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2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament West Regional First Round - San Diego, CA Betting Information

March Madness From San Diego Brings Four Friday Matchups

Three years ago, Texas Tech stunned America as a March Madness betting Final Four team.  Then-head coach Chris Beard was the toast of college basketball.  Now Beard is the head coach of the Texas Longhorns.  Mark Adams was elevated from Beard’s assistant to head coach of the Red Raiders.  Adams faces the daunting task of replacing the legend that made history.  It follows that the real test for Adams begins on Friday.  Texas Tech faces Montana State in the opening round from San Diego.  Last year Alabama gained national respect.  But this year, the Crimson Tide has been wildly inconsistent. 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament West Regional First Round - San Diego, CA Betting Information Date: Friday, March 18, 2022 Time: 12:45 pm ET Location: Viejas Arena, San Diego, California TV Coverage: TNT #14 Montana State vs. #3 Texas Tech Betting Odds Team SP/RL TOTAL ML Montana State +15 ( -110 ) 132 ( -110 ) +1050 Place Bets Texas Tech -15 ( -110 ) 132 ( -110 ) -1600 Place Bets Texas Tech has a top online sportsbook record of 25-9 straight up, 21-13 against the spread, and 16-18 under the total.  Overall, the Red Raiders have national metrics of 144th for scoring offense and 14th for points allowed.  Texas Tech has failed to cover five of its last six games. Montana State stands at 27-7 straight up, 17-14-1 against the spread, and 17-14-1 over the total.  In sum, the Bobcats have national metrics of 49th for scoring offense and 174th for points allowed.  Montana State has covered three in a row as the Big Sky tournament champion. CashBet Best Bet:  Montana State Bobcats First Four Winner vs. #6 Alabama – 4:15 PM – TNT   Alabama has taken a big step back in 2022.  Overall, the Crimson Tide has a 2022 March Madness Betting record of 19-12 straight up, 11-19-1 against the spread, and 21-10 over the total.  Alabama has national metrics of 12th for scoring offense ...
2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament South Regional First Round - Pittsburgh, PA Betting Information

Four March Madness Matchups on Tap from Pittsburgh on Friday

Ohio State was considered a strong March Madness betting candidate for the first half of the season.  But the Buckeyes faded down the stretch with four losses in their last five games.  Of great concern was an abysmal 71-68 loss to Penn State in the Big Ten tournament.  Ohio State faces plenty of skeptics entering the Big Dance against Loyola Chicago on Friday.  Of course, the Ramblers are best known for Sister Jean, the nun that inspired them to the Final Four.  Loyola Chicago epitomizes what a Cinderella program is all about. 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament South Regional First Round - Pittsburgh, PA Betting Information Date: Friday, March 18, 2022 Time: 12:15 pm ET Location: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania TV Coverage: CBS #10 Loyola Chicago vs. #7 Ohio State Betting Odds Team SP/RL TOTAL ML Loyola Chicago PK ( -110 ) 133 ( -110 ) -110 Place Bets Ohio State PK ( -110 ) 133 ( -110 ) -110 Place Bets Ohio State has a best sportsbook online record of 19-11 straight up, 15-15 against the spread, and 18-12 over the total.  In sum, the Buckeyes have national metrics of 107th for scoring offense and 158th for points allowed.  OSU has failed to cover four of its most recent five games. Loyola Chicago brings a mark of 25-7 straight up, 12-15-4 against the spread, and 17-14 over the total.  Overall, the Ramblers have national metrics of 91st for scoring offense and 29th for points allowed.  Loyola Chicago has covered four of its last five games.  Last time out, the Ramblers beat Drake 64-58 for the Missouri Valley Conference title. CashBet Best Bet:  Loyola Chicago Ramblers #15 Delaware vs. #2 Villanova Betting Odds Team SP/RL TOTAL ML Delaware +15 ( -110 ) 134 ( -110 ) +1050 Place Bets Villanova -15 ( -110 ) 134 ( -110 ) -1600 Place Bets Villanova brings a 2022 March Madness betting record of 26-7 straight up, 16-16-1 against the spread, and 16-17 under the total.  Accordingly, the Wildcats have national metrics of 115th ...
2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament East Regional First Round - Portland, OR Betting Information

Portland Hosts Four First Round Thursday March Madness Betting Games

Last year the UCLA Bruins became one of the great stories in March Madness betting.  UCLA began the NCAA Tournament in the First Four but advanced to the Final Four.  As a result, expectations were increased for this season.  UCLA was good but not great.  To show, the Bruins were runners-up to Arizona in the regular season and conference tournament.  Now UCLA has a chance to redeem itself in the Big Dance.  The Bruins have an easy first-round opponent against Akron.  That sets up well for a potential jumpstart to their season. 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament East Regional First Round - Portland, OR Betting Information Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022 Time: 1:45 pm ET Location: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon TV Coverage: TNT #9 Memphis vs. #8 Boise State Betting Odds Team SP/RL TOTAL ML Memphis U -3 ( -110 ) 133½ ( -110 ) -155 Place Bets Boise State +3 ( -110 ) 133½ ( -110 ) +135 Place Bets Memphis rallied from a bad start to finish 21-10 straight up, 15-15-1 against the spread, and 16-14-1 over the Bitcoin Sportsbook total.  Overall, the Tigers have national metrics of 55th for scoring offense and 161st for points allowed.  Memphis has covered eight of its most recent ten games. First place in the Mountain West Conference regular-season went to Boise State.  The Broncos are 27-7 straight up, 18-15 against the spread, and 15-18 under the total.  Boise State has national metrics of 225th for scoring offense and 15th for points allowed.  Late on, the Broncos have covered four of their previous six games. CashBet Best Bet:  Memphis Tigers #16 Georgia State vs. #1 Gonzaga Betting Odds Team SP/RL TOTAL ML Georgia State +23 ( -110 ) 148½ ( -110 ) +3000 Place Bets Gonzaga -23 ( -110 ) 148½ ( -110 ) -7000 Place Bets First seed for the entire 2022 March Madness Betting tournament is Gonzaga.  The Zags stand at 26-3 straight up, 14-12-3 against the spread, and 12-17 under the total.  Gonzaga has national metrics of 1st for scoring ...
2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Regional First Round – Buffalo Betting Information

Four March Madness Matchups from Buffalo on Thursday

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 Team SP/RL TOTAL ML South Dakota St +2 ( -110 ) 148½ ( -110 ) +112 Place Bets 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 Team SP/RL TOTAL ML Richmond +10½ ( -110 ) 150½ ( -110 ) +425 Place Bets Iowa -10½ ( -110 ) 150½ ( -110 ) -550 Place Bets Iowa brings a 2022 March Madness ...
2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament East Regional First Round vs. Fort Worth, TX Betting Information

March Madness Thursday Brings Four Games from Fort Worth  

Last year the Baylor Bears won their first national championship.  One would think that would give Baylor credibility with the gambling public.  But that has not been the case.  It’s not as if Baylor lacks March Madness betting cache.  Baylor has seen a sharp increase in traffic.  However, the Bears are still not considered to be in the same class as traditional blue bloods.  Baylor is the top seed for the East Region.  Yet the buzz around the Bears doesn’t reflect that.  Fort Worth has a strong lineup for Thursday’s action. 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament East Regional First Round vs. Fort Worth, TX Betting Information Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022 Time: 2:00 pm ET Location: Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, Texas TV Coverage: TBS #16 Norfolk State vs. #1 Baylor Betting Odds Team SP/RL TOTAL ML Norfolk St +20½ ( -110 ) 137½ ( -110 ) +2250 Place Bets Baylor -20½ ( -110 ) 137½ ( -110 ) -4500 Place Bets Baylor brings a sportsbook odds record of 26-5 straight up, 16-13-2 against the spread, and 16-14 over the total.  Baylor has national metrics of 47th for scoring offense and 34th for points allowed.  First place in the Big 12 went to Baylor.  The Bears have covered only two of their previous six games.   Head coach Scott Drew has a well-schooled team and system. Norfolk State has a record of 24-6 straight up, 17-9-1 against the spread, and 12-15 under the total.  Overall, the Spartans have national metrics of 69th for scoring offense and 40th for points allowed.  Norfolk State was the champion of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.  Late on, the Spartans have covered three of their most recent five games. CashBet Best Bet:  Baylor Bears #9 Marquette vs. #8 North Carolina Betting Odds Team SP/RL TOTAL ML Marquette +3½ ( -110 ) 152 ( -110 ) +150 Place Bets North Carolina -3½ ( -110 ) 152 ( -110 ) -170 Place Bets Marquette stands at 19-11 straight up, 16-14 against the spread, and 15-14 over the total.  In sum, the ...