March Madness Pick: Wisconsin vs Arizona

No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers vs. No. 1 Arizona Wildcats

Date/Time: March 29, 2014, 8:49 p.m. EST

TV: TBS

College Basketball Betting Odds from WagerWeb

The 2014 NCAA tournament is all about the upsets and the underdog teams advancing deep and busting brackets along the way. Everyone brags about picking that low seed that stuns the world. That is not the case for one region of the bracket as the top two seeds have advanced to the Elite Eight. The No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers will tip off against the No. 1 Arizona Wildcats in a battle of the two best teams in the brackets. The winner will advance to the Final Four.

Game Overview:

The latest 2014 NCAA Tournament college basketball odds for this game opened up with the Wildcats listed as (-3) point favorites. This shows that the bookmakers at the top rated online sportsbook believes that this could come down to the wire as both of these talented teams could walk away with the victory.

The West Region will have their two best teams on display in this big Saturday night game. The Wildcats showed why they are a no. 1 seed in the last win against San Diego State.

Sometimes, it is just about your best player stepping up when he’s needed the most. For the first 37 minutes and 14 seconds of this game, Nick Johnson was 0-for-10 and had 0 points, but in the last 2:46, he ran that total up to 15. He then salted the game away by going 10-for-10 from the line and hitting a couple of huge buckets. He will be the go to guy in this game against the Badgers.

The latest 2014 NCAA Tournament college basketball betting trends for this game reveal that the both of these teams have positive wagering angels in their favor for this game.  The Badgers are 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 games when playing against a team with a winning percentage above .600, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing against a team with a winning straight up record and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 NCAA Tournament games. The Wildcats are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 NCAA Tournament games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 NCAA Tournament games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games when they are going up against a team from the Big Ten Conference.

The Wildcats got a true test in the last outing against the San Diego State Aztecs and that was a perfect example of how tough nosed that this team can be. They play another physical team in the Badgers and they will once again emerge victorious and advance to play in the Final Four and have a shot at the championship.

Free Pick: Arizona Wildcats -3

Cole Ryan

Cole Ryan

Cole started off as a part time handicapper and a full time computer programmer. After developing a computer program that consistently provided winners in NFL, NBA, MLB, and college sports Cole went into full time handicapping. The computer program and his knack for winners made him a rising star in the handicapping world. His complex computer program based on algorithms and analytical calculations have led to a 60% ATS rate.

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