Sports Insights Podcast: Episode 26 (February 10, 2017)

With football season officially over, David and Dan recap Super Bowl 51 and explain how sportsbooks fared on the big game. They also discuss the top betting trends for basketball season, futures offering value, and picks for tonight’s games. MLB win totals were also released earlier today, and there are two totals that appear to be mispriced….

Why is it Important to Follow Market-Setting Sportsbooks?

Contrary to popular belief, betting lines don’t originate in Las Vegas – they originate from market-setting offshore sportsbooks. These oddsmakers take massive limits, which attracts the sharpest bettors. As an example, sharp sportsbooks like CRIS and Pinnacle were taking six-figure wagers on the Super Bowl while square sportsbooks like Bovada or Sportsbook.com were capping bets…

2017 College Basketball Futures Offering Value

Several years ago we introduced our free March Madness bracket simulator tool — a unique product which allows customers to simulate the entire NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and view the projected winning percentages for every potential matchup. Although the initial intention was to help bettors create a more accurate bracket, we quickly realized this information could be utilized…

2017 Heisman Odds

On Monday, January 26, Bovada became the first major sportsbook to release odds for the 2017 Heisman Trophy. Although we’re still more than seven months away from opening kickoff, it’s never too early to start handicapping the most prestigious individual award in college athletics. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, who opened as a 110/1 longshot to…