2015 March Madness Round of 64 Parlay Picks

A Closer Look At My 2015 March Madness Round of 64 Parlay Picks

2015 March Madness Round of 64 Parlay Picks

Another Selection Sunday is in the history books, the first four days of the madness have been scheduled, and the 2015 NCAA Tourney bracket is set. Now it’s time to cash in on my March Madness parlay picks with 68 hopefuls in the field as the biggest tournament in American sports gets set to play out over the next three weeks.

A Closer Look At My 2015 March Madness Round of 64 Parlay Picks

Two-Team Parlay Picks

  • Purdue -1
  • VCU +2.5

Purdue at Cincinnati
When: Thursday

Analysis: Purdue imploded in the second half of their Big Ten Tournament semifinal game versus the top seed in the West, Wisconsin, but basketball handicappers shouldn’t hold that against the Boilermakers.

Wisconsin is one of the best college basketball teams in the nation. Cincinnati is most definitely not. Purdue should be able to play a decent inside/outside game with center A.J. Hammons and 6’5” guard Rafael Davis. The Boilermakers are the pick.

Pick: Purdue -1

Ohio State vs. VCU
When: Thursday

Analysis: If this matchup occurred a month ago, Ohio State would be the pick because back then De’Angelo Russell, their super freshman, was tearing it up on the court. Sure, Russell is still scoring a lot of points, but he’s turning the ball over. His turnover to steals ratio in Ohio State’s last 3 games is 13 to 4.

VCU was down by over 10 points against Davidson before turning things around and thumping the Wildcats 93 to 73. The Rams went on to beat Dayton in the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Championship game 71 to 65. VCU goes into this matchup winning 5 straight and going 3 and 0 against the spread in their last 3 contests.

Pick: VCU +2.5

Three-Team Parlay Picks

  • Purdue -1
  • VCU +2.5
  • Indiana +5.5

Indiana vs. Wichita State
When: Friday

Analysis: It feels like Vegas is giving Wichita State way too much credit by making them a close to -6 point favorite against a good team like the Indiana Hoosiers. Wichita State is a decent team, but Illinois State beat them 65 to 62. They also couldn’t cover two games ago in a 56 to 45 win versus Southern Illinois as a -18 point favorite.

Indiana didn’t play well down the stretch in the Big Ten. They still shoot 46.6% from the field, though, and over 40% from behind the arc. They might just find a way to outscore Wichita State in this matchup and pull off the upset.

Pick: Indiana +5.5

Four-Team Parlay Picks

  • Purdue -1
  • VCU +2.5
  • Indiana +5.5
  • Davidson +2

Davidson vs. Iowa
When: Friday

Analysis: Sure, Davidson got belted by VCU, but that’s because the Wildcats shot 26.9% from the three-point line and 42% from the field. Davidson usually averages close to 40% from behind the arc and 47% from the field.

The guess here is that Davidson won’t suffer through such a terrible shooting night again. This is especially true since they have so many days to rest up and get their feet underneath them.

The Wildcats had to battle LaSalle in the second half for a one point 67 to 66 win the night before the matchup versus VCU.

Iowa shouldn’t be able to stop Davidson’s scorers. The caveat to this pick, and it could be a big one, is that Davidson’s Jack Gibbs, who averages 16.3 points and 4.8 assists per game suffered a slight meniscus tear over the weekend. Gibbs should be ready for Friday, but if he isn’t, drop Davidson from your parlay.

Pick: Davidson +2