Top 2019 March Madness First Round Upset Betting Picks

Top 2019 March Madness First Round Upset Betting Picks

Whether you’re an avid college basketball betting aficionado that consistently wagers on college hoops throughout the season or a more casual collegiate hoops bettors that only bets on the game when March Madness rolls around, then you’re in for a big-time ‘sweet treat’ thanks to the half-dozen first round 2019 March Madness betting picks that you’re about to get.

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With the 2019 NCAA Tournament getting underway in a mere matter of days, let’s get down to business.

Top 2019 March Madness First Round Upset Betting Picks

Upset Special

No. 3 LSU (26-6) vs. No. 14 Yale (22-7) (East)

  • When: Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 12:40 PM ET
  • Where: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida
  • March Madness Odds: LSU -8

Analysis: Yale has had an absolutely fantastic campaign and claimed the Ivy League regular season title by beating Harvard 97-85 on Sunday, while LSU has managed to fight through a lot of off-court turmoil after head coach Will Wade was suspended after being caught on FBI tape about making an “offer” and a “deal” for current guard Javonte Smart, one of the top recruits in the nation at the time. While LSU has the bigger name program and the superior group of athletes, it’s easy to see why a whopping 59 percent of public bettors are currently rolling with Yale to cover the chalk as big, 8-point underdogs.

Nail-Biter Just Waiting to Happen

No. 7 Wofford (29-4) vs. No. 10 Seton Hall (20-13) (Midwest)

  • When: Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 9:40 PM ET
  • Where: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida
  • NCAAB Odds: Wofford -3

Analysis: Wofford has an absolutely jaw-dropping campaign in losing just four games while claiming their fifth Southern Conference Tournament championship in the last 10 seasons, but first since 2015. Still, a convincing 60 percent of public bettors are currently backing Seton Hall, but I’m not really sure why, seeing as how Wofford averages a stellar 83.0 points per game (12th) while shooting a blistering 49.3 percent from the field (10th). Seton Hall averages just 2.4 points er game more than they average and I think the Pirates are going to suffer a solid loss in this contest.

Upset Alert

No. 7 Louisville (21-13) vs. No. 10 Minnesota (20-13) (East)

  • When: Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 12:15 PM ET
  • Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
  • NCAAB Odds: Louisville -5

Analysis: Seventh-seeded Louisville is back in the Big Dance after a one-year absence, but the Cards haven’t been playing very well in dropping seven of their last 10 games, although four of those losses came against Virginia (twice), Duke and North Carolina.

Conversely, Minnesota has won four of six while beating a very good Purdue team twice along the way. Right now, I’m thinking Louisville could be in trouble in this contest, particularly seeing as how Amir Coffey has gone nuts recently by averaging 23.8 points over his last six games, after putting a far more modest 16.3 points per game throughout the regular season. I’m feeling like a win in this contest for Minnesota wouldn’t be much of an upset really.


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