The March Madness Elite Eight are now set and at the end of the day it has been a fairly predictable path with a couple of exceptions. Favorites are winning and bookmakers are getting pummeled by the betting public. The early departures of Duke and Villanova certainly busted a few bracket legs, but since then it has been fairly tickety-boo.
Last night the buzzer beating drama of the Florida Gators OT win against the persistent Wisconsin Badgers almost upset the apple cart, and you are probably happy you took the 2 points on the Badgers as I recommended. Do we count the Kentucky Wildcats win against UCLA Bruins as an upset? Sort of I guess. The Bruins were -1 pointspread favorites and lost by 11 points- but really the game was a pick’em and UCLA just under performed. Same re Michigan State’s loss to the Oregon Ducks. Let’s take a look at some of the March Madness Elite Eight.
March Madness Elite Eight – Best NCAA Picks
When it comes to the March Madness Elite Eight I think it is still hard to look past the Kansas Jayhawks who dispatched the Purdue Boilermakers with ruthless efficiency 98-66. The Jayhawks face the surprising Oregon Ducks as -7 faves on the pointspread. I think given the way that Kansas is playing they cannot lose- and if they do it won’t be to the Ducks. Take the points or the Jayhawks on the moneyline -355 as your comfort level dictates.
Elite Eight Smart Bets – Online Basketball Betting
Kentucky looked excellent in their play against a sub par Bruins squad and I think they are going to go deep. They are currently +450 to win the 2017 March Madness Tournament, and although I think it is a bit lean it shows the confidence that the bookies have with Kentucky.
The Wildcats take on a talented UNC Tarheels team that should have, and did, beat the Butler Bulldogs. North Carolina has plenty of talent and the sports gnomes at RealBet seem to agree as they have made them -2.5 pointspread favorites. I say take Kentucky and the points here as the Wildcats seem to be on a mission to me.
March Madness Basketball Picks – Lines and Odds
It’s is getting close to game time and I need to pick up some of what I charitably call Scotch, and perhaps some jalapeno scented pork rinds before tipoff. And although I usually avoid betting college basketball over unders always make sure to check if there are any soft lines there. There are also opportunities betting First and Second Half lines which can be very profitable in the right spots.
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