March Madness betting handicappers have long considered the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament to be one of the best mid-major events to play with the March Madness betting line.
The Missouri Valley Conference Tournament will run March 3-6 from St Louis Missouri and Missouri State, Wichita State, Indiana State, Northern Iowa, and Creighton would figure to be the top contenders with Missouri State and Wichita State the cream of the crop in this event.
Missouri State won the regular season title for the Missouri Valley Conference with a record of 23-7 straight up and 14-13-2 against the spread. The Bears won the regular season title in The Valley for the first time but they have had their share of March Madness bet success through the years.
Missouri State is one of the better defensive teams in college basketball as t held opponents to 62.9 points per game. Kyle Weems led the offense with 16.3 points per game and he was also the Bears leading rebounder with 7 per game. Missouri State beat Wichita State in both regular season games this year.
Wichita State is a fine team in their own right that could bring enhanced value to those looking to bet March Madness. Wichita State is 23-7 straight up and 12-13 against the spread after losing the regular season finale at Wichita State 69-64 which cost them the league crown.
The Shockers are very similar to the Bears in that they are a solid defensive team that allowed opponents just 62.1 points per game. Their offense lacks any one key or dominant player as the leading scorer was JT Durley with 11.3 points per game. The Shockers failed to get the money in their final 4 games of the regular season.
Indiana State is a potential March Madness betting sleeper as they finished 17-13 straight up and 19-10 against the spread with 6 payouts in their final 7 games of the season. The Sycamores also lacked a big time scorer as Dwayne Lathan averaged just 11.6 points per game to lead the team.
Indiana State’s offense averaged just 67.3 points per game while the defense allowed 65.2 points per game.