Little debate followed the announcement that the Virginia Cavaliers were the top seed of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. As is always the case the arguments raged over everything else. The 68-team field is set for action with the College Basketball betting line. All told there were not any truly shocking results. Truth be told the teams left out had plenty of chances. Virginia is the top seed in the South regional. Leading the East is Villanova. Xavier is the surprise top seed of the West. And blue blood power Kansas is Numero Uno in the Midwest Regional.
2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
Date and Time: March 15 through April 2, 2018
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Interesting possibilities abound with the opening matchups. Action begins Thursday morning. Kentucky closed strong by winning the SEC Tournament. As a five seed they will face Davidson. For a marquee program that may bring College Basketball betting line value U of K is worth a look. They are in the South regional with Virginia. Tennessee was SEC regular season champs and highly profitable. Opening vs. Wright State the Vols have a path to make a move. Cincinnati is the South Regional two seed and as hardnosed as they come.
North Carolina and Others
North Carolina is the two-seed in the West Regional. Lightly regarded Lipscomb is UNC’s first opponent. West regional three seed Michigan should rout Montana. After winning the Big Ten Tournament the Wolverines had the week off. Will they be rusty or rested? Mizzou was something of a surprise as the eight seed in the West. Despite not really doing much of anything they earned respect for beating Kentucky earlier in the season. Gonzaga is always a March Madness favorite and has an easy opener against North Carolina Greensboro.
Villanova and More
Villanova will be a huge sportsbook online favorite to win it all. Opening with a game against a “First Four” winner makes for a likely win. Few teams were as profitable as the Wildcats this year. Also, in the East is an intriguing matchup between Alabama and Virginia Tech. Arkansas is a team in the East that may be a hidden gem of a value. Additionally, a good team worth keeping an eye on in the East is Purdue. Following a fast start the Boilermakers slumped at the end. Yet they are quite capable and a compete team.
Kansas Giving Doubt
Kansas may be the top seed in the Midwest Regional but they were not exactly dominant this season. Opening against Penn is no sure thing as the Jayhawks have been known to choke away early round games. Auburn is the four seed in the Midwest but running on fumes. Bruce Pearl’s team closed in horrible fashion but did win a share of the SEC title.
Matchup to Watch
Virginia doesn’t get a lot of love with the College Basketball betting line. Because they are not a flashy team and rely on defense they are often overlooked. Of course, that made the Cavaliers a great wagering value. UVA lost just nine out of 30 games vs. the line.
2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Betting Odds Picks
Virginia has been the most consistent team in the country. Gamblers love their reliability against the line. In conclusion they are the best pick to win the national title!
NCAA Betting Online Pick: Virginia Cavaliers