We have only gotten through 3 games and already there has been a ton of excitement in this years March Madness tournament. BYU and Florida went to a double overtime before BYU won it, Old Dominion (11) upset Notre Dame (6), and Villanova (2) needed overtime to barely get by Robert Morris (15).
So far our March Madness Predictions here on TheSportsGeek.com have been solid, going 3 for 4 in the early games with our line/spread and over under predictions for a nice profit to start the weekend.
Below we have listed some picks for the rest of the Thursday, March 18th 1st round March Madness games, including some betting trends to go along with the predictions.
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March Madness Predictions for March 18th (Money Line, Spread, Over Under Predictions):
Northern Iowa (9) vs UNLV (8)
Northern Iowa (-110)
vs UNLV (-110)
Prediction – Bet UNLV on the money line (the game is a “pick’em”).
Betting Trends – UNLV is 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games following a loss.
San Diego State (11) vs Tennessee (6)
Over 127 (-110)
Under 127 (-110)
Prediction – Bet UNDER 127 total points.
Trends – Under is 6-1-1 in Tennessee’s last 8 games as a favorite, and under is 13-6 in San Diego State’s last 19 neutral site games.
Wake Forest (9) vs Texas (8)
Over 147.5 (-110)
Under 147.5 (-110)
Prediction – Bet UNDER 147.5 total points.
Trends – Under is 4-1 in Wake Forest’s last 5 games, and 8-1 in their last 9 games vs a team with a winning % over .600.
Montana (14) vs New Mexico (3)
Montana +8.5 (-110)
vs New Mexico -8.5 (-110)
Predictions – Bet MONTANA +8.5.
Trends – Montana is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games, while the Lobos are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.