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Bet On March Madness - Cougars Climbing Mountain West

Bet on March Madness handicappers had the BYU Cougars as a leading favorite to make the NCAA March Madness bet board as Mountain West Conference champion.

Bet on March Madness fans will likely still see the Cougars make the NCAA March Madness bet field although they trailed New Mexico in the Mountain West race. BYU had a bet on March Madness record of 25-3 straight up and 15-10 with the NCAA March Madness bet board.

Those who will be basketball betting madness March would have a highly balanced bet on March Madness commodity in BYU as the Cougars ranked 4th in the nation for scoring and in the upper fifth nationally for points permitted.

Jimmer Fredette is the leading bet on March Madness asset for the Cougars as he led them in scoring with an average of 21.5 points per game and also led the team in assists with 5 per game.  BYU will have an important bet on March Madness showdown against New Mexico at home on February 27.

In the first meeting between the teams at The Pit in New Mexico the Lobos prevailed 76-72 as 1.5 point chalks.  BYU’s most impressive conference win was over arch rival Utah on January 30 in an 82-69 decision.  Utah was another bet on March Madness conference favorite and a leading contender in their own right.

BYU has had their share of bet on March Madness disappointments this year, however.  A 74-88 loss at UNLV as 2-point dogs on February 6 was considered by some to be an outing of their team as being “overrated.”  Still, on balance, the Cougars have solid bet on March Madness credentials and were ranked as high as 14th in the nation in recent polls.

With a strong finish down the stretch and a good showing in the Mountain West Tournament the Cougars can get a solid seeding in the Big Dance.  After their loss at UNLV the Cougars rebounded with strong efforts in their next three games with payouts over Air Force, Colorado State, and Wyoming.