Last night was not one of those nights. For starters, the two huge spreads I looked at were Louisville -25 against Cal State Northridge and Villanova -26.5 against NJIT. I hate Rick Pitino, so I didn't want to trust him to cover. I am still skeptical of Jay Wright, and it feels like Nova is ready to drop a heartbreaker soon.
Well, Louisville won by exactly 25. Villanova seemed like they might lose, then won the second half by 28 points and eventually also won by 25. When spreads get into the 20's, logic goes completely out the window.
The games we actually bet, Texas over Stanford and Arizona over UNLV, were two prime examples of gambling being the worst. Texas was supposed to compete for the Big XII title this year. They lost outright to unranked Stanford. 'Zona was supposed to be a top-5 team this year. They lost outright to Las Vegas University (fitting).
Obviously, neither team covered.
Worst of all, there are no college basketball games tonight and only 4 (in all of Division 1) tomorrow. Christmas is ruined. Fuck you, Las Vegas.
|And fuck you too!|