Sports Betting Blog

The 2016 MLB season begins on Sunday, and many last-minute prop bets are just starting to populate. On Tuesday (3/30) morning, BetOnline became the first major offshore sportsbook to post odds for the 2016 MLB Rookie of the Year. This was an interesting development because sportsbooks almost always post Rookie of the Year odds for the NBA and NFL,…

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While baseball is perhaps the most profitable sport for professionals, the strenuous 2,430-game MLB schedule makes it difficult for most bettors to pinpoint betting value every day. That’s why Sports Insights’ team of analysts examines historical data, line moves, public betting patterns and our proprietary power ratings each day to identify the most profitable betting opportunities…

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Last week in this space we utilized our bracket simulator predictions to determine which schools were offering value in the futures market. By converting each school’s championship futures into an implied probability, we were able to find four schools with a positive expected value: Villanova (+1250), Virginia (+575), Gonzaga (+2200) and Iowa State (+2800). Although all four…

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This year’s Final Four consists of #2-Villanova vs. #2-Oklahoma and #10-Syracuse vs. #1-North Carolina. Syracuse is by far the biggest surprise, as they were 30:1 to win their region prior to the tournament and pulled off the second-largest upset (+374 moneyline) in the Elite 8 that we’ve tracked. They even reached +1600 on the live moneyline against…

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