NCAAB upset picks for Friday
How is bracket holding up so far? How many of those picks did you bet on? We went 14-2 SU yesterday and were 6-1 ATS in the seven games we bet, a nice profitable day at the betting office!
Here's a taste of what we have on the menu today. Anyone looking to bet March Madness games can check out the SportsBooks tab at the top for some reliable sponsors.
Midwest Region odds
No. 10 USC Trojans -2.5 (21-12) vs. No. 7 Boston College Golden Eagles (22-11) O/U 136 7:20 PM
Sportsbook.com has the Trojans as 2.5-point favorites in this game with a total of 136. (Check the latest March Madness odds and rebates on any March losses at Sportsbook.ag today).
The Trojans come into this game winning their last five including the Pac 10 Tournament. The Golden Eagles did not finish the season strong losing five of their last nine games.
Each team has a good all around game, as the Trojans have guards Dwight Lewis (14.1 ppg) and Daniel Hackett (12.5 ppg) and forwards Taj Gibson (14.3 ppg) and DeMar DeRozan (13.6 ppg). The Golden Eagles have G and leading scorer Tyrese Rice (17.1 ppg), G/F Rakim Sanders (13 ppg), and Joe Trapani (13.5 ppg).
Eagles 6'10" C Josh Southern is not a huge part of the BC offense, but he may have a big game, as the Trojans do not have a true center and do not have a lot of size.
The Eagles are not the best rebounding team and for them to win this game they will have to keep Gibson (9.4 rpg) off the boards. The team that plays solid all-around defense should win this game.
Look for Gibson to have a big game, especially on the glass, as the Trojans will win this game and move into the next round of the Big Dance.
East Region odds
No.12 Wisconsin Badgers (19-12) vs. No.5 Florida State Seminoles -2.5 (25-9) O/U 121.5 9:55 PM
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The Badgers sputtered down the stretch losing three of their last five games, while the Seminoles were on a three game winning streak before losing to Duke in the finals of the ACC Tournament.
The Badgers are a low scoring team led by guards Trevon Hughes (12 ppg) and Jason Bohannon (10.3 ppg) and forward Marcus Landry (12.6 ppg).
For the Seminoles it is all about star guard Toney Douglas (21.3 ppg), as he is the only player for Florida State that is averaging double figures. The Badgers will have to contain him in order to win this game.
Each of these teams is solid on defense and the team that can find a way to score will win.
The Badgers enter the tournament struggling and that will continue, as Douglas will have a good game and the Seminoles will move into the next round by winning this game and covering the spread. Get the odds on this game and all the other tournament action in the live March Madness odds section here.
South Region odds
No. 11 Temple Owls (22-11) vs. No.6 Arizona State Sun Devils -6 (24-9) O/U 124 2:45 PM
One online sportsbook tends to have better college basketball underdog odds than all the others and it's holding true today as well. Bovada has the Owls as 6-point underdogs in this game with a total of 124.
The Sun Devils lost their last game in the Pac 10 Championship, but had won their previous three. The Owls ended the season strong winning their last five games including the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
ASU has a solid inside-outside game with G James Harden (20.8 ppg) and forwards Jeff Pendergraph (14.5 ppg) and Rihards Kuksiks (10 ppg).
The Owls are also good inside and out with guards Dionte Christmas (19.2 ppg) and Ryan Brooks (10.7 ppg) and forward Lavoy Allen (10.9 ppg).
Both teams need their stars to have a good game for them to win, as the Sun Devils struggle when Harden struggles and the Owls struggle when Christmas struggles.
Look for Harden to step up, as he is a projected NBA lottery pick if he comes out this year and he will look to improve his draft stock in front of the scouts. This game will be a close one and even though the Sun Devils will win the Owls will cover the spread.
West Regional lines
No. 11 Utah State Aggies (30-4) vs. No. 6 Marquette Golden Eagles -4.5 (24-9) O/U 141.5 12:30 PM
An upset in the making here in the West? SportsBetting.ag opened the Eagles as 4.5-point favorites in this game with a total of 141.5.
The Golden Eagles may be the team that is struggling the most entering the Big Dance, as they lost seven of their last 11 games. The Aggies won their last four games and are the only team in college hoops this year with 30 wins.
For the Eagles to move on and snap their slump the guards of Jerel McNeal (19.7 ppg) and Wesley Matthews (18.4 ppg) have to have big scoring games, as the Eagles are not solid on defense.
The Aggies have a better frontcourt with forwards Gary Wilkinson (17.1 ppg) and Tai Wesley (11.9 ppg). The Golden Eagles will have to be solid off the boards in order to win this game.
Look for the Aggies to dominate the paint tonight on both ends of the floor, as they will move on to the second round with an upset over the Golden Eagles.
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