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Illinois Says Sports Betting Will Go Live For March Madness

Given Chicago’s reputation for desperately needing money in order to slow down a freight train of mounting debt, it’s surprising it took this long for sports betting to get the OK. Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently announced that casinos will be able to accept sports wagers in time for March Madness. If you’ve driven on I-94 […]

By: BettorIQ Staff

College Basketball Betting: Creighton Looks Like a National Title Contender

After last night’s win at Marquette, Creighton moved to 10-4 in Big East play and climbed to 14th in KenPom’s ratings after reaching as low as 66th earlier this season. Head coach Greg McDermott has done wonderful things (66% winning pct.) since taking over the program in 2010. And even with the step up in […]

By: Andrew Lange

College Basketball Betting Preview: Dayton Flyers at VCU Rams

With conference play turning down the home stretch, the stakes are being raised in college basketball action across the country. From teams looking to cement a top seed, to those resting precariously on the bubble, the dynamics created make for exciting times for bettors. However, this stage of the season can also be wildly unpredictable. Are teams who […]

By: Michael Terry

College Basketball Betting: Tips on How to Handicap the Remainder of the Regular Season

The last few weeks of college basketball’s regular season can be tough to navigate for bettors. The biggest issue is the large amount of data that’s being baked into every point spread and total. Maybe a team offered value in early January because of a scheduling quirk or a key player became eligible mid-season and […]

By: Andrew Lange

NBA Betting: Celtics and Thunder Offer Value in Futures Market

With All-Star festivities having concluded in Chicago, the league has a three-day break before getting into the second half on Thursday. Now is a good time to take a look at some remaining futures, and take stock of what we have seen so far, so as to determine if there’s value to be had in any […]

By: Michael Terry

College Basketball Betting: Analyzing C-USA Bonus Play

Conference-USA is at it again. I wrote an article last year explaining the innovative late season scheduling the conference was experimenting with. Unfortunately, the second year of C-USA’s Bonus Play is very likely to be the last considering the amount of criticism it’s received. The goal was to provide bubble teams with resume-boosting opportunities, but […]

By: Micah Joe

College Basketball Betting: Michael Terry’s Weekend Preview

Maryland at Michigan State  Despite the fact that the Spartans have had a disappointing season so far, this game between #9 Maryland and unranked Michigan State is the biggest matchup in college basketball this weekend. The stakes are high for Tom Izzo’s under-performing group. Although the Spartans remain an NCAA tournament team, Michigan State could use a top-level win add to its […]

By: Michael Terry

UFC on ESPN+ 25 Betting Preview 

This weekend’s UFC card may not be chock full of big name fighters but that doesn’t mean we won’t see some excellent fights. The main event is a key battle in the light heavyweight division as the winner may be next in line to take on Jon Jones. Other bouts include a number of fighters […]

By: Brandon Wittmeyer

College Football Betting: Michigan State’s Hiring of Mel Tucker Reeks of Desperation

Mark Dantonio proved that you didn’t need top 10 recruiting classes or a high powered offense to be a perennial top 10 program. Under his watch, Michigan State put together a six-year record of 65-16 from 2010-15; a run most programs, including their rivals down the road, would die for. And even after falling flat […]

By: Advantage Group

College Basketball Betting Preview: Kansas Jayhawks at West Virginia Mountaineers

Wednesday’s college basketball card features plenty of quality games, but none are bigger than the Big 12 clash between #3 Kansas and #14 West Virginia. The game takes place in Morgantown and tips off at 7 pm ET. This is the second meeting between the two teams, following a January 4th encounter at Kansas, which the Jayhawks won 60-53, thanks […]

By: Michael Terry

College Basketball Betting: Markets React Strongly to Iowa State Losing Haliburton

February can be a tough nut to crack for college basketball bettors. The lines are tight, the market is mature, and there aren’t many angles that aren’t accounted for. So when a key player goes down with a late season injury, it’s on everyone’s radar. Iowa State’s best player, Tyrese Haliburton, broke his wrist last […]

By: Andrew Lange

MLB Betting: Analyzing PECOTA’s Projections for 2020

Just ahead of pitchers and catchers reporting to MLB Spring Training, the valuable PECOTA projections have been released. These numbers can be a helpful for bettors to get a feel for where the market is going to stand out of the gates. Also, by getting a little deeper into the numbers, there may be some value to be found […]

By: Michael Terry

NBA Betting: Play the Boston Celtics, Fade the Portland Trail Blazers

With the NBA heading into its six-day All-Star break, most teams have two games left before some much-needed rest. Let’s take a look at a couple of teams, and why bettors should consider playing on one and fading the other.  Play: Boston Celtics  The Celtics are playing arguably their best basketball of the season heading into the break. The team has won […]

By: Michael Terry

The Return of the XFL Means More Opportunity for Football Bettors

In case you missed it, there were a few football games last weekend. Yes, after a short-lived run in 2001, the XFL returned to provide football fans (and bettors) something to do for the next three months. Here’s an excellent breakdown of pretty much everything you need to know about the XFL, specifically the rules […]

By: BettorIQ Staff

NBA Betting: Analyzing the Eastern Conference Trade Deadline

With the trade deadline behind us, it is important for bettors to get a feel for the moves that have been made, and how they may impact the success of the teams taking on or losing new players. As well, it’s key to consider what the individual transactions suggest about the trajectory of a given team, as […]

By: Michael Terry

Eddie Walls’ Seven Deadly Mistakes to Avoid as a Gambler

I was recently walking through a casino and saw a common sight. Two very successful gamblers I was friendly with were looking for a stake, a loan, or to just borrow enough money to allow them to get back into the game. I’ve gone bust three separate times in my life which led to a […]

By: Eddie Walls

College Basketball Betting: Mid-Majors Poised to Make Noise in March

March Madness is less than a month away. Nearly every NCAA Tournament we witness a mid-major team or two grab the headlines by pulling off multiple upsets. What non-Power 5 teams are capable of capturing America’s hearts this year while busting some brackets in the process? Let’s take a look. Vermont Catamounts (America East) Quietly, […]

By: Brandon Wittmeyer

College Basketball Betting Preview: Villanova Wildcats at Butler Bulldogs

One of the more intriguing midweek matchups in NCAAB action is an important Big East clash between Villanova and Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Let’s take a look at these two teams, how they have fared so far, and what we might expect tonight.  Butler is listed as a 2.5-point home favorite for this game, which is somewhat […]

By: Michael Terry

An Early Look at Next Year’s Super Bowl LV Betting Odds

We’re only a few days removed from another Super Bowl but sportsbooks have been quick to post odds for next year. Below is a quick breakdown of Super Bowl LV’s odds courtesy of Las Vegas’ Westgate SuperBook. Kansas City +500 – Obligatory that the champs were installed as the favorite. And outside of the Super […]

By: BettorIQ Staff

College Basketball Betting: Power Conference Mid-Season Notes

It’s February and conference play is in full swing with the postseason on the horizon. There are plenty of intriguing situations, with some teams vying for a regular season championship and others merely trying to build a resume to get into the NCAA tournament. Here’s a look at what’s taken place so far as well […]

By: Micah Joe

NBA Betting: Bradley Beal Has Washington Wizards In Hunt For Playoff Berth

Due to the incredibly top-heavy nature of both the NBA’s Eastern and Western Conferences, there is very little intrigue when it comes to playoff spots, despite the fact that teams have well over thirty games each left on their schedules. Out west, barring any epic collapses, seven of the eight seeds are pretty well wrapped up. The Grizzlies hold […]

By: Michael Terry

College Basketball Betting: Effectively Tracking the Market

Three years ago I was betting college basketball blind. I was merely guessing which way the market was going to move. With a few teams it was fairly simple, but if I’m being honest I got more wrong than right. Eric Waz finally convinced me that there was value in tracking the way each team […]

By: Micah Joe

NHL Betting: Analyzing the Toronto Maple Leafs

No NHL team has been more confusing this season than the league’s flagship franchise, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Despite famously not having won a Stanley Cup since 1967, the Leafs came into the season as the favorite to win it all. Toronto’s preseason odds of +650 were the lowest available, followed by Tampa Bay at +800. When you consider that Tampa Bay had perhaps […]

By: Michael Terry

College Basketball Betting Preview: Big 12 Midweek Edition 

Wednesday night features two ranked Big 12 teams on the road in hostile environments. West Virginia takes on Texas Tech in Lubbock, while the top-ranked Baylor Bears travel to Ames to take on Iowa State. Let’s take a look at these two key conference battles, and what we might expect in action tonight.   West Virginia […]

By: Michael Terry

NBA Betting: Analyzing the Utah Jazz

One of the biggest questions facing a sports bettor is when to start fading a team that has been playing at a very high level. As the wins pile up, the lines start to adjust, and eventually, there will be a correction. Determining when that time will come can lead to serious value for a bettor […]

By: Michael Terry

MLB Betting: Stadium Changes for the 2020 Season

We’re about two weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to their respective spring training facilities and two months from opening day but MLB bettors are already prepping for the upcoming 2020 season. This offseason was actually fairly busy from a stadium perspective. The Texas Rangers moved just down the street to the brand new […]

By: BettorIQ Staff

College Basketbal Betting: Five Point Spread Outliers

We’ve all heard the saying, “You don’t need to be faster than the bear, just faster than your buddy.” How about, “You don’t need to be good to cover point spreads, just better than where you reside in the eyes of oddsmakers and bettors.” I admit, I made that last one up but the concept […]

By: Andrew Lange

Big 12/SEC Challenge Betting Preview: Baylor Bears at Florida Gators

Tomorrow, the seventh-annual Big 12/SEC Challenge will feature ten games between the two major conferences. These crossover events can help provide bettors with needed context for both later conference play, but also for the postseason. While the sample size is obviously small, bettors who take in these games can get a better idea of the strength of a conference, and […]

By: Michael Terry

UFC on ESPN+ 24 Betting Preview

Another Saturday means another UFC event. This weekend, it’s UFC on ESPN+24: Blades vs Dos Santos. While it isn’t a main event, it still features plenty of action, even on the preliminary card. From up-and-comers to aged and experienced, grapplers to wrestlers, this card features all different kinds of different fighting styles for all MMA […]

By: Brandon Wittmeyer

Super Bowl LIV Betting: Check Out These Wild Prop Bets

Now that Super Bowl LIV’s point spread and total have been established, it’s time for bettors to turn their attention to the time honored tradition of prop bets. Every year, the list of prop bet grows, specifically those not related to the actual play on the field. From the over/under on the length of the […]

By: BettorIQ Staff