be working with a financial markets class at the University of Chicago on a March Madness pool that models the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament as a financial marketplace.  Note that the pool is being run “round-by-round.” The pool is free and open to all — and there are prizes, including Membership…

Focus on College Hoops

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…

WSJ: Little-Loved Dogs & NCAAB (SportsInsights Research)

SportsInsights is pleased that the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) interviewed Dan Fabrizio on betting March Madness NCAA Basketball games.  The WSJ writes: Daniel Fabrizio, the president of the gambling website Sportsinsights.com, recommends a different approach: Find the Cinderellas with the least amount of hype—and put a wad of cash on them. Fabrizio examined the final…