428 Results for author: FairwayJay

Analysis of a Winning Wager – Utah Utes

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. If you have not been on top of that ... More

NIT Situations and Match-ups – Utah vs LSU

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 ... More

Buffalo Tries to Bull its Way Through Brackets

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 ... More

Countdown to NCAA Tournament – No. 1 Seeds

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 ... More

Will Penn make History as First #16 Seed to Beat #1?

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 ... More

NCAA Tournament Committee Corruption  

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 ... More

Countdown to NCAA Tournament – No. 2 Seeds

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 ... More

March 10 College Conference Semi’s and Championship Games

Meaningful College Conference Tournament Games to Watch March 10 It’s been wall-to-wall basketball this week for the College Conference Tournament (CCT) games, and I’ve personally been striping it and hitting it in the sweet spot. A 7-2 week on Top Plays including a 6-0 run into Saturday has us feeling full of energy despite endless hours of prep and research. Yet even an Ole Miss meaningless 3-pointer at the buzzer vs South Carolina (-2’) in a 1-point Rebels loss reminds us that we’re ... More