College Basketball Sweet 16 Opening Line Report

With the weekend over and the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament is the books, the Sweet 16 field is set. We saw plenty of upsets early including bracket busters like Norfolk State over Missouri and Lehigh over Duke. The next slate of games won’t begin until Thursday evening, but in this opening line report we take a…

Weekend Sports Update

This year’s edition of March Madness is keeping the tradition of upsetting most people’s brackets.  In many ways, the madness is even more extreme this year, with two #2 seeds losing to #15 seeds in the first round!  We hope that you had a chance to use some of the March Madness tools that we…

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:      …