March Madness gambling handicappers would do well to consider 2-seed Villanova or even 3-seed Baylor as potential winners with the March Madness odds. Duke will have an easy opening round of March Madness betting action as they will face the winner of the play in game. They will then face the winner of the California/Louisville March Madness gambling matchup in the next round.
Cal is the type of team that could pose serious problems for Duke as Pac 10 Champions if they can escape that opening game against Louisville. One team that is seeded too high is 4-seed Purdue. The Boilermakers are limping into March Madness gambling action with a lot of injuries and with little success down the stretch.
They are not a realistic gambling contender and although they should win their opening game against Sienna they may stumble in their projected second round March Madness gambling matchup against Texas A&M.
Notre Dame also enters March Madness gambling with plenty of momentum as they were given up for dead in mid-February but rallied with an impressive stretch run that impressed everyone. The Irish tightened up their defense and are a team that will play with plenty of intensity.
They will face Old Dominion in the first round with the winner likely taking on Baylor, who will be a large first round favorite against Sam Houston State. Baylor was one of the top teams in the Big 12 Conference, which was one of the most underrated in college basketball this year.
Baylor could be a potentially valuable sleeper team in that they do not draw a lot of public attention or dollars. Villanova was a top 5 rated team nationally before a terrible finish to the season that stunned everyone.
They are one of the highest scoring teams in college basketball but must significantly tighten up their defense if they are to have any success this March. They should have a clear path to the Sweet Sixteen and a potential showdown with Notre Dame or Baylor.