Welcome to March Madness. Conference tournaments get underway this week as the really exciting portion of the college basketball campaign gets rolling.
My Saturday was lots of action, and virtually no change to the bankroll. 2-2 CBB, 1-1 NHL, 0-1 XFL, 2-0 MLB. On to Sunday and I played a couple of basketball games this evening. Here's one of them.
835 NORTHWESTERN +2.5
Penn suffered an epic last 90 seconds collapse at Yale on Friday night, getting outscored 13-0 in the last 90 seconds to lose by three. That one the heels of the La Tech melt on Thursday. But the good news is that the Quakers managed to avoid overtime, so I got a win on my only Friday CBB play.
My Saturday card currently consists of four CBB games. I'm still working on the XFL and will get to the NHL in the morning. Here's one of the CBB quartet I've already played.
673 OKLAHOMA +8
Off a 1-1 Thursday. Wire to wire with Furman winning outright as the dog. I did not get a great number on Air Force and that cost me as they won by 2 laying -2.5. In reality, lucky to get that close as the Falcons ended the game on an 8-0 run.
Thursday card currently consists of three CBB games. I'm almost sure to have at least one NHL side but waiting on info before taking a stance. Meanwhile, here's the daily free play.
683 CAL STATE FULLERTON +8
Jammed this morning, so just today's free play. Hopefully, a bit more time to provide a little commentary tomorrow. Here's the daily comp!
785 FURMAN +4.5
A quiet Monday where I passed the board gave me a chance to get rolling early on the Tuesday games. Looking to maintain off a great Sunday where all four wagers were winners. I'm already set on three Tuesday basketball games plus one in the NHL. Here's one of the hoops as the free play.
647 TULANE +11
A quiet Friday for me, although happily a profitable one as Dartmouth got the win over Penn as my only play. Saturday will be a completely different story as I'm already invested in five basketball games plus one in the NHL, and a good chance I might add a couple more plays. Here's one of the five college sides, good luck if you're playing along.
727 PEPPERDINE +8
Pretty good last night on the hardwood with a 2-1 result. But just 0-1-1 in the NHL with Vancouver losing a shootout against Minnesota. If you see me passed out some place, it will almost certainly be because I actually won one of those random outcomes. Admittedly, my record in shootouts has created some bias. But I'd much rather the NHL just stayed with the 3 on 3 overtimes till someone wins. It's more fun to watch at any rate.
Four college hoops tonight, and the hockey still to be determined. Here's one of the baskets.
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT +14
1-2 for me on Tuesday. Split the NHL with Carolina and Buffalo and got the wrong side of an end game coin flip with Ole Miss. On to Wednesday. I'm on two basketball games as of now, and I'll toss out one of those as the Wednesday comp. A little chalkier than I generally like but my numbers say this one's worth a bet.
The XFL is getting mixed reviews through its first two weeks of action. Personally, I'm finding it somewhat entertaining. I don't know why anyone is expecting it to be high level stuff. It's AAA football to be sure. But as one who's never had a problem viewing minor league sports, be it football, baseball or anything else, I'm enjoying it. Plus, the production values have been outstanding. It's not hurting that I've earned a nice profit thus far in the XFL, so I'll definitely keep watching.
Speaking of the XFL, I made one wager last night for the Week 3 slate. I'm also in action on a pair of NHL games tonight, so here's one of those as today's free play.
Saturday was not good, save for an easy XFL winner on DC. Two weeks into the league's existence, and there's already some turmoil. New York QB Matt McGloin ripped the team's offensive game plan during the game in a sideline interview. He found himself on the bench shortly thereafter. One thing that's quite apparent in the early going is that there's a lack of offense despite the pace that's supposed to produce points. Problem is the overall QB play, which is strictly minor league. I'd expect some improvement as the season progresses, but I don't see this as a league that is going to produce many crazy shootout type games.
Two CBB plays for me today, and here's one of them that will serve as the free play. It's hold your nose material, but I'm on it regardless.
851 DENVER +9.5
Cooled off temporarily on Friday. Marist lost in OT and I got on thew wrong side of a hockey game as well. It's been a terrific run of late so not going to squawk about one off night. Set on a Saturday six pack in college basketball, though I could easily have played at least six more. Here's one of the plays I'm on. If you want all the plays (and the leans as well) purchase one of the available packages on the Cokin's Picks menu and join me for all the action.
Take: KANSAS STATE +3
Another okay result on Wednesday night. Late melt by Villanova cost me the sweep, but Bradley and Long Beach State delivered. Busy card tonight with a five-pack in college basketball. Hockey has not yet been finalized but I'll have at least one play. Here's one of the five I played tonight in CBB.
NC WILMINGTON +13