Craig's Underdog Picks for March Madness

ctsports picksAnalyst IMarch 8, 2009

Craig from is updating his underdog teams that can win it all. Most experts have been all over UNC all year and lately some have started to jump on Pitt and UCONN. Today we are going to look the sports odds to win the NCAA tournament.

Below is the sports odds for the top 10 NCAA favorites to win the NCAA championship:
  1. North Carolina 3-1
  2. Pittsburgh 4-1
  3. UCONN 6-1
  4. Oklahoma 8-1
  5. Louisville 10-1
  6. Wake Forest 15-1
  7. Memphis 15-1
  8. Duke 20-1
  9. Kansas 20-1
  10. Michigan State 20-1
Craig does not play favorites when it comes to future wagers so we have to throw out the top four teams because there is no value in betting those teams. There are a couple of second tier teams though that are very interesting lets look at those teams.
Wake Forest at sports odds of 15-1 is Craig's best bet for NCAA futures.  The Demon Deacons are led by Jeff Teague who is averaging 21 ppg. Joining Teague are Johnson, Aminu, and McFarland who all are averaging double digits. This team had an easy schedule at the beginning of the year but has beaten UNC and Duke showing they can get it done verse the big teams. Young teams can sometimes play loose with nothing to lose and be very dangerous come March. Great value play with a team that is loaded with future NBA talent.
Michigan State at sports odds of 20-1 is Craig's best super longshot bet for NCAA futures. Spartans have flown under the radar all year but have compiled a really nice record and have won the Big Ten conference. This Michigan St. team is very similar to past Spartan’s teams. They are solid on d and a very hard nosed team. This team is led in scoring by Ramar Morgan who is averaging nearly 15 ppg. Kalin Lucas does a great job running the offense with nearly a 5-1 assist to turnover ratio while averaging 13 ppg. My one concern about this team is the lack of a dominate center. But with the value its hard to complain about a team that is 20-1 and is going to most likely be a #3 seed.
Good luck betting March Madness as always anything can and does happen this time of year. Not often does the favorite win it all in NCAA basketball so make sure you take a look at some of the longer shots on the board. Enjoy the Madness!