Thursday March 28th Betting Recap

Picks for 3/28/24

College Basketball
7:09 PM EST
Rotation #638
Arizona -6.5 over Clemson (loss)
We now begin to split hairs as the competition is top-notch from here on out. Clemson is the worst team remaining in the tournament. To beat better teams, you have to have the ability to turn teams over. Next year, Clemson must improve at generating steals and creating fast break points. It’s tough to pull upsets when you can’t “steal” points. The Tigers need a better bench, so it could get ugly if they get in foul trouble. Arizona isn’t talked about much because they play in the PAC 12, but they are one of the most complete teams remaining. The Wildcats are an outstanding rebounding team and, on the defensive end, make opponents uncomfortable as they are aggressive and force turnovers. If the game is close in the final minute, we have peace of mind knowing the Wildcats are an outstanding foul-shooting team. Caleb Love is the best guard on the court and will lead his team to the elite eight. Take Arizona.

College Basketball
9:39 PM EST
Rotation #635
Alabama +4.5 over North Carolina (win)
Alabama is an incredible offensive team, but their defense is their weak link. UNC has a great defense, but the Crimson Tide can score a lot against any team in the nation. Alabama is like an MLB team with incredible offense and no pitching. It will eventually be their downfall, but they match up well this evening. Tonight’s game is between two high-tempo teams, so I expect a lot of foul trouble. Bama has a great bench with no drop-off in production. Alabama played a more challenging schedule than any team left in the tournament, and their elite offense can make up large deficits quickly. Mark Sears is an outstanding senior guard who is not looking to end his college career tonight. Look for Sears to lead all scorers. The Crimson Tide will look to win this game from behind the three-point line and have their bench outlast the Tar Heels. Take Alabama.