2013 March Madness Betting – What Every Player Should Know Heading In To The March Madness


The Gonzaga Bulldogs 2013 March Madness Betting had the worst strength of schedule during their season in the West Coast Conference of any No. 1 seed in the last 20 years of the March Madness tournament. The Duke Blue Devils are a No. 2 seed in the Midwest region after going 17-1 with Ryan Kelly in the lineup and finishing second overall in the ACC regular season standings, while the St. Louis Billikens appear to be everybody’s favorite sleeper pick after going 5-1 against nationally ranked opponents and going 13-3 in conference play to win both the Atlantic-10 regular season and tournament trophies. All of those things are important to remember when completing your bracket prior to the beginning of third round play on Thursday, as you try and beat out both coworkers and sports betting bookies while wagering on the national title tournament.

2013 March Madness BettingThe Bulldogs are one tam that should be approached with caution heading in to the tournament, as they may be overvalued as a No. 1 and West Coast champion. Gonzaga dominated its conference with a 16-0 record and will enter the Madness on a 14-game win streak, but there could be reason for concern even though they finished third in the nation in field goal-percentage. The problem with going all-in on Gonzaga is that they haven’t really proven themselves against the type of teams they will face in the tournament, with their only two losses coming to Illinois and Butler. Saint Mary’s is the only other team from the WCC that will have a shot at playing the March Madness, and that is why the Bulldogs could have some trouble with teams like Wisconsin and Ohio State in the same online sportsbook bracket.

Meanwhile, the Blue Devils could be one of the teams that are underrated heading in to the Madness, as well as the team that beat them out for the ACC titles in Miami. Duke went undefeated during the regular season when Kelly played, and the Hurricanes roughed up some very good teams, including a run to the top of the ACC standings and a tournament championship. Duke is a No. 2 seed in the Midwest and Miami is a No. 2 in the East, but both 5Dimes teams have a chance to do some major damage.

One more team to keep an eye on in the national title tournament is Saint Louis, which has a chip in its shoulder after getting no respect despite an excellent online sports betting season. The Billikens won games against a number of tournament teams including New Mexico, Butler, and a pair of victories over VCU, and will be the No. 4 team in the Midwest. St. Louis has the chance to make some major noise once the Madness begins, so don’t sleep on the Billikens when you complete your bracket. For all of the latest March Madness betting odds and a better look at who you should have your money on as the tournament continues, be sure to check out the best sports betting sites.


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