March Madness Sweet 16 Parlay Picks

March Madness Sweet 16 Parlay Picks

March Madness Sweet 16 Parlay Picks

The first and second rounds of this year’s March Madness are over and the sixteen teams that remain start battle for the NCAA Basketball National Title this week. For those of you in the hunt for a few good betting picks, use a trio of my picks in a March Madness Sweet 16 parlay to cash in big.

Will it be Purdue from the Big Ten, or Kansas from the Big 12 to move on to the Elite 8? How is Gonzaga going to play against tough West Virginia? Also, what’s going to happen when Arizona battles upset-minded Xavier?

March Madness Sweet 16 Two-Team Parlay Pick

  • Kansas
  • West Virginia

Kansas vs Purdue
When:  Thursday, March 23
Where: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO

Analysis: I didn’t think Purdue would still be in this tournament. The Boilermakers impressed me when they beat Vermont 80 to 70. They turned me into believers when they beat Iowa State 80 to 76. But, I must question Purdue’s ability to stick close to Kansas.

The Jayhawks are on a mission. Kansas was fantastic versus UC Davis. That was UC Davis. Dominating Michigan State 90 to 70 was much more impressive. Michigan State stuck close to Kansas until around the 7-minute mark when the Jayhawks went nuts. The Jayhawks started dunking all over the Spartans at that point. They pulled away to an easy win.

I am betting Kansas beats Purdue by double-digits in this game. I’m not too worried about the point-spread. Kansas covers.   

March Madness Sweet 16 Parlay Pick 1: Kansas ATS

Gonzaga vs West Virginia
When:  Thursday, March 23
Where: SAP Center, San Jose, CA

Analysis: Gonzaga didn’t come close to covering as a -10.5 favorite versus Northwestern in their 79 to 73 Round 1 game. At halftime, when Gonzaga was up 38 to 20, they appeared well on their way to beating Northwestern by 25 to 30 points.

Then, the second half started. The truth about the Zags’ win is that if not for a non-goaltending call against the Zags, they may have lost the game. That’s bad news for Gonzaga and their fans heading into the Sweet 16.

If Northwestern’s defense can force Gonzaga into bad shots and turnovers, what’s West Virginia’s defense going to do to the Bulldogs? The Mountaineers forced Notre Dame, which averages 3 turnovers a game, into 13 turnovers in their 83 to 71 win over the Irish.

I am recommedning that you bet West Virginia straight up.

March Madness Sweet 16 Parlay Pick 2: West Virginia SU

March Madness Sweet 16 Three-Team Parlay Pick

  • Kansas
  • West Virginia
  • Arizona

Arizona vs Xavier
When:  Thursday, March 23
Where: SAP Center, San Jose, CA

Analysis: Xavier is good enough to upset the Wildcats straight up. But, Arizona must play badly for that to happen.

Xavier dominated Florida State 91 to 66 as a +7 dog in Round 2. Florida State is not Xavier. The problem that Musketeers should run into versus the Wildcats is that Arizona can play slow, like Xavier wants to play, and beat you. They can play fast, like Florida State wanted to play, and beat you.

This is because Arizona has two skilled big men in Dusan Rustic and Lauri Markkanen. But, they also have a bevy of skilled guards and small forwards. Arizona should cover the spread.

March Madness Sweet 16 Parlay Pick 3: Arizona