March Madness betting respect is high for Duke as they are the defending national champions and a team that is a proven commodity with the March Madness betting line.
Duke opened as a strong +400 favorite at Sports Gambling to win the national championship and added to their credentials and resume with a win over North Carolina in last week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Duke was 30-4 straight up and 19-14 against the spread to show solid March Madness bet value heading into the Big Dance.
Duke is often a “public” team that garners plenty of ignorant money from a general betting population that doesn’t follow college basketball during the regular season so handicappers will want to be careful to avoid potential overlays.
San Diego State is the number two seed in the West regional and is coming off a big win in the Mountain West Conference Tournament as they defeated regular season champion BYU in the title game.
The Aztecs opened at Sports-Gambling as a +1400 field selection to win the national championship. San Diego State finished 32-2 straight up with their only 2 losses in the regular season to BYU and they were a highly profitable 20-12 against the spread.
Connecticut was the winner of the Big East Tournament last week and earned a number three seed in the West regional as a reward. UConn has an overall record of 26-9 straight up and 18-11 against the spread to show outstanding bet March Madness board value as well.
Jim Calhoun is one of the most successful coaches in college basketball and the UConn program is a perennial Final Four contender. UConn was +1800 at Sports-Gambling to win the national championship.
The Texas Longhorns could be an outstanding March Madness betting sleeper as they are deep and talented and the second best team from the Big 12 Conference. Texas finished with a record of 27-7 straight up and was a highly profitable 20-9 against the spread.
Texas won at Kansas to show their ability to win a huge road game and may bring enhanced value due to a lackluster finish to their season. Texas opened at Sports-Gambling as a +1800 choice to win the national championship.