Virginia Tech Hokies Office Pool Strategy, Pick, Odds - 2019 March Madness

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
Mar/17/2019

When making your March Madness office pool picks, consider the teams carefully.  The Virginia Tech Hokies, for example, should make it into the Weekend, but will they?  Remember to print out your March Madness bracket here

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Why They Go Deep

From ESPN.com: "Buzz Williams has done a remarkable job with Justin Robinson out and perhaps not coming back this season. Kerry Blackshear Jr. is one of the best big men in the country, and Nickeil Alexander-Walker is one of the best offensive players in the nation."

Until Selection Sunday, Robinson was questionable for playing in the NCAA Tournament.  But some great news was announced Sunday afternoon.  Robinson will be returning.

Why Be Concerned

Also from ESPN.com: "With Robinson, the Final Four was a legit goal. Without him, the second weekend would be a great success."

He's expected back but he has been out for 12 games with an injured left foot and the question remains: Will he be playing at 100%.  This is not likely the first week as one would expect him to, at the very least, be a bit rusty.  If they can survive the first weekend, sky is the limit.

Who They Will Play

It looked like New Mexico State, which won 16 straight coming into the Big Dance.  Instead, they lucked out playing St. Louis.  The Billikens are rated four points lower than the Aggies on Sagarin.  Virginia Tech should be an 11 point favorite or greater here with Robinson back.

Odds to win 2019 NCAA Men's Tournament (4/8/19)
Team Odds
Duke 9/4
Gonzaga 9/2
Virginia 6/1
North Carolina 10/1
Kentucky 12/1
Michigan State 12/1
Tennessee 12/1
Michigan 16/1
Texas Tech 18/1
Houston 30/1
Kansas State 30/1
Purdue 30/1
Nevada 40/1
LSU 55/1
Marquette 55/1
Florida State 60/1
Villanova 60/1
Iowa State 80/1
Kansas 80/1
Wisconsin 85/1
Auburn 100/1
Louisville 100/1
Mississippi State 100/1
Syracuse 100/1
Virginia Tech 100/1
Buffalo 150/1
Maryland 150/1
Cincinnati 200/1
Washington 200/1
Iowa 250/1
Wofford 250/1
Arizona State 300/1
Baylor 300/1
Central Florida 300/1
Florida 300/1
Hofstra 300/1
Indiana 300/1
NC State 300/1
VCU 300/1
Ole Miss 400/1
Creighton 500/1
Liberty 500/1
Minnesota 500/1
Murray State 500/1
Oklahoma 500/1
Seton Hall 500/1
St. John's 500/1
TCU 500/1
Texas 500/1
Utah State 500/1
Yale 500/1

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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