FEB 28 - Five Bold Predictions For The NCAA Tournament

Five Bold Predictions For The NCAA Tournament

Written by on February 28, 2017

If you’re getting prepared for the annul March Madness national championship tournament and you’re looking for some bold predictions on what will take place over the course of the perennial title chase, then you’ve come to the right place! I’ve got five bold predictions that could help you cash in early and often over the course of the 2017 March Madness championship tournament. Let’s get started with the latest NCAA basketball betting lines.

A Closer Look At The Five Bold Predictions For The NCAA Tournament

 
 

No. 15 Florida State (23-6)

The Seminoles will reach the Final Four! Sure, Florida State may not be ranked inside the top 10, but I believe they can beat any team in the country when they’re playing their best basketball. The Seminoles have beaten a string of nationally-ranked title contenders within their own ACC conference in taking down, Florida, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Duke Notre Dame, Louisville and Miami.

No. 6 Oregon and No. 7 Arizona

Final Four-bound! Either, the Oregon Ducks (26-4) or Arizona Wildcats (26-4) will reach the Final Four! These two Pac-12 title hopefuls split their two regular season meetings and I fully believe one of them will reach the Final Four at the very least.

No. 17 Duke (22-7)

Third-Round Exit! The Blue Devils have a boatload of elite talent, but they haven’t been able to find the consistency they’ve been looking for all season long, which is why I say they reach the third round at best. While five of Duke’s losses this season have come against elite title contenders, the Blue devils have dropped two straight against solid, but not outstanding teams in Syracuse and Miami at the time of this writing.

No. 4 Gonzaga (29-1)

Sweet 16 Exit The Gonzaga Bulldogs have been ranked at or near the top of the national rankings all season long, but their 79-71 loss against BYU this past weekend tells me the Zags will reach the Sweet 16 at best before running into a superior athletic ballclub that can match their ‘smart’ play.

No. 8 Louisville (23-6)

Sweet 16 Exit Losses against North Carolina, Florida State, Notre Dame and Baylor, not to mention a pair of losses against Virginia, tell me that Rick Pitino’s ballclub is looking at a Sweet 16 exit. Louisville’s downfall could be their pitiful free throw shooting (68.0%, 249th).