1/21/2010 5:00 PM EST
By The Team at SportsInsights.com
Welcome to the Sports Marketwatch – NCAA Basketball Edition, where SportsInsights gives sports fans unprecedented insight into the sports marketplace. If you want to know what is really happening on the sportsbook side, you now have an all-access pass with Sports Marketwatch!
The staff at SportsInsights.com speaks directly with the line managers at some of the sports betting industry’s largest sportsbooks about which games the public is chasing and which ones the Sharps are pounding. Let’s look at what’s in store for the upcoming NCAAB games.
Sports Marketwatch – NCAA Basketball Edition
In our most recent edition of Marketwatch, Wake Forest rebounded from a pummeling in Durham with a 13-point victory over North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels had no answer for the Demon Deacons’ tandem of guards Ishmael Smith and C.J. Harris, who combined to score 40 of the team’s 82 points.
2009-10 NCAA Basketball Games to Watch: 6-6-1, 50%*
NC Greensboro -1.5 over Tennessee Chattanooga
Although NC Greensboro’s 3-15 record isn’t going to impress anybody, their schedule certainly should. Eight of the Spartans’ eleven non-conference games this season have come against Duke, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Akron, Richmond, Wake Forest, N.C. State and Maryland. Chattanooga heads in Greensboro looking to bounce back from their last game, a 90-66 loss to College of Charleston.
NC Greensboro opened as a one-point favorite at CRIS and the line has grown to -2, even though they are only receiving 31% of spread bets. SportsInsights’ Betting Systems have jumped all over the Spartans, triggering one positive Smart Money play and two positive Steam Moves, one each at CRIS (+10.9 units) and ABC (+21.8 units), on Greensboro. We’ll follow these moves, fade the public and grab the Spartans at -1.5.
NC Greensboro -1.5
Games to Watch (6-6-1)
NC Greensboro -1.5