Examining Nate Silver’s Final Four Predictions

Throughout the 2013 NCAA Tournament, the team at Sports Insights has kept a close eye on Nate Silver’s round-by-round predictions in an attempt to answer one simple yet profound question: Does new-age data analysis have a place in the uniquely unpredictable world that is March Madness? We’ll attempt to answer that question and more by…

Beware the Trendy Underdog: Should Bettors Fade FGCU?

George Mason. Butler. Virginia Commonwealth. Florida Gulf Coast? After two shocking upsets over the second seeded Georgetown Hoyas and the seventh seeded San Diego State Aztecs, the FGCU Eagles find themselves with an improbable Sweet 16 matchup with Florida. But can Andy Enfield and his team continue their Cinderella story by advancing to the Elite…

Examining Nate Silver’s Sweet 16 Projections

Before a single game was played in the 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament, the team at Sports Insights examined Nate Silver’s pre-tournament projections in an attempt to spark the debate over whether or not new-age data analysis has a place in the uniquely unpredictable world that is March Madness. Following the Round of 32, Silver recalculated his…

Maximizing Your March Madness Betting Payouts

Back in January, we published an article which explained how you could maximize your NFL playoff winnings by betting on the moneyline and continually rolling over your bet as opposed to simply betting the future odds of that team. We discovered that a bettor could have won roughly $1,000 by betting the Ravens moneyline in…