March Madness gambling excitement should be high for Saturday as several to shelf teams are likely to be in action and on the board with the March Madness odds.
In the East regional from Tampa the 4 seed Kentucky Wildcats are likely to face the 5 seed West Virginia Mountaineers. West Virginia had a less than stellar season but is still a respected Big East team that is capable of beating anyone on a given day.
Kentucky is considered to be one of the true threats to Ohio State in the East region as they have plenty of raw talent and were the champions of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Pitt could face a series NCAA March Madness bet threat on Saturday in their Southeast regional game from Washington DC as the Panthers will face the winner of Butler and Old Dominion. Butler was the runner up of last year’s Big Dance as they lost on the final shot in the title game against Duke while Old Dominion has proven to be a dangerous team of quality this season.
One of the most intriguing potential Saturday bet on March Madness matchups would come from Denver, CO in the Southwest regional between 4 seeded Louisville and 5 seeded Vanderbilt. Both teams are well coached and were in their respective conference races.
Louisville made it to the Big East Championship game last week before losing to UConn as they defeated an outstanding Notre Dame team along the way. Louisville coach Rick Pitino knows his way around the dance floor and will have his team ready for a bid to the Sweet Sixteen.
The winner of Thursday’s matchup between UCLA and Michigan State will face the winner of Florida vs. UC Santa Barbara which makes for intriguing possibilities. UCLA has shown marked improvement this year while Michigan State had a highly disappointing season but is still considered dangerous due to having Tom Izzo as the coach.
March Madness gambling respect is high again for Florida as they are the 2 seed in the Southeast regional.
San Diego State is the 2 seed in the West regional and should face the winner of Thursday’s matchup of Temple and Penn State.