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March Madness Betting - Kentucky on Pace in East

March Madness betting handicappers had to lay some serious wood if they wanted to bet on March Madness with Kentucky but those who did made money in the first two rounds.

March Madness betting anticipation continues to grow for a Final Four appearance by Kentucky as they are a consensus pick to make the Final Four by those who bet on March Madness. Kentucky scored a March Madness betting payout in their opening round win over East Tennessee State 100-71 as whopping 18.5-point chalks and followed that up with another payout as they blew out Wake Forest 90-60 as 9.5-point dogs.

Kentucky was a March Madness betting line favorite from the very start of the season and is now 34-2 straight up and peaking at the right time.  Kentucky will face the Ivy League’s Cornell Big Red in the Sweet Sixteen round of betting action.

Cornell continues to prove itself as a superb March Madness betting value and a dangerous underdog.  Cornell scored a 78-65 win over Temple in the opening round as 3-point dogs and then upset 4-seed Wisconsin 87-69 as 4.5-point dogs in the second round.

The other Sweet Sixteen matchup in the East features another potential March Madness betting “Cinderella” with 11-seed Washington taking on the powerful 2-seeded West Virginia Mountaineers.

The Washington Huskies come from the lightly regarded Pac-10 Conference but continue to surprise and impress gamblers with their board value in the Big Dance.  Washington scored an opening round win over 6-seeded Marquette 80-78 as 1-point dogs and followed that up with an 82-64 win over 3-seeded New Mexico as 2-point chalks.

There were no surprises with the West Virginia Mountaineers as they scored a 77-50 blowout win over 15-seeded Morgan State in the first round as 17-point chalks while following that up with a 68-59 win over 10-seeded Missouri as 6-point favorites.

West Virginia is one of the hottest teams on the Dance Floor as they were fresh off a Big East Tournament Championship from the previous weekend of action.