Author - Josh Bailey

2018 March Madness R64 Parlay Picks

2018 March Madness R64 Parlay Picks

The first round of March Madness has a massive amount of games in a short period of time. In order to bring a sense of clarity to the madness I have wadded through the betting stats and trends to pick out a trio of picks you can parlay for a big March Madness victory!

2018 March Madness Round of 64 Parlay Picks

2-Team Parlay Picks March Madness Round of 64

  • Butler Bulldogs
  • Duke Blue Devils

No. 10 Butler (20-13) vs. No. 7 Arkansas (23-11)
When: Friday, March 16 at 3:10 PM ET
Where: Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI – Game
Spread: Butler -1.5
Stream: CBS Sports

No. 10 Butler has lost three of its last four, so you’d think that Arkansas, being the higher seed in this affair, would be favored, but that’s clearly not the case – and I believe there’s a reason for that. Arkansas has the slight edge in scoring while Butler is the slightly better defensive team. For me though, it’s the fact that the Razorbacks don’t really have a signature win over an elite opponent (plus their completely embarrassing 91-65 loss to Houston in December) while Butler can lay claim to beating arguably the best team in the country (Villanova, 101-93).

Butler is an insane 20-5-2 ATS in their last 27 NCAA Tournament games and blistering 40-16-2 ATS in their last 58 neutral site games while Arkansas has gone 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight-up loss and just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Big East teams. Butler wins outright as the lower seed.

Pick: Butler -1.5

No. 2 Duke (26-7) vs. No. 15 Iona (20-13)
When: Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 2:45 PM ET
Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Spread: Duke -20
Stream: CBS Sports

No. 2 Duke has lost two of its last four games and comes into the NCAA Tournament off an uninspiring 74-69 loss to North Carolina in the ACC Tournament. Conversely, No. 15 Iona a is red-hot, having won three straight games including its 83-71 win over Fairfield in its MAAC championship clash this past weekend, but really, the Gael will be no match for a Blue Devils team that is ticked off and will be re-focused after falling to the Tar Heels for the second time this season.

Duke is statistically better at both ends of the floor and has one of the greatest head coaches in college basketball history calling the shots. Iona is an awful 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games following an ATS win, 1-4 ATS in their last five games following an SU win and 0-5 ATS in their last five NCAA Tournament games. Duke has rebounded very well from a straight-up loss by going 6-1 ATS in their last seven such instances while also going 9-3 ATS in their last dozen neutral site games. I’m thinking the Blue Devils have this game well in hand by the time halftime rolls around, even though I’m not really fond of the 20-point spread.

Pick: Duke -20

3-Team Parlay Picks March Madness Round of 64

  • Butler Bulldogs
  • Duke Blue Devils
  • Michigan Wolverines

No. 3 Michigan (28-7) vs. No. 14 Montana (26-7)
When: Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 9:50 PM ET
Where: Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas
Spread: Michigan Wolverines -12
Stream: CBS Sports

Montana has had a fantastic season and enters the NCAA Tournament on a nice roll, having won six straight games including its 82-65 smackdown of Eastern Washington in its Big Sky Conference championship this past weekend. it’s unfortunate though that the Grizzlies are facing a Michigan team that is absolutely on fire and playing as well as any team in the country right now. The Wolverines have won nine straight games and recorded back-to-back wins over No. 1 seed Michigan State and No. 2 seed Purdue to claim the Big Ten Conference championship this past weekend.

Michigan’s defense has been absolutely phenomenal in limiting each of their last three opponents to 66 points or less while allowing just two of their last 10 opponents to get into the 70s. Montana is 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following an SU win and 1-5 ATS in their last six neutral site games. Michigan has gone 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight-up win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Wolverines win and cover the chalk!

Pick: Michigan -12

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NHL Expert Picks March 12-18

NHL Expert Picks March 12-18

With the 2017-18 NHL regular season almost over, it’s time for another round of NHL picks of the week. Six Stanley Cup trophy hopefuls are in action in three separate matchups this coming week. Now, let’s find some NHL betting value!

NHL Expert Picks March 12-18

Vegas Golden Knights (43-19-5) at Philadelphia Flyers (34-23-11)
When: Mon. Mar 12, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

The Knights have won two of their last three games including an emphatic 4-0 shutout win over Detroit on Thursday night. More importantly, Vegas has gone 19-12-3 on the road this season and that’s better than Philadelphia’s 16-11-6 home record. Not only that, but Philly lost five straight heading into their Saturday night matchup against Buffalo. We all know the story about the expansion Knights by now. Despite their recent struggles (2-4 over their last six games), Vegas is very legitimate! Hopefully, you’re a believer by now. If not, maybe another win over the Flyers will make you become one.

Pick: Knights 4 Flyers 2

Winnipeg Jets (41-17-9) at Nashville Predators (44-14-9)
When: Tue. Mar 13, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN

Winnipeg is playing excellent hockey right now, having won four straight and six of their last seven games including their hard-fought 3-2 win over New Jersey on Thursday. Unfortunately for the Jets, they’re taking on a Nashville Predators team that is the hottest team in all of hockey right now, having won 10 straight games including a 4-2 win over Anaheim on Thursday night. Nashville is ranked first in the NHL in goals allowed (2.5 gpg), they’re playing at home with a lot on the line and against a division rival. Back the Predators to hold it down people!

Pick: Nashville 4 Winnipeg 2

Boston Bruins (42-15-8) at Tampa Bay Lightning (47-17-4)
When: Sat. Mar 17, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL

Boston is playing great hockey right now, having won five straight and seven of their last nine games heading into the weekend, including their 3-2 win over Philadelphia on Thursday. It’s too bad the Bruins are taking on a Tampa Bay team that is even hotter than they are. The Lightning have won four straight and eight of its last nine while scoring at least five goals in each of their last four games and an identical four goals in each their previous four wins. The Lightning are the easy pick to hold it down in an absolute shootout.

Pick: Tampa Bay 6 Boston 5

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NBA Expert Picks March 12-18

NBA Expert Picks March 12-18

Six sure-fire playoff participants will be hooking up in three intriguing matchups over the course of the coming week with each ballclub looking to perform at a high level with the start of the playoffs right around the corner. If you’re looking for some NBA betting value this coming week, then look no further. I’ve got you covered right here!

NBA Expert Picks March 12-18

Washington Wizards (37-28) at Boston Celtics (46-20)
When: Wed. Mar 14, 2018 8:00 PM
Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA

Analysis: The Wizards snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Miami 117-113 on Tuesday night prior to their Friday night matchup against New Orleans. Bradley Beal scored a game-high 30 points to lead the Wiz to the win while Tomas Satoransky added 19 points and seven assists. Boston looked fantastic in their 117-109 road win over Minnesota on Thursday night as Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 23 points and dished out eight assists while veteran center Al Horford added 20 points and eight rebounds.

There’s only one team that plays any defense in this matchup and it sure ain’t Washington. The C’s rank second in points allowed and Washington isn’t nearly as explosive as they would be without John Wall in the lineup. Boston beat Washington in overtime 110-104 on Feb. 8 and I like the C’s to record a virtually identical win in this contest

Pick: Boston 110 Washington 104

Cleveland Cavaliers (38-26) at Portland Trail Blazers (39-26)
When: Thu. Mar 15, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: Moda Center, Portland, OR

Analysis: LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers won two straight heading into their Friday night matchup against the Clippers, but they also lost their two previous games. Cleveland won at home against Detroit on Monday night 112-90 and then got past Denver in a hard-fought battle 113-108 on Wednesday as James put up 39 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds to come up just shy of a triple-double. Cleveland did lose two straight prior to their modest winning streak.

Portland has won eight straight and nine of their last 10 including a 111-87 win over New York on Tuesday. For this Inter-Conference clash, I am betting on Rip City to get the big home win behind their all-star backcourt of Damian Lillard and CJ McColum. The Cavs aren’t exactly setting the league on fire and I just don’t see how they can really go all-out knowing that LeBron James is leaving this summer.

Pick: Blazers 107 Cavaliers 101

Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves
When: Sun. Mar 18, 2018 6:00 PM
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN

Analysis: James Harden and the Houston Rockets are the hottest team in the league, having won 17 straight games while Minnesota has lost three straight including a 117-109 home loss to Boston on Thursday. The Timberwolves are struggling badly without Jimmy Butler while Houston has shooters everywhere and can pretty much do no wrong. Despite being on the road, Houston will win and win big!

Pick: Houston 121 Minnesota 108

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