Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Madness 2016 - The Sweet 16

Good evening everyone.  Well, the NCAA Tourney kicked off last week, and you have two guys who work in sportsbooks and a sucker (evidently) giving you picks.  Guess which pair of bettors went 3-2, and which guy went 1-4.  Hmmm...  :)  In spite of that, I'm back this week to match wits against Joey and Pete.  We'll let Joey (our reigning champ from football season) lead us off again.  Live from the Palace Station Sportsbook & Casino, here's Joey...


Joey's Parlay Card (Last Week 3-2/Overall 3-2)

Villanova (-4) vs. Miami
Texas A&M (+2) vs. Oklahoma - There is no way I can bet against the luckiest team in college basketball...
Maryland (+6.5) vs. Kansas
Virginia (-5) vs. Iowa State - UVA is a team on a mission...
Gonzaga (-4.5) vs. Syracuse - Gonzaga is red hot and should make the elite eight...

The four number ones are still in and are headed for a collision course.  I like all four to advance, but I only like one to cover the spread.  Good luck with your brackets and may all your tickets cash!


Just a little spoiler alert for ya here now, as you're going to see some significant differences between Joey's and Pete's bets.  Coming to you live from somewhere on the Vegas Strip, here's Pete...


Pete's Parlay Card (Last Week 3-2/Overall 3-2)

Oklahoma (-2) vs. Texas A&M
Kansas (-6.5) vs. Maryland
Notre Dame (-1) vs. Wisconsin
Syracuse (+4.5) vs. Gonzaga
North Carolina (-5) vs. Indiana


And my picks are lined up more with Pete's than with Joey's, but I also return to "trusty" totals after last week.  Live from the White Mountains, here are my bets...


Coach's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-4/Overall 1-4)

Kansas (-6.5) vs. Maryland - Jayhawks played like a #1 seed last week..
Oregon (-3) vs. Duke - I think the Ducks have too much firepower...
Duke/Oregon (Under 157) - I expect some deliberate possessions will keep this under...
Iowa State/Virginia (Under 142) - UVA plays too much D for this total...
North Carolina (-5) vs. Indiana - Again, a #1 whose sky is the limit...


And now we wait until Thursday night...  As always, remember that these picks are for entertainent purposes only.  Enjoy your weekend of hoops and we'll see you next week!






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