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Matt Metcalf: How College Basketball Betting Changed My Life

By Matt Metcalf @MMpact | Mar 10, 2022

The year was 1995, it was the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, and I was a novice bettor who wanted more than anything to figure out how to make big money betting sports. I loved betting basketball, but I was awful at the objective, winning bets. I watched college sports nonstop, had tons of opinions, and more than anything I believed in luck. The luck part of this equation was made substantially worse due to what I now recognize as a moderate case of OCD. This was made extremely evident by the fact that I wholeheartedly believed that lining up my…

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2021 NCAA Tournament Recap: Circa’s First March Mayhem

By Matt Metcalf @MMpact | Apr 8, 2021

Circa Sports led the charge into this year’s March Mayhem by posting the first lines in the world on the opening round of games. As America tuned in to watch Selection Sunday, Circa Sports instantaneously posted lines on all 32 games for wagering and proceeded to accept limit bets of $10,000 on both the mobile app and over the counter. The action was fast and furious, and when things calmed down, we had written enough in wagers to help shape the lines for most of the country and the world.    Raising the Limits on Basketball Betting   The key…

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2021 NCAA Tournament Preview & Power Ratings

By Matt Metcalf @MMpact | Mar 4, 2021

The Favorites In regards to this year’s top teams, Gonzaga and Baylor have been the cream of the crop for most of the year.  They have pretty much had the top 2 spots to themselves the entire year.  We had Gonzaga and Baylor both between a 100.5 and 102.5 power rating for a majority of the season and have had trouble distinguishing between the 2 teams.  Recently, Baylor has gone on pause for COVID 19 which has caused us to drop their ratings 2-3 pts once they returned to play.  Michigan has made quite a leap over the course of…

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