NCAA BB Edition
2/9/2011 5:00 PM EST
By The Team at SportsInsights.com
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 SportsInsights.com 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
We went against Jimmer Fredette and the BYU Cougars last week, as we took a “live home dog” with Wyoming getting 14.5 points. Wyoming was able to keep the game close and covered the spread as BYU won the game 69-62.
2010-11 NCAA BB Games to Watch: 3-0 (100%)*
Louisville (+4.5) over Notre Dame
The Big East Conference is full of ranked teams, and we have another big matchup tonight. Notre Dame has climbed the rankings all the way up to number 7 after reeling off five straight wins, including an upset win over Pittsburgh, which was highlighted in an earlier Marketwatch edition. Ben Hansbrough continues to lead Notre Dame with 17.2 points and 4 assists per game, and he will try to help the Irish stay undefeated (14-0) at home.
Louisville is in the midst of a brutal stretch of five games where they face four ranked teams, three of them on the road. They have played these games close thus far with a 1-point double overtime win over UConn, a 3-point loss at Georgetown, and a 4-point win over Depaul on Saturday. Louisville is facing some injury trouble with leading scorer Preston Knowles battling a hamstring injury, but he is expected to play tonight.
Notre Dame’s recent winning streak has most bettors buying in, as they are currently receiving 75% of bets for tonight’s game. Sports Insights has tracked a CRIS Smart Money move (75-64 +4.25 units won) on Louisville and the betting percentages are ideal for our contrarian strategy. Let’s make the unpopular play, and take Louisville and the points in a tough road game.
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Louisville +4.5 (Bet at SIA +4.5)
Games to Watch: 3-0
It should be an exciting night 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 another edition of Sports Marketwatch – NCAA BB Edition.
Enjoy the games!
The Team at SportsInsights.com