March Madness betting excitement is high for this prestigious event as many handicappers consider the WCC to be the best tournament and group of teams to handicap the March Madness betting line with.
The West Coast Conference Tournament will take place from Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV and run from March 4-7.
St. Mary’s and Gonzaga have long been the cream of the crop in the West Coast Conference but there are some other teams in the league that have shown improvement and ability to score potential upsets and to be considered dangerous and live dogs.
St. Mary’s had a record of 23-7 straight up and was 11-3 in conference play. St. Mary’s was a break even 12-12-1 against the spread this season.
Gonzaga was also 11-3 in West Coast Conference action and was 21-9 straight up overall. The Zags went 15-11-1 against the spread this year to show improved board value over past recent editions.
Among the rest of the group the San Francisco Dons could be a dangerous March Madness bet commodity. San Francisco was 16-13 straight up and was 10-4 straight up in conference action to have a near miss for the title.
San Francisco was also a solid board value this year with a mark of 15-10-1 against the spread. San Francisco is a team that will be loaded for bear and a potential Cinderella candidate not only in this tournament but also in the “Big Dance” if they can get a ticket punched.
Santa Clara is another West Coast Conference team that will merit serious bet March Madness consideration. Santa Clara was 18-13 straight up and was 8-6 straight up in conference games while going 10-15-1 against the spread.
Portland is the epitome of a live dog with a tenacious coach and team that will always go all out. Portland was 20-10 straight up and 7-7 in West Coast Conference action and was 15-13-1 against the spread. Portland is the type of team that can score a huge March Madness betting upset if any of the top teams do not bring their best game and arrive asleep.