Selection Sunday is right around the corner, and DraftKings Sportsbook offers extremely unique props to bet when it comes to the fate of teams we may or may not see in the field of 68. Let’s go over some potential plays before it’s too late.
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To Get a No. 1 Seed: Illinois (-286)
There’s zero doubt in my mind that the Fighting Illini have locked down a 1-seed in the big dance. Illinois arguably had as good a week as any team all season in college basketball, collecting convincing road wins at Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio State. The body of work is done, and I think they should be closer to a 1-seed than the Wolverines, who sit at -10000 to do so. It’d be nice if we’d bet this last week at plus money, but given where we are now, -286 is a steal of a price.
O/U Tournament Seed: Wisconsin OVER 6.5 (-143)
The Badgers have no business being anywhere near a 6-seed in the tournament unless they slay some giants in their conference tournament. They really have no good wins, losing every tough game along the way in the Big Ten, and collecting average wins over the bottom of the conference. Going off resume here, I’d have Wisconsin as maybe an 8-seed, with a significantly better chance of a 9-seed than a 6-seed. Laying the -143 juice is an easy call here given how much work Wisco has to do to move this far up.
O/U Tournament Seed: Arkansas UNDER 3.5 (-139)
It’s been a terrific season for Arkansas in the SEC, catching up to Alabama as one of the favorites in the conference. It would take a very early bow out of the SEC Tournament to make this team plummet all the way to a 4-seed. As things stand, the Razorbacks are likely one of the top 3-seeds, with a little wiggle room to not make the SEC Championship game and still hang onto a bottom 3-seed. Make it to the SEC title game, and maybe win it, and a 2-seed is on the radar here. Arkansas is still underpriced all over the place when it comes to futures, and I think that’s rubbing off on their seeding here.
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