2022 NCAA Basketball Tournament Pittsburgh Regional Betting Picks

2022 NCAA Basketball Tournament Pittsburgh Regional Betting Picks

Pittsburgh will host one of the most respected power brands in college basketball on Friday. Namely, the Villanova Wildcats are not a historic blue blood. But they are new money. Consider that Villanova has beaten the College Basketball lines for two national titles (2016, 2018). Villanova is the second seed of the south region. Wise Guys believe that any team coached by Jay Wright merits a strong look. Especially when facing an outclassed Delaware program. March Madness offers redemption to teams that fell short during the season. Ohio State is the type of team that can take advantage.

2022 NCAA Basketball Tournament Pittsburgh Regional

Date and Time:Friday, March 18, 2022
Location:PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
TV Coverage:CBS/TNT

Loyola Chicago vs. Ohio State

Date and Time:Friday, March 18, 2022, 12:15 PM
Location:PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV Coverage:CBS
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
TeamSpreadTotalML
Loyola ChicagoPK (-110)132½ (-110)-110
Ohio StatePK (-110)132½ (-110)-110
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Loyola Chicago has covered four of its last five games and beat Drake for the Missouri Valley Conference championship. Overall, Loyola Chicago is 25-7 straight up, 12-15-4 against the spread, and 17-14 over the total. The Ramblers rank 91st for scoring offense and 29th for points allowed.

Ohio State has failed to cover four of its most recent five games. As a result, the Buckeyes have an online betting record of 19-11 straight up, 15-15 against the spread, and 18-12 over the total. OSU ranks 107th for scoring offense and 158th for points allowed.

SBG Best Bet: Ohio State Buckeyes.

Delaware vs. Villanova

Date and Time:Friday, March 18, 2022, 2:45 PM
Location:PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
TV Coverage:CBS
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
TeamSpreadTotalML
Delaware+15½ (-110)133½ (-110)+1050
Villanova-15½ (-110)133½ (-110)-1600
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Delaware has covered three straight games and won the Colonial Athletic Association title. Now the Blue Hens are 22-12 straight up, 15-18 against the spread, and 18-15 over the total. Delaware ranks 92nd for scoring offense and 247th for points allowed.

Late on, Villanova has covered only four of its most recent 13 games. Now the Wildcats are 26-7 straight up, 16-16-1 against the spread, and 16-17 under the total. Villanova ranks 115th for scoring offense and 36th for points allowed.

SBG Best Bet: Villanova Wildcats.

Chattanooga vs. Illinois

Date and Time:Friday, March 18, 2022, 6:50 PM
Location:PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV Coverage:TNT
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
TeamSpreadTotalML
Chattanooga+7½ (-110)135½ (-110)+270
Illinois-7½ (-110)135½ (-110)-330
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Chattanooga has covered five of its most recent eight games. Correlate that the Mocs are 27-7 straight up, 17-15 against the spread, and 17-15 over the total. Chattanooga ranks 75th for scoring offense and 53rd for points allowed. On this occasion, the Mocs are outclassed.

Illinois has covered only two of its last nine games. To summarize, the Fighting Illini have a College basketball lines record of 22-9 straight up, 13-18 against the spread, and 17-13-1 over the total. Illinois ranks 52nd for scoring offense and 136th for points allowed.

SBG Best Bet: Illinois Fighting Illini.

Pittsburgh Regional UAB vs. Houston

Date and Time:Friday, March 18, 2022, 9:20 PM
Location:PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV Coverage:TNT
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
TeamSpreadTotalML
UAB+8½ (-110)136 (-110)+325
Houston-8½ (-110)136 (-110)-400
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UAB has covered three of its most recent four games. Accordingly, UAB is 27-7 straight up, 18-13-1 against the spread, and 21-10-1 over the total. The Blazers rank 14th for scoring offense and 55th for points allowed.

Houston has covered the spread in seven of their last eight games. Last year Houston made the Final Four. Houston is 29-5 straight up, 22-12 against the spread, and 14-18-2 under the total. Overall, the Cougars rank 60th for scoring offense and 7th for points allowed. Houston was the dominant team in the AAC. To illustrate, they won the regular season and tournament championships.

SBG Best Bet: Houston Cougars.

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