Betting Virginia – Texas Tech, Does the One Point Matter?

As you’ve probably noticed from the questions I ask Scott Shapiro in the BetAmerica.com video series “Beginner’s Corner,” I’m—well—a beginner! But a beginner doesn’t mean stupid, and I thought I was on to the Rosetta stone of sports betting when the line came out for the NCAA men’s Division 1 championship game with the University of Virginia ceding 1 point to Texas Tech. I immediately texted the aforementioned Shapper da Capper. “Scott, why would you ever take a point in [...]

NCAAB Tournament Game Preview: #3 Texas Tech vs. #1 Virginia

Texas Tech Red Raiders (31-6) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (34-3) Game time: Monday, April 8, 9:20 p.m. ET Location: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Where to watch: CBS 
Spread: Virginia -1 O/U: 117.5 Game Analysis The final matchup of the NCAA Tournament will come down to two of the nation’s best defenses. Top-seeded Virginia will take on No. 3 Texas Tech in Minneapolis on Monday night in the first appearance in a national title game for each school. Undoubtedly, a low-scoring [...]

Who Do Ya Like Podcast: Final Four Memories and National Semifinals Analysis With Dan Cronin

On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the Bet America Radio Network, Scott Shapiro welcomes in hoops guru and brother of University of Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin, Dan Cronin. Scott and Dan relive some of their favorite Final Four moments and then dive into their thoughts on Auburn vs. Virginia and Texas Tech vs. Michigan State. Dan also shares who he likes to cut down the nets on Monday night in Minneapolis.

NCAAB Final Four Free Picks

Final Four Preview and Betting Analysis On Sunday, Auburn upset Kentucky 77-71 in overtime, while Michigan State upset the Duke Blue Devils 68-67 to fill out the final two spots in the 2019 Final Four. On Saturday, Virginia outlasted Purdue 80-75 in overtime, and Texas Tech beat Gonzaga 75-69. This Saturday, Auburn takes on Virginia, while Texas Tech takes on Michigan State. Check out Final Four analysis, BetAmerica odds, and free picks!   [Saturday, April 6] Auburn Tigers vs. Virginia [...]

Michigan State’s Poise Could Crush Duke’s Drama

The Stage is Set for the Elite 8 Clash #2 Michigan State Spartans -3 over Duke Blue Devils, Sunday March 31st,  5:05 pm EST Michigan State is making their March Madness run look like pre-season, while Duke is giving us drama for days, but we should expect that by now. 2-seed Michigan State has presented a master class in getting through to the Elite Eight. They outplayed LSU at every corner of the court, as they did with Bradley and [...]

West Region Elite Eight Free Pick

NCAA Tournament West Region Elite Eight The Texas Tech Red Raiders dominated Michigan in their Sweet 16 matchup to set up an Elite Eight battle with the top squad in the West Region, the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Both teams bring excellent defense to this March Madness party on Saturday. Which squad comes out on top and heads to the Final Four? When: Saturday, March 30 Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA, 6:09pm ET Spread, O/U: Gonzaga -4 (137) Can Red Raiders Defense [...]

NCAA East Region Preview

Duke-Virginia Tech and LSU-Michigan State headline East Region Sweet 16 Was the UCF scare enough for the Blue Devils to level up against the Hokies? Michigan State had a cakewalk in the second round, but the Tigers are here for a fight. #1 Duke Blue Devils -7 over #1 Virginia Tech Hokies, Friday March 29th, 9:39 pm EST All together now: “DUKE IS BEATABLE!” This is not a hot take, but I want to reiterate how close Duke came to [...]

NCAAB Tournament Game Preview: #3 Houston vs. #2 Kentucky

Houston Cougars (33-3) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (29-6) Game time: Friday, March 29, 9:59 p.m. ET Location: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO Where to watch: TBS Spread: Kentucky -3 Game Analysis No. 2 seed Kentucky can only get by so many games without the help of P.J. Washington. With his status still in question after his cast came off Wednesday, it’s difficult to back the Wildcats with confidence as they now face their toughest competition of the NCAA tournament. Regular-season AAC [...]

NCAAB Tournament Game Preview: #3 Purdue vs. #2 Tennessee

Tennessee Volunteers (31-5) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (25-9) Game time: Thursday, March 28, 7:29 p.m. ET Location: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky Where to watch: TBS Spread: Tennessee -1.5 Game Analysis It’s a matchup between a veteran tournament coach in Rick Barnes and a coach who has never cracked the Elite Eight with Purdue. Matt Painter is 0-4 in the Sweet Sixteen with the Boilermakers, but this year’s team has the makeup to finally get him over. In the first round [...]

Scott Shapiro’s NCAA Midwest Sweet 16 Picks

Sweet 16 Midwest Region Picks The eight-game slate on Thursday and Friday is extremely attractive, and the two games in Kansas City are no exception. The four best teams in the bracket moved on after the first week of the NCAA tournament, including two blue-bloods in North Carolina and Kentucky. It should be a wild scene at the Sprint Center this weekend. Here are my thoughts on the two Sweet 16 matchups in the Midwest Region: North Carolina Tar Heels [...]