2018 March Madness Betting Predictions

Posted by Derrick Harper on February 23, 2018 in

The 2018 NCAA Tournament is right around the corner. What fun it should be, with all of the teams looking to take down 6 games, and become the national champion. Most years you will see a bunch of teams that can win the title, but amazingly this season could be more wide open than any of the others. Let’s take a look at the 2018 March Madness Betting Predictions, based on the NCAAB Odds for the Final Four, Elite 8 and First Round Upsets.

2018 March Madness Betting Predictions

Final Four Betting

When you are betting on the NCAA Final Four, taking some of the favorites may seem like a great idea, but not so fast. There are certainly going to be some underdogs making quite a run.

The first team we are betting in the NCAA Final Four is the defending champion North Carolina Tar Heels. The Tar Heels are +1600 to win it all, but this is a team that has been red-hot as of late. The Tar Heels can really score, and Roy Williams is picking up their defense.

The second team is the rivals of the North Carolina Tar Heels and that is the Duke Blue Devils. The Blue Devils have a young team, but their athleticism is unmatched. The Duke Blue Devils have +650 odds to win the NCAA Title. Duke is the second team we have going to the NCAA Final Four.

The third team we have moving to the NCAA Final Four is the Kansas Jayhawks. Just like North Carolina – they are listed at +1600. The Jayhawks fought hard all season for their 15th straight Big 12 title. The Jayhawks can really shoot the basketball and their inside game has improved greatly. Kansas at +1600 is a great wager.

The final team to the NCAA Final Four is the Villanova Wildcats at +550. The Wildcats are second only to Michigan State to win the national title. The Wildcats won the title back in 2016, and are looking to get back to the winner’s circle.

Elite 8 Betting

Betting on the NCAA Elite 8 can be difficult, especially before the start of the tournament. The brackets are going to be announced soon, but the four teams we have going to the Elite 8, but not reaching the Final Four feature:

Michigan State Spartans — Tom Izzo has a good team, but they have been playing with fire all season. If you play with fire too often, you are bound to get burnt. The Spartans missed out on the Final Four. The Spartans are the favorites to win the title at +450.

Arizona Wildcats — Sean Miller has shown in the past that he is having a tough time getting his team to the big round. While they are talented, we have them falling just short of reaching the Final Four. Arizona is +1500 to win the NCAA title.

Virginia Cavaliers — Tony Bennett and his Cavaliers are +550 to win the NCAA tournament. The Cavaliers are a great defensive team, but their offense leaves something to be desired. Look for the Cavaliers to fall a little short.

The Cavaliers are among the 2018 March Madness Betting favorites.

Xavier Musketeers — The Musketeers have one of the top coaches in all of America in Chris Mack. This is a great team, but getting to the NCAA Final Four may be a little too lofty for this team. At +2000 – we are not betting them to win the NCAA title.

When betting on teams to lose in the first round – once again – it’s a little tough before the brackets come out. When the brackets come out – you bet we will have some better picks to lose in the first round. A few teams we think could lose in the first round include.

First Round Upsets

Wichita State Shockers +2000 — Gregg Marshall and his team have had a great first season in the AAC. The Shockers though are just going to have a tough time in the big dance. Be on the lookout for the Shockers to lose in the first round.

Oklahoma Sooners +6600 — The Sooners are having a tough time down the stretch and could struggle to even make it in the tournament. The Sooners are a one-man team on offense. The Sooners are going to struggle against a well-balanced team.

Kentucky Wildcats +5000 — John Calipari’s young Wildcats team has talent, but they have had a tough time staying consistent. Look for that to come back and bite them in the butt in the tournament.

Best of luck with all your NCAA Betting during the tournament. We love March Madness, and cannot wait to get our bets in! We hope you enjoy the tournament this season, and most importantly win your College Basketball bets. Enjoy the tournament and take down the bets!