With the Super Bowl in the rearview mirror, college basketball takes center stage. Conference tournaments begin in less than two weeks, and we’re just about a month away from the start of March Madness. While a lot of bettors will be transitioning over to college hoops, the sportsbooks have a lot of data points already and the market is pretty tight.
As a result, you have to try to get ahead of teams in line for improvement or those that could have a downswing in the near future. That’s why I’m always looking for teams to fade or teams to back based on the metrics or the schedule.
Here are a couple of each for this week and beyond:
Teams to Fade
Hawaii: The Rainbow Warriors dropped three in a row before blowing out Fullerton on Saturday, but a downturn had been a long time coming. Hawaii would have made the cut last week, but the focus was on the Super Bowl. Hopefully we didn’t miss the boat because I think this team could limp to the end of the season.