Badgers vs Commodores Betting Pick

The Big Ten gets a chance to prove its branding as supposedly the best conference in the country when Wisconsin takes on Vanderbilt in an East Regional third-round game Saturday in Albuquerque.

The Badgers, the four seed in the East, looked good in dispatching of Montana Thursday 73-49. The Commodores, meanwhile downed Harvard 79-70.   

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at The Pit.

Wisconsin will face the 25-10 Commodores, who own a 18-13 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Badgers are 15-16 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Commodores are 13-18 favoring the OVER.


Ohio State vs Gonzaga Pick

National championship contender Ohio State tries to avoid an upset when it meets Gonzaga Saturday in an East Regional third-round game Saturday in Pittsburgh.

The Buckeyes, the two seed in the East, started the tournament with a 78-59 win over Loyola (Md.) Thursday, while the Zags advanced with a  77-54 win over West Virginia.

Ohio State opened as 7-point as chalk at TopBet and other sportsbooks, but watch the line moves Saturday. As the No. 2 seed, Ohio State looks to avoid the fate that befell Duke and Mizzou and Friday, both taken out by 15 seeds.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Consol Energy Center.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 14-17 ATS against the number this season, while the Buckeyes are 18-13 ATS. Gonzaga is 8-22-1 on the totals; Ohio State is 18-12-1.


UNC vs Vermont: Midwest Betting

North Carolina, which just lost the ACC tournament championship game to Florida State, begins its tournament Friday night when it plays the winner of Tuesday's Midwest Regional play-in game - Vermont.

The Tar Heels earned a No. 1 seed in part on the strength of winning the ACC's regular-season title. Vermont beat Lamar to earn this Midwest bracket spot and they are underdogs of 16 points at Bovada.

The game is being played at Greensboro Coliseum, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

North Carolina battles the Catamounts, currently sitting with a 24-11 mark (4-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 17-15-1 for the Tar Heels and 2-2-1 for the Catamounts.


Louisville vs New Mexico: West odds

Louisville of the Big East meets New Mexico of the Mountain West in NCAA tournament third round action Saturday afternoon in Portland.

The Cardinals, the four seed in the West, dispatched of 13th seeded Davidson to open the NCAA tournament Thursday 69-62, while the fifth-seeded Lobos got to Saturday's game by beating 12th-seeded Long Beach State Thursday 75-68.

After Friday's run of upsets, you can bet Louisville is nervous.

The Lobos will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 24-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Cardinals are 19-13-1 ATS. New Mexico is 17-13-1 on the totals; Louisville is 13-19-1.


Lehigh odds: longshot vs Xavier

Fresh off its shocking upset of Duke15th-seeded Lehigh goes for another Sunday when it takes on Xavier in a South Regional third-round game in Greensboro.

The Mountain Hawks, champions of the Patriot League, pulled off the unexpected Friday, outlasting the second-seeded Dukies 75-70. The Musketeers, meanwhile, advanced by beating Notre Dame 67-63.

Expect the Musketeers, who are now 16-2-1 ATS in their past 19 tournament games - by far the most profitable to bet in March Madness over the past decade - to open as faves here at TopBet.
Supporters of the Mountain Hawks have watched them go 27-7 and 8-1 ATS on the year, while the Musketeers are at 22-12 and 11-18-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Musketeers are 18-14, while the Mountain Hawks have a 5-3 mark.


Ohio vs South Florida Preview

In a matchup of longshots 13th-seeded Ohio takes on 12th-seeded South Florida in a Midwest Regional third-round contest Sunday in Nashville.

The Bobcats got to Sunday's game by upsetting fourth-seeded Michigan Friday 65-60, while the Bulls advanced by topping fifth-seeded Temple 58-44.

This season, the Bulls are 22-13 overall and 18-14 ATS ATS, while the Bobcats are 28-7 and 15-13 ATS against the number. As for the totals, South Florida boasts a 9-23 on the OU, and Ohio is 11-17.


Hoyas vs NC State Midwest Preview

Georgetown hooks up with North Carolina State in third-round Midwest Region action Sunday in Columbus.

The third-seeded Hoyas, who dumped Belmont Friday 74-59, are favored by four points over the 11th-seeded Wolfpack, who knocked off San Diego State 79-65.

The Hoyas are 24-8 so far on the season, and 16-11 ATS vs. the number. The Wolfpack, meanwhile, are 23-12 and 16-14-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Georgetown go 13-14 and the Wolfpack go 19-12 on the totals.


Michigan vs Ohio: Midwest Bettiing

In a Midwest Regional border battle Michigan clashes with an Ohio team Friday night that they should have an easier time with than the last Ohio team.

The third-seeded Wolverines, who received an at-large bid after finishing in a three-way tie atop the Big Ten, are favored by six points over the 14th-seeded Bobcats, who won their way in by taking the MAC tournament.

Michigan was defeated by Ohio State in the Big Ten tournament last week.

The game is being played at Bridgestone Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Wolverines sport records of 24-9 and 17-13 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bobcats have 27-7 and 14-13 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-14-1 for the Wolverines and 11-16 for the Bobcats.


Duke Favored over 15 seed Lehigh

Perennial power Duke goes against Lehigh in the 2-vs.-15 game in the South Region Friday evening.

The Blue Devils, an at-large invitee after finishing second in the ACC, are favored by 12.5 points over the Mountain Hawks, who upset Bucknell to win the Patriot League tournament.

Duke had been doing much better as a March team in recent years, but they are 0-5 ATS in their past 5. They have also struggled recently as a double digit favorite, going just 3-10 ATS in that role.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Greensboro Coliseum).

The Mountain Hawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 7-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Blue Devils are 13-20 ATS. Lehigh is 5-2 against the total, while Duke is 20-12-1 versus the number.


Cinderella Watch: Saturday Round of 32

Only two lower seeds pulled off wins on Thursday, leaving VCU and Colorado as the contenders for the NCAA Tournament's Cinderella title set to play on Saturday's March Madness betting slate.

The Rams are making a habit of picking up unlikely wins at the Big Dance, having bounced team after team at last year's NCAA Tournament and making it all the way to the Final Four - and making loads of cash for their supporters on the betting lines.



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