The UF Team reveal their first handful of bets ahead of the first round of March Madness
The busiest month of the college basketball calendar is upon us, with the NCAA March Madness tournament getting underway this week.
While the First Four games get underway this evening, the UF Team are already looking ahead to the First Round.
Our Squad have picked out their first handful of best bets for the opening round, naming two markets that hold some value.
Here is the first part of our best bets for the first round of the mens’ NCAA Tournament.
Five second chance bets worth up to $50 each with PointsBet.
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SAN DIEGO STATE vs. CHARLESTON (Thursday, 3:10pm ET)
After a respectable campaign, fifth seed San Diego State kick off their March Madness campaign against 12th seed Charleston.
The Aztecs strolled into a 27-6 record and are in the top 20 in both the NCAA and KemPom rankings. They did have a brief spell of inconsistency, but the experience of the squad got them out of that blip.
The Mountain West school may not possess their strongest of offenses, but their defense has been next level, allowing an average of 63.6 points per contest this year.
While Charleston’s offense has been fairly effective at times this season, they could well struggle against the elite defense that the Atzecs possess.
San Diego State will end their eight-year wait for a tournament win here, and their spread line looks achievable in this matchup.
TIP: San Diego State -5.5 (-110, FanDuel)
ORAL ROBERTS vs. DUKE (Thursday, 7:10pm ET)
Another fifth seed vs 12th seed game makes the cut here, as Duke take on Oral Roberts in Orlando.
Senior Guard Max Abmas has been a standout for he Golden Eagles this season, averaging 22.2 point per game, while 7ft3 forward Connor Vanover has proven to be a nightmare for defenses this year.
While the Duke Blue Devils are in hot form after being crowned ACC Champions, they could well be pushed all the way by a veteran Golden Eagles side here.
Success is a big ask of Oral Roberts here, but their spread line looks quite generous, and they could keep it closer than the bookmakers are suggesting.