A year after the Cavaliers became the first No. 1 seed ever to lose to a No. 16 seed, they’re the only No. 1 seed headed to the Final Four.
Before Brent Musburger became synonymous with his iconic catchphrase, “You are looking live,” he helped make the NCAA Tournament synonymous with “March Madness.”
Favorites went 16-0 straight up and 11-5 ATS in the second round of the NCAA Tournament after underdogs went 20-12 ATS with 11 outright wins in the first round.
Underdogs went 11-5 ATS with seven outright wins Friday to finish 20-12 ATS with 11 outright wins in the round of 64.
After starting the day 7-1 ATS, underdogs finished 9-7 ATS with four outright wins by Minnesota, Murray State, Baylor and Florida, which eliminated UNR in a 70-61 win.
Caesars Entertainment took five-figure wagers from a respected player on Vermont and New Mexico State, and South Point also took sharp action well into five figures on each team.
The Ducks — fresh off their Pac-12 conference tournament title run at T-Mobile Arena — quickly moved to 1-point favorites Sunday night over No. 5 seed Wisconsin after opening as 1½-point underdogs.
To help your bankroll survive and advance on the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, we asked a group of professional sports bettors, handicappers and oddsmakers for tips on wagering on March Madness.
As much as Americans love an underdog story, we also love tales of redemption, and several handicappers expect Virginia to redeem itself by winning the 2019 NCAA basketball championship.