March Madness Vegas Style
March Madness Vegas Style
By Wayne Root:
Even though the world of intercollegiate athletics continues to publicly distance itself from the world of sports betting...they're sure putting their money where it matters...as THREE postseason tournaments are currently going on here in the sports betting capital of the world!
The PAC 12 tournament: MGM Grand
The WAC tournament: Orleans
The MOUNTAIN WEST tournament: Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV
Maybe the new version of the Big East will play next year across the strip from the MGM at New York, New York! Hey, Florida and the SEC would be a great fit across the street in the other direction at the Tropicana! Stick the Big 10 in Caesar's Palace and the Big 12 near the city's best steakhouse and we're set.
You regulars know I love betting the Mountain West and the WAC all year because those leagues play in my back yard. And, I love the Pac 12 because it's the closest major conference. Las Vegas might as well be a suburb of Los Angeles given all the fans of USC and UCLA that live here. I've been known as "Handicapper to the Stars" during my reign as KING OF LAS VEGAS...so you know an enhanced taste of Hollywood at the MGM Grand is right up my alley. I'm going to love watching so many games in person this week while I'm picking winners for my clients.
You may not be living in a city that's hosting college basketball this week. And, even if you are, you won't have this kind of access to so many games. But, I know you'll be watching basketball day and night on TV. Here are some tips you should follow during these scouting efforts.
Look for chemistry on the sidelines. One of the easiest things to see when you're watching a game in person is how well the players get along. Is the bench spirited? Or, are they just kind of there watching the game. On TV, you have to force yourself to check those cutaways. Enthusiastic teams do well in tournaments. Those with poor chemistry fall apart in the second half.
Focus on how well the guards distribute the ball. This is very important in tournaments because every possession matters so much. Guards who are turnover prone are handing free points to the opposition. Guards who can find open shooters are creating the points that will cover the spread for you. This is most important in the last 10 minutes of a game...and in the last three minutes of a CLOSE game. You will see a lot of spreads near pick-em this week. Good guards cover those spreads.
Watch how teams fight (or don't fight) for rebounding position when a shot goes in the air. Fans follow the ball to see if it goes in. YOU need to look at the players on the assumption it's not going in. Rebounding is HUGE in tournament games because every defensive rebound is like a steal...while everyone offensive rebound gives you another chance to score.
Over the next few days...every team you watch win will be playing again within the next 24 hours. If you know why they won, you can predict whether or not they can do it again the next time they take the floor. Think like a bettor rather than watching like a fan. It will pay off for you repeatedly between now and all the conference finals set for this weekend.
If you'd like some help finding the best plays on the board, you can purchase my top daily and nightly plays right here at the website with your credit card. If you have any questions about my full postseason package, call my handicapping office at 1-877-766-8946
Teams from the Pac 12, Mountain West, and WAC are here in Las Vegas. That means, if they visit the "Walk of Fame" here in town...they'll see the name WAYNE ALLYN ROOT! I'm the only man in the industry so honored. Since I'm always a few steps ahead of oddsmakers...it will be fitting that any oddsmaker who eventually gets a star will see his sitting a few steps behind mine!
MARCH MADNESS is the single biggest betting event all year in Las Vegas because it lasts through the whole month. Having so many tournaments in town made a great thing even greater! I'm THE KING OF LAS VEGAS, which means MARCH is the perfect time for YOU go to W.A.R. alongside WAYNE ALLYN ROOT!
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