Betting The 1st Half In The 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball TournamentNoah Williams
One of the big sneaks in NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament betting is backing the best 1st half scoring teams. These are teams that came flying out of the gates, and swarm opponents on the scoreboard to send definitive, early messages. There are a lot of teams that qualify for this, but these are four of my favorite 1st half betting teams.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Best 1st Half Scoring Teams
Pittsburgh Panthers (No. 9 Seed In South Region)
If you can’t tell from the teams I’ve been focusing on lately, Pittsburgh is one of my favorite bets overall these days. They’re riding a seriously strong wave of momentum lately, losing a nail-biter against the Virginia Cavaliers in the ACC Tournament Final. In the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, I expect Pittsburgh to continue their late season surge and that means you can expect this uber talented squad to keep pushing as one of the best 1st half scoring teams to back.
Louisville Cardinal (No. 4 Seed in Midwest Region)
In perhaps the most shocking news out of Selection Sunday, the Louisville Cardinals are the fourth seed in the Midwest Region. That’s bonkers. This is a team that’s been absolutely dominant throughout the season and won the AAC Tournament without blinking. Louisville loves to send an early message against opponents, and then use their defense in the second half of games. They’re easily one of the best 1st half scoring teams in the NCAA Men’s Baksetball Tournament, especially as Russtacular himself continues to prove that he’s one of the most titanic game changers on the hardwood.
Oregon Ducks (No. 7 Seed In West Region)
The hot handed Ducks continue to get a ton of focus in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, and are one of the best 1st half scoring teams in the bracket for one simple reason. Good shooting teams are either hot or they’re not. You can almost always lob a wager at Oregon to blow up their first half total and if they end up coming out of the gates slowly with errant perimeter scoring, you know what to do in the second half.
Florida Gators (No.1 Seed In South Region)
The hard charging Gators routinely do all their damage in the first half of games, setting the tone early and sinking the ships of their opponents right out of the gates. They’re noted for their defense, but they obliterate teams offensively with point guard Scottie Wilbekin – who is arguably the best in the country – leading the way. Florida is going to continue the trend of being one of the best 1st half scoring teams in the NCA Men’s Basketball Tournament because they’ve been at it all season anyways.