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2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament East Regional First Round – Milwaukee, WI Betting Information

The Purdue Boilermakers giveth and taketh.  To illuminate the Boiler are a team that gets right on the cusp of glory, only to fail when it matters most.  This season Purdue emerged as a March Madness betting favorite by leading the Big Ten regular-season race most of the way.  However, the Boilers eventually faded behind Wisconsin and Illinois.  And then, in the Big Ten tournament, Purdue made the championship game.  But Iowa was too much for them and won the title.  Purdue can redeem itself at the Big Dance.  Starting with their Friday matchup against Yale.

2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

East Regional First Round – Milwaukee, WI Betting Information

Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm ET
Location: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TV Coverage: TBS

#14 Yale vs. #3 Purdue Betting Odds

Yale +16½ ( -110 ) 144 ( -110 ) +1125
Purdue -16½ ( -110 ) 144 ( -110 ) -1750
Place Bets

Purdue brings an online sportsbook record of 27-7 straight up, 13-19-2 against the spread, and 18-16 over the total.  The Boilermakers have national metrics of 7th for scoring offense and 171st for points allowed.  Of major concern is that Purdue has covered only one of its last 12 games.  Gamblers have tired of being splattered with red ink.

Yale stands at 19-11 straight up, 14-15 against the spread, and 13-15-1 under the total.  Accordingly, the Bulldogs have national metrics of 138th for scoring offense and 189th for points allowed.  Yale has covered seven of its most recent nine games.  Correlate that Yale is the Ivy League champion.

CashBet Best Bet: 

Purdue Boilermakers

#11 Virginia Tech vs. #6 Texas Betting Odds

Virginia Tech +1 ( -110 ) 123½ ( -110 ) -102
Texas -1 ( -110 ) 123½ ( -110 ) -118
Place Bets

Above all, Virginia Tech is riding high for 2022 March Madness betting by winning the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.  The Hokies stand at 23-12 straight up, 18-16-1 against the spread, and 16-18-1 under the total.  Virginia Tech has national metrics of 214th for scoring offense but 18th for points allowed.  The Hokies have covered three straight games and the ACC tournament title.

Texas brings a record of 21-11 straight up, 12-20 against the spread, and 14-18 under the total.  In sum, the Longhorns have national metrics of 244th for scoring offense and 9th for points allowed.  Texas is in free fall with six consecutive failures on the board.

CashBet Best Bet: 

Virginia Tech Hokies

#11 Iowa State vs. #6 LSU Betting Odds

Iowa State +4 ( -110 ) 128½ ( -110 ) +155
LSU -4 ( -110 ) 128½ ( -110 ) -175
Place Bets

Overall, Iowa State brings a record of 20-12 straight up, 17-15 against the spread, and 15-17 under the total.  The Cyclones have national bet on NCAA basketball metrics of 277th for scoring offense and 27th for points allowed.  Iowa State has dropped three of its last five to the line.

LSU faces the unique prospect of playing without its head coach.  Last weekend Will Wade was fired for a host of alleged NCAA violations.  Now assistant coach Nick Nickelberry takes over as the interim.  LSU stands at 22-11 straight up, 19-14 against the spread, and 14-19 under the total.  Overall, the Bayou Bengals rank 129th for scoring offense and 30th for points allowed.  LSU has failed to get the cash in three consecutive games.

CashBet Best Bet: 

LSU Tigers

#14 Colgate vs. #3 Wisconsin Betting Odds

Colgate +7½ ( -110 ) 139½ ( -110 ) +270
Wisconsin -7½ ( -110 ) 139½ ( -110 ) -330
Place Bets

Of course, Wisconsin has a virtual 2022 March Madness Betting home game in this matchup at Milwaukee.  The Badgers are 24-7 straight up, 17-14 against the spread, and 19-12 over the total.  In sum, UW has national metrics of 178th for scoring offense and 98th for points allowed.  The Badgers have failed to cover three of their most recent five games.  Wisconsin won the Big Ten regular-season title.  Accordingly, UW was one of the nation’s best surprises.

Colgate has a record of 23-11 straight up, 17-15 against the spread, and 16-17 under the total.  To summarize, the Raiders have national metrics of 70th for scoring offense and 134th for points allowed.  Colgate has covered five of its most recent eight games and won the Patriot League tournament.

CashBet Best Bet: 

Wisconsin Badgers


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