2016 March Madness: Are Elite Defenses Undervalued by Oddsmakers?

A successful contrarian bettor typically questions conventional wisdom, and challenges widely-held beliefs. Sportsbooks are excellent at predicting where they’re going to get action each week, and they shade their lines accordingly. These shaded lines create additional value for bettors who dare to go against the grain and take an unpopular viewpoint. Squares — or casual…

2016 March Madness: Final Four Odds

The table below displays the current Final Four odds at 5Dimes and will be updated as new information becomes available. Odds to Win the East Region Odds to Win the Midwest Region Odds to Win the South Region Odds to Win the West Region This season our college basketball Best Bets have gone 177-138 ATS…

2016 March Madness: Round of 64 Line Moves That Matter

Throughout the past NFL season, our weekly Line Moves That Matter articles would highlight the most interesting line moves at the market-setting offshore sportsbooks — typically CRIS and Pinnacle which take the highest limits and therefore attract the sharpest bettors. By contrasting the opening and current lines with the public betting trends from our seven contributing…