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…

The Road(s) to the Final Four

We simulated the bracket over a million times to determine how often a team reaches the Sweet 16, Final 4, and even to cut down the nets in Indianapolis. But those percentages represent the average of all of those simulations. In the tables below, we’ll show the best-case and worst-case scenarios for teams to reach…