12/17/2009 5:30 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 last week’s first game, Georgetown’s Greg Monroe dominated an undersized Butler squad, scoring 24 points, while grabbing 15 boards, in a 72-65 victory over the Bulldogs. Our early season struggles continued when BYU jumped all over Arizona State, building a 16-point lead at halftime en route to a double-digit defeat of the Sun Devils, and Marketwatch.
2009 NCAA Basketball Games to Watch: 0-5-1, 0%*
Auburn +10 over Florida State- 7:00 pm EST
Auburn heads to Tallahassee to take on their third ACC opponent of the season and second in a row. The Tigers lost to NC State in heartbreaking fashion when Tracy Smith scored with 1.3 seconds left to give the Wolfpack a two-point victory. In eerily similar fashion, Auburn topped Virginia by one point last week, thanks to Brandon Knox’s tip-in with 1.4 seconds left. Florida State’s leading scorer Solomon Alabi is coming off one of his best games of the season, scoring 22 points in a 62-55 victory over Georgia State.
Florida State opened as an 11-point favorite at Olympic and are currently receiving 58% of spread bets and 75% of both moneyline and parlay wagers. Even though the Seminoles are the public favorite, the line has shrunk over a point to -9.5. This reverse-line movement suggests sharp money has come down on the Tigers and SportsInsights’ Betting Systems agree that the value is with the heavy underdog. A Steam Move on Auburn was triggered at 5Dimes (+37.5 units), giving us the confidence to go against the public and take the road dog.
Auburn +10 (Carib)
Games to Watch (0-5-1)
Auburn +10 (Carib)
It should be an exciting night of college action in the sports marketplace. Keep Sports Marketwatch picks handy and your browser pointed to SportsInsights.com for the latest real-time updates, using our exclusive Sports Investing tools.
We’ll be back next week with a new college basketball edition of Sports Marketwatch.
Enjoy the games!
The Team at SportsInsights.com