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Rock Chalk, Sister Jean, and San Antonio
What Las Vegas sportsbooks have riding on the Final Four
Which team had the most impressive run to the Final Four?
How did Florida State not foul?
Loyola-Chicago’s ceiling, one-seeds clash.
Updated simuations reveal the most likely NCAA Tournament winner.
Beard, Brunson, and a blue blood battle.
How sharps are betting Loyola-Kansas State.
Will Loyola pull another upset?
Which Sweet 16 matchups are attracting wiseguy action?
Ultimate Friday Sweet 16 betting guide: Can Nova handle the pressure?
Joffe’s lessons from Vegas in March: The foolproof way to land in Twitter jail.
Five NBA Draft prospects to adore in the Sweet 16.
Wiseguys teeing off on Kansas State-Kentucky.
Refocusing on five key statistical areas.
Texas Tech, and utilizing the open parlay.
Four Sweet 16 situational spots Wes Reynolds is betting.
The biggest weakness and worst matchups for each Sweet 16 team.
Blue bloods, Cinderellas and a Reno ticket.
It’s time to stop assuming Kentucky will make the Final Four.
Looking in depth at each matchup, trends, market info, interesting nuggets, our favorite picks and even an NBA Draft outlook.
Can Syracuse continue its surprising March Madness run?
Bracket simulations reveal five Sweet 16 prop bets offering value.
Make smarter Sweet 16 bets by tracking sharp money
The story of Duke, the inverted middle, and a different way to bet tourney props
Ranking the stacked group of Sweet 16 point guards remaining in the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
Kentucky’s historically easy path to the Final Four.
Grading the Remaining Field: Will Duke or Villanova take the number one spot and which other teams could realistically win it all?
How 16-seed UMBC (maybe) won him $10,000 from a college bar bet in 2007.
Line moves, popular public sides, and the most heavily bet games.
10,00 more sims show us who the biggest winners are heading into the Sweet 16.
Sweet 16 bump: The teams whose NCAA title odds improved the most.
Early betting angles for every Sweet 16 matchup.
Worst betting beats from the Tourney’s opening weekend.
How are wiseguys betting Sunday’s Marshall-West Virginia matchup?
Analyzing day 4 of the NCAA Tournament.
Mega Betting Guide for Every Sunday Round of 32 Matchup.
Analyzing day 3 of the Tourney.
The biggest winners after the Round of 64.
All the gambling history made in UMBC’s upset over Virginia.
Mega betting guide for every Saturday Round of 32 matchup.
Using Bet Labs, John Ewing breaks down which favorites to pinpoint in Saturday’s round of 32 matchups.
Your ultimate guide to betting all 16 Friday NCAA Tourney games.
Two totals getting pounded by professional bettors.
Friday NCAA Tournament bets being overvalued by the public.
Jordan Majewski takes a look at four of Friday’s tourney matchups.
Lauren Joffe breaks down her locks of the tourney.
How to maximize the odds of winning your bracket pool.
Your ultimate guide to betting all 16 Thursday NCAA Tourney games.
Four Wednesday college hoops bets attracting wiseguy money.
Pace is key for Wednesday’s first four match-ups.
Which First Four matchup is attracting early attention from sharp bettors?
Which teams have the edge in the final two first four match-ups?
Who are the most successful coaches in March?
See how the wiseguys are tackling Tuesday’s college hoops slate.
Analyzing the odds of filling out a perfect NCAA Tournament bracket.
Betting a very volatile NIT field, plus one intriguing CBI matchup.
Five tips from Jonathan Bales to use when building your bracket.
Historical analysis of every first round match-up by seed.
All the NCAA Tourney info on sharp action, line moves, lopsided bets and more.
The total professional bettors are targeting on Tuesday’s slate.
How have these popular upset choices played out from a betting perspective?
All you need to know to bet the first two play-in games on Tuesday.
How to use line movement to your advantage in the NCAA tournament.
Four futures bets offering value based on 10,000 NCAA tournament simulations.
Dominate your bracket pool with a contrarian bracket strategy.
Upset chances of every 13-15 seed.
But, that doesn’t mean you should bet on them…
Why contrarian betting works so well during the NCAA tournament and how bettors can take advantage.
Five statistical areas that will impact the games.
Stuckey on the Kansas-Penn matchup: This is one of the worst draws I’ve ever seen for a No. 1 seed.
We know who is in and where they will be playing. The question now is which team will cut down the nets in San Antonio?
Wichita State is featured, but not where you’d think.
Butler should be seething, while Providence should be counting its lucky stars.
Starting with Nova and ending with a cluster of 1000-1 longshots.
One 5 vs. 12 upset to watch: Murray State over West Virginia.
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