March Madness Excitement Building – March 6


It is March and that means one thing – March Madness! It’s starting already with four conference tournaments already underway. The Atlantic Sun, Sun Belt, Horizon League, and Patriot League all started their conference tournaments earlier this week. Three more conference tournaments start today to add even more March Madness. The Big South, Northeast, and Ohio Valley all begin tournament action today.

March Madness Excitement Building - March 6
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March Madness Favorites

As we head into the final week of the regular season in college basketball, it appears the top four seeds in the upcoming March Madness tournament will be Houston, Purdue, UConn, and Arizona. Fourth-ranked Tennessee may have something to say about that, but those four teams are listed as the No. 1 seeds in the most recent version of ESPN’s bracketology.

Though Houston is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation, Purdue is expected to be named the NCAA tournament’s No. 1 overall seed. Even though Purdue and Houston are battling for the No. 1 overall seed, it is UConn that is the betting favorite to win it all. The defending champion Huskies are a +500 favorite on most betting boards.

March Madness Excitement Building - March 6
National player of the year candidate Zach Edey leads Purdue

Houston is listed at +700 and Purdue is right behind at +750. Those are the only teams given better than +1000 odds to win March Madness. Arizona checks in at +1200, the same odds given to Tennessee. The Vols are a No. 2 seed in the latest bracketology.

Purdue (26-3) is led by National Player of the year Zach Edey who is averaging 24.0 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. The Boilermakers have wins over six Top 25 teams this season. Houston (26-3) has the best defense in the country. The Cougars hold teams to just 57.2 points per game. UConn is outstanding on both sides of the ball. The Huskies are 19th in scoring (81.6 ppg) and ninth in scoring defense (64.0 ppg). UConn leads the nation in average scoring margin (+17.6).

Just Another Tuesday

For some of our handicappers, putting 44 picks into the Sports Hub database is just another Tuesday. It was for Sas Insider, our partners in crime in the sports betting industry. The Insider, like Sports Hub, has a huge number of contacts within the industry, as a well as a vast supply of knowledge that is used to put together winning picks.

That’s exactly what Sas Insider did yesterday. Seventy-five percent of those 44 picks resulted in wins. Those wins resulted in a large amount of winnings added to the already full Sas Insider bankroll. 

Three more Sports Hub exclusive handicappers also were on top of their games yesterday and wound up in the Top 5. Again, that’s just what we call a Tuesday.

Check out how our guys did yesterday.

  • Go big or go home: Sas Insider went big and crushed the books yesterday. The Insider hit 33 of 44 picks for a whopping $2049 in winnings. That is one of the best days ever recorded here at Sports Hub.
  • Not big enough: Madjack Sports went big yesterday, but apparently not big enough. The guys at Madjack went 6-1 on seven picks and earned $490. That would typically top the board on a given day, but not this day. Madjack was overshadowed by Sas Insider’s monster day. However, Madjack Sports is now the leader on our 14-day and 30-day leaderboards. Maybe it was big enough (that’s what she said).
March Madness Excitement Building - March 6
Madjack tops our 30-day leaderboard
  • Eight wins, $800: If you had followed Sports Hub experts Ben Miller and Seth Cohen yesterday, you would have gone 8-0 and picked up $800. Ben and Seth each went 4-0 to earn $400. We’ve seen Seth here over the last week. He’s on the 7-day, 14-day, and 30-day leaderboards because of his recent success.
  • Call The Bookie: No need to call anymore. You can find The Bookie right here at Sports Hub where he puts his 20-plus years of industry experience to work for bettors. Last night, The Bookie went 3-1 and added $255 to the bankroll. He’s got a CBB pick in the system for tonight already. You can bet The Bookie will be ready for March Madness!

Celtics Streaks Ends, Big NFL Moves

The Boston Celtics’ win streak is no more. The Cs will have to start another one when they play at Denver on Thursday night. Could that be an NBA Finals preview? Hmmm.

Some interesting news in the NFL. The Seattle Seahawks cut a pair of three-time Pro Bowl players. The names may surprise you, but keep in mind NFL teams are businesses and they make business decisions all the time.

Let’s take a look at trending news.

  • Seahawks cut three players: Seattle cut safeties Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs yesterday along with TE Will Dissly. Both Adams and Diggs made the Pro Bowl three times as members of the Seahawks. Adams hasn’t been able to stay on the field for the Seahawks. He was the NFL’s highest-paid safety in 2021. Seattle frees up $11 million in cap space by releasing Diggs.
  • Celtics’ run over: Boston had won 11 straight before taking a 22-point lead against Cleveland last night. The Celtics were up by 22 in the fourth quarter before losing that lead and, ultimately, the game. The final was 105-104.
  • Bad News Bosox: Newly acquired P Lucas Giolito was scheduled to be Boston’s Opening Day starter this season. That isn’t going to happen. Giolito may miss the entire 2024 season after initital imaging showed damage to his UCL in his pitching elbow. 

The March Madness Is Creeping Into Today’s Schedule

If it’s March, then there is March Madness. Bettors will find games in seven college basketball conference tournaments tonight. Plus, there are six games featuring teams ranked in the current AP Top 25. One of those games is a matchup of ranked SEC teams.

There is plenty to choose from tonight. There are doubleheaders in the NBA and NHL as well as another full slate of MLB spring training games. Visit Sports Hub’s picks database and find the picks you desire to dominate tonight.

Here’s a look at tonight’s schedule.

  1. March Madness continues: There are six games involving teams from the latest AP Top 25 poll. No. 4 Tennessee looks for revenge against No. 17 South Carolina, which can move into a tie with the Vols for the SEC lead with a win. 
  2. ESPN doubleheader: It’s Wednesday and that means an NBA doubleheader is on tap tonight. The Los Angeles Clippers are at Houston in the early game and Milwaukee travels to San Francisco to take on the Golden State Warriors in the late game.
  3. Hockey doubleheader: Don’t forget about the NHL. It’s Wednesday and there are only three games, but two of them make up the TNT doubleheader. Buffalo is at Toronto in the early game and Detroit plays at Colorado in the late game. Ottawa at Anaheim is the other game on the schedule. Remember, the NHL trade deadline is this Friday.
  1. International footy: Manchester City hosts FC Copenhagen in a UEFA Champions League match today. Real Madrid hosts RB Leipzig in another. There is also action in the Concacaf Champions Cup and the Concacaf Women’s Gold Cup. There are several South American pro league matches today. 
  2. Spring training wears on: MLB teams continue to prepare for Opening Day coming later this month. Baseball starts in the midst of March Madness. Adding to the St. Louis Cardinals madness is P Sonny Gray. Gray strained his right hamstring in his most recent spring training start. He could miss Opening Day.
  3. ATP & WTA Tours: Round 1 of the BNP Paribas Open begins today in Indian Wells, California. Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki both play singles matches today.

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