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Four March Madness Matchups from Buffalo on Thursday

2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Regional First Round – Buffalo Betting Information

One of the under-the-radar teams that casual fans weren’t aware of was Providence.  Indeed, the Friars bring strong March Madness betting value because they are good and ignored.  So far, that doesn’t seem to be changing as the NCAA Tournament betting commences.  Meanwhile, the Iowa Hawkeyes are getting some love after a strong Big Ten Conference Tournament championship performance.  Iowa is a terrifying opponent because of their sharpshooting offense. UConn was another Big East surprise team that has made the NCAA Tournament.  In comparison, Arkansas is getting respect as an SEC contender.

2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

Regional First Round – Buffalo Betting Information

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022
Time: 12:40 pm ET
Location: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York
TV Coverage: truTV

#13 South Dakota State vs. #4 Providence Betting Odds

South Dakota St +2 ( -110 ) 148½ ( -110 ) +112
Providence -2 ( -110 ) 148½ ( -110 ) -132
Place Bets

First place in the Big East regular season belonged to Providence.  The Friars finished with a sportsbook record of 24-4 straight up, 17-11 against the spread, and 15-13 over the total.  Out of 350 teams, Providence has NCAA metrics of 140th for scoring offense and 101st for points allowed.  Late on, Providence has met the cooler with only three payouts in their last eight games.

South Dakota State was the winner of the Summit League.  Overall, the Jackrabbits finished 30-4 straight up, 17-14-1 against the spread, and 17-15 over the total.  South Dakota State has national metrics of 2nd for scoring offense but 297th for points allowed.  Additionally, the Jackrabbits are the top 3-point shooting team in the country.  SDSU has lost only three of its most recent ten games to the spread.

CashBet Best Bet:  South Dakota State

#12 Richmond vs. #5 Iowa Betting Odds

Richmond +10½ ( -110 ) 150½ ( -110 ) +425
Iowa -10½ ( -110 ) 150½ ( -110 ) -550
Place Bets

Iowa brings a 2022 March Madness betting record of 26-9 straight up, 22-13 against the spread, and 22-12-1 over the total.  To summarize, Iowa has national metrics of 5th for scoring offense but 238th for points allowed.  Keegan Murray is one of the nation’s best players, with 23.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.  Late on, Iowa is on fire with ten payouts in its last 13 games.

Richmond stands at 23-12 straight up, 17-18 against the spread, and 14-20-1 under the total.  Overall, the Spiders have national metrics of 148th for scoring offense and 183rd for points allowed.  Richmond upset Davidson in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament.

CashBet Best Bet:  Iowa Hawkeyes

#12 New Mexico State vs. #5 UConn Betting Odds

New Mexico State +6½ ( -110 ) 132 ( -110 ) +240
Connecticut -6½ ( -110 ) 132 ( -110 ) -280
Place Bets

Connecticut enters bet on NCAA basketball action with a record of 23-9 straight up, 13-18-1 against the spread, and 18-14 over the total. UConn has national metrics of 54th for scoring offense and 73rd for points allowed.  Of major concern is that UConn has covered only three of its last 14 games.  Too many casual bettors found out about the Huskies.

By contrast, New Mexico State stands at 26-6 straight up, 17-12 against the spread, and 15-13-1 over the total.  The Aggies have national metrics of 171st for scoring offense and 32nd for points allowed.  Teddy Allen has impressed with 19.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.  Late on, NMSU has covered five of its previous seven games.

 CashBet Best Bet:  New Mexico State Aggies

#13 Vermont vs.  #4 Arkansas Betting Odds

Vermont +5 ( -110 ) 139 ( -110 ) +180
Arkansas -5 ( -110 ) 139 ( -110 )) -220
Place Bets

On the whole, Arkansas is 20-12-1 straight up, 20-12-1 against the spread, and 20-13 over the total.  Arkansas has national metrics of 40th for scoring offense and 150th for points allowed.  Correlate that Arkansas was one of the best values on the board all season.

Counter to that is Vermont’s 2022 March Madness Betting record of 28-5 straight up, 19-13 against the spread, and 18-14 over the total.  The Catamounts bring national metrics of 109th for scoring offense and 20th for points allowed.  More emphatically, the Catamounts have covered six of their last eight games.

CashBet Best Bet:  Arkansas Razorbacks


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