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The Pittsburgh Panthers play for the first time as members of the ACC on Labor Day night, as they try to beat the college football betting lines against the Florida State Seminoles at Heinz Field.
Here at Bang the Book, we have all of the top matchups of the 2013 NCAA football betting campaign covered! Today, we’re taking a look at the best matchups for Week 1!
Many bettors may have left Golden State for dead after David Lee went down with a season-ending hip injury in Game 1, but this team has proven to be just as resilient as it was throughout the regular season. The Warriors come into Tuesday’s Game 5 of this best-of-seven opening round series needing just one more win to eliminate Denver from the playoffs.
After splitting the first two games of this best-of-seven series on their home court, the Nuggets’ woes on the road in the playoffs continued this past Friday night with a 110-108 loss as 1.5-point favorites.
The second-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes (29-7 straight-up, 20-13-1 against the spread) knew going into the NCAA Tournament that they were in the weakest region with the weakest top seed. The Buckeyes faced their toughest test in the Sweet 16 on Thursday and needed a second straight game-winning shot in the final seconds to upend No. 6 Arizona 73-70 and advance into the Elite Eight.
While the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles continue to get most of the love as the darlings of the 2013 NCAA Tournament – and rightfully so as the first No. 15 seed ever to make it to the Sweet 16 – either the 13th-seeded La Salle Explorers (24-9 straight-up, 15-12-2 against the spread) or the ninth-seeded Wichita State Shockers (28-8 SU, 17-14-2 ATS) are guaranteed to make it to the Elite Eight.
The second-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes (27-7 straight-up, 20-11-1 against the spread) are one of the hottest teams in the country, riding a nine-game winning streak into this third-round West Regional matchup against the 10th-seeded Iowa State Cyclones (23-11 SU, 16-13 ATS) on Sunday at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio.
The eighth-seeded Pittsburgh Panthers (24-8 straight-up, 12-13 against the spread) meet the ninth-seeded Wichita State Shockers (24-8 SU, 15-14-2 ATS) on Thursday in second-round West Regional action of the NCAA Tournament at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is arguably the most intriguing of the matchups between No. 8 and 9 seeds,
The #9 seed vs. the #8 seed is almost always a great game in the NCAA Tournament, and this one should keep that tradition going. Missouri was knocked out in the first game by #15 seed Norfolk State last year. The Tigers didn’t have nearly as good of a regular season this year, and they’ll face a dangerous Colorado State team in this one.
March Madness tips off in earnest early Thursday afternoon with the Michigan State Spartans taking on the Valparaiso Crusaders. This is the game that gets the entire tournament underway. Can we expect a good battle or will the first game be a snoozer? Let’s take a closer look at this matchup of two teams from the Midwest.