Here at Bang the book.com we realize that is hard to get the pulse of college basketball early in the season so we have created the college basketball stock watch report. This report will unveil two teams every week, one that is on the rise and one that is on the decline. It is important to check out the report each and every week to help point out teams that could cost you at the betting window or reward you with a big profit.
These teams may or may not be top ranked teams in the country. Check out the list every week to expedite your handicapping process and uncover two teams that should be watched for the week.
Duke Blue Devils
Picking the Duke Blue Devils in the “Stock Up” category may not actually surprise anyone. After all they are one of the best teams in the country and they recently beat the Syracuse Orange in one of the best games of the season. So why did they make the list? Teams that are coached by Coach K, turn it on this time of year and they will ride that momentum from the big win over the Orange to wind down the season as they head to the conference tournament. Jabari Parker (19.1 points, 8.8 rebounds, 37 blocked shots) is having one of the top freshman seasons in school history and he has 11 double-doubles and 26 double-digit scoring outings. Duke is shooting just 52.6 percent from the free-throw line over the past three games and that will make them a team to watch and bet on in the upcoming games.
Basketball is king in Indiana, but the Hoosiers have fallen on some hard times. They have wins in the Big Ten conference and they have such a tough schedule down the stretch it is possible that this team does not win another game on the season. If they do win a game they are a fade the next time out as they are 1-5-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 7 games following a straight up win. Indiana has struggled handling the ball much of the season, ranking last in the conference in turnover margin (minus-2.42), but coughed up the ball a season-low seven times against Northwestern. The Hoosiers will revert to their normal ways in games against better opponents in the near future. The Hoosiers are a hot bed of basketball activity, but this will be a year that they want to forget.
Cole started off as a part time handicapper and a full time computer programmer. After developing a computer program that consistently provided winners in NFL, NBA, MLB, and college sports Cole went into full time handicapping. The computer program and his knack for winners made him a rising star in the handicapping world. His complex computer program based on algorithms and analytical calculations have led to a 60% ATS rate.