NCAAB Round of 64 Free Picks

Posted by Aaron . on March 15, 2016 in

Now that March Madness is set to start tomorrow night, it’s time to start thinking about putting bets on those first-round picks. Let’s look at some of the best NCAAB free picks we think you should take. Of course, you’ll want to check the latest lines and injury reports as the games get closer.

NCAAB Round of 64 Free Picks

 

 

West Bracket

#6 Texas over #11 Northern Iowa

Shaka Smart has made the Texas Longhorns better much more quickly than people thought, and this is a team that could beat traditional rivals Texas A&M and then find themselves in the Sweet Sixteen…against their huge football rivals from the University of Oklahoma. But first things first. Yes, UNI has a couple of big upsets under their collective belts this year, but Texas has simply improved as the season has gone on, both in protecting the ball as well as defending the boards on the inside.

#1 Oregon over #16 Holy Cross or Southern

You have the Tuesday night battle of Two Teams Who Are Glad to Be Here in Dayton…then they get to fly out west and get torched by the Ducks. Take a close look at the line, though. If it’s more than 15 or 20, think seriously about taking the underdog to cover. These teams have played their hearts out just to grab a spot on the big bracket, and they are likely to throw the kitchen sink at the Ducks. So I think Oregon will win that game, but I don’t think it will be the huge blowout that the lines might predict.

Midwest Bracket

#5 Purdue over #12 Arkansas – Little Rock

Purdue looked like they were taking on water going into the NCAA tournament, but then they muscled their way to the Big Ten final and gave Michigan State a fairly good game. Their trio of big men makes them tough to pound inside, and they also have a fairly solid backcourt when it comes to defending and getting points in transition. UA-Little Rock is a game bunch, but I don’t think they have enough to take down the Boilermakers.

East Bracket

#7 Wisconsin over #10 Pitt

Through the first half of the season, the Badgers looked like they would fail to qualify for the NCAA tournament altogether. However, once they hit conference play, they slowly started putting things back together and had one of the stronger runs in the second half of the Big Ten schedule. They should have a fairly easy time holding off a Pitt team that somehow knocked off a couple of ACC titans but was fairly mediocre overall.

South Bracket

#4 Cal over #13 Hawaii

Yes, the Rainbow Warriors pulled off conference tournament magic and ended up in the Big Dance. However, Cal is one of the Pac-12 teams that actually causes problems for the opposition, and they will make Hawaii’s appearance in the tournament short.