Let's recap what went down on Thursday and get ready to make our NCAA Basketball picks for Friday's Sweet 16 games. Read this betting preview to start the weekend making some money.
On Friday’s SportsBIT, Teddy and Pauly both get all hot and bothered about a bunch of different subjects. Teddy opens up the show with a Rant about how crappy the four Sweet 16 games were last night. The opening round of the tourney was epic. The Round of 32 games featured drama everywhere – at least point spread drama, particularly on Sunday. After those two wild rounds, the Thursday Night NCAA card was a real dud – four games, four blowouts. And the sportsbooks certainly weren’t very happy when all four favorites cashed for the chalk layers of the world.
Pauly got into the mix with an impassioned rant in the ‘bad Bets’ segment of the show, talking about LeBron and the Cavs. Cleveland stunk up the joint again last night, now 1-6 ATS in their last seven ballgames, including straight up losses to the Jazz, Heat and Nets. LeBron’s been engaged in all kinds of weird behavior of late. This week alone, he unfollowed the Cavs on Twitter and Instragram. He talked about playing with Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony instead of current teammates Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. And, after being held responsible for David Blatt’s firing, he doesn’t appear to be on the same page as Tyrone Lue either. Pauly does NOT expect the LeBron saga in Cleveland to end well…..much like the first time.
Every SportsBIT closes with a ‘Play of the Day’ betting recommendation. Teddy and Pauly came into the week on fire with those ‘free plays’, and they nailed an easy ‘right side’ winner on Monday with the Spurs Under. But things have not gone well this week. First Kobe played when he was expected to sit. Then Kyle Lowry sat when he was supposed to play. Last night, the Jayhawks and Terrapins played at a breakneck pace, but neither team shot well, particularly from three point range; a combined 8-34 from beyond the arc. The Over recommendation came up a bucket short.
Teddy made it very clear – there’s no panic when things break wrong for a few days. He doesn’t spit and swear; he doesn’t suddenly triple his normal wager size to try to get it back. Good handicapping is about finding little edges against the point spread, taking advantage of what the betting markets aren’t pricing correctly. Over time, those little edges in game after game become the difference between winning and losing long term. Don’t miss tonight’s Play of the Day recommendation .