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Top 5 Betting Picks for March Madness Thursday, March 16, 2017

March Madness Thursday Betting Picks

The Madness has arrived. The NCAA Tournament is here, and there are great games on tap both for Thursday and for Friday. We have looked at some of the games on Thursday, and came up with some great betting picks. Let’s take a look at the Top 5 Betting Picks for Friday March Madness:

Princeton Tigers +7.5 over Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The Tigers are a team that will be a pain in the butt to the Irish from the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tigers have won 19 straight games, but who have they beat? This is going to be a pretty good basketball game, and will likely come down to the final few plays of the game. Look for the Tigers to compete and cover this spread.

Winthrop Eagles +11.5 over Butler Bulldogs

The Winthrop Eagles are taking on the Butler Bulldogs. Two interesting programs in college basketball. The Eagles are tough, and have been battle tested in tournaments past. Look for Winthrop to compete heavily in this game. The Bulldogs are battle tested out of the Big East, but Winthrop is going to make this one of those interesting NCAA tournament games. Look for the Eagles to cover this double digit spread.

Bucknell Bison +14 over West Virginia Mountaineers

Another mid major taking on one of the big dogs. If the Bison can take care of the basketball, they are going to compete in this game. The Mountaineers want to speed you up and cause you to turn the basketball over. If the Bison can make some late shots, they have a chance of winning this game. Regardless, they are going to compete and cover this spread.

Minnesota Golden Gophers pk over Middle Tennessee State Blue Hens

The Big Ten’s Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5th seed in the tournament. There are many that are wondering what is going on with their seed. The Gophers are just a pick’em contest against a pretty good Middle Tennessee State Blue Hens. Minnesota is going to win this game, there is no doubt about it.

VCU Rams +5 over Saint Mary’s Gaels

The VCU Rams and Saint Mary’s Gaels are getting together in a pretty fun game. The VCU Rams are played in the title game in the conference tournament last season. The Gaels also played in the West Coast Conference Championship games. Two teams that played in championship games should be a fun one. VCU is a little more battle tested, and have better athletes. Look for them to come away with the win.

There you have it. We are pumped for the NCAA Tournament, and the great March Madness. There are going to be some awesome games. Hope you enjoyed the Top 5 Betting Picks for Thursday March Madness. Best of luck and enjoy the games this weekend!