The opening round of the NCAA Tournament is over, but there is plenty more basketball to be played and chances to win for NJ online sports betting players. Here on BonusSeeker, we are celebrating the second round getting underway by making some more March Madness predictions with our free sports picks.
Before placing any online sports betting wagers during the 2019 NCAA Tournament, players need to remain informed about which NJ sportsbook to use. While shopping around, be sure to check out the BetStars Sportsbook app. The NCAA odds for March Madness are always reliable and up-to-date, giving NJ online sports betting players as many options as they need to make informed decisions. Throughout March Madness, we will feature BetStars NJ odds in order to make out NCAA Tournament predictions.
Throughout the NCAA Tournament, also take some time to review the official BonusSeeker March Madness bracket and our NCAA Tournament breakdowns by region:
- East Region (Washington D.C.)
- West Region (Anaheim)
- Midwest Region (Kansas City)
- South Region (Louisville)
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NCAAB Sports Betting Picks: Top College Basketball Plays of the Day
No. 6 Maryland Terrapins vs. No. 3 LSU Tigers (-2.5) - 12:10pm
The LSU Tigers enter the second round as 2.5-point favorites over Maryland on BetStars Sportsbook. The Terps rallied late to defeat Belmont while LSU led for most of the game, but held on to beat Yale in the first round. We see the Tigers advancing to the Sweet 16, despite missing its head coach. Maryland’s strength is in its frontcourt, but LSU has the personnel to match and scores as easily as almost anyone in the nation. LSU and the small spread has to be our first March Madness prediction of the second round.
Pick: LSU Tigers -2.5 (-110)
No. 8 Baylor vs. No. 1 Gonzaga (-13) - 7:10pm
After winning by 38 points in its first game of the NCAA Tournament, No. 1 seed Gonzaga is 13-point favorites on BetStars NJ in the second round. Baylor did well to defeat shorthanded Syracuse, but the road ends here. The Bulldogs aren’t about to suffer an early exit after what happened to them at the WCC Tournament. If anything, it helped humble a team that is clearly still one of the best in the entire country. Gonzaga keeps it rolling in a big way and past Baylor as the Bulldogs win by 15+ for this NCAA Tournament second round pick.
Pick: Gonzaga (-13)
No. 6 Villanova Wildcats vs. No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers (-4) - 9pm
Defending-champion Villanova is four-point underdogs in the second round against Big Ten co-champion Purdue, according to the BetStars app. Purdue did what it needed to do in the first round, but didn’t convince us they will easily get by the Wildcats, if at all. Villanova makes things difficult on its opponents and although Purdue boasts a terrific offense, the first round game is proof that it can be slowed down. Give us the Big East champions as our March Madness prediction from the South Region.
Pick: Villanova Wildcats +4 (-110)
No. 5 Auburn Tigers (-2) vs. No. 4 Kansas Jayhawks - 9:45pm
After barely surviving its first game vs a No. 12 seed, Auburn is favored by a basket over No. 4 seed Kansas in the second round. Despite Kansas winning in blowout fashion to begin its tournament, we are going with the Tigers. Auburn needs to close games better, but let’s not forget Auburn has beaten Tennessee twice within the last month, including in the SEC championship game. Kansas has struggled for the most part away from home, especially against upper-echelon competition. Auburn and the small number for the Midwest Region NCAA prediction.
Pick: Auburn Tigers -2 (-110)
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