NCAA Basketball – Some Important Games This Weekend


Betting Sports NewsThe college basketball betting is getting intense as the teams start to jockey for position in the annual March Madness betting. Kentucky has managed to maintain the number one ranking in the country, but there are plenty of teams that are chasing the Wildcats in search of that top status. There are also several teams on the bubble for making the tournament that are in action this weekend as well. This could prove to be a very competitive weekend that is extremely fun to watch.

Saturday – (1) Kentucky @ Vanderbilt

These two SEC rivals are both trying to solidify their standing to make sure that they each make it into the NCAA tournament. Kentucky is having a great season and has posted a 24-1 record to this point. What really helps Kentucky is that it is 10-0 in the SEC and leads the SEC by a pretty good margin. The pay per head sports experts are more impressed with the way that Kentucky plays defense than offense. In Kentucky’s only loss, an earlier game in Indiana, the Wildcats only scored 72 points. It is defense that wins the day in Kentucky and that is how a team wins it all in March.

Vanderbilt has lost to ranked and unranked teams. There have been close games to go along with some losses that bordered on blowouts. The only win Vanderbilt has over a ranked team this year is a December win over Marquette. While Vanderbilt is game, it does not have the players it needs to pull this one off.

Pick: Kentucky

Saturday – Connecticut @ (2) Syracuse

Syracuse is still kind of hurting from its January 21st loss to Notre Dame. But the Orange have beaten both ranked teams it has played this year and is 10-1 in the Big East. A bodog review of the Syracuse season shows that the Orange started off strong enough to be considered the top team in the country. Syracuse had lost a little momentum in January, but it is quickly gaining that momentum back.

Connecticut is a shell of its former self. The Huskies have not beaten a ranked team all season and wound up splitting a two-game season series with Notre Dame. Connecticut just cannot score points, and that seems to be the one thing that holds this team back in every game.

Pick: Syracuse

Saturday – (6) Baylor @ (4) Missouri

Even the writers that post on an NBA blog have been keeping an eye on the Baylor Bears. The Bears were rolling right along in the Big 12 and then took two consecutive losses to two ranked teams. But even with that kind of hit, Baylor still stands as the sixth ranked team in the country. Baylor has been able to rise to the level of its competition most of the season. That is what will make this game so much fun to watch.

Mizzou’s win over eighth-ranked Kansas is what has pushed this team to the number four squad in the country. With its recent win over Oklahoma, it really looks like Missouri is on a roll that cannot be stopped. But do not count the Bears out of anything.

Gambling Advisor blog Free Pick: Baylor


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