Sports bettors are focused on college basketball action this week as the prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)/ Big Ten Challenge goes into its seventh season. All eyes are tonight on Illinois at North Carolina with, SportingbetUSA.com's odds showing Illinois to be the clear favourite (+1.5/-1.5).
Another game attracting significant attention is Duke vs. Indiana. SportingbetUSA has Duke at 2-1 for Season Champs but, as Bob Acton of Ultimate Capper reported last week, Duke is a not as safe a bet as people are making them out to be. “The Blue Devils are solid and they proved that this past week against Memphis, but they are beatable and an injury to J.J. Redick could be devastating,” added Acton.
The ACC/Big Ten Challenge has grown enormously in popularity in recent years, a trend noted by SportingbetUSA.com Manager, Tony Delgado. “(It) used to be, people didn’t get really pumped about basketball until March Madness… but since ESPN started covering the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, we always put on extra customer service to manage the heavy betting activity,” said Delgado.