March Madness betting expectations remain high for Pitt entering the Big Dance as they will bring plenty of respect and action to the March Madness betting line.
The Pitt Panthers won the regular season Big East championship with a record of 27-5 straight up and 14-13 against the spread. Pitt had a 1 game advantage over Notre Dame in the regular season race.
Pitt opened as a +600 choice at Sports Gambling to win the national championship. The Panthers have been at or near the top of the national polls all season and the Big East title will bring plenty of respect from casual March Madness bet fans.
The Florida Gators are another team that will bring plenty of attention and respect as a two time champion of the NCAA Tournament over the past decade and as the regular season champions of the Southeastern Conference.
Florida was 26-6 straight up and 13-13 against the spread and lost in the SEC Tournament championship game to Kentucky. The Gators were a +1800 selection at Sports-Gambling to win the national championship.
BYU may be the most overrated number 3 seed in the tournament as that ranking is a gift by the committee based on the regular season before they had to suspend their best player due to an honor code violation.
BYU is 30-4 straight up and was dominated in the Mountain West Conference championship game by San Diego State. The Cougars opened at Sports-Gambling as a +4000 choice to win the national title and will not garner much bet March Madness support.
The number 4 seed in the Southeast regional is Wisconsin, who is a good regular season team year after year but not a good tournament team. Wisky finished 23-8 straight up and was 15-12 against the spread. The Badgers were +4500 at Sports-Gambling to win the national championship.
Kansas State may be the most dangerous 5 seed in the field and opened at Sports-Gambling as a +3700 selection to win the national championship. K State has a solid March Madness betting resume that includes a regular season win over Kansas and has played its best ball of the season in the stretch run heading into March Madness.