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March Madness Betting Line - Duke Tops the South

March Madness betting line action has the Duke Blue Devils as the top seed in the South Regionals after an outstanding 2009-10 season.

March Madness betting line handicappers saw Duke dominate the field in the Atlantic Coast Conference for both the regular season and conference tournament. Duke has not been considered as a top shelf March Madness bet commodity in recent years due to the dominance of North Carolina but that perception has changed and the Blue Devils will be one of the most popular teams with those betting the March Madness betting line in the 2010 “Big Dance.”

Duke will face the winner of the “play in game” for their opening round opponent and will be an overwhelming favorite with the March Madness betting line to move on to the next round where they would face the winner of the matchup between 8-seed California, who was the Pac-10 regular season champion, and 9-seed Louisville.

The Villanova Wildcats make for an interesting 2-seed with the March Madness betting line in the South regional.  Villanova was a top 5 ranked team nationally for most of the season but faded really poorly down the stretch.  There were many who handicap the March Madness betting line that disputed Villanova’s worthiness as a 2-seed.

They will face 15-seed Robert Morris in the first round with the March Madness betting line.  Assuming Villanova prevails, they would face the winner of 7-seed Richmond and 10-seed St. Mary’s of California in the second round.  Baylor earned a 3-seed and is considered one of the most dangerous teams in the South regional.

They will take on 14-seeded Sam Houston in the opening round.  The winner will face the winner of the matchup between 6-seed Notre Dame and 11-seed Old Dominion.  Texas A&M is a 5-seed and will take on 12-seed Utah State.  The winner will take on the winner of the opening round game between 4-seed Purdue 13-seed Siena.

Purdue faded badly down the stretch and has injury problems that will likely prevent them from making a deep run in the tournament.