NCAA conference tournaments are going on all around college basketball, and the NJ online sports betting world is enjoying the experience of legal wagering in the Garden State for the first time. To this point in March Madness, some tickets to the 2019 NCAA Tournament have been punched, but there are still plenty of games to be played and bids to be earned between now and Selection Sunday.
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Before making any NCAAB picks to close out the week, NJ sports betting players should be sure to take a look at all the NJ sportsbooks, including 888sport. If you’re in the market for reliable and up-to-date basketball lines, the 888 Sportsbook app has you covered. They give bettors an incredible amount of sports betting options to choose from before placing any wagers. Here on BonusSeeker, we use basketball odds from 888 Sportsbook to make free NCAA predictions during 2019 March Madness.
Sauce’s Courtside Seat: NCAAB Sports Betting Picks By Brian Sausa For March 15, Lines Courtesy Of 888 Sportsbook NJ
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NCAAB Sports Betting Picks: Top College Basketball Plays of the Day
Florida State Seminoles @ Virginia Cavaliers (-9) - 7pm
Top-seeded Virginia is a nine-point favorite over Florida State in the ACC semifinals, according to the 888 Sportsbook app. Virginia is coming off a dominant second half over NC State while Florida State outlasted Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers have rewarded online sports betting players this season with a 23-8 ATS record, but we think this is a spot for the underdog as our NCAAB pick. Florida State is 7-1-2 ATS in its last 10 neutral site games and has the kind of versatility needed to hang around with Virginia for 40 minutes. Pulling out a win will be tough, but Seminoles for the cover in the ACC Tournament.
Pick: Florida State Seminoles +9 (-114)
Xavier Musketeers @ Villanova Wildcats (-7) - 6:30pm
Defending-champion Villanova is seven-point favorites over Xavier in the Big East Tournament semifinals, according to 888 Sportsbook. The Wildcats ran away in the second half against Providence while Xavier battles back against Creighton. Villanova is the better team, but Xavier has been covering games for the past month, going 7-1 ATS in their last eight. The Musketeers also generally play well at neutral sites and seven points is plenty to stay within range of Villanova, even in defeat. I would expect the Wildcats to do enough to win, but Xavier keeps it close enough to cover in the Big East semifinal.
Pick: Xavier Musketeers +7 (-114)
Seton Hall Pirates @ Marquette Golden Eagles - 9pm
Big East-favorite Marquette is expected to be around a four-point favorite over Seton Hall in the other Big East semifinal at MSG on 888sport. All the trends point to the Pirates here. Seton Hall is not only riding a hot streak entering the tournament, they’re 13-2-1 in its last 16 neutral site games. Despite also being in front of a raucous hometown crowd looking to will them to the conference final, we are fading the trends and the venue to make Marquette our free NCAAB pick here. A statement was made in the 32-point win over St. John’s and Marquette again looks like the best team in the Big East. Seton Hall’s awesome run ends and the Golden Eagles rightfully make the conference title game.
Pick: Marquette Golden Eagles (check back for odds)
Duke Blue Devils (-3) @ North Carolina - 9:30pm
In the third meeting between Duke and North Carolina, the Blue Devils are favored on 888 s. North Carolina has officially declared itself a big-time threat in March and is currently making NJ sports betting players plenty of money on a 6-2 ATS streak (20-10 ATS this season). This time around, however, Zion Williamson is back for Duke and appeared to not miss a beat in his return to action. Very tough to see Duke getting beat three times in a season by North Carolina now that Williamson has returned. Let’s go with the Blue Devils and the small line for our free pick in the other ACC Tournament semifinal.
Pick: Duke Blue Devils -3 (-115)
Best of luck on your March Madness betting picks!
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