'Twas Sunday, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, a few hours after the lines for the NCAA tournament had opened, and all through the night, most wiseguys were not stirring. Outside Chicago, Sal Selvaggio from Madduxsports.com saw the spreads flickering across his screen, with numbers holding still and not scurrying this way or that. With four days until the games began and no gifts from the oddsmakers, he said this to himself: "I could rush to make some bets I may not love, or I can read my daughter a bedtime story." He chose the story.
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