Sports B.IT: Tar Heels Played Their 'A' Game, So What Happened?

Teddy Covers

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 6:57 PM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2016 6:57 PM UTC

On Tuesday’s SportsBIT, these two longtime Vegas veterans talk about their reaction on the NCAA Championships. Teddy and Pauly both lost their bets on North Carolina monday night.

Teddy and Pauly both lost their bets on North Carolina in the national championship game on Monday Night. 

Teddy noted that North Carolina absolutely played their ‘A’ game. The Tar Heels won the battle of the offensive glass by a 16-2 margin, and they had 16 assists compared to only six assists for the Wildcats, who played a lot of one-on-one basketball. In addition, the Tar Heels were hitting from three point range, nailing eleven trifectas. Given those numbers, Teddy would have expected a North Carolina title.

But Villanova did exactly what they’d been doing throughout the tournament – hitting tough, contested shots. Jay Wright’s squad shot 67% against Miami, 71% against Oklahoma and 58% against North Carolina. They pounded the paint and found good looks on the perimeter. And with the game on the line, in a thrilling finish, it was Kris Jenkins hitting the biggest shot of them all – a shot that also sent the game Over the closing total of 149.5.

Pauly wasn’t impressed with the zebras in this game, especially the late foul call that sent ‘Nova to the line with 35 seconds to play. But Pauly thought the game was as good as any national title game he’d seen in his life – despite the losing bet. Teddy, on the other hand, couldn’t rank this game as one of his all time classics because all he’ll remember about it five years from now is that it cost him and his clients money….

SportsBIT’s newest segment is a Guest segment. With ‘Five Good Minutes’ already taken by PTI, Teddy and Pauly went for the ‘Five Great Minutes’ title. Today’s guest is Rob Veno from Rob is a bullpen specialist in MLB, and he dropped a TON of knowledge during his interview. 

Teams with good bullpens – five lists five of them -- tend to be ‘bet-on’ squads; teams that you can back on the Run Line, and teams that you can confidently bet Under the total. The bad bullpen teams – and Rob shares seven of them – are ‘bet-against’ squads – teams you can fade on the Run Line and bet Over the total. Rob’s lists and descriptions of strong and weak bullpens heading into the season are ‘must watch’ TV for any serious baseball bettor. 

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