Michigan, Vanderbilt compete for College World Series title

The field of eight has been narrowed down to two, as Michigan and Vanderbilt will battle it out for the title of College World Series champion, beginning with Game 1 Monday night. Vanderbilt, which closed out the season at No. 1 in the RPI rankings, is the -270 favorite to defeat unexpected title contender Michigan in the best-of-three series. The Wolverines were unranked in the top 25 ahead of the College World Series but went on an impressive tear to [...]

College World Series simulation: Thursday, Friday games

The Louisville Cardinals (+120) take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs (-160) Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET in the College World Series. The winner will face Vanderbilt on Friday at 7 p.m. ET and must defeat the Commodores twice in order to move on to the semifinal game in Bracket 2. Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET, Texas Tech gets its rematch with Michigan, who beat the Red Raiders 5-3 in the first round. Texas Tech knocked off Florida State [...]

College World Series simulation and analysis

Four more games in the College World Series are slated for Monday and Tuesday at TD Ameritrade Park. Watch the latest segment of "Sim or Her" above to find out how BetAmerica's computer simulation predicted Monday and Tuesday's games, and read below for a quick analysis on each matchup. Monday, 2 p.m. ET, Texas Tech (+150) vs. Arkansas (-200) Pick: Arkansas Arkansas and Texas Tech battle it out in the elimination bracket, with one team heading home at the game's [...]

College World Series: Get to know the contenders and who to bet

Game 1, Saturday, 2 p.m. ET: Michigan (+115) vs. Texas Tech (-150) Pick: Texas Tech Texas Tech Red Raiders (+700 to win CWS) Texas Tech finished the year 11th in the RPI. The Red Raiders also rank in the top 20 in team batting average, on-base percentage and scoring. They played Michigan three times during the regular season and won 11-2, 10-3 and 8-5 in Lubbock. Their lineup features infielder Josh Jung (.342, 56 RBIs), who was drafted [...]