March Madness betting fans will immediately look to Oakland first in the Summit as they were the dominant team in the conference but upsets are possible with the March Madness betting line.
The Summit League tournament will take place from March 5-8 at Sioux Falls Arena in Sioux Falls, SD. The top 8 regular season finishers in the 10 team league will qualify for the tournament which will have a tradition seeding pattern of 1-8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5.
Oakland is likely to be everyone’s first choice to make a March Madness bet with as they finished with a record of 22-9 straight up and was 17-1 straight up in conference play. Oakland was also one of the better values on the board as they were 19-10-1 against the spread.
Oral Roberts is another well known program from the Summit League and they have a rich tradition of basketball success. Oral Roberts was 17-14 straight up and 13-5 in Summit League action while going 15-16 against the spread.
Indiana-Purdue is another team that could cause problems for Oakland and others in the Summit League tournament. Indiana-Purdue had a record of 18-13 straight up and was 15-12 against the spread while going 12-6 in straight up Summit League action.
IUPU-Ft. Wayne is yet another program from the Summit League that has garnered bet March Madness attention through the years and they are a program that can also cause problems in this tournament. IUPU-Ft. Wayne was 18-11 straight up and was 11-12 against the spread while going 11-7 straight up in Summit League play.
South Dakota State was 18-11 straight up including 10-8 in Summit League play while going 13-11 against the spread.
UMKC is yet another team that could be a surprise as well as a bargain value on the board as they went 16-13 straight up and 9-9 in the Summit League while going 13-8 against the spread to demonstrate excellent value.
Like most mid major conferences this tournament should bring out the best in all contestants as they know that the only chance they have for March Madness betting action in the “Big Dance” is to win this event.