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March Madness NCAA Tournament College Basketball Betting Preview for Saturday

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

The Final Four from the NCAA Tournament has been set and scheduled over national television are two outstanding games to the satisfaction of college basketball bettors worldwide.

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The Final Four will be played at Reliant Stadium in Houston Texas which is the home of the NFL Texans. At 6PM Eastern Time on TBS the Oklahoma Sooners will meet the Villanova Wildcats. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the Big East entrant Villanova Wildcats favored by -2 points with the total lined at 144 ½ points. In the Pearl Harbor Invitational held on December 7th in Hawaii the Oklahoma Sooners with a second half run defeated the Villanova Wildcats 78-55. The Sooners were up 32-26 at the half and they outscored the Wildcats 46-29 in the second half. Isaiah Cousins had 19 points for the Sooners and dished out 10 assists plus grabbed six rebounds. The Wildcats faced a formidable foe in the Elite 8 as they defeated Kansas 64-59 and covering as a +2 point underdog. Villanova had a good defensive performance forcing 16 Jayhawks turnovers. It also helped the Wildcats as they made 18 of 19 free throws. Oklahoma put on a strong performance in their 80-68 victory to Oregon in the Sweet 16. The Sooners were up 48-30 at the half and made 12 of 24 three pointers.

Game 2 of the Final Four features the North Carolina Tar Heels who will battle the Syracuse Orange at 8:50PM Eastern Time on TBS. In this battle between ACC conference teams the North Carolina Tar Heels are favored by -9 points with the total lined at 144 ½ points. North Carolina won both regular season meetings against the Orange this year. The latest was a 75-70 home victory by the Tar Heels but they failed to cover as a -13 point favorite. The Orange defeated Virginia in the Elite 8 by the score of 68-62 as a +8 point underdog. Syracuse was down 16 points in the second half and closed the game by outscoring Virginia 31-11. North Carolina’s size and length was too much in their Elite 8 victory against Notre Dame 88-74 and covering as a -9 ½ point favorite.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Friday

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

The NBA on ESPN TV will feature two outstanding matchups to the satisfaction or pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It all gets underway on ESPN at 8PM Eastern Time as the Atlanta Hawks will play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland will be on a back to back in this spot as they will be home to the Nets on Wednesday. The Hawks enter with a mark of 45-31. In the playoff chase Atlanta currently holds the number three seed in the Eastern conference. They hold just a one game lead over the Miami Heat for home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. As the Cavs are in action on Wednesday they held a two game lead over the Toronto Raptors for home court advantage throughout the Eastern conference playoffs. It is possible that these two teams could meet in the Eastern conference finals. In the playoffs last year the Cavaliers swept the Hawks in four games. Their lone meeting was way back on November 21st with the Cavs earning the 109-97 home victory and cover as a -5 ½ point favorite. The Hawks are currently hot team winners of eight of their past ten games.

The late night game tips at 10:30PM Eastern Time on ESPN as the Golden St Warriors welcome into town the Boston Celtics. The Celtics will be on a back to back as they play at Portland on Thursday. The Warriors have a mark of 68-7. Boston is fighting for home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs as there is a three way tie record wise for the fourth seed in the East with Charlotte and Miami. The Warriors securely holds the first seed in the west and has a five game lead over the second seeded San Antonio Spurs with seven games remaining. The Warriors just need to win five of their next seven games to clinch the best regular season record ever in the NBA. The Celtics had a four game win streak snapped in a 24 point road defeat at the Clippers in Game 2 of this five game road trip. The Warriors finish with five home games and two on the road.

TNT TV NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Matchup Previews for Thursday

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

We are down to the final two weeks of the regular season of the NBA. Teams are looking to lock up favorable seeds as the playoffs approaches. For Thursday March 31st are two games scheduled over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide. What makes this TV card even more attractive is that each team comes in rested not having played the previous day.

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The doubleheader gets going at 7PM Eastern Time on TNT TV as the Houston Rockets will host the Chicago Bulls. We are now less than two weeks away from the conclusion of the regular season. The Bulls enter play with a record of 37-37 while the Rockets sit at 37-38 overall this season. Entering the season many pundits didn’t think neither team would be in a struggle to make the playoffs. Houston occupies the eighth seed in the Western conference holding just a ½ game lead over ninth seeded Dallas Mavericks. The Bulls are now on the outside looking in as they trail the eight seeded Indiana Pacers by two games in the standings with eight games remaining for the final playoff spot. The issue with the Rockets has been their play on the defensive end of the court. The team is 26th in the league in points allowed by giving up 106.7 per game. Chicago has struggled with injuries to their rotation.

The late night game goes off at 9:30PM Eastern Time on TNT as the Oklahoma City Thunder will host the LA Clippers. The standings as the playoffs are just over two weeks away show the Clips at 46-27 overall while the Oklahoma City Thunder is 52-23. Both teams are close to locking up their seeded spot in the Western conference playoffs. The Thunder and Clips can be no better than a third seed. OKC holds a five game lead over the Clips. LA holds a 5 ½ game lead over the Memphis Grizzlies for the fourth seed with just nine games remaining. OKC has just seven games left on their schedule. For LA a 25-12 home record has been disappointing. The Thunder has been a hot team winner of eight of their past nine games.

TNT TV NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Matchup Previews for Tuesday

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

The NBA on TNT will air Tuesday March 29th with two outstanding matchups over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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Game 1 of the doubleheader will get going at 8PM Eastern Time on TNT TV as the Cleveland Cavaliers will host the Houston Rockets. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Cleveland Cavaliers favored by -2 points with the total lined at 211 ½ points. There are just two weeks remaining in the regular season. The Rockets enter play with a record of 36-38 while the Cavaliers sit at 52-21. The current playoff picture has the Cleveland Cavaliers holding a three game lead over the Toronto Raptors for best record in the Eastern conference with nine games left to be played. The Rockets sit tied with the Dallas Mavericks for the eighth seed and final playoff spot in the Western conference. Houston is putting their playoff berth at risk as the team has dropped four of their past five games. They come off the 104-101 road defeat at Indiana. Cleveland has won three of their past four after a 14 point road victory at the Knicks.

The late night game tips at 10:30PM Eastern Time on TNT as the Golden St Warriors will host the Washington Wizards. Golden St is lined as a -12 ½ point wagering favorite with the total set at 226 ½ points. Washington is 36-37 overall while the Golden St Warriors at 66-7 need just seven wins in their next nine games to finish with the best regular season record in NBA history. Washington is currently on the outside looking in. The hold the ninth seed in the Eastern conference as they trail the eighth seeded Detroit Pistons by 2 ½ games with nine left to be played. The Wizards began this west coast road trip with a 13 point road win at the LA Lakers. They headed west with home losses to Minnesota and Atlanta. Golden St is 3-0 on this four game home stand after a 12 point home victory to the 76ers.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Monday

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

The NBA delivers a doubleheader of games scheduled over national television on Monday March 28th to the delight of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It all gets underway at 8PM Eastern Time on NBA TV as the Chicago Bulls are home to the Atlanta Hawks. Let’s look at the playoff race. The Hawks enter with a mark of 44-30 overall while the Bulls at 36-36. The Chicago Bulls are sitting outside the playoff picture in the Eastern conference. They sit two games behind the eighth seeded Detroit Pistons for the final playoff spot with just 10 games remaining to be played. They can also catch the Indiana Pacers who sits in the seventh seed via tiebreaker over the Pistons but are only two games ahead of the Bulls. Atlanta is in the third seed in the East but is only one game ahead of the fifth seeded Miami Heat for home court advantage for the first round of the playoffs. The Hawks are in good form as they have won three straight and nine of their past ten games after an impressive 112-95 road win at Detroit. The Bulls have lost three straight all to non-playoff teams. They have dropped two games to the Knicks and a road game at the Magic in that span.

The late night game tips at 10:30PM Eastern Time on NBA TV as the LA Clippers will battle the Boston Celtics. The Clippers are on a back to back as they meet the Denver Nuggets at home in an afternoon game in LA on Sunday. The Celtics will be rested and enter with a record of 43-30. The LA Clippers look like a lock for the fourth seed in the Western conference. They have a 3 ½ game cushion over the fifth seeded Memphis Grizzlies. The Boston Celtics have just nine games remaining and sit in the fourth spot in the Eastern conference. They are only ½ game ahead of Miami and one game ahead of Charlotte for home court advantage in the first round. The Clippers have not looked sharp for most of the season. They just broke a three game losing streak with a lackluster win at home to Portland. Boston enters play winners of four straight after opening up their road trip with a win at Phoenix.

March Madness NCAA Tournament College Basketball Betting Preview for Sunday

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

The Elite 8 will concluded on Sunday March 27th from the NCAA Tournament as there are two outstanding games scheduled over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide. Amazingly all four teams in action all come from the ACC conference.

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The action will begin from Chicago Illinois at 6:10PM Eastern Time on TBS TV as the Virginia Cavaliers will battle the Syracuse Orange in an Elite 8 matchup. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the Virginia Cavaliers favored by -8 points with the total lined at 124 points. Their lone head to head meeting in ACC conference action took place on January 24th with Virginia earning the 73-64 home victory but failing to cover as a -10 point favorite. The Cavaliers shot well in the win by hitting on 56.8% from the floor along with 8 of 18 from three point distance. Virginia had a good defensive performance by limiting the Orange to 38.9% shooting. The Orange after two blowout victories in the tournaments faced a test in the Sweet 16 and came away with the 63-60 victory and cover as a +4 point underdog against Gonzaga. After an eight point victory in the Round of 32 against Butler the Cavaliers faced Iowa St in the Sweet 16 and came away with the 84-71 victory and cover as a -6 point favorite.

At 8:49PM Eastern Time on TBS TV from Philadelphia Pennsylvania the North Carolina Tar Heels will face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. North Carolina is a -10 point betting favorite with the over under of 155 points. The teams have split their two regular season meetings on the year. . Notre Dame faced a hot Wisconsin team in the Sweet 16 and earned the 61-56 victory as a -1 ½ point wagering favorite. The Tar Heels crushed Notre Dame in the ACC tournament by the score of 78-47 as a -7 point favorite. North Carolina has won all three NCAA Tournament games by double digits. They put away the Indiana Hoosiers in the Sweet 16 as the Tar Heels put up 101 points in victory.

March Madness NCAA Tournament College Basketball Betting Preview for Saturday

Friday, March 25th, 2016

The Elite 8 from the NCAA Tournament begins on Saturday March 26th as there are two outstanding games over national television to the satisfaction of college basketball bettors worldwide.

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The Elite 8 gets underway at 6PM Eastern Time from Anaheim California on CBS TV as the Oregon Ducks will face the Oklahoma Sooners. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the Oklahoma Sooners favored by -1 point with the over under line of 151 points. The Oregon Ducks athleticism was on display as they outclassed the Duke Blue Devils in the Sweet 16 as they scored the 82-68 victory and cover as a -3 point favorite. The Ducks enjoyed a 19% shooting performance along with 10 of 23 going in from the three point line. Dillon Brooks led the club with 22 points and six assists in victory. Oregon faced a good test in their Round of 32 game as they met a red hot St Joseph’s team that had won the A10 championship. Some viewed their 69-64 victory as a struggle but the truth is the Ducks beat a very good team playing their best basketball of the season. Oklahoma enters this matchup with a convincing 77-63 victory to Texas A&M as they covered as a -2 ½ point favorite. They shot 49% from the floor in the win and made 11 of 25 three pointers. It was a good defensive performance by the Sooners as they limited the Aggies to just 34% from the floor and 6 of 28 from the three point line.

At 8:49PM Eastern Time on CBS the Kansas Jayhawks will battle the Villanova Wildcats from Louisville Kentucky. Kansas is favored by -2 points with the total of 145 ½ points. These are two teams that have steamrolled the opposition this year in the tournament. Villanova has piled up wins against UNC Ashville by 30 points, Iowa by 19 points and Miami by 23 points. Kansas crushed Austin Peay by 26 points, Connecticut by 12 points and Maryland by 13 points. The Jayhawks have been huge favorites for much of the year in their games. To their credit the team is 23-11 against the spread.

March Madness NCAA Tournament College Basketball Betting Preview for Friday

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

The Sweet 16 from the NCAA Tournament continues on Friday March 25th as there are four outstanding games scheduled over national television to the satisfaction of college basketball bettors worldwide.

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The action begins at 7:10PM Eastern Time from Chicago Illinois on CBS TV as the Virginia Cavaliers will meet the Iowa St Cyclones. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the Virginia Cavaliers favored by -5 points with the total set at 141 points. Iowa St had some luck in their draw with wins against Iona and Arkansas Little Rock thus far. With the Trojans upset victory against Purdue it gave the Cyclones and easier path to the Sweet 16. After crushing Hampton in Round 1 the Virginia Cavaliers had a strong opponent in Butler in Round 2 and they came away with a 77-69 victory.

At 7:27PM Eastern Time on TBS from Philadelphia Pennsylvania the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will face the Wisconsin Badgers. Notre Dame is lined as a -1 point favorite with the over under of 131 ½ points. Wisconsin looked like a defeated team against Xavier in the Round of 32 until they rallied late for the 66-63 victory. Notre Dame had two close calls in their first two rounds. They made a furious second half comeback for a 70-63 victory to Michigan in their opener. Then they squeaked past a good Stephen F. Austin team by the score of 76-75.

On CBS TV at 9:40PM Eastern Time from Chicago Illinois the Syracuse Orange meets the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Gonzaga is favored by -4 ½ points with the total set at 135 points. Gonzaga has had a strong showing thus far in the tournament with a 16 point win against Seton Hall and by 23 points to Utah. Syracuse crushed Dayton in Round 1. Then they saw Middle Tennessee St upset Michigan St. The Orange blew out the Blue Raiders 75-50 in Round 2.

The late night game tips at 10PM Eastern Time from Philadelphia Pennsylvania on TBS as the North Carolina Tar Heels meet the Indiana Hoosiers. North Carolina is favored by -5 ½ points with the total set at 158 ½ points. Indiana was impressive beating Kentucky by six in Round 2. North Carolina beat Fairleigh Dickinson by 16 in Round 1 then they pulled away late defeating Providence in the Round of 32 by the score of 85-66 as a -11 point favorite.

March Madness NCAA Tournament College Basketball Betting Preview for Thursday

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

The NCAA Tournament moves into the Sweet 16 Round as there are four outstanding games scheduled over national television on Thursday March 24th to the delight of college basketball bettors worldwide.

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The Sweet 16 gets underway at 7:10PM Eastern Time on CBS TV from Louisville Kentucky as the Villanova Wildcats will face the Miami Hurricanes. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the Villanova Wildcats favored by -4 points with the total set at 140 ½ points. Miami drew a formidable opponent in their second round game and came away with the 65-57 victory to Wichita St as a +2 point underdog. Villanova has been impressive in their first two games of the tournament. They opened up with the 30 point victory to UNC Ashville then crushed Iowa by 19 points.

From Anaheim California at 7:37PM Eastern Time on TBS TV the Oklahoma Sooners will face the Texas A&M Aggies. The Sooners are favored by -2 ½ points with the over under line of 146 points. Texas A&M was on the brink of elimination to Northern Iowa but made a huge 14-2 run in the final 31 seconds to force overtime. Oklahoma has won but has not looked good defensively by allowing 68 to Bakersfield and 81 to VCU.

The Kansas Jayhawks will battle the Maryland Terrapins from Louisville Kentucky at 9:40PM Eastern Time over CBS TV. Kansas is favored by -6 ½ points with the total of 144 ½ points. Kansas comes off an impressive 12 point victory in the Round of 32 to a hot Connecticut team. Maryland got a good draw with wins against South Dakota St and Hawaii so far.

The late night game tips at 10:07PM Eastern Time from Anaheim California on CBS TV as the Oregon Ducks will meet the Duke Blue Devils. Oregon is favored by -3 points with the total of 156 ½ points. The Ducks were down late in the second half but closed strongly in their win against a hot St Joseph club. Duke had a favorable draw thus far beating UNC Wilmington and Yale in their first two games.

NBA Pro Basketball TV Games Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Wednesday

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

The NBA will televise a doubleheader on ESPN TV on Wednesday March 23rd to the delight of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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The action starts at 8PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Chicago Bulls will host the New York Knicks. The playoffs are fast approaching with just three weeks remaining in the regular season. The Knicks will hit the lottery once again with a mark of 28-43. Chicago at 36-33 is tied with the Detroit Pistons for the final playoff spot in the Eastern conference. They hold just a 1 ½ game lead over the tenth seeded Washington Wizards. There are four teams fighting for the final two playoff spots in the east so every game is now crucial to the hopes for the Chicago Bulls in the playoffs. This is the third meeting of the year between these two teams. Each have won and covered once at home in blowout fashion. The Knicks are playing out the season as they have dropped three straight after an eight point home defeat to Sacramento. The Bulls will conclude a four game home stand in this spot. They are 3-0 after a seven point home victory to the Kings. They have wins to Utah and Brooklyn in this stretch.

The late night game tips at 10:30PM Eastern Time on ESPN as the Golden St Warriors is home to the LA Clippers. The Warriors look like a lock for the number one seed in the Western conference with a record of 63-7 leading San Antonio by four games with 12 games remaining. The Clippers look to be locked for the fourth seed with the fifth seeded Memphis Grizzlies full of injuries to their rotation. The Warriors have won all three meetings against the Clippers on the year. The lone game held at Golden St was very early this season where the Warriors prevailed 112-108 as a -7 ½ point favorite. The Warriors return home on a 2-1 road trip. After their 87-79 road defeat at San Antonio the Warriors traveled to Minnesota on Monday and came away with the 109-104 victory failing to cover as a -12 ½ point favorite. The Clippers will conclude their five game road trip at Golden St. They are 1-3 on the trip with a win at Houston and losses at San Antonio, Memphis and New Orleans.