3 Top March Madness Futures Bets

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March Madness Futures

If you’re looking to put money in your pockets, there probably isn’t a better way to do so than to take some action on some March Madness futures bets. Though it’s practically impossible to get a perfect bracket, it shouldn’t be too hard to snatch some greenbacks at the end of the NCAA Tournament. Let’s take a look to uncover the hidden value in the futures college basketball betting lines.

March Madness Futures Bets

Virginia Cavaliers +110 (To Win The South Region)

Though the Cavaliers isn’t a bettor’s favorite since were booted out last year in the first round by UMBC, their No. 1 rank (in KenPom) tells a very different story.

Virginia is solid in defense and offense. Offensively the Hoos have had a top-20 adjusted offense twice over the past six seasons, has been No. 8 in 2016 and No. 2 this season. Their deepest run in March Madness under Tony Bennett was the Elite Eight when the lost to Syracuse.

If you look at the stats, Virginia’s offense is excellent: Fourth in the nation in three-point shooting, 14th in offensive turnover rate, 48th in FT percentage, and have the 56th highest assist rate in the country.

Don’t be surprised if the Cavaliers break past the Elite Eight and make it to Final Four, perhaps even better.

Kentucky Wildcats 10/1 (To Win the Championship)

The Wildcats have had time to come together despite being a young team. Kentucky shouldn’t find it too hard to reach far into this competition, at least to the Elite Eight. Kentucky is just one spot behind the No. 1 seed in the region UNC and already defeated the Tar Heels this season.

Even if the Wildcats have the lowest odds of any No. 2 seed to win the title, their path to winning their region isn’t too thorny.

Auburn Tigers +550 (To Win the Midwest)

The Tigers are a real threat for UNC if they get past their first-round game against New Mexico State.

Auburn is incredibly good at knocking down threes and in forcing turnovers. The Tigers have the eight-highest three-point attempt rate in the nation and makes them at a 38.1% clip. They also own the highest defensive turnover rate in the country.

Against Tennessee in the SEC tournament championship game, Auburn made 15 buckets from downtown and forced turnovers on 24.6% of the Vols possessions.

While the Tigers tend to be vulnerable when defending the perimeter, they’re also solid at blocking shots. Even if Auburn isn’t a top-four seeded team, they can hang with the best. You have to like the odds of them winning the division and maybe even go all the way to the win the Championship.


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