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Which Are The Most Likely Cinderella Teams - 2022 March Madness

Written by:
Mary Montgomery
Published on:
Mar/13/2022

Everybody loves a good Cinderella story and each March Madness there are usually a few such teams that go deep.

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For the 2022 NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament we have our early picks and top bets.  We'll be updating here following Selection Sunday.

South Dakota State - The Jackrabbits are winners of 21 straight coming into the NCAA Men's Tournament.  If they play Texas in the first round, South Dakota State would likely only be a +7 underdog against a team that is covering the spread at an under 40% clip this season.

South Dakota State has traditionally been very successful in men's basketball and this year is no exception as the team enters Round 1 with a 30-4 record Straight Up.

Marcus Traxler of the Mitchell Republic writes:

"After the first undefeated season in the 40-year history of the conference and a historically good offense, the Jackrabbits are in the driver’s seat and have been dominant in the process.

South Dakota State is also the nation's best 3-point shooting team.

Sam Cooper of Yahoo Sports:

"SDSU is the best 3-point shooting team in the country by a significant margin. The Jackrabbits shoot 45% from distance. No other team shoots 40%. Baylor Scheierman, a 6-foot-6 guard who leads the team in scoring, rebounding and assists, is shooting 46.8% from deep. Three other major contributors have a better percentage, including two starters (Alex Arians and Charlie Easley) who shoot better than 50% on a combined 150 attempts. Oh, and SDSU also has Douglas Wilson, a 6-foot-7 senior who won the Summit League Player of the Year in 2020."

They pay out $40,000 on a $100 bet with an improbable 2022 NCAA Men's Colllege Basketball Championship win.

Oral Roberts of the Summit League made a run to the Sweet 16 as a No. 15 seed just last year.

Saint Mary's - As an away favorite since 2017 Straight Up, Saint Mary's is 35-7-0 for an 83.3% win percentage.

This, by the way, is the team that beat mighty number one ranked Gonzaga just a few weeks ago.

With that in mind, the Gaels pay $10,000 on a $100 bet should they go on to win the Championship.

Georgia State - Georgia State has won ten straight entering the Tournament and has only one failed cover in nine of their last ten.

Watch for More Teams Shortly

- Mary Montgomery, Gambling911.com

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