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Biggest Potential March Madness Upsets

The Round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament offers up some of the most exciting basketball of the year, with smaller schools getting their chance to spoil the party for the perennial powerhouses.

Last year, five No. 11 and No. 12 seeds staged stunning Round of 64 upsets, joined by the No. 14 Mercer Bears, who shocked the No. 3 Duke Blue Devils with a 78-71 win while pegged as 12.5-point underdogs. Here is a look at a few games with upset potential in this year's Round of 64 . . .

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Hampton meets Manhattan: Play-In Pick

The Manhattan Jaspers finished their season on an 11-3 SU and 10-4 ATS run. Manhattan will square off against the Hampton Pirates on Tuesday in a First Four game for a chance to play in the Round of 64 against the No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats.

Manhattan has played well in the role of a favorite this season going 9-0 SU in its last nine games as the betting favorite with a 7-2 ATS record over that stretch. The Jaspers won all three of their MAAC Tournament games by double digits, including a 79-69 upset win over Iona to earn this postseason spot.

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First Four: BYU vs Ole Miss Betting Odds

A pair of No. 11 seeds will battle in the First Four for the right to take on the sixth-seeded Xavier Musketeers when the BYU Cougars and Ole Miss Rebels meet in Dayton. The Cougars are coming off a 91-75 loss to the Gonzaga Bulldogs as 8-point underdogs in the West Coast Conference Tournament title game while the Rebels were upset by the South Carolina Gamecocks as 4.5-point favorites in the second round of the SEC Tournament.

Ole Miss has dropped four of five straight-up heading into the Big Dance and five of six against the spread but still managed to finish with a winning record in the SEC. The Rebels are making their first NCAA Tournament appearance since earning the 12th seed in the West Region and upsetting the fifth-seeded Wisconsin Badgers 57-46 as 6-point underdogs in 2013 before losing 76-74 to the 13th-seeded LaSalle Explorers as 3.5-point favorites in the next round.

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Spurs & Knicks playing to OVER results

The OVER has managed to pay out for totals bettors at the sportsbooks in five of the last six games between the San Antonio Spurs and the New York Knicks as those teams hit the hardwood together in NBA odds action on Tuesday.

The Spurs and Knicks have already met once this season, with San Antonio rolling to a 109-95 home victory as a 10-point favorite on the NBA betting lines back on December 10. Overall, though, the Spurs are just 2-3 both SU and ATS in their last five games against the Knicks.

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681206
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Preds looking to stop home losing skid

Shea Weber and the Nashville Predators have been tagged with a loss in each of their last four home games as they get set to play host to the Minnesota Wild in top NHL betting action at the online sportsbooks on Tuesday night.

The Predators and Wild last met on February 26, with Minnesota winning that game 4-2 as a road underdog in an OVER result. The Predators had been 3-0 in their previous three games against the Wild dating back to last season, with the OVER/UNDER 3-1 in their last four meetings.

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673143
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James back in Miami as betting favorite

LeBron James will be looking for a better SU and ATS result in his return trip to Miami to face the Heat as the Cleveland Cavaliers head down south for the marquee NBA betting matchup on the schedule for Monday night.

The Heat topped the Cavaliers 101-91 as a 6-point home underdog in the first meeting of the season between the teams in Miami back on December 25. The Cavaliers got some revenge for that loss on February 11, beating the Heat 113-93 as a 12-point home favorite.

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Canadiens riding skid against Lightning

The Montreal Canadiens have been tagged with a loss in all three of their games against the Tampa Bay Lightning so far this season as those Atlantic Division contenders meet on the ice in NHL odds action again on Monday night.

Tampa Bay has beaten Montreal by scores of 7-1 at home and 4-2 and 1-0 on the road through their first three meetings of the season, with the OVER/UNDER going 2-1 in those contests. The Canadiens, though, swept the Lightning in the first round of the playoffs last season.

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South Region Trends, Computer Predictions

The Duke Blue Devils are the top seed in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament for 2015, but they're also 0-3 ATS in their last three Round of 64 matchups (losing two of those games outright) and 3-7 ATS in their Round of 64 matchups in their past 10 tournaments. Here's a look at the complete March Madness betting trends for the South Region of the 2015 tournament bracket.

Also be sure to check out the OddsShark Computer Picks for each game of the NCAA Tournament.

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Midwest Region Trends, Computer Predictions

The unbeaten Kentucky Wildcats are 8-1-2 ATS in their last 11 games at the NCAA Tournament and finished this past season on an 8-1-1 ATS run for their supporters on the college basketball odds at the sportsbooks despite the huge spreads they were facing. Here's a look at the complete March Madness betting trends for the Midwest Region of the 2015 tournament bracket.

Also be sure to check out the OddsShark Computer Picks for each game of the NCAA Tournament.

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West Region Trends, Computer Predictions

The top-seeded Wisconsin Badgers are 7-1-1 ATS at the sportsbooks in their last nine NCAA Tournament games but 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games as double-digit favorites on the betting lines as they prepare to face No. 16 Coastal Carolina in the Round of 64. Here's a look at the complete March Madness betting trends for the West Region of the 2015 tournament bracket.

Also be sure to check out the OddsShark Computer Picks for each game of the NCAA Tournament.

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