NCAAB Free Pick: Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros at Seattle Redhawks 2018-03-08

NCAAB Free Pick: Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros at Seattle Redhawks 2018-03-08

The Seattle Redhawks (16-12) will meet the Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (13-16) here at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in this tussle. The line on the Redhawks is -4.0 while the total shows at 158.0. For those looking to deliver a slam dunk with your college basketball picks today, you have come to the right place.

Playing out of the Western Athletic, the Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros rank number 5 in conference play. On the national stage, the Vaqueros currently sit at number 265 overall on the oddsmakers power ratings poll.

The Seattle Redhawks currently rank number 4 in Western Athletic conference play and when stacked up against all the college basketball teams in the country, they currently sit at number 208 according to national oddsmakers.


Taking a look at the Sportsbook reports on game day morning, these are the reported consensus trends in betting volume from participating sportsbooks. Note that these numbers will change as more action comes in as we get closer to game time, but it is always worth a look at the morning reports just to see where the money is going.

  • Betting Rio Grande Valley against the spread(4.0): 51%
  • Betting Rio Grande Valley to win straight up(): 48%
  • Betting Seattle against the spread(-4.0): 49%
  • Betting Seattle to win straight up(): 52%
  • Betting Over the Total(158.0): 50%
  • Betting Under the Total(158.0): 50%

Important to remember that the above consensus numbers are an early snapshot of public action. The Professional Handicappers League has a few professional consensus services for those looking for a consensus of expert sports picks. Personally, we like to know where the money goes early, especially looking for drastic early money on one side, which is often "smart money", whereas heavy action closer to game time is usually "square money".


The Seattle Redhawks is a team we have a pretty strong read on and have had a lot of success betting or against. We have placed 4 documented premium wagers on Redhawks games in the last decade, winning 3, next to just 1 for a winning rate of 75.00% and profits of $1900.00. We do not have a premium selection in this game today, but we do have a strong opinion.

Some of the factors we look at are the total points being scored by both teams, which is 150.8. Together, the teams average 153.2 points allowed, which gives us expected total points of 152, which can be compared against the over/under offered by oddsmakers for those inclined to bet on totals.

To determine the game-winner and to consider the spread in a game we can look at point differential as well, but it is wise to weigh the power rating differential even more. In this game, which is considered "neutral", the power rating on the Seattle Redhawks is 68.0 while the Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros bring a rating of 64.5, meaning, a reasonable line on this game for Seattle is -3.5.

Taking everything into consideration we do have a free pick opinion on this game.

Winning Incorporated says, take the Seattle Redhawks -4/-106
(Record for Professional Handicapper Winning Incorporated betting on or against the Seattle Redhawks: 3-1/75.00%, +1900.00)


Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by Winning Incorporated
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