One of the best ways to turn a small amount of money in to a lot, is to follow my 2014 NCAA Tournament parlay picks and I have four games from Friday’s schedule that are worth grouping together. Enjoy.
Parlay Picks For Friday’s 2014 NCAA Tournament Round Of 64 Games
#14 Mercer Bears +12.5 over #3 Duke Blue Devils (12:15pm EST)
Seems like a weird pick, until you realize that Duke is a dire 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games. You may not know a lot about Mercer, but they’re in the tournament for a relatively decent reason and are capable of keeping up on the scoreboard. I hate Duke defensively. They’re irresponsible and the direct reason they’ve gone an abysmal 1-3 ATS in their last 4 road games. As long as this game isn’t a blowout, you’ll be fine logging it in as a 2014 NCAA Tournament parlay pick. Considering how porous Duke can be on the back end of the court, I don’t think you have to worry.
#8 Memphis Tigers -3.0 over #9 George Washington Colonials (6:55pm EST)
There’s almost no reason to back George Washington in this game. They are one of those capable scoring teams that I like to a certain extent, but this is also a great matchup for Memphis which can use its speed to control the pace of the game. The Tigers are usually atrocious on the road, and while George Washington has some sneaky potential, this spread isn’t enough for me to trust them.
Memphis is a no-go against elite teams, and you can hardly call the Colonials that which is why I’m going with the Tigers in my 2014 NCAA Tournament parlay picks. I also love that Memphis is coming off a bad game because that will motivate them to prove what they’re worth to the general public.
#11 Providence Friars +4.0 over #6 UNC Tar Heels (7:20pm EST)
If this is a stand alone bet, take Providence straight up, but if you’re going to follow my 2014 NCAA Tournament parlay advice then give yourself a buffer with the spread here. Providence is an insanely resilient team that is coming off a wild 7-3 ATS run that included a win in the Big East Tournament. They are excellent when it comes to winning tight games, which isn’t exactly UNC’s specialty.
The fact that UNC is one of the biggest public teams on the market already inflates their value, which should make you wonder why this line is so small. The Tar Heels ended the season on a brutal 0-5 ATS failed cover streak. I like the players on this team personally more than I like the team as a whole, which is pretty much how you should feel as well. I like Providence to win this game, but I love them against the line. Where Providence stands tall in the face of adversity, UNC routinely crumbles. You’ve been warned.
#7 Texas Longhorns over #10 Arizona State Sun Devils (9:40pm EST)
Texas has fallen off as a competitor in recent years, and have been a pretty rough take all season with a 2-6 ATS run in their last 8 games, but I do not trust Arizona State one bit. As usual, Texas has the length to dominate defensively and on the boards, and against higher tier opponents they’ll struggle to put up points but the Sun Devils don’t have anything elite to speak of. That’s why this late game rounds out my 2014 NCAA Tournament parlay picks for Friday’s set of games.