Who are the Most Overrated and Underrated Teams in the AP Top 25?

The Associated Press recently released their pre-season top 25 for the upcoming College Football campaign and to nobody’s surprise, the University of Southern California sits atop the rankings. With Heisman front-runner Matt Barkley leading the charge, the Trojans were able to edge out SEC powerhouses Alabama and LSU — although the USA Today Poll has those two southern schools ranked…

Bookmakers Adjust to Penn State Penalties

As part of the university’s punishment Emmert handed down a four-year postseason ban, forced Penn State to vacate all 112 wins between 1998 and 2011,  significantly reduced total scholarships and hit the school with a $60 million sanction. All players on the PSU roster will be allowed to transfer and play immediately at other schools…

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,…

2012 BCS Championship

The big College Football BCS Championship game is this evening, pitting #1 LSU against #2 Alabama.  Several weeks ago, LSU defeated Alabama 9-6 in a low-scoring game that went to overtime.  As some may have expected, the betting public is jumping on #1 to defeat #2.  A relatively large 65% of bets are taking #1…

Cotton Bowl College Football Betting Trends: Kansas State vs. Arkansas

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…

Orange Bowl College Football Betting Trends: WVU vs. Clemson

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….