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Final Four and Championship Game Point Spreads – A Look Back

April 15, 2020

All we seem to hear about these days is the pandemic Covid-19 that has taken away our normal way of life and stripped sports from us. If you are like me, you are sick of hearing about the virus. But, to not mention it in an article that is only being written because of it […]

Two Huge College Hoops Games Today

November 14, 2017

(1) Duke vs. (2) Michigan State The college basketball season jumps right into the deep end of the big matchup pool. Tonight, number 1 and number 2 in the country face off as Michigan State plays Duke. Both teams are loaded with players and of course have the storied programs and veteran coaches. Spread and […]

Golden State Continues to Top 2017 NBA Finals Futures Board

April 27, 2017

The Golden State Warriors continue to top the futures board for the NBA Championship and looked strong in their first round 4-0 sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers. On Monday, the Warriors ended their first round series with a 25-point win over Portland. The Warriors won without their head coach Steve Kerr on the bench […]

Numbers to Consider Before Making Your Title Game Bet

April 3, 2017

The NCAA men’s National Champion in basketball will be crowned on Monday night. The three weeks that begin in March and culminate the first week of April are fondly known as March Madness. Sixty-eight teams began, just two remain and only one will cut down the nets at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona […]

Final Four Trends Worth Your Consideration

April 1, 2017

A great and effective way of handicapping the Final Four the past decade is take the team with the higher margin of victory on average for the season. Strength of schedule, efficiencies of offense and defense, luck probabilities and more can all be set aside. Teams that reach the Final Four earned their place and […]

Oregon vs. North Carolina: A Look at the Numbers

March 29, 2017

The Oregon Ducks play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday in one of the two Final Four games with the winner moving on to play for the National Championship on Monday. The current line has North Carolina -5 while the over/under sits at 151.5. North Carolina – 19-16-2 ATS, Over/Under 15-22 Past 20 seasons […]

Final Four: North Carolina Favored to Win National Championship

March 28, 2017

The NCAA Tournament field has been reduced to four from an original 68 in just over two weeks. Three of the four remaining teams were very popular choices entering March Madness to win the national title. The fourth was nothing more than a long shot, but has played its way to within one game of […]

Opening Look at the Final Four

March 27, 2017

After two weeks, the NCAA Tournament has gone from 68 teams with hopes of winning the National Championship to just four. The Final Four this season includes three schools that have reached this point for the first time since the tournament was expanded. There will also be an East vs. West feel as Oregon and […]

Midwest Regional Final by the Numbers

March 25, 2017

The No. 1 seeded Kansas Jayhawks play the No. 3 seeded Oregon Ducks in the Midwest Regional Final Saturday night with the winner moving on to the Final Four. Currently Kansas is 7-point chalk and the over/under total is resting on 156.5. Oregon opened the season as a top five ranked team but fell on […]

East Region Continues to be Ruled by Upsets

March 24, 2017

March Madness brackets have nearly run to form in three of the four regions, but that cannot be said for the East region’s bracket. Upsets have been the norm in the East making most brackets in that region a complete disaster. This year’s NCAA Tournament has lacked the usual number of upsets overall, but the […]