2013 NFL Mock Draft: An Oddsmaker’s Take

The first round of the 2013 NFL draft commences Thursday at 8 p.m. ET as teams search for the best young talent from the college ranks, meaning it’s time for 2013 NFL Mock Draft picks and discussion. Last season, the first round produced such superstars at Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Luke Kuechly…

Examining Nate Silver’s Sweet 16 Projections

Before a single game was played in the 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament, the team at Sports Insights examined Nate Silver’s pre-tournament projections in an attempt to spark the debate over whether or not new-age data analysis has a place in the uniquely unpredictable world that is March Madness. Following the Round of 32, Silver recalculated his…

Are the Lakers a Better Team with Mike D’Antoni?

On May 31, 2011, former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown signed a 4-year contract worth an estimated $18 million. The deal marked the end of an era with Brown and his Princeton-style offense replacing legendary coach Phil Jackson and his infamous triangle offense. In his first season as head coach, Brown and the Lakers…

NCAA Football Marketwatch – Arizona vs. USC

Welcome to the 2012-13 edition of NCAA Football Marketwatch, where the team at Sports Insights gives sports fans unprecedented insight into the NCAA Football point-spread market. Every week we analyze the sports betting marketplace to pinpoint which games the public is chasing and which the sharps are pounding. Overall Record: 0-4 The goal of this weekly column…

Heisman Update: It’s Geno Smith vs. The World

To say that Geno Smith put up videogame numbers in last weekend’s game against Baylor would be an injustice. After all, how often do you pick up the sticks for a game of Madden and throw for more touchdowns than incompletions? That’s right. In Saturday’s 70-63 victory over Baylor, the West Virginia quarterback completed 45…

Monday Night Football: Breaking Down the Prop Bets

Peyton Manning. Matt Ryan. Enough said. Tonight in Atlanta, two of the NFL’s best quarterbacks will square off in what should be a thrilling matchup on the league’s brightest stage. Both teams made the postseason a year ago, but many questions remain about whether they are legitimate Super Bowl contenders. For the Broncos, it looks…