2017 MLB Playoff Odds

The 2017 MLB season is scheduled to begin on Sunday, April 2 with three games, headlined by the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs facing off against the rivaled St. Louis Cardinals. As the start of the new season draws near, sportsbooks are shifting their focus from basketball to baseball with a number of different futures and…

2017 MLB Win Totals

Back in early February, Atlantis Sportsbook in Las Vegas became the first oddsmaker to post win totals for the 2017 MLB season. Although many books had been hanging World Series odds for several months, this offered our first glimpse into the projected final standings for the upcoming season. Almost two weeks later, the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook…

Why Are Bettors Avoiding Gonzaga in the Elite Eight?

It’s human nature to root for winners and scoring, which is why recreational bettors typically gravitate towards favorites and overs. Casual bettors are often very reactionary and place an inordinate amount of importance on the most recent games. Sportsbooks understand these tendencies and shade their lines accordingly. Sportsbooks do not look to balance their books. They…

Sweet 16 Bettors Don’t Believe in Kentucky

Since firing Billy Gillispie and hiring John Calipari as their head coach, Kentucky has re-established themselves as one of the most dominant programs in Division 1 athletics. Since 2009, the Wildcats have gone 248-52 straight up (SU) and 139-139-9 against the spread (ATS) while accomplishing a number of impressive feats. Kentucky has won the SEC…

Public Money Moving Purdue-Kansas Line

It may be listed as a neutral venue, but one team will enjoy a substantial home-court advantage when the 4th-seeded Purdue Boilermakers (27-7 SU, 19-11 ATS) take on the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks (30-4 SU, 13-19 ATS) on Thursday night. This matchup will take place at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri — a venue located…