The Missouri Valley Conference may not make as big an impact on the national stage but they may be more competitive within the conference in terms of basketball betting. Online basketball betting experts see that the five new coaches are Keno Davis (Drake), Marty Simmons (Evansville), Kevin McKenna (Indiana State), Tim Jankovich (Illinois State) and Gregg Marshall (Wichita State). The past two seasons, the Missouri Valley Conference has been excellent in terms of online basketball betting. Last year the conference had four teams in post-season play according to online basketball betting experts.
Basketball betting experts remember that Southern Illinois was the seventh MVC team to reach the Sweet 16 since 1994. Southern Illinois beat Holy Cross and Virginia Tech before falling to top-seeded Kansas according to online basketball betting experts. The Salukis will not duplicate that success this season according to basketball betting experts. Creighton reached post-season play for a league-record 10th-straight time as the Bluejays lost to Nevada in a first-round NCAA Tournament game that excited online basketball betting fans. Bradley and Missouri State also extended their consecutive streaks of post-season bids as both teams played in the NIT as fans of online basketball betting remember. Online basketball betting experts know that the Missouri Valley Conference had a 90-36 non-league mark. Four teams won 20 or more games last year according to online basketball betting experts.
The 2007-2008 season according to online basketball betting experts should be competitive with quite a few teams at the top. Southern Illinois and Creighton will again be good but Missouri State, Northern Iowa and even Drake are capable of challenging for the top spot according to basketball betting experts. Many people might laugh at the prediction that Drake can be good but with new coach Davis they could be the surprise team in the conference in 2007-2008 according to online basketball betting experts. It should be a very exciting season of online basketball betting in the Missouri Valley Conference this year.