The sports books have dominated the tournament so far…
After an NFL season where sports books got crushed, it looks like they’ve been able to turn it back around throughout the tournament so far. From the Las Vegas Sun: Count it as another victory for the sports books in a tournament that’s already been full of them. Casinos have ridden a strong showing from underdogs, which have gone 34-28-8 against the spread, to score big profits in a tournament that’s set record-highs in terms of betting volume all across town. “It’s been a good tournament for us,” said Jay Rood, vice president of race and sports at MGM Resorts. “I think we’re experiencing close to double-digit growth, if not double-digit growth, for overall handle, and the hold has been good, too.” Sports books look set to continue their success with the Final Four, starting with the semifinal games that tip off at 3:09 Saturday afternoon at University of Phoenix Stadium.
2017 is 2nd men's Final Four in history that features a conference Player of the Year winner for that season from each of the 4 teams.
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