Basketball Newsletter - March 3
Tournament Underdogs Have Gone 21-13 Past 3 Days And Have Proved Parity Has Finally Arrived Putting Every Top Team In Jeopardy
50-Unit Saturday Night Special Destroys Bookmakers
#5 Duke-#9 North Carolina Highlight 3-0 Marquee Saturday
By Kelso Sturgeon
Handicapping the college basketball tournaments is akin to having a picnic in the jaws of a hurricane. The Penn State Nittany Lions are the poster child of a long list of teams that were supposed to lose but failed to follow that script. Penn State opened the Big Ten Tournament as a 5.5-point favorite over Northwestern and won, 65-57. The came right back last night as a 5.5-point underdog to Ohio State and beat the 13th-ranked Buckeyes for the third time this season, 69-68.
Let there be no doubt about it, Penn State (21-12) wants it and gets the acid test today as it takes on Purdue (27-5) in the Big Ten semifinals from Madison Square Garden. Win or lose, it is going to be difficult for the NCAA selection committee to ignore the Lions. Purdue and Penn State met in West Lafayette during the regular season and the former prevailed 76-73 as a 9-point favorite.
There are several things that have emerged thus far during the post-season.
- Both #2 Michigan State (29-3) and #8 Purdue need to turn it up a bit today to beat their opponents. As noted, Purdue hosts fired-up Penn State while Michigan State meets arch-rival, #15th-ranked Michigan (26-7) in the other Big Ten semifinal. During the regular season Michigan beat the Spartans on their home floor in East Lansing, 82-72, as 9.5-point underdogs.
- There is true parity in college basketball and every single team that takes the floor can win or at least cover. There is a reason underdogs have gone 21-13 the past three days and stand 38-26 thus far in post-season play.
- You can do everything right and still lose. A perfect example of this was my 10-unit play on Navy (-8) over Holy Cross. The latter took down he money, upsetting the Midshipmen, 81-65, as it shot 68% (25-of-37) from the floor.
- Every underdog that pulls off a major upset is a strong go-against team the next time it plays.
I Am Releasing My Four Top College Tournament Bets For Saturday And Intend To Go 4-0 With FourDominating 25-Unit Winners
Bookmakers have had a field day during the first five days of the college conference tournaments because underdogs have dominated play, especially in a host of games involving heavy favorites. Today it is our turn.
I am so confident about the outcome of four games today that I am releasing them as my first 4-0, 100 unit College Tournament Grand Slam.. Each of the games will be released as 25-unit bets and I am leaving it to you as to whether you want to parlay them.
The highlight of the grand slam will be the showdown between arch Big Ten rivals #3-ranked Michigan State (29-3) and #15 Michigan (26-7) in their semifinal meeting in their conference tournament. Michigan beat Iowa, 77-71, and Nebraska, 77-58, to get to this point while Michigan State knocked off Wisconsin, 63-60, to arrive here.
A 25-unit play on this nationally televised game (CBS) that tips at 2:00 Eastern time will lead the way to winning my 100-unit 4-0 grand slam today. I invite you to join me and get all the cash for the modest fee of just $35, charged to your major credit card or to Pay Pal. As noted all for games are 25-unit bets.
I also encourage you to get on board with my college post-season package that includes all the college conference tournaments, the entire NCAA, NIT and the two minor tournaments. The package, which also includes the grand slam, is just $149 and that means you can save a fortune while winning one.
My Best Bets Basketball Club Went 2-0 Last Night And Is Coming Right Back Today With Winning Plays In Three Marquee TV Bets
I got the cash for my Best Bet Basketball Club members on a 2-0 Friday night with two real nail-biters—underdog Eastern Michigan (+5) 71-69 over Toledo and Davidson (pick’em) with its stunning come-from-behind 71-69 over powerful Rhode Island. The winning continues tonight with plays on three of the biggest games on the board, with all the teams involved certain to work overtime to improve their status in the eyes of those who pick and seed the 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament.
Needless to say the games are important and the winner of each nationally-televised contest definitely up its post season status. You can win all three games for just $15, charged to your major credit card or to Pay Pal.
I also encourage you to get on board with my college post-season package that includes all the college conference tournaments, the entire NCAA, NIT and the two minor tournaments. I am releasing my first 100-unit College Tournament Grand Slam today for just $35 but you can get the entire post-season package, including tonight’s games. For just $149 and that means you can save a fortune.
Saturday’s 3-Team Marquee Betting Menu
#23 Kentucky Wildcats at Florida Gators (19-11) 12:00 Noon Eastern…On CBS
#20 West Virginia Mountaineers (21-8) at Texas Longhorns (17-13) 12:00 Noon Eastern…ESPN
#9 North Carolina Tar Heels (22-7) at #6 Duke Blue Devils (24-5) 5:15 Eastern…ESPN
I Can Promise This Saturday Night Winner Is Worth Waiting For, Has A 90% Chance To Win And Cover And Should Ruin Your Bookmaker’s Day
I learned long ago the virtue of patience is a true friend in the world of betting. Thus, today I am releasing a 50-unit Saturday night regular season college basketball play on a team that grades out with a 90% chance to win and cover and I assure it is worth waiting all day for.
The team I am releasing has all the edges it takes to win and is playing in a situation that is just icing on the cake. I do not want to say a lot about the game (no reason to wake up the guys on the other side of the counter) other that to assure you that you can send it in with complete confidence.
Get on board and win this one with me for just $29, charged to your major credit card to Pay Pal. See you in the winner’s circle.
Saturday’s Best Bet College Winners For March 3
(Because these selections are made 2-3 days in Advance Kelso has the option to change any of them should Changing circumstances merit it) Home Teams In CAPS…All Plays 5 Units
GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (12-18) -2 by 8-9 over Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-18)—Georgia Tech is no world beater but has a giant edge over a dreadful Wake Forest team that is but 9-18 ATS this season.
PROVIDENCE FRIARS (18-12) -5 by 9-10 over St. John’s Red Storm (15-15)—Providence is playing for a decent seeding in the Big East Tournament and more so a spot in the NCAA Tournament and will be all in today against a St. John’s team that may be without guard Shamorie Ponds (abdominal injury) who averages 21.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.86 assists per game.
SYRACUSE ORANGE (18-12) -1.5 by 6-7 over Clemson Tigers (22-7)—Syracuse is another team battling for an NCAA Tournament bid and will be all-in today against an over-rated Clemson team. The home court edge gets it done in this one.
KANSAS STATE WILDCATS (20-10) -1.5 by 6-7 over Baylor Bears (18-12)—This is another showdown game and my figures suggest the Kansas State defense (67.5 points per game) and the home floor edge will put the Wildcats in the winner’s circle.
Kansas Jayhawks (24-6) -5 by 10-11 over OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS (17-13)—Kansas is playing its best basketball right now, is shooting for a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and has all the tools to get it done today in Stillwater.