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March Madness Elite Eight Parlay Picks & Predictions To Back

March Madness Elite Eight  Parlay Picks & Predictions To Back

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We’re down to eight teams in the NCAA Tournament and looking at a great mix of top seeds and scrappy underdogs enjoying dream runs in March Madness. It doesn’t get any better than this for college basketball betting, with four games on tap Monday and Tuesday ahead of the Final Four matchups Saturday in Indianapolis.

No. 2 seed Houston gets us started in the Midwest Region final with the Cougars favored by -8 against No. 12 Oregon State. South No. 1 Baylor is also in action Monday night as a -7.5 favorite over No. 3 Arkansas.

West No. 1 Gonzaga returns to action Tuesday as a -9 favorite over No. 6 USC – it’s the first time the Bulldogs haven’t been favored by double digits since a Dec. 26 blowout win and cover over Virginia as a -7.5 favorite. East No. 1 Michigan is a -7.5 favorite over No. 11 UCLA in the final Elite Eight game.

Here’s our top March Madness parlay for Monday and Tuesday’s Elite Eight contests. We’re 2-4 so far and +757 on our parlays.

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Top NCAA Tournament Parlay for Elite Eight

  • Houston (-8) over Oregon State
  • Arkansas (+7.5) over Baylor
  • USC-Gonzaga Over 154

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Leg 1: Houston -8 over Oregon State

The Beavers are on an incredible run, but all good things come to an end. Houston is very similar to Loyola-Chicago defensively with far better offensive execution. The Cougars will put the clamps on Oregon State and, unlike Loyola, will be able to take advantage of it on the other end with open looks and transition buckets. Houston is still under the radar entering the Elite Eight and will finally get its due with a big statement win over the Beavers tonight. We’re on Houston -8.

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Leg 2: Arkansas +7.5 over Baylor

We weren’t surprised to see Arkansas in a fight to the end against Oral Roberts. The Golden Eagles were a legit threat, and we were impressed to see the Razorbacks survive another close one. Baylor will be the toughest test yet for Arkansas, but we think the Razorbacks can turn it into a track meet and keep pace. They’re far more resilient than they get credit for, having won 12 of their last 13 games, and this Bears team is strong but beatable. We think they should have the edge and advance to the Final Four in a close one, but we like the points here. Arkansas +7.5 is the play.

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Leg 3: USC-Gonzaga Over 154

This should be a fun one that lives up to the billing. Gonzaga’s ability to score 85-plus is never in doubt no matter who it plays. Even a USC team that’s very strong defensively will have plenty of trouble disrupting the Bulldogs on that end. However, the Trojans are one of the very few teams who match up with Gonzaga’s bigs and are just as capable of ripping off big scoring runs and creating open looks. We’re hoping for a thriller and expecting plenty of buckets on both sides. We’re on the Over at 154.

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Dan Kilbridge for Bookies.com
Dan Kilbridge
Handicapper Dan Kilbridge writes about college football, MLB and other sports for Bookies.com after spending three years covering Tiger Woods’ comeback and the PGA for Golfweek.