College Basketball Handicapping – Winning Wagers and Rewards

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This past weekend was a solid one for us as Members enjoyed a 7-4 college basketball winning weekend along with a 3-0 sweep in NBA action from Friday through Sunday. That included a Top Play 20* Big Bertha winner on Providence (+2.5) in their road win at Georgetown, 73-69.

The Friars improved to 18-4 including 6-3 in the Big East where they currently sit in third place. We’ve been spot on in our Top Plays in Providence games cashing three straight, all as underdog including the Providence profit as a big ‘Dog (12.5) with bite in the Friars 82-76 OT win at league-leading Villanova. I provided some analysis of winning wagers on those Top Play winners, and of significant note is that the Friars are the best road team in college basketball improving to 6-0 SU/ATS this season with Saturday’s win over Georgetown.

Now all was good last week as our biggest ‘Dogs took a bath, and I’ll be providing an update this month on how the new rule changes and shot clock reduction have sped up the game, allowing more freedom of movement and benefitting the more athletic teams

On Sunday we had one rated play for members, and it was a winner on Colorado; one of the true undervalued teams in college basketball this season. The Buffs win improved them to 17-5 including 6-3 and a four-way tie for second place in the competitive Pac-12. That included our Thursday 3-1 night with outright ‘Dog winners Richmond (+5) over George Washington, Washington (+6.5) over UCLA and my analysis on league-leading Oregon (+7.5), as the Ducks snapped Arizona’s nation-best 49-game home winning streak.

My brief game analysis on Colorado over Cal provided to members is below, and these winning wagers have come with rewards over and above the monetary cost of a business service.

One of my Fairway Faithful Followers and members fired over a brief thank you and testimonial, and for that along with others I appreciate and take pride in knowing my efforts and winning wagers come with rewards. Clearly there are losing bets and unfortunate losing streaks, and confidence plays a part in handicapping just as it does for the athletes we wager on to perform and hopefully profit.

The final month of the college basketball regular season offers great opportunities with plenty of solid situations, proven parameters and statistical profiles to allow us to finish strong as we have done in so many seasons. That despite the lines often being tighter and more ‘true’ at this time of year. But believing in yourself with proven results along with the urging and support of others keeps the passion in our pursuit of profit.

Colorado (-3.5) vs Cal

Colorado (16-5/5-3) is playing well and been undervalued all year (12-6 ATS). The line may be catching up to them a bit here, but we’ll ride them with the situation and matchups. The Buffs are 5-0 when favored by 5 or less points this season, 11-1 at home and have scored 91 points in their two recent home games including beating league-leading Oregon. They fit a proven situation with some parameters playing with single season redemption for their Jan. 1 loss at Cal. The Bears play in B2B altitude having lost at Utah Thursday, and Cal has struggled since the loss of lead guard/leading scorer Wallace. Just one win in six road tries including 0-4 in Pac-12 play for the Bears. Ride the Colorado momentum and Bet the Buffaloes as they continue their stampeded in Boulder. .

On Friday, members enjoyed VCU (-1.5) over Davidson 79-69. My analysis provided to another sports and gaming site is in the link, and the Rams improved to 8-0 in the Atlantic 10.

Thank you to member Evan:

Jay, your analysis is always so spot on I love it. Means a lot that you care so much about how we are doing…doesn’t matter if it is a $50 a game member or a whale, it’s obvious you win and lose with us and that’s why I continue to subscribe. I have my own plays, and we don’t always agree (attached), but for the most part we are on the ride together! 



Author: FairwayJay

FairwayJay is a leading national sports analyst and is recognized as one of the sports industry's most insightful handicappers and professionals. Follow him on Twitter: @FairwayJay