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College basketball season will reach its exciting conclusion next Monday night when a national champion is crowned. Handicapping the Hardwood, BangTheBook.com’s groundbreaking and information-filled college basketball betting podcast, reached its exciting conclusion on Tuesday as Adam Burke and Kyle Hunter took to the airwaves for the final episode of the season. They covered the two Final Four matchups in deep detail and gave some general thoughts and possible lines for the four potential national championship game matchups.
The Final Four is finally here and the best teams in college basketball remain. Many knew that the No. 1 ranked Florida Gators would make it this far in the tournament, but not many believed that their opponent this Saturday would make the cut. The Connecticut Huskies busted brackets with their improbable run with impressive victories all along the way. The most impressive win to date would be the win over the Michigan State Spartans, but that will change if they can eliminate the Gators this Saturday.
The Final Four tips off on Saturday night and the late game features two very proud college basketball programs that are looking to advance to the national championship game. The Kentucky Wildcats have been here before and they have a young core of talented players that are on a serious roll. Their opponent on Saturday night is the Wisconsin Badgers. The Badgers have flown under the radar all season long and they play a tough physical type of basketball that helped them eliminate the No. 1 seeded Arizona Wildcats in a thrilling overtime game. Now they will be tested once again as they go up against the young guns of Kentucky.
The final 16 are standing as the college basketball season winds down to an exciting conclusion, but it will be down to eight by Friday night. On this episode of Handicapping the Hardwood, Adam Burke and BangTheBook.com Expert Handicapper Kyle Hunter projected spreads, totals, and key things to watch for when the tournament shrinks to eight teams on Saturday.
The final 16 are standing as the college basketball season winds down to an exciting conclusion. On this episode of Handicapping the Hardwood, Adam Burke and BangTheBook.com Expert Handicapper Kyle Hunter covered all eight Sweet 16 matchups with in-depth analysis and a discussion about some of the future plays that they still have pending.
It happens to everyone, after the first big week of the 2014 NCAA Tournament your bracket gets busted and you have to start from scratch and hope that you can still pick a winning bracket. The same thing can be said for college basketball bettors that wager on a team to win it all before the big dance starts.
The Round of 64 always features some interesting outcomes. Handicapping a tournament like this can be difficult because of the differences between conferences and the hardships of trying to determine how good a team actually is and how well they match up with major conference opponents. Making informed, smart wagers over the first couple of days of the tournament is very important because the last thing a bettor wants to do is dig out of a hole against lines that get tighter and tighter as the field is narrowed down.
One of the reasons why March Madness so compelling is that there always seems to be a good Cinderella story. Over the last four tournaments, Shaka Smart’s VCU Rams from the Colonial Athletic Conferece, Andy Enfield’s Florida Gulf Coast Eagles from the Atlantic Sun Conference, Jim Groce’s Ohio Bobcats from the Mid-American Conference, Brad Stevens’s Butler Bulldogs (twice), Chris Mooney’s Richmond Spiders, John Gianni’s La Salle Explorers, Ben Jacobsen’s Northern Iowa Panthers, Randy Bennett’s St. Mary’s Gaels
March Madness is upon us and that means everybody and their brother is filling out a bracket. Whether you fill it out based on databases full of information, wing it just to fill one out, or give it to your wife to pick based on team colors and mascots, everybody wants the satisfaction of picking the winner.
This is the time of the college basketball season where everyone likes an underdog or as they are more commonly referred to this time of year, the Cinderella. A Cinderella team is a team that pulls off a upset or two in the NCAA Tournament and makes an improbable run for the championship. This does not happen often, but when it does, it can be quite magical. It can also mean a very nice profit for the college basketball handicapper that likes to bet on underdogs
Unless you are a diehard college basketball fan, you may not have realized that the college basketball conference championship tournaments have already begun. Next week the bigger conferences like the ACC, Big Ten and SEC will get the spotlight, but since the smaller conferences are already playing their tournament, teams will get their ticket punched for the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
Any college basketball handicapper that wants to have success in the NCAA Tournament realizes that they have to start studying early if they want to have any success. It all starts with studying each and every team that could potentially enter the big dance. Although this could be a daunting task, the more teams that a handicapper knows, the better that they will do.
If you are a fan of watching and wagering on college basketball and the NCAA tournament there should be one term that you are very familiar with and that term is Bracketology. This is a term that basically indicates the study of college basketball and the NCAA Tournament.
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