March Madness bet fans will have one of the most underrated conferences in the land to handicap as the Mountain West has turned out to be one of the true power conferences to bet March Madness action with.
The Mountain West Conference Tournament will begin from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV on March 8 and run through March 12. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on all games in this and the other post season tournaments so be sure and have your account open and ready for action today.
Of course the big news out of the Mountain West Conference concerns who will NOT be here as much as who will be on hand.
Brandon Davies was without question one of the most important members of the BYU Cougars and the reason that they were being mentioned as a potential number one seed for the “Big Dance” but he has been kicked off the team for violation of the BYU “Honor Code” and with his departure the dynamics of this tournament completely changed.
With Davies the Cougars were a bona fide NCAA March Madness bet threat to win it all but without him it is more likely than not that they will be bounced in the early rounds.
BYU was neck and neck with San Diego State this year in the Mountain West and they defeated the Aztecs in both of their head to head meetings, but that was with Davies in the lineup.
BYU had a record of 27-3 straight up and 13-2 in the conference while going just 12-14 against the spread.
San Diego State could all of a sudden emerge as a bet on March Madness favorite for this event as they went 28-2 straight up and 17-11 against the spread. The Aztecs were 13-2 in Mountain West action and are a deep and talented team.
UNLV is another potentially dangerous commodity as they are the host team for this tournament and had a record of 22-7 straight up and 10-5 in the league. The Rebels were just 11-17 against the spread which makes them a potential overlay in the eyes of some March Madness bet handicappers.