I mean, Oklahoma is hot and all, North Carolina is still a worthy betting favorite, while the likes of Villanova, Iowa, Maryland and Kansas look the part of being able to go the distance in the NCAA Tournament as favorite NCAAB picks. But then again, we also have dark horses like Michigan State, Texas A&M and Louisville—to mention a few—who are just as capable of pushing their way deep into the Big Dance, giving themselves a chance to win the nation’s top college basketball honors. It is this latter set of teams that we are most concerned with in the write-up given below.
HUGE road win for West Virginia!Williams with 17 & 18, Paige adds 23 as No. 14 ‘Eers beat No. 13 Iowa St, 81-76. pic.twitter.com/wpA1fiKWNA— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) February 3, 2016
We all love to bet on College Basketball underdogs, sometimes even against our better judgment which leads to burnt fingers. That’s just how true sportsbetting enthusiasts are wired to be. But every so often, our love for betting underdogs is vindicated with good payouts, the type of money Carolina fans have enjoyed this year when backing their Panthers in the NFL. College basketball betting can be just as rewarding. Take last year, for instance, when the Duke Blue Devils stunned the favored Kentucky Wildcats in the National Championship to claim the country’s golden NCAAB prize. And if the NCAA basketball season so far is anything to go by, then we could be ending up with an All-Sleepers affair in the 2016 National Hoops Game.