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 2018 NCAA Tournament Daily Plays
Posted by Tommy G on Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 19:00

A Note from Tommy:

Welcome to the 2018 NCAA Tourney Guide! Picks will be provided daily by myself, @TommyG & professional NCAA bettor @Zonacats1. Zona is a +EV bettor that has been betting College Hoops for 15+ years. He double majored at Duke in Computer Science and Economics and has been working at a large tech firm since. He uses primarily data-driven models and in-depth knowledge to handicap games and play the market. He is also an avid Crypto and Equities Trader. He is one of the single sharpest people I have ever met and he is someone who you will DEFINITELY be seeing a lot more of, and want to get on his good side (he is also the single best Bitcoin trader I know, and it’s not close).

All Plays will be posted daily in this article and will be separated by the provider (There may be more pick providers to come by next week).  If any plays come up after the initial posts (this will mostly be with my plays since Zona does most of his action shortly after the opening lines come out) we will post them as an update in the article, so make sure to check back for updates.  I will try to post “UPDATE” on my twitter handle when things arise, but ALWAYS check the article before games tip and at halftimes since those are the most likely times for an update. 

Lines tend to jump DRASTICALLY during this time of year, so you will see Zona tend to write ranges of lines for you guys like: "Duke -4.5 to 6.5," this means he would bet Duke if your line is -6.5 or better since you will all be showing different lines on your specific books.  PLEASE STOP ASKING ME AND ANYONE ELSEWHERE WE BET, you can save that stuff for the chatroom if you guys wanna talk about that stuff, but since gambling is illegal, my answer to where I bet is "Las Vegas" =).

Let’s always remember this is called MARCH MADNESS for a reason, there will be crazy swings and tons of variance, but in the end, just know we are doing the best we can to provide you with the best picks and information we have at our access, so let’s keep the trolling to a minimum if we have a little cold streak.  We will have a lot of strategy articles and podcasts and stuff this year to help you guys learn on top of just providing picks and I would love to see a very positive, supportive chat room, where those new to gambling don’t feel attacked like they do on Twitter sometimes. We are a Family here guys and gambling can be stressful and confusing to newer players, let’s treat everyone with respect and try to help others learn the games.  If this goes well this will be the first of MANY gambling components we will be adding to the site! With that said…...Good Luck and Stay Cashin’

The Godfather


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 Sweet 16 Odds to Advance
Posted by Rob Penn on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:00

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 NCAA Calcutta
Posted by Rob Penn on Monday, March 12, 2018 - 17:59

Calcutta’s or Auctions are another fun way to bet on the NCAA tournament. The general concept is that a group of people bid on each team in the field and get paid out a % of the total pot based on how far their teams advance. Typical payout distributions (along with detailed rules) are below if you want to run your own auction. There is a magic equilibrium of participants that is ideal - enough to build a sizable pot and represent the spectrum of views across the market but not too many to ensure everyone gets a chance to own a team and participate. Most auctions are fun alternatives to typical bracket-based pools but there are also large, more serious auctions where groups pool $ together to bid on and purchase teams and pots can get pretty big.


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 First Round Win Probabilities
Posted by @ZonaCats1 on Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:02

Attached you will find @zonacats1’s First Round win probabilities. Zona uses his computer algorithms to predict the outcome of each game in the 1st round of the NCAA Tournament. As we all know, getting the First Round correct in your bracket is the key to taking down your bracket pools and winning all the money.


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 Tommy G NCAA chat session
Posted by Tommyg1979 on Friday, March 9, 2018 - 20:41

Tommy G:

OK.....WHATS UP MOTHER FUCKERS!!!!!!!!!!

Tommy G:

First off i wanna thank all u guys for comin on board and let u know we really appreciate all of u, we are going to be really escalating our gabling content for every sport and this is just the beginning

Tommy G:

i want u guys to all help eachother in this chatroom and have this be a place ppl can go for safety from twitter

Tommy G:

as u can tell i get frustrated with 1000 tweets about stuff that could be handled with the help of other subs in here.hahah

Tommy G:


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 2018 NCAA Tournament Daily Plays - Welcome!
Posted by Tommy G on Friday, March 9, 2018 - 17:45

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 Tommy G's Degen Dictionary for Betting
Posted by Tommy G on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 11:00

ATS (Against the spread) - There are two main different types of ways to bet a basketball game: one is the moneyline (which will be explained below) and one is ATS. When betting ATS, Vegas will set a point total which must be beat in order for you to win your bet (Cover), the winner of the game does not matter, all that matters is whether the Vegas number is beaten. For example: If Duke is -7.5 points to Clemson, then in order to win your Duke bet, they must win by 8 or more. If they win by 7, you lose. If you are betting on Clemson then you add 7.5 to their final score, meaning if they lose by 7 or less (or win) you win the bet.

Book, Bookie, Bookmaker, House, etc - All refer to the person or establishment holding/taking the bets.


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 How to Bet Conference Tournaments: A Strategy Guide
Posted by Rob Penn on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:10

March Madness is my favorite time of the year. There are hundreds of high-intensity, pressure-packed games, resulting in many down to the wire finishes and a few thrilling buzzer beaters. The Big Dance is the darling of the masses but from a betting perspective, Conference Tourney time provides more opportunities to find value due to the high volume of lined games compacted in a 10 day window; coupled with so many additional angles to factor in. Betting lines towards the end of seasons in all sports are usually sharp (efficiently priced) but there are some angles that are amplified during this time period that aren’t always built into lines (priced into the number) and can be exploited.


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