Free March Madness Final Four Betting Picks Preview

Posted by Eric Williams on Monday,March 28, 2016 4:24, EST in

If you’re excited about the Final Four match ups that are set to take place this coming weekend and you’re looking for a pair of potentially winning free picks, then you’ve come to the right place. Thanks to the bettor-friendly management at mybookie.ag, you’re about to get what should amount to two bankroll-boosting Final Four free picks that could help you strike pay dirt early and often this coming weekend. With that said and tip-off times for both March Madness Odds games quickly approaching, let’s get started.

Villanova vs. Oklahoma March Madness Final 4 Odds, TV & Game Info

What: Villanova Wildcats (33-5) at Oklahoma Sooners (29-7)
When: Saturday, April 02, 2016
Start Time: 6:09 PM ET
Where: Houston, Texas
Stadium: NRG Stadium
Spread: Villanova -2
Moneyline: Villanova -115
Game Total: 149.5
Watch: TBS
Stream: TBS Sports
Radio: Villanova at Oklahoma

Game Analysis

The Sooners (29-7 SU, 14-20 ATS) may have pounded Villanova (33-5 SU, 19-17 ATS) senseless on Pearl Harbor Day back in December, but the Wildcats are clearly not the same team that took to the hardwood that day. The Sooners made an insane 14 three-pointers in that contest and that’s something I just don’t see happening this time around.

Villanova has not allowed more than 69 points in each of their last seven games and have allowed just two teams to reach that figure in their last 10 games. Not only that, but the Wildcats had scored 86 points or more in each of their first three tourney games until their defensive affair against Kansas in the Elite Eight.

Oklahoma narrowly got by VCU 85-81 in their second tourney game and have been held to less than 70 points in dropping two of their final six games just before the start of March Madness. In the end, I believe that both teams’ backcourts will virtually cancel the other out, making Kris Jenkins and Daniel Ochefu the two players that I believe will to lift Villanova to victory.

The Wildcats have gone 4-0 ATS in their last 4 NCAA Tournament games, a bankroll-boosting 34-15-2 ATS in their last 51 non-conference games and equally impressive 39-18-1 ATS in their last 58 games against a team with a winning straight up record. Conversely, Oklahoma has struggled mightily to cover the spread all season long despite cashing in against the spread in each of their last two tourney games.

The Sooners are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 NCAA Tournament games, 2-5 ATS in their last seven non-conference games and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games against a team with a winning straight up record. I like the well-balanced Wildcats to get the SU win and ATS cover.

The Pick: Villanova 82 Oklahoma 76

Syracuse vs. North Carolina March Madness Final 4 Odds, TV & Game Info

What: Syracuse Orange (23-13) at North Carolina Tar Heels (32-6)
When: Saturday, April 02, 2016
Start Time: 8:49 PM ET
Where: Houston, Texas
Stadium: NRG Stadium
Spread: North Carolina -10
Moneyline: North Carolina -625
Game Total: 149
Watch: TBS
Stream: TBS Sports
Radio: Syracuse at North Carolina

Game Analysis:

I don’t think there’s a college basketball follower anywhere that hasn’t been extremely impressed with the run that Syracuse (23-13 SU, 20-15 ATS) has made to reach the Final Four. Having said that, I just don’t think there’s any way the Orange overcome a North Carolina (32-6 SU, 19-18-1 ATS) team that is absolutely brimming with talent. The Tar Heels beat their ACC counterparts 84-73 on January 9 to cash in as a 7.5-point road favorite before doubling up on Syracuse by beating the Orange 75-70 despite failing to cover the spread as a 13.5-point home fave.

Syracuse was held to less than 30.0 percent shooting from beyond the arc in both games and couldn’t find an answer to stopping Brice Johnson, though Carolina’s All-American averaged just 15.0 points per game in the two contests. Justin Jackson and Isaiah Hicks both had two very good games against Syracuse off the bench and for me…that explains the difference between these two ballclubs.

North Carolina will undoubtedly win this matchup because of their depth, but I think the nearly 10-point spread will be just a tad too high for the Heels to cover. I know Carolina is 5-0 ATS in their last five games against their Atlantic Coast conference rivals and a near-perfect 7-1 ATS in their last eight games overall but Syracuse is a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last 4 NCAA Tournament games, 5-0 ATS in their last five neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their L/5 games against their ACC rivals.

Last but not least, the Orange are 3-1-1 ATS in the last five meetings against the Tar Heels.

The Pick: North Carolina 77 Syracuse 70