12/18/2009 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
Yesterday’s edition of NCAA Basketball Marketwatch included our first game of the week, and turned into our first win of the season. Auburn, who was getting 9.5 points, had us a bit worried when they trailed by eight at halftime. But a strong second half performance by the Tigers kept the game close, and their four-point loss to Florida State easily beat the nearly double-digit spread.
2009 NCAA Basketball Games to Watch:
San Jose State +2 over Cal Irvine – 10:00 pm EST
San Jose State won their last game, topping Cal State Bakersfield 84-80. Guard Adrian Oliver put the Spartans on his back, scoring 30 points, while grabbing 11 boards, in the overtime victory. Cal Irvine’s Michael Hunter was just as impressive in his last contest, scoring 23 points, including four three-pointers, in their heartbreaking 82-81 loss to Seattle Tuesday.
Cal Irvine opened as a 1.5-point favorite at Pinnacle and are currently receiving 61% of spread bets. A Smart Money Play at 5Dimes (+1.82 units), as well as a Steam Move at 5Dimes (+37.5 units) were triggered on San Jose State. The Spartans are getting one point at most sportsbooks tracked by SportsInsights, but one book is still offering two. We’ll follow these moves from 5Dimes, go against the public and grab the two points while we still can.
Games to Watch (1-5-1)
San Jose State +2 (SIA)
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