NIT Provides more Opportunities for Profit and Utah Utes Win Big over LSU
A losing day to open the NCAA Tournament last Thursday has been followed by 4-straight winning days after Monday's NIT action and winner on Utah. The Utes jumped out to a big early first quarter lead over LSU 30-11, and then buried the Bayou Bengals 95-71. We posted the game analysis on osga.com (along with losing analysis on Buffalo Sat), and you can read the Utah analysis below.
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Utes Fit some Solid Situational Profiles in NIT and Feature Superior Defense
Following the opening rounds of March Madness in the NCAA Tournament, we turn our attention back to the National Invitational Tournament (NIT), where selected teams still host games. Sure we note less fans attend these games, including in Utah where less than 4,000 turned out for their opening round NIT win over Cal-Davis. That’s nearly 10,000 less fans than a regular season PAC-12 game at the Huntsman Center in ...
Can the Buffalo Bulls Whip Another Wildcats Team to Advance to the Sweet Sixteen?
The #13 seed Buffalo Bulls were the talk of the NCAA Tournament Thursday night after they whipped the Wildcats of Arizona 89-68 in Boise, Idaho. The Bulls (+9) ran the #4 seed Wildcats off the floor, busting brackets against an Arizona team that many thought could make a run to the Final Four with their NBA caliber players and talent (18% of 7 million CBS Sportsline brackets had Arizona in the Final Four ...
Solomini Makes 2018
Debut in Rebel Stakes with Kentucky Derby Spot to Winner
Race fans familiar with the great Curlin may want to tune in and watch his son Solomini run in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) Saturday, March 17 at Oaklawn Park. The Rebel is a Kentucky Derby prep race where the winner earns 50 Derby points and stamps his ticket into the starting gate for the May 5 Kentucky Derby. The race is also the final major Derby prep contested at 1 1/16 miles.
A solid field of 11 is ...
Villanova and Virginia Look Best among NCAA Tournament No. 1 Seeds
Selection Sunday provided the expected No. 1 seeds, and Kansas, Villanova, Virginia and Xavier will carry the weight as top teams in this year's NCAA Tournament. While those teams will get much of the support by the millions of fans that fill out brackets and join NCAA Tournament pools, it's the sharp handicappers and bettors that are doing their homework and digging into the stat profiles and match-ups in search of ...
Ivy League Entrant Penn’s Chances and Oversight in NCAA Tournament Seeding
My recent article and insight into NCAA Tournament committee corruption and oversight does not impact fans and bettors interest in the tournament once the ball is tipped and the tournament begins. March Madness is about the NCAA Tournament, and the brackets, betting and tournament pools that make the event so exciting. The sports books do big business, and all the other noise surrounding snubs of teams and the ...
Annual Frustration for Snubbed Teams and NCAA Tournament Corruption
The NCAA Tournament field was announced on selection Sunday, and bettors immediately started firing their bets as the leading online sports books posted the lines. Many looked at the brackets and could care less about the lower seeds or who got the shaft by the NCAA selection committee's distorted version of reality. Others looked at the seedings and have little knowledge of who was mis-seeded or got setup for a much tougher ...
NCAA Tournament No. 2 Seeds have Talent, Efficiency and Grit
As selection Sunday arrives and the NCAA Tournament brackets are unveiled, we’ll have just a few days to put our brackets and pool picks together and study the match-ups. Sharp handicappers and bettors that have done preliminary homework on teams will fire in early bets as the sports books release the lines Sunday night and Monday. Those that are prepared with insight and info on the teams and understand some of the keys to NCAA ...