|Written by Michael|
Bet on NCAABIt's March, and that means college basketball. Everyone is thinking about how their brackets will look and searching for those long shot schools that can make betting at this time of year both exciting and lucrative.
Finding those long shots that will do well and make it to the final eight or final four is one of the most difficult aspects of handicapping college basketball. Everyone knows it will happen, but it is still very difficult to uncover these Cinderella teams.
Anyone can look at the seeding and see which teams are number one and number two in their divisions. Most of the time this represents the final four or at least the final three. Where will the surprise come from? This writer is looking at teams from the Big East. This conference has been very competitive and once they get into a tournament format, one of the Big East teams good surprise.
The best chance of a surprise may come from Marquette. This will depend upon how well they do in the Big East conference tournament. Keep an eye on how competitive each team is in the conference tournament. Any team showing momentum coming out of this tournament, may be a big surprise during March Madness. This may be the Golden Eagles.
Another possibility will be the Louisville Cardinals. They too, could be a very competitive team and will certainly have long odds. Teams from the Big East are not given the respect they deserve from bettors. However, this year, there may be many regrets by ignoring the Big East.
The odds of one of the teams mentioned above winning the NCAA tournament are long, 25-1 or 30-1 at least; but the chances of making it to the final four are better. Pay attention to the teams that have played well in the Big East, and keep them in mind when making out your bracket predictions.