March Madness begins in full scale this Thursday with first round action in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Sports bettors all over the country will be counting on the luck of the Irish to cash-in on a few timely placed bets and VietBet is the place to turn for all the betting lines as the top basketball betting site for US players.
With 16 NCAA Tournament matchups on Thursday’s slate starting just after High Noon it is hard to know where to begin when it comes to finding the best USA online sports betting matchups to bet on, but one game of interest in early action would have to be the Big East’s Butler Bulldogs going up against the Big 12’s Texas Tech Red Raiders in matchup between the 9 and 8 seed in the Midwest Region. VietBet has opened the slightly higher seeded Bulldogs as four-point favorites with the total set at 148.5. Butler comes into this game with an 8-2 record against the spread in its last 10 games.
Another early game of interest on Thursday is a 9-8 matchup in the South Region between Connecticut, out of the AAC taking-on the Pac-12’s Colorado Buffaloes. The Huskies are the higher seed at nine, but they come into this game favored by three points on VietBet’s current betting line. UConn has gone 5-2 ATS in its last seven games following a 72-58 victory against Memphis as a 5.5-point favorite in its conference tournament title game.
A pair of dicey 12 vs. 5 college basketball betting matchups on Thursday starts in the West Region with Yale squaring-off against Baylor as a 5.5-point underdog. The Bears stumbled down the stretch with just one SU win in their last four outings, but they are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games.
The other 12-5 matchup of note is in the East Region between the Chattanooga Mocs and Indiana Hoosiers. The Mocs made a run to the Southern Conference Tournament title after winning the regular season crown with a SU record of 15-3. Indiana was the top team in the Big Ten during the regular season at 15-3 SU, but it made an early exit in its conference tournament with a stunning 72-69 loss to Michigan as a 7.5-point favorite on VietBet’s closing line.
The final matchup on the slate in Thursday’s NCAA Tournament action pits No. 11 Gonzaga against the No. 6 Seton Hall Pirates in one of the tightest betting spreads on the board. VietBet currently has the Bulldogs favored by 1.5 points with the total set at 145.5 points. Both teams are coming off a successful run to their conference tournament title; Gonzaga in the WCC and Seton Hall in the Big East.