2017 NCAA tournament

2017 Sweet 16 and Elite Eight Betting Recap

by John Ewing • March 27, 2017

The Sweet 16 and Elite Eight did not disappoint. We had a buzzer-beater, overtime and four upsets by seed. A new champion will be crowned on Monday but before the Final Four starts here is a recap of all the tournament betting action. Betting Trends (Sweet 16 and Elite Eight) Favorites are 3-5 ATS Betting […]

2017 Sweet 16 Power Rankings

by John Ewing • March 21, 2017

The Sweet 16 is set. We know how the committee ranked these teams before the tournament began but after the first weekend of March Madness, which squad is No. 1? We simulated each of the remaining 16 teams in the tournament against each other on a neutral court 10,000 times and ranked them based on […]

Best Sweet 16 Coaches to Bet

by John Ewing • March 20, 2017

Teams are now two wins from the Final Four. Coaching can be the difference between a trip for a team to Phoenix and the start of the offseason. Coaching can also impact the betting outcome for gamblers. Here is the best Sweet 16 coaches to bet against-the-spread and over/under. Best ATS Coach – John Calipari […]

2017 Round of 32 Betting Trends

by John Ewing • March 17, 2017

The first round of games is in the books. We looked at tournament trends for the Round of 64, here are how teams have performed in the Round of 32 from a betting perspective. There is incredible power in understanding how teams, players, leagues and markets have reacted to various scenarios. Using Bet Labs massive […]

How Chalky was the first day of March Madness?

by John Ewing • March 17, 2017

If you went chalk in your bracket, yesterday was great. Nothing crazy happened, sure some games were close but for the most part the day played out as expected. There were only two upsets. No. 11 Xavier topped No. 6 Maryland and No. 12 Middle Tennessee beat No. 5 Minnesota, yet the Blue Raiders were […]

2017 March Madness Tiebreakers

by Travis Reed • March 15, 2017

After the completion of filling out your bracket, there is one little step left to do.  You have to fill out the score of the championship game as a tiebreaker.  While it may not end up making a difference at the end of the tournament, it could end up the difference between 1st and 2nd, […]

Tournament Pro Systems

by Travis Reed • March 14, 2017

We have six Pro systems in our Think Tank that are targeted at the NCAA Tournament.  Over the past twelve seasons, these six systems have combined to go 534-358 for a 59.9% winning percentage.  March Madness is one of the few times of the year when public money outweighs sharp money and it’s a great time to […]

Building a Contrarian Bracket

by Travis Reed • March 13, 2017

In what is becoming an annual tradition, here is this year’s contrarian bracket that can still win.  (Here is last year’s)  The point of this bracket is to stay away from the popular picks but still give your entry a chance to win.  If you wanted to REALLY go contrarian, you could pick all of […]

Cinderella or Bust: these teams can make or break your bracket

by John Ewing • March 13, 2017

The field of 68 is set. Bet Labs simulated the NCAA tournament 10,000 times to determine the most likely champion. Here are the Cinderellas, Sleepers and Busts you need to know about before filling out your bracket. Cinderellas Does the glass slipper fit? These are Cinderella teams (double-digit seeds) with the best chance to reach the […]