29 Results for year: 2018

Undefeated Home Teams and the Impact of Home Court

Undefeated Home Teams Pushing for Conference Titles As the calendar turns to February each college basketball season, teams make their push for conference titles, conference tournament championships and an NCAA Tournament bid. Home court continues to play a pivotal role in a team's success. While many teams at the top of the standings remain undefeated at home or have just one or two losses on their home court, the bottom teams remain competitive at home with a majority of them having a ... More

Analyzing College Basketball’s Defensive Dominators

Identifying Defensive Dominators with Stat Profiles and Proven Performance The push for regular season titles, conference championships, playoff positioning and NCAA tournament bids continues into February as the battles on the college basketball hardwood really heat up. Two weeks ago I outlined some betting results and statistics, and provided some handicapping lessons and insight. Second meet situations provide a different dynamic in conference rematches, and we saw one of those Mon... More

Why the Eagles Will Win Super Bowl 52

Big Betting Interest on Eagles Leading up to Super Bowl 52 Another record handle is expected for Super Bowl 52 with the New England Patriots a 4.5-point favorite over the Philadelphia Eagles at the leading offshore sportsbooks. The Eagles have been taking more betting action including some 7-figure wagers as $1 million bets are being reported on #FlyEaglesFly. New England opened a 6-point favorite following the conference championship games with a money line of -225. The line has dropped along ... More

Super Bowl 52 Prop Betting and Positions

Patriots and Eagles Expected to put on a Super Show as Prop Betting Interest Soars So many prop bets to digest and research, and I’ll perhaps tweet out more prop plays of interest as Super Sunday and kickoff approaches. But colleague Rob has spent additional time reviewing an array of props from Vegas properties and offshore sites, and provided some thoughts and insight below for Super Sunday. I’ve chipped in additional prop plays at the bottom and my thoughts on others of interest, along ... More

Will Hideki Matsuyama Win Phoenix Open a 3rd Straight Time?

Phoenix Open Acts as Golf’s Super Bowl Party with Star Shooter Hideki Matsuyama Some notables will be conspicuous by their absence at this weekend’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, namely Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose. Eldrick, too, as Woods didn’t want to party in Phoenix. Is the rowdy atmosphere—especially the raucous par-3 16th that earned its own white-lettered, blue-background logo six weeks ago—too much for them? The famous ‘Coliseum’ ... More

Super Bowl Proposition Popularity is Big Business for Sports books

The Super Bowl, the SuperProp Guru & Brady’s Sixth Ring Atlanta had taken command a year ago in Super Bowl LI. On a couch at a friend’s Super Bash in his Spanish Trail casa, the Stratosphere on the strip in Las Vegas dominating the backyard view, I turned to him and inquired about odds on New England to win outright. He tapped a casino app on his smart phone. Sixteen-to-one, he said. We pondered it for several seconds. Lay 10 bucks, to get back $170? A hundred to return $1,700? ... More

Kansas State Looks to Reverse Rivalry Trend over Kansas

Sunflower Showdown More Meaningful Than Most with 1st-Place on the Line Monday’s marquee match-up is in the Big 12, where Kansas (17-4) travels to Manhattan to take on little brother Kansas State (16-5). While the Jayhawks (6-2) are in their annual position perched atop the Big 12, it’s the Wildcats (5-3) who are now looming just one-game behind tied with Texas Tech, West Virginia and Oklahoma for 2nd place in the nation’s top conference this season. All those mentioned above were ranked ... More

Big 12 – SEC Challenge: TCU at Vanderbilt

TCU Horned Frogs Underrated in Rugged Big 12 One of the unique days in college basketball takes place Saturday, but it’s not for the good of the student athletes. Two power conferences have decided to schedule games between them during the prime time conference season. The #big12sec challenge is in its 5th year, and the NCAA loves to promote and market its product even at the expense of their ‘student-athletes’. Instead of a day off during another part of the conference schedule, it’s ... More