Tracking Sharp Money on NCAA Tournament Totals

Prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament, we submitted a betting system to ESPN’s Tournament Betting Guide which explained why bettors should be fading the so-called “trendy underdogs.” This analysis highlighted how bettors could find value by taking favorites receiving less than 50% of spread bets, but we also wanted to know whether we could also uncover historical…

Sweet 16 Betting News and Notes

Two of this year’s title favorites, Villanova and Virginia, were bounced in the Round of 32 leaving an East Region wide open. This was just the second time since 1997 that a region was without both the 1-seed and 2-seed before the Sweet 16. Kentucky is still the heavy favorite to win the title (+100) but…

March Madness Day One Betting Recap

Thursday was quite a start to March Madness as the 5 most popular bets all failed to cover the spread and 3 lost outright: Most popular 1st round ATS bets right now: 1. Notre Dame 2. North Carolina 3. E. Washington 4. Texas 5. Baylor SportsInsights.com (@SportsInsights) March 19, 2015 – 3-seeds historically have been…

Lines & Trends for the 1st Round of Madness

Using our Bet Labs software, the team at Sports Insights analyzed some of the top betting trends for the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. This includes the top ATS coaches, the most popular teams in each region and the largest line moves. These lines are subject to change, so we would recommend that readers bookmark…