Oskeim Sports’ College Basketball Betting Market Update

Feb 5, 2016

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Part of my handicapping methodology consists of two math models that churn out point spread projections on the day’s various games, thereby allowing me to isolate matchups that carry value from an investment standpoint.

The vast majority of my handicapping consists of fundamental, situational and technical analysis, but my math models provide a valuable starting point at which I can begin analyzing the games.  Please find below my math model’s projections for some of the college basketball games scheduled for Saturday, February 6:

Oskeim Sports’ Math Model Projections:

  • George Washington at Virginia Commonwealth (-8)
  • Virginia at Pittsburgh (-1)
  • Kansas st TCU (+11)
  • Texas Tech at Texas (-11)
  • Iowa State at Oklahoma State (+1)
  • Northern Illinois at Ohio (-2.5)
  • Michigan State at Michigan (+2)
  • Villanova at Providence (+3.5)
  • Eastern Michigan at Buffalo (-7)
  • South Carolina at Texas A&M (-11)
  • Stanford at California (-11)
  • Florida at Kentucky (-7.5)
  • Purdue at Maryland (-4.5)
  • Clemson at Virginia Tech (pk)
  • Arizona at Washington (+3.5)
  • Western Kentucky at UTEP (-2.5)
  • Auburn at Georgia (-12.5)
  • Towson at Elon (-2.5)
  • Oklahoma at Kansas State (+7.5)
  • North Carolina at Notre Dame (pk)
  • Old Dominion at Charlotte (pk)
  • Tennessee at Arkansas (-4.5)
  • Baylor at West Virginia (-9)
  • Gonzaga at Pepperdine (+4)

From the above-referenced list of projected point spreads, my math models are the most confident on there following projections: Pittsburgh (-1), Texas (-11), Ohio (-2.5), Providence (+3.5), Kentucky (-7.5), Maryland (-4.5), Georgia (-12.5), Elon (-2.5), Charlotte (pk) and West Virginia (-9).

The subset of games outlined above involved a disparity of less than 1 point between the results generated by both math model.  I also utilize proprietary power rankings of every college basketball Division I head coach as part of my handicapping methodology.

While math models are an important part of one’s handicapping methodology, analyzing the fundamental, situational and technical aspects of each game is also paramount.  If you have any questions about this article or about Oskeim Sports in general, feel free to give me a call toll free at 888-631-6459.

I look forward to serving your sports investment needs.