Sports Betting 101
If they win, he says, he's going to stay here at the Town Pump and drink with his buds. If they lose, he says, jokingly, "I'm gonna find some couches. Chris Stewart was standing outside of Cheli's buried in his phone feverishly texting his friends. Some of them were inside Ford Field, some of them weren't replying fast enough. He coaches football and track at Olivet Collage, a division three school.
He's a State alum, studying athletic administration. If MSU wins, he says, he'll stick around as long as he can, probably at Cheli's. Nick Beechnau is a med student. And for you college basketball fans he'd like to tell you all the he's not a fan of Digger Phelps or Dick Vitale. But, after a few double whiskey and cokes, it comes out a little different and with a few more swear words. Anyway, Nick is a med student at Michigan State.
He had an exam this morning, took a nap, and drove up here with three of his buddies to attend the game. Does he think State can win? Anyone can win anytime. Not a bad representation. Before Saturday's game they managed to squeeze into Cheli's and, in fact, got to meet the grizzled Red Wing veteran.
So we came here and they had both. What do we have here? Spencer Olinek, 23, is cheering on Sparty even though he is a University of Michigan student. Oh, but here's a twist - he's also a MSU alum as an undergrad. Maybe we can all get along. Spencer has been downtown since But he wasn't hittin' the bars.
He was in class. Spencer is in the urban planning department at U of M and they were down here working on a design for Campus Martius. However, when school let out, Spencer stuck around. So we just got crepes and ended up at Sweet Waters.
At this point, the game is over, MSU has just beaten UConn, and Spencer and his friends are making their way to the Riverfront for a stroll. The bigger the rivalry the bigger difference a rabid crowd can have on the outcome of a game. The college schedule is broken-up into three distinct parts.
The first is the nonconference schedule that runs from mid-November to the end of December. Conference play usually starts up in January and the month of March is known for tournament play. Some bettors will avoid the nonconference portion of the schedule altogether to get a better feel for how teams look heading into conference play. Tournament action is usually a one-and-done affair, especially for smaller conferences where only the champion gets into the NCAA Tournament.
The motivation factor is vastly different for each portion of the schedule, so you always have to be aware of what is on the line for each side of a matchup at any point of the season. When it comes to betting on college basketball there are close to Division I teams so it makes all the sense in the world to limit the actual scope of the teams you bet on.
One easy way to narrow things down is to focus on just one or two conferences. It is far easier to study up on 20 teams or so than it is to try and get a feel every team in the nation. Choosing conferences that you have ties to or interested in is a good start, but a better approach is to concentrate on the college basketball teams that are in your general geographic region of the country.
The closer a school is located to your own backyard, the more inside information you will be able to gather on that team. Local news coverage through various media sources will often times uncover things about that team that will never make national headlines. Your goal should be to become a subject matter expert on these local teams to create a real edge when it comes to betting on their games.
Unlike the NBA, most college basketball teams are made up of one or two star players with the rest of the roster playing a supportive role. Even Top 10 college teams rarely have more than two or three players scoring in double figures or averaging over six or seven rebounds a game.
But there's strength in numbers in the ACC. Pitino wants to be remembered as one of college basketball's most successful and influential head coaches, not as one mired by his association to some of the sport's biggest scandals.
There are some things to like about the new NCAA rules, such as allowing undrafted players to return to school. But if the aim was to eliminate corruption in the sport, then it's another missed opportunity by the NCAA. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies?
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