The NCAA Tournament has arrived. The opening weekend is coming up, with 32 games in those two days. There are some great games on the schedule. We have done our homework, and are ready to give you some of the best games to wager on. Let’s take a look at the Top 5 Betting Picks for Thursday/Friday of the Opening Weekend for March Madness Tournament:
Bucknell Bison +13.5 over West Virginia Mountaineers
The Bison are going to put up quite the fight in this game. The Mountaineers are out of the Big 12, and the conference has had some struggles over the last several seasons. If the Bison can take care of the basketball, and not give it up to West Virginia, they are going to have a chance at winning this game. Regardless of who wins, the Bucknell Bison are going to keep this game incredibly close on Thursday.
Xavier Musketeers +2 over Maryland Terrapins
The Musketeers lost a big player in the middle of the season, and tanked it from there. Coach Chris Mack and Xavier have bounced back and playing decent basketball right now. The Musketeers are out of the Big East, where they have been battle tested. Something is not right with the Terrapins right now. Look for a first round bow out for the Maryland Terrapins in this game.
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles +12 over Florida State Seminoles
What a rivalry game. Well, sort of a rivalry game. An instate rivalry game is never easy for the big school. The Gulf Coast Eagles are going to get back to Dunk City. The Eagles have a chance to really win two games in this tournament. The Seminoles have been tough all season, but are ripe for the picking. Look for the Gulf Coast Eagles to gain the crowd in Orlando early and win this game, in a very thrilling affair.
North Carolina Tar Heels -26 over Texas Southern
The Texas Southern Tigers out of the SWAC are in big trouble. The North Carolina Tar Heels are not going to mess around. Every year, we see complete blowouts in the 16/1 games. The Tar Heels are not going to mess around, and are ready to get back to the national title game. Look for North Carolina to blow the Tigers out from start to finish, and easily cover this spread on Friday.
Michigan Wolverines -2 over Oklahoma State Cowboys
One of the hottest teams in all of college basketball are the Michigan Wolverines. The Wolverines are just 2 point favorite in this game. Michigan is coming off four straight wins in the Big Ten Tournament. The Cowboys had a good season, but really just got hot for a while, which got them in the tournament. The Cowboys do not have enough offense to win this game. Look for Michigan to win this game in a Big 10/Big 12 battle.
There you have it! It’s the best time of year. The NCAA Tournament is here, and we are pumped for the games. We hope you enjoy the games, and we wanted to give you a few of our favorite Betting Picks for the opening weekend. Best of luck and enjoy the games!