What the CFP rankings mean for championship odds

The initial College Football Playoff rankings came out Tuesday night with a few surprises. Ohio State has the No. 1 spot, despite being No. 3 in the AP poll and No. 4 in the Coaches poll. Penn State jumped over Clemson into the top four, despite being No. 5 in both polls. Undefeated Baylor and Minnesota remain outside the top 10, which shows how important strength of schedule is to the committee.

Top 5 NCAAF mammoth spread busters for Week 4

Underdogs had a tough time in Week 3, as only one FBS team covered a +20 or more spread. Here's the real shocker—it was against Alabama. Rest assured, the dogs are back and are ready to bite!

A Different Dose of March Madness in 2019

Expect the unexpected in the NCAA Tournament. It’s a well-known adage tossed around ahead of the Big Dance each and every year. And yet the most surprising aspect of the 2019 rendition of March Madness was the expected won out more often than not. For the first time since the NCAA Tournament expanded to a 64-team field in 1985, all 16 betting favorites advanced out of the round of 32. It also came as no shock in the opening round [...]

Betting Virginia – Texas Tech, Does the One Point Matter?

As you’ve probably noticed from the questions I ask Scott Shapiro in the BetAmerica.com video series “Beginner’s Corner,” I’m—well—a beginner! But a beginner doesn’t mean stupid, and I thought I was on to the Rosetta stone of sports betting when the line came out for the NCAA men’s Division 1 championship game with the University of Virginia ceding 1 point to Texas Tech. I immediately texted the aforementioned Shapper da Capper. “Scott, why would you ever take a point in [...]

NCAAB Tournament Game Preview: #3 Texas Tech vs. #1 Virginia

Texas Tech Red Raiders (31-6) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (34-3) Game time: Monday, April 8, 9:20 p.m. ET Location: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Where to watch: CBS 
Spread: Virginia -1 O/U: 117.5 Game Analysis The final matchup of the NCAA Tournament will come down to two of the nation’s best defenses. Top-seeded Virginia will take on No. 3 Texas Tech in Minneapolis on Monday night in the first appearance in a national title game for each school. Undoubtedly, a low-scoring [...]

NCAAB Tournament Game Preview: #5 Auburn vs. #1 Virginia

Auburn Tigers (30-9) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (33-3) Game time: Saturday, April 6, 6:09 p.m. ET Location: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Where to watch: CBS Spread: Virginia -5.5 Game Analysis The lone No. 1 seed left in the NCAA tournament is headed to its first Final Four since 1984. The Virginia Cavaliers will face No. 5 Auburn in the first national semifinal game on Saturday in Minneapolis. After a rough start against No. 16 Gardner-Webb in the opening round, plus [...]