College Basketball Marketwatch Edition 3 2010-11

Sports Marketwatch
NCAA BB Edition
2/2/2011 5:00 PM EST
By The Team at

Welcome to the NCAA Basketball edition of Sports Marketwatch, where the Team at Sports Insights gives sports fans an unprecedented glimpse into the sports marketplace. If you ever wanted to know what was really happening on the sportsbook side, you now have an all-access pass with Sports Marketwatch.

The staff at analyzes the marketplace to identify which games the public is chasing and which ones the sharps are pounding. Let’s take a look at what’s in store for tonight’s college basketball games.

Sports Marketplace – NCAA BB Edition

Recapping Last Week

Marketwatch took Notre Dame getting double-digit points against Pittsburgh last week, and Notre Dame got the surprising straight-up win.  If you got greedy and took the moneyline, then a big congrats to you, but we’ll be content with an against-the-spread win everytime.

2010-11 NCAA BB Games to Watch: 2-0 (100%)*

Wyoming (+14.5) over BYU

BYU has garnered some national attention lately, mostly due to the play of Jimmer Fredette and his 27.6 points per game.  They currently have a 20-2 record and are ranked ninth in the country despite coming off of a 9-point loss to New Mexico.

Wyoming is currently sitting near the bottom of the Mountain West standings with a 1-6 conference record and an 8-13 record overall.  We are definitely buying on a low as Wyoming’s last game was a 39-point blowout loss to San Diego State.

The public is buying into “Jimmer Time” as 82% of the bets are coming in on BYU despite laying 14.5 points at most books.  This line is actually lower than the original opening lines at CRIS (-16.5) and Pinnacle (-16).  Again, we love seeing reverse line movement as it is an indicator of sharp money coming in on Wyoming.  The low betting percentage could also make Wyoming a Square Play which are currently 53-42 (56% +6.7 units won) in college basketball.

Wyoming +14.5 (Bet at Matchbook +14.5 (-105))

Games to Watch: 2-0
Wyoming +14.5

It should be an exciting night in the sports marketplace. Keep Sports Marketwatch picks handy and your browser pointed to for the latest real-time updates, using our exclusive Sports Investing tools.  We’ll be back next week with another edition of  Sports Marketwatch – NCAA BB Edition.

Enjoy the games!

The Team at