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Elite eight looks like a great landing spot for NC State, and at +3 points, this dog is gonna BARK all the way to the bank. State had a fabulous win AT Louisville earlier in the season, 74-65, and it should be more of the same. The Wolfpack cleaned the glass 47 times which was 10 more than the Cardinals, and Chris Jones had 20 points in that contest. Jones is gone, and the 'Ville is gonna have a TOUGH time making up the 20 spot. NC State has covered eight of the last 11, while Louisville has managed to cash a ticket just three times in the last 10 outings. Mark Gottfried is no Rick Pitino, no Hall of Famer, but this guy can coach. He has a superb 92-51 record since coming over to the Wolfpack, has guided the 'Pack to the Sweet 16 twice, and owns a solid 371-205 lifetime mark from his stops at Alabama and Murray State. Just had an Email from my man Jason M., and he asked me how to bet the tournament. Of course I advised him to stay with single bets instead of parlays, and take a teaser only if you really think the numbers are in your favor. So, we got a 6-point two team teaser where the numbers look delicious. Gonna take Michigan State from -1.5 to +4.5 points over Oklahoma, and the surging UCLA Bruins from +8.5 to +14.5 points against Gonzaga. Gimme half a Benjamin on NC State and another half on the teaser.
Started the Sweet 16 with a bang as Notre Dame, a +2 point underdog, beat Wichita State, 81-70. Picked up half a Benj for that effort. Then my three team teaser also started with a W, as North Carolina covered an adjusted +12.5 point spread in a 79-72 loss to Wisky. Arizona covered the -4.5 point teaser spread in a 68-60 win over Xavier, but the third leg came up a LITTLE short. Like THIRTY points short. Had West Virginia +19.5 points over Kentucky and the game was over before the first TV timeout. The Wildcats OBLITERATED Huggy Bear and his Mountaineers, 78-39, and that was the end of my sweet teaser dreams. That cost me half a Benj, so it was a push for the evening, which left the CBB figure at -$280.
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