HERE’S OUR COLLEGE B-BALL UPDATE –
IT’S TIME TO SLOT IN THE #1-THRU-#10 SEEDS IN NEXT MONTH’S NCAA TOURNAMENT
The countdown is on:
Selection Sunday is set for March 15th and there’s a whole lot of movin’ and shakin’ going on whether it be for a #1, #2 or #3 seed in the “Big Dance” or whether you’re talking about simply getting an invite.
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As we draw closer and closer to the aforementioned NCAA Tournament – can’t wait for “March Madness” as you can tell! – we get you our updated “win-it-all” odds for this year’s tourney. See what you think (all prices below all based on $100 play):
TEAM ODDS TO WIN 2020 NCAA TOURNAMENT
Gonzaga + 900
Baylor + 1000
Duke + 1000
Kansas + 1000
“The Field” + 1000
Louisville + 1100
San Diego State + 1300
Dayton + 1600
Kentucky + 2000
Maryland + 2000
Michigan State + 2000
Seton Hall + 2200
Auburn + 2500
Oregon + 2500
COLLEGE BASKETBALL REPORT
Let’s expand our NCAA Tournament look even more now that we’re digging deeper and deeper into the hoops-mad month of February — now, we’re getting you our top 10 seeds in each of the NCAA Tournament’s four regions (and they are all subject to change, of course) –
EAST – Kansas, Maryland, Villanova, Penn State, Marquette, Ohio State, Texas Tech, Northern Iowa, Rhode Island and Cincinnati
MIDWEST – Baylor, Duke, Dayton, Auburn, Creighton, Iowa, Houston, Arizona, LSU and Rutgers
SOUTH – San Diego State, Florida State, Louisville, West Virginia, Butler, Michigan State, Utah State, Virginia, Stanford and BYU
WEST – Gonzaga, Seton Hall, Kentucky, Oregon, Michigan, Colorado, Illinois, Florida, Oklahoma and Saint Mary’s
Again, if Seton Hall could win the regular-season and Big East Tournament in New York City – despite the two losses last week — then we could see the Pirates “stealing” a #1 seed provided any of the above-listed top seeds loses in their respective mini-tournies. Also, could see a Baylor / Duke flip-flop at the top two seeds in the Midwest if the Dookies are more impressive in winning the ACC Tournament let’s say than Baylor is en route to winning a Big 12 mini-tourney and if the Baylor Bears have lost more than one regular-season game. Remember it’s Baylor vs. Kansas this Saturday in an ESPN must-see affair in Waco.
Right now, our “Last Four In” would include … Tulsa, Indiana, Bradley and Alabama
In other NCAA Basketball News & Notes …
Let’s take a quickie peek at how our top seeds in each NCAA Tournament region have fared spreadwise so far this year:
KANSAS – The Jayhawks are a more-than-respectable 16-10 ATS (against the spread) this season – that’s a .615 winning percentage – following Monday night’s walk-in-the-park 91-71 win / cover versus 17-point pup Iowa State. Folks, that includes a nifty 9-4 spread log whenever playing fellow Big 12 teams and it includes a current four-game spread winning streak for the Jayhawks. Note that Bill Self’s crew owns non-conference covers this year against the likes of Dayton, BYU and Colorado plus the Kansas kids sport a regular-season sweep spreadwise against rival Oklahoma and above-mentioned Iowa State.
BAYLOR—The only Big 12 team with a better spread mark than above-mentioned Kansas is this Bears’ bunch that is a sizzling 16-8 versus the vig for a .667 winning rate overall. Note that Scott Drew’s squad is a rollicking 9-3 versus the vig when playing fellow Big 12 teams and that includes five-of-six spread wins when playing conference road games (covers this season at Texas, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Kansas and Texas Tech). Note that Baylor currently is a 3.5-point betting favorite for this Feb. 18th road game at Oklahoma and overall the Bears are a modest 11-8 ATS as favorites and 5-and-oh as dogs or in Pick ’Em affairs.
SAN DIEGO STATE – No matter how you slice it, this has been a slam-bang year for the SDSU Aztecs who own a dizzying 17-6-1 ATS mark (that’s a .739 winning rate) and that features a five-game spread winning streak while entering Saturday’s home game against UNLV. Give it up for a San Diego State squad that’s 9-3-1 vig-wise in Mountain West Conference games and did you realize that Brian Dutcher’s club 10-1 ATS whenever not in the role of double-digit betting favorites? Last thing on these Aztecs: They’re 9-1 against the juice on the road, so keep that in mind for that Feb. 29th regular-season finale at Nevada, okay?
GONZAGA — Okay, so the Bulldogs’ 14-11-1 ATS mark is the least impressive of these projected #1 NCAA Tournament seeds, but do keep in mind that Mark Few’s club still is playing .560 ball spreadwise and normally laying some hefty prices: Gonzaga is 9-9-1 against the odds whenever laying 10-or-more points and 5-2 ATS when not laying twin-figure prices. Note that this West Coast Conference crew owns non-league spread wins against the likes of Arizona, Washington and Texas A&M and since Jan. 9th the Zags area rock-solid 7-3 spreadwise with covers against Saint Mary’s and BYU right there in the mix.
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