Archive for March, 2017

South Carolina is making life tough on handicappers. Flickr

South Carolina making life hard for handicappers during NCAA tournament

March 31, 2017

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Handicapping, NCAAB:

South Carolina has confounded the experts throughout the tournament. In fact, I took Marquette to beat them in the first round, and have wagered against… Read More ›

Ryan Braun is a potential bust in fantasy baseball among outfielders. Flickr

Fantasy Baseball: Breaking down the outfielders

March 30, 2017

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Fantasy Sports, MLB:

The top two picks in your fantasy baseball draft are going to be Mike Trout and Mookie Betts. So be happy if you have those… Read More ›

Gonzaga is overrated. Flickr

Gonzaga offers best value heading into the Final Four

March 29, 2017

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Handicapping, NCAAB:

Remember when you lined up the teams you thought would win the NCAA tournament, and then took fliers on dark horse candidates when betting futures?… Read More ›

Aroldis Chapman should be the best fantasy baseball closer this season. Flickr/Keith Allison

Fantasy Baseball: Breaking down the relievers

March 28, 2017

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Fantasy Sports, MLB:

Finding good relief pitchers can make your fantasy life a little easier. If you’re in a points system, they’re not as valuable. However, if you… Read More ›

Wisconsin should compete well in the East. Flickr

Best bets, predictions for Friday’s Sweet 16 action

March 23, 2017

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Handicapping, NCAAB:

My bracket doesn’t feature any of the teams remaining in the East region, so I’m going to defer to my children. They correctly predicted Duke… Read More ›

Gonzaga is overrated. Flickr

Best bets, predictions for Thursday’s Sweet 16 action

March 23, 2017

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Handicapping, NCAAB:

An NCAA tournament featuring very few upsets (other than the East) has provided some interesting Sweet 16 matchups. It’s been a difficult tournament to predict,… Read More ›

The Kansas Jayhawks are favorites to win the NCAA title. Flickr

Reseeding March Madness: Kansas enters Sweet 16 as favorites

March 20, 2017

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Handicapping, NCAAB:

Now that the NCAA tournament’s odds-on favorite Duke has been eliminated, along with overall No. 1 seed Villanova, bettors have different options at the top… Read More ›

The Villanova Wildcats are a good bet against the spread. Flickr

East Region: Eyeing the best bets, upsets and Final Four lock

March 15, 2017

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Handicapping, NCAAB:

The East region feels like a crash course featuring only two teams — Villanova and Duke. Upsets can happen, and I love SMU to make… Read More ›

VCU should be a solid bet this week. Flickr

West Region: Eyeing the best bets, upsets and Final Four lock

March 14, 2017

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Handicapping, NCAAB:

The West region is another region where mayhem is more likelier than not. Arizona and Gonzaga are the lone teams with regular season or conference… Read More ›

Purdue should be able to capitalize on their size to make noise in the NCAA tournament. Flickr

Midwest Region: Eyeing the best bets, upsets and Final Four lock

March 14, 2017

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Handicapping, NCAAB:

The Midwest region doesn’t feature as much mayhem as the South, but could provide some interesting matchups. Purdue, Kansas and Oregon all won their regular… Read More ›