2016 March Madness: Tournament MOP Odds

We’ve reached the pinnacle of the NCAAB season with Villanova taking on North Carolina in the National Championship game. The first weekend saw a some impressive performances led by some unfamiliar names. Stephen F. Austin’s Thomas Walkup and Arkansas Little Rock’s Josh Hagins both posted impressive games in the first round before being eliminated in…

2016 Final Four Preview: Villanova vs. Oklahoma

On Saturday evening, the Villanova Wildcats (33-5, 19-17 ATS) will face off against the Oklahoma Sooners (29-7. 14-20 ATS) with a trip to the championship game on the line. In an interesting twist, these two teams actually faced off in the Pearl Harbor Classic back on December 7 with Oklahoma demolishing Villanova by 23-points. Despite losing…

2016 March Madness: Which Final Four Teams Are Being Underrated by Oddsmakers?

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…

2016 March Madness: Final Four Opening Line Report

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…