Bleav’s Sam Maxwell and Darren Tsai discuss the NCAA Elite 8 games: Bruce Pearl and Jared Harper leading Auburn’s hot streak, Tony Bennett’s Virginia team squeaking past Carson Edwards and Purdue, Tom Izzo and Cassius Winston leading Michigan State to an upset of Duke, Jarrett Culver being an elite athlete and anchoring the best defense in the country. Then Sam and Darren handicap the Final 4 games at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis: Auburn vs. Virginia and Texas Tech vs. Michigan St. They go over what spread, money line and over/under to bet on each matchup.
Sam Maxwell and Darren Tsai
Sam Maxwell is a 2012 graduate from the University of Wisconsin. He is an exceedingly proud Badger and with his fanatical following, he is an expert in handicapping Badger games and the Big Ten conference at large. After working in sports TV production with no real skin in the game, Sam felt determined to find a better way to consume sports, have fun, and make money doing it! He met Darren while working in virtual reality, who accelerated his love of sports gambling. Having competitively played fantasy sports for nearly two decades, Sam is an expert in fantasy football, fantasy basketball, and his handicapping specialties include NFL player props, college basketball, and college football. He lives in Culver City, CA with his girlfriend Anastasiya and his dog Dexter.
Darren Tsai is a former Division-3 Volleyball All-American at UC-Santa Cruz. He is passionate about all things volleyball, adding random asian spices to enhance his cooking, and making friends with degenerate gamblers. He met Sam while working at the Newport Beach, CA based virtual reality firm, NextVR. While he is a huge sports fan, he is an avid fan of making money! His handicapping specialties include the NBA, college basketball, and MLB player props. He lives in Huntington Beach, CA with his wife Krystle and their demon cat, Mila, who has successfully completed potty training.