March Madness Best Bets 2019: Kansas Jayhawks, Cincinnati Bearcats, Terps Home Court Advantage

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Mary Montgomery
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One has to take a second look at the likes of the Cincinnati Bearcats, Maryland Terps and Kansas Jayhawks due to the home court advantage scenarios.  Such an edge should be incorporated into the betting line throughout the tournament.


Cincinnati will be playing in Columbus right away, facing off against Iowa, then Tennessee or Colgate assuming they advance.  Columbus is a mere 1 hour and 45 minutes away from where the Bearcats play.

A matchup between the Bearcats and Vols would have Cincinnati as the home team technically.

But how is this for fair? 

Should the Bearcats advance past Tennessee, they will play a Sweet 16 game in Louisville.  That's even better home court advantage.  Louisville is closer to Cincinnati than is Columbus.  Go figure.

The Kansas Jayhawks get to play in Kansas City if they can get past the first two rounds.  In all likelihood, that would be a Sweet 16 matchup against North Carolina.

Maryland will get its shot to play the Sweet 16 in DC.  They'll likely have to fend off LSU assuming a victory over Belmont or Temple.  The Tigers are dealing with a lot of chaos right now.

Team Odds
Duke 11/5
Gonzaga 5/1
North Carolina 6/1
Virginia 8/1
Kentucky 12/1
Michigan State 15/1
Tennessee 16/1
Michigan 18/1
Texas Tech 20/1
Florida State 30/1
Houston 30/1
Purdue 30/1
Iowa State 40/1
Auburn 50/1
LSU 50/1
Villanova 50/1
Kansas 60/1
Kansas State 70/1
Marquette 70/1
Virginia Tech 80/1
Buffalo 85/1
Syracuse 85/1
Cincinnati 100/1
Louisville 100/1
Nevada 100/1
Wisconsin 100/1
Oregon 150/1
Florida 200/1
Mississippi State 200/1
Wofford 200/1
Iowa 250/1
Maryland 250/1
Central Florida 300/1
Murray State 300/1
New Mexico State 300/1
Seton Hall 300/1
Minnesota 500/1
Oklahoma 500/1
Ole Miss 500/1
Utah State 500/1
VCU 500/1
Washington 500/1
Arizona State 1000/1
Baylor 1000/1
Belmont 1000/1
Georgia State 1000/1
Liberty 1000/1
Montana 1000/1
Northeastern 1000/1
Northern Kentucky 1000/1
Ohio State 1000/1
Old Dominion 1000/1
St. John's 1000/1
Saint Louis 1000/1
St. Mary's (CA) 1000/1
Temple 1000/1
UC Irvine 1000/1
Yale 1000/1
Colgate 2000/1
Iona 2000/1
Vermont 2000/1
Abilene Christian 5000/1
Bradley 5000/1
Fairleigh Dickinson 5000/1
Gardner-Webb 5000/1
North Dakota State 5000/1
Prairie View A&M 5000/1
North Carolina Central 9999/1

- Mary Montgomery, Gambling911.com

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