Play-In Game Odds: First Four Betting

2014 NCAA Tournament betting will get underway on Tuesday and Wednesday night this week with the First Four at the University of Dayton. Eight teams will compete in four First Four betting play-in games over the two nights in Dayton, Ohio, with the winners all advancing to the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament in the South Region and the Midwest Region.

Mount St. Mary's vs. Albany, Tuesday March 18

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Mount St. Mary's (Northeast): 16-16 SU, 3-2 ATS, 4-1 OU
Albany (America East): 18-14 SU, 3-0 ATS, 3-0 OU

The winner of this matchup will be the No. 16 seed in the South Region and will take on No. 1 Florida in second-round NCAA Tournament action. [Matchup Report | Preview]

North Carolina State vs. Xavier, Tuesday March 18

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North Carolina State (ACC): 21-13 SU, 19-12 ATS, 18-13 OU
Xavier (Big East): 21-12 SU, 18-13 ATS, 15-16 OU

The winner of this matchup will be the No. 12 seed in the Midwest Region and will take on No. 5 Saint Louis in second-round NCAA Tournament action. [Matchup Report | Preview]

Texas Southern vs. Cal Poly, Wednesday March 19

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Texas Southern (SWAC): 19-14 SU, 2-4 ATS, 2-4 OU
Cal Poly (Big West): 12-19 SU, 10-19-1 ATS, 14-15-1 OU

The winner of this matchup will be the No. 16 seed in the Midwest Region and will take on No. 1 Wichita State in second-round NCAA Tournament action. [Matchup Report | Preview]

Tennessee vs. Iowa, Wednesday March 19

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Tennessee (SEC): 21-12 SU, 16-14-1 ATS, 13-18 OU
Iowa (Big Ten): 20-12 SU, 15-15 ATS, 20-10 OU

The winner of this matchup will be the No. 11 seed in the Midwest Region and will take on No. 6 Massachusetts in second-round NCAA Tournament action. [Matchup Report | Preview]

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2013 NCAA Tournament betting will get underway on Tuesday and Wednesday this week with the First Four at the University of Dayton.

Eight teams will compete in four play-in games over the two nights, with the winners all advancing to the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament later on this week.

Middle Tennessee vs. Saint Mary's, Tuesday March 19

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Middle Tennessee (Sun Belt): 28-5 SU, 15-14-1 ATS, 15-13 OU
Saint Mary's (West Coast): 27-6 SU, 15-16 ATS, 14-14 OU

Middle Tennessee was the top seed in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament but was upset 61-57 by Florida International in the semifinals of that event. Saint Mary's made it to the championship game of the West Coast Conference Tournament, where they lost 65-51 to top-ranked Gonzaga.

The winner of this matchup will be the No. 11 seed in the Midwest Region and will take on No. 6 Memphis in second-round NCAA Tournament action. [Matchup Report]

Liberty vs. North Carolina A&T, Tuesday March 19

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Liberty (Big South): 15-20 SU, 5-3 ATS, 4-1 OU
North Carolina A&T (MEAC): 19-16 SU, 7-0 ATS, 2-3 OU

Liberty lost 20 games this season, but they made it into the field for the NCAA Tournament by navigating their way through the Big South Conference Tournament and winning that title game 87-76 over Charleston Southern. North Carolina A&T won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament by getting past Morgan State 57-54 in the title game.

The winner of this matchup will be the No. 16 seed in the Midwest Region and will take on No. 1 Louisville in second-round NCAA Tournament action. [Matchup Report]

Boise State vs. La Salle, Wednesday March 20

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Boise State (Mountain West): 21-10 SU, 16-11 ATS, 14-9-1 OU
La Salle (Atlantic 10): 21-9 SU, 13-13 ATS, 11-13-1 OU

Boise State made it to just the quarterfinal round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament, losing 73-67 to San Diego State to get bounced from that event. La Salle was also a quarterfinal loser in their conference event, falling 69-58 to Butler in that round of the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament over the weekend.

The winner of this matchup will be the No. 13 seed in the West Region and will take on No. 4 Kansas State in second-round NCAA Tournament action.  [Matchup Report]

James Madison vs. Long Island, Wednesday March 20

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James Madison (Colonial Athletic): 20-14 SU, 21-10 ATS, 10-15 OU
Long Island (Northeast): 20-13 SU, 4-0 ATS, 4-0 OU

James Madison cruised to a victory in the title game of the Colonial Athletic Association Conference Tournament, beating Northeastern 70-57 in that contest. Long Island is coming off a victory in the Northeast Conference Tournament - they took care of Mount St. Mary's by a score of 91-70 in their championship game.

The winner of this matchup will be the No. 16 seed in the East Region and will take on No. 1 Indiana in second-round NCAA Tournament action. [Matchup Report]

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NCAA Tournament betting will get underway on Tuesday and Wednesday this week with the First Four at the University of Dayton. Eight teams will compete in four play-in games over the two nights, with the winners all advancing to the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament later on this week.

Western Kentucky vs. Mississippi Valley State, Tuesday 6:30pm ET

Odds: Western Kentucky -4.5 at TopBet
Western Kentucky (Sun Belt): 15-18 SU, 18-14 ATS, 17-14-1 OU
Mississippi Valley State (Southwestern): 21-12 SU, 2-6 ATS, 4-3-1 OU

The Hilltoppers won the Sun Belt Tournament last week despite being the No. 7 seed at that event; they beat No. 5 seed North Texas 74-70 in the championship game, after dispatching No. 2 Arkansas-Little Rock and No. 3 Denver in earlier rounds. The Delta Devils won the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament as the No. 1 seed.

The winner of this matchup will be the No. 16 seed in the South Region and will take on No. 1 Kentucky in second-round NCAA Tournament action. [ Matchup Report ]

Iona vs. BYU, Tuesday 9:00pm ET

Odds: BYU -2 at TopBet
Iona (Metro Atlantic): 25-7 SU, 15-15 ATS, 16-13-1 OU
BYU (West Coast): 25-8 SU, 14-15 ATS, 11-18 OU

The Gaels were the top seed for last week's MAAC Tournament but they were beaten 85-75 by Fairfield in the semifinals at that event and had to sneak into the NCAA Tournament with an at-large bid. The third-seeded Cougars ran into second-seeded Gonzaga in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference Tournament and lost 77-58.

The winner of this matchup will be the No. 14 seed in the West Region and will take on No. 3 Marquette in second-round NCAA Tournament action. [ Matchup Report ]

Vermont vs. Lamar, Wednesday 6:30pm ET

Odds: Lamar -3.5 at TopBet
Vermont (America East): 23-11 SU, 3-1 ATS, 2-2 OU
Lamar (Southland): 23-11 SU, 5-1 ATS, 3-3 OU

The Catamounts upset top-seeded Stony Brook at the America East Tournament over the weekend, claiming that championship game with a 51-43 win as the No. 2 seed. The Cardinals were the No. 3 seed in the Southland Tournament, but upset No. 2 Stephen F. Austin 55-44 in the semifinals of that event before blasting fourth-seeded McNeese State 70-49 in the event's title game.

The winner of this matchup will be the No. 16 seed in the Midwest Region and will take on No. 1 North Carolina in second-round NCAA Tournament action. [ Matchup Report ]

South Florida vs. California, Wednesday 9:00pm ET

Odds: California -2 at TopBet
South Florida (Big East): 20-13 SU, 16-14 ATS, 8-22 OU
California (Pac-12): 24-9 SU, 18-13 ATS, 12-18-1 OU

The Bulls didn't make much progress in the Big East Tournament last week, bowing out in the quarterfinals with a 57-53 overtime loss to Notre Dame; South Florida, the No. 6 seed, had topped Villanova 56-47 in the second round. The second-seeded Golden Bears disappointed their supporters on the college hoops betting lines in the Pac-12 Tournament with a 70-59 loss to sixth-seeded Colorado in the semifinals.

The winner of this matchup will be the No. 12 seed in the Midwest Region and will take on No. 5 Temple in second-round NCAA Tournament action. [ Matchup Report ]

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