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Facts and Figures From Previous National Championship Games

The NCAA National Champion in men’s basketball will be crowned on Monday night. The three weeks that begin in March and culminate the first week of April are fondly known as March Madness. Sixty-eight teams began, just two remain and only one will cut down the nets at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona […]

Gonzaga to End South Carolina Cinderella Run

One of the two Final Four games on Saturday features the No. 7 seeded South Carolina Gamecocks taking on the No. 1 seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs. The current line has Gonzaga favored by 6.5 points with the over/under point total on 138. At this point in time overall records do not matter. However, over the past […]

Early March Madness Predictions – Looking Back

On February 27th, yours truly decided to post my early March Madness Predictions – knowing full well how big of a butt this was going to make me look. I did pretty well with the Top Seeds, but that was obviously the easiest part of this exercise.  In this article, I’ll review just how awful my […]

Final Four Opening Lines and Betting Trends

The NCAA Tournament has gone from 68 teams with hopes of winning the National Championship to just four in two short weeks full of action. The Final Four this season includes three schools that have reached this point for the first time since the tournament was expanded. There will also be an East vs. West […]

Gonzaga Needs One Win to Reach First-Ever Final Four

On Saturday Elite Eight actions tips off when the No. 11 seeded Xavier Musketeers play the No. 1 seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs with the winner moving on to the Final Four. The current line has Gonzaga favored by 8 points with the over/under point total on 145. Entering this game, Xavier is 6-4 straight up and […]

UCLA Faces Tough Sweet 16 Matchup Against Kentucky

On Friday night, one of the South Region semifinals features the No. 3 seeded UCLA Bruins against the No. 2 seeded Kentucky Wildcats from the FedEx Forum, in Memphis, Tennessee. The current line has UCLA favored by 1 point with the over/under point total on 168. Entering this game, UCLA in its past 10 games […]

Michigan Looks to Continue Improbable Run towards the Final Four

One Midwest Region’s Sweet 16 matchup features the No. 7 seeded Michigan Wolverines playing the No. 3 seeded Oregon Ducks. The current line has Michigan favored by 1.5 points with the over/under point total on 147. Entering this game, Michigan is 9-1 straight up and 7-3 against the spread in its past 10 games, while Oregon is […]

Sweet 16 Returnees Fare Better Than Newcomers

The Sweet 16 starts Thursday in the NCAA tournament and some of the participants are returning for a second year. Unlike the past two years when six teams each returned to the Sweet 16, this year just five return – Gonzaga, North Carolina, Kansas, Wisconsin and Oregon. Dating back 25 years, teams that make consecutive […]

Kansas Jayhawks Favored to Win NCAA National Championship

Thus far after two rounds of upsets, tightly contested games, controversial calls and no calls, the Kansas Jayhawks have been the only No. 1 seed to dominate in their first two games. Over the first two rounds of the tournament last weekend, Kansas won by an average of 29 points, shot 54.6% from the floor […]

Kansas Must Beat Michigan State to Reach Sweet 16

On Sunday, two college basketball programs that have been successful for decades, meet in the second round of the NCAA Tournament when the No. 9 seeded Michigan State Spartans play the No. 1 seeded Kansas Jayhawks. The current line has Kansas favored by 8 points with the over/under total on 147.5. In its past 10 […]