We had bittersweet feelings in the Tuley’s Takes home office on Monday night as the NCAA tournament came to a close.
It was a very exciting three weekends of betting action, though it wasn’t as profitable as the conference tournaments the two weeks prior. Underdogs went 35-27 ATS (56.5 percent), with one game closing pick-’em (Duke vs. Texas Tech in the Sweet 16), so there were plenty of dogs barking, including 14 that covered in SU losses — a higher-than-normal 22.3 percent of the 63 games since the start of the first round. We should have done better under the circumstances, but we still came out ahead, capped with North Carolina being our Best Best last Saturday in the Final Four and then again plus the points to cover in Monday’s title game.
And I’m downplaying how well we did as our top plays in “Tuley’s Takes Today,” the daily version of the column at VSiN.com, continue to roll along at 35-15-1 ATS (70 percent) since Super Bowl Sunday.
Now, as I’ve written many times, the calendar usually dictates what I write about in this column, and that’s as true as ever with the MLB regular season and the Masters both starting Thursday. So I’ll give my takes on both of those, as well as update how we’re going to continue approaching our winning plays in the NBA and NHL.