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OddsShark Live: Futures You Missed Out On & NIT Final Picks

Andrew Avery and I talked about some timely betting topics on OddsShark Live, as we always do on Wednesdays. 

This week we discussed: 

  • Final Four futures odds and the incredible value that was available pre-tourney
  • The latest Nevada gaming numbers
  • The Oakland Raiders relocating to Las Vegas
  • Picks for NIT and a couple of other games

Is There A Betting Edge With The 2017 Final Four Venue?

One of the stories heading into the Final Four last year was the venue at Houston NRG Stadium

The backdrop behind the basket looked like a dark abyss that created an empty black hole where beautiful arching jumpers went to die. The numbers showed that shooting percentages went down in the venue in previous college games held there but the OVER ended up cashing for all three games of Final Four weekend. 


TCU, Georgia Tech Clash For NIT Championship

The NIT has been full of upsets and it has led to No.4 seed TCU taking on No.6 Georgia Tech in the finals. Both teams have been a boon for bettors as well with the Horned Frogs going 5-2 ATS in their past seven and the Yellow Jackets going 7-1 ATS in their past eight.

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South Carolina vs Gonzaga: What Final Four Bettors Need To Know

Let's take a betting look at the other national semifinal complete with key betting numbers and my tips for betting each team.

I also took a look at Oregon-UNC, which you can check out here

Odds: Gonzaga -6.5, 138


ATS: 24-10-1 
OVER/UNDER: 17-18  


March Madness Exact Finals Odds

With only four teams left in the Madness, we can start looking toward which matchup will try to live up to the Villanova-UNC classic. The most likely outcome, according to odds, is UNC avenging last season’s finals loss by defeating Gonzaga.

With the Tar Heels and Bulldogs the two No. 1 seeds left standing, the finals matchup between the two seems the most likely – again, according to odds. Gonzaga defeating UNC in the finals has the second-best odds to be the exact result.


College Insider Tournament - NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Saint Peter's Peacocks Over Furman Paladins

The Saint Peter's Peacocks will look to improve on a 21-13 record on Wednesday when they host the Furman Paladins in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Yanitelli Center.

The Saint Peter's Peacocks bring a 21-13 record (21-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 23-11 Paladins, who are 17-7-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Saint Peter's go 10-18-1 so far and the Furman Paladins go 15-10.

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CBI Tournament - College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Wyoming Cowboys in Battle with Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

Coastal Carolina takes to the basketball court against Wyoming on Wednesday, hoping to send the Cowboys to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Arena-Auditorium.

The Wyoming Cowboys are 21-15 so far on the season, and 22-12 ATS vs the number. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, meanwhile, are 20-17 and 17-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Wyoming go 17-17 and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers go 18-13-1 on betting totals.

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College Insider Tournament - Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders take on Retrievers in NCAA Basketball Betting

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders vs UMBC Retrievers battle Wednesday at Louis Brown Athletic Center as the Retrievers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders will look to cover the spread vs the UMBC Retrievers on Wednesday, as the Islanders are 4-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Retrievers are 5-2 ATS. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is 3-4-1 against the total, while UMBC is 6-1 versus the total betting line.

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Oregon vs North Carolina: What Final Four Bettors Need To Know

I’ll take a bettor’s look at the two Final Four matchups with betting teams and info for each matchup. Up first is Oregon-North Carolina. 

You can also check out South Carolina-Gonzaga here

ODDS: UNC -5 vs Oregon, O/U 151.5 

North Carolina 

ATS: 19-16-2
OVER/UNDER: 15-22 


Postseason NIT - Central Florida Knights Home to TCU Horned Frogs in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Central Florida Knights will be trying to slam the TCU Horned Frogs on Tuesday when the teams tip off at Madison Square Garden in college betting odds action.

Supporters of the TCU Horned Frogs have watched them go 22-15 and 17-18 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Central Florida Knights are at 24-11 and 17-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Central Florida Knights are 15-15, while the TCU Horned Frogs have a 19-15-1 mark.

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