2/2/2010 5:00 PM EST
By The Team at SportsInsights.com
Welcome to the Sports Marketwatch – NCAA Basketball Edition, where SportsInsights gives sports fans unprecedented insight into the sports marketplace. If you want to know what is really happening on the sportsbook side, you now have an all-access pass with Sports Marketwatch!
The staff at SportsInsights.com speaks directly with the line managers at some of the sports betting industry’s largest sportsbooks about which games the public is chasing and which ones the Sharps are pounding. Let’s look at what’s in store for the upcoming NCAAB games.
Sports Marketwatch – NCAA Basketball Edition
After improving our season record to 7-6-1, Marketwatch took a loss last week and is back to .500 on the season. James Nunnally led the way for Santa Barbara, hitting four of five 3-point attempts in an 80-57 laugher over Cal Poly S.L.O.
2009-10 NCAA Basketball Games to Watch: 7-7-1, 50%*
Michigan +2 over Northwestern
Michigan rebounded from a one-point loss to rival Michigan State by easily defeating Iowa on Saturday. Northwestern’s most recent loss also came at the hands of Michigan State. Forward Josh Shurna poured in 31 points in the game, but the Wildcats still came up nine points short against the Spartans.
This game opened as a pick at CRIS and public betting has pushed Northwestern to a 1-point favorite. The Wildcats are currently receiving 74% of spread wagers, 68% of moneyline wagers and 64% of parlay wagers, yet SportsInsights’ Betting Systems have found value on the Wolverines. A Smart Money play was triggered on Michigan at WagerWeb (4-0, +3.64 units), giving us the confidence to fade the heavy public favorite and take the points. Many books have this as a 1.5-point game, but a handful are still offering a full two. Make sure to shop around and grab the extra half-point.
Games to Watch (7-7-1)
It should be an exciting night of college action in the sports marketplace. Keep Sports Marketwatch picks handy and your browser pointed to SportsInsights.com for the latest real-time updates, using our exclusive Sports Investing tools.
We’ll be back next week with a new college basketball edition of Sports Marketwatch.
Enjoy the games!
The Team at SportsInsights.com