The First Round of the Tournament is closing today. Let's review the best games and the bracket-busters. Join us inside for our betting recap and the best games coming for Saturday.
Teddy and Pauly break down everything that happened in Thursday’s opening round Big Dance action from a pointspread perspective. They explain exactly why Purdue went from up 13 and covering with ease with just over three minutes left into an outright loser as -8 favorites over Arkansas Little Rock (spoiler alert – Matt Painter screwed up and Josh Hagins got really hot).
Want to know why Overs went 11-5 in the 16 games played yesterday? What about Providence’s game winner over USC, a shot that sent the Trojans home but had no effect on the pointspread outcome? The bad beats & bad bets segment of the show dishes out the pointspread info that you just can’t find from mainstream media sources!
And when it came to following the steam on Thursday, bettors really got hammered? The line move was wrong in game after game, with the markets fading the likes of Virginia, Kansas, Indiana and Iowa State, all of whom covered the pointspread with relative ease. At the same time, the markets showed support for the likes of Miami-FL, Baylor, Duke, North Carolina and Providence, none of whom covered. Butler and UConn were the only two teams to take money off the opening number and still cover the spread, making it a very rough day/night cycle for steam chasers. Fading the $$ was (and probably will be moving forward) a better basic strategy than following the $$.
Teddy and Pauly break down all the big game action for Saturday, including Yale – Duke, Wichita – Miami, Indiana – Kentucky, UConn – Kansas and more. But even with the Big Dance in full swing, Teddy and Pauly had to spend some time talking about the Spurs – Warriors matchup. It’s a game with the potential to be the best regular season matchup in the history of the NBA: 58-10 vs. 62-6 has never happened before. Golden State has a pretty darn good track record as an underdog this year, and they’re likely to be dogs in this game.