Weekend Sports Update

All eyes are on Selection Sunday and the upcoming March Madness NCAA Tournament.  We are pleased to announce that Sports Insights will be coming out with a March Madness Bracket article — that applies several of Sports Insights’ contrarian philosophies to the popular NCAA Men’s Tournament Bracket pools.   Once the opening lines and betting…

Varez Ward and the Auburn Point Shaving Scandal

Yesterday afternoon Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports reported that suspended Auburn guard Varez Ward is under investigation by federal authorities for an alleged point-shaving scandal. Ward — who was suspended prior to a February 25th game against Arkansas — was a transfer guard from Texas averaging 8.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists on just 34.6% shooting….

Big 12 Tournament: Kansas State vs. Baylor Rubber Match

After splitting during the regular season, Kansas State takes on Baylor Thursday in the second round of the Big 12 tournament. The tables below shows the College Basketball Betting Trends, closing lines and final scores from the first two matchups. Game #1 – 1/10/12 Team Spread % Closing Line Score Baylor 57% +3.5 75 Kansas…

College Basketball Betting Trends: USC vs. UCLA

After their recent story in Sports Illustrated, there will be a lot of eyes tuned in to watch Ben Howland’s UCLA Bruins (18-13, 11-7 Pac-12) take on the woeful USC Trojans (6-25, 1-17 Pac-12). While USC players will be watching the NCAA tournament from home (barring an epic tourney run), the Bruins still have a…

NBA Betting Trends: Lakers vs. Pistons

The Los Angeles Lakers (23-14, 6-12 away) will kick off a 3-game road trip on Tuesday (3/6) when they travel to Detroit to take on the Pistons (12-26, 9-11 home).  The Lakers are looking for their fourth consecutive win overall after handling the Miami Heat on Sunday (3/4) and aiming for their sixth straight victory…