Last month we looked a little bit at college basketball power ratings and the amount of work involved to create a set of starting numbers. Keeping them updated is an even bigger task, which is why I recommended either focusing on several conferences or using those ratings of an outside source.
The 2016-17 college basketball season has been going for a few weeks and it’s always interesting to see the early season trends that have developed. Are the oddsmakers over-valuing favorites? How are totals shaping up? And is there anything that bettors can take away from the first few weeks that might help them in the future?
The creation of the power ratings is one of the most difficult tasks for most handicappers, as the primary method is looking at last year’s statistics and then factoring in the number of players lost to graduation, along with the contributions of incoming freshmen or transfers.
The college basketball season is over and the Villanova Wildcats will forever have the distinction of being the 2016 NCAA champions of the college basketball world. As a No. 2 seed during March Madness, few predicted that it would be the Wildcats to cut down the nets. Yet at the end of the college basketball season, it was the Wildcats and the college basketball bettors who backed them who were ex
It would appear that neither the Villanova nor North Carolina men's basketball teams were interested in drama or television ratings Saturday night in the National Semifinals. One look at the treadmarks over top of what's left of the Oklahoma and Syracuse teams would confirm that assumption.In the first game of the evening Villanova took a 42-28 lead into the halftime break and things just got wors
The March Madness of the NCAA tournament is in full swing and if you are one of the lucky ones that still has a solid bracket intact, you deserve a hearty congratulations! If you are like the rest of us and the majority of the sports betting public that filled out a bracket you are most likely picking up the pieces of your busted bracket. This is where the college basketball bettor can still make
Well, those Sunday NCAA games should leave college basketball fans with enough adrenaline to get them to Thursday night when the Sweet 16 tips off.Maybe not fans of the University of Northern Iowa, however.With 44 seconds left in the game on Sunday night, UNI's Jeremy Morgan stepped to the free throw line and calmly sank two free throws to give the Panthers an insurmountable 69-57 lead over the Te
March Madness has been absolutely insane this year. Brackets have been busted and the Cinderella teams are making a charge to the Final Four. For the college basketball bettor it has been a very exciting time, but it is about to get better. Many sportsbooks are pulling out all of the stops to make a great betting atmosphere for all of their basketball bettors. The goal is to give their bettors all