After the Top Seeds, 2010 March Madness Betting is Wide Open

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

March Madness betting on Kansas, Kentucky, Duke and Syracuse is going to be popular but after those four top seeds, things are more difficult to predict.

This is one of the weaker fields in terms of the NCAA Tournament but that should mean more competitive March Madness lines.

March Madness betting picks Kansas as the team to win it all while Kentucky, Duke and Syracuse are getting attention as well.  After those four though, things are really wide open.  The #2 seeds do have some potential but they also have weaknesses.  West Virginia is a tough team that could do some damage as a second seed while Ohio State has Evan Turner.  The other #2 seeds though could struggle. Kansas State has no experience while Villanova has not played well down the stretch. The #3 seeds in March Madness betting have a similar feel.  Georgetown and Pittsburgh can be dangerous since they are from the Big East while Baylor and New Mexico have no experience.  When you are looking for a winner in March Madness lines you really want a team that can do it all and only Georgetown seems to have that ability from the #3 seeds.

The fourth-seeded teams really have some questions. Purdue is seeded fourth but they don’t have Robbie Hummel and most people don’t believe they will make it past the second round.  Vanderbilt is seeded fourth and they don’t look like a title contender at all.  Wisconsin and Maryland are interesting teams but both have their weaknesses.  Do you really want to pick a team that can’t score to win it all in March Madness betting?  Wisconsin plays great defense but they simply don’t have many offensive threats.  Maryland has Greivis Vasquez but not much else.

You could actually make a case in March Madness betting that the #5 seeds are better than some of the threes and fours.  It is well known that the 5 vs. 12 matchups have seen the #12 seeds do well but caution should be advised if you are taking the 12 seeds in this year’s tournament. Butler, Temple, Texas A&M and Michigan State might be the best group of fifth seeded teams in a long time.  Each of them probably should have received a better seed.

It is really a wide open NCAA Tournament that could see a number of surprises and that should make for great action.

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