Thu. Apr 25th, 2019

March Madness Predictions

West Bracket and Final Four Predictions

First Round

Gonzaga vs Farleigh Dickinson

Farleigh Dickinson had a nice win in the First Four but now they run into a team that is, in my opinion, the best team in college basketball.

Prediction: Gonzaga

Syracuse vs Baylor

This game is a toss up but Syracuse’s zone causes a lot of problems in the tournament and the Orange are better coached.

Prediction: Syracuse

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In-Depth​ Analysis and First Round March Madness Picks for All Regions

It’s March Madness once again and I couldn’t be more excited for the first weekend of the tournament. The first two days of March Madness are probably my favorite days of the sports calendar every single year and hopefully, it lives up to the hype this time around. In this article, I will be previewing every first-round matchup with reasons why you should pick each team while also giving a pretty harsh critique of the selection committee sprinkled in throughout the article. (I’m not too pleased) Let me know what you guys think of this, I’m not posting a full bracket prediction but if you have any questions about filling out your bracket I’m more than able to help, I’ve won bracket pools and have plenty of analytics that can help you get the best chance to win your pool. For any further questions feel free to tweet or dm me, my twitter is @mikerothou

Final note, all team offensive, and defensive efficiency rankings will be coming from kenpom.com it is the best website by far, in my opinion, to look at advanced college basketball stats.

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South Bracket Predictions

First Round

Virginia vs Gardner Webb

Not happening again.

Prediction: Virginia

Ole Miss vs Oklahoma

Ole Miss has lost five of their last seven and KenPom likes the Sooners more.  I expect a close game with an intriguing guard matchup of Christian James and Breein Tyree.

Oklahoma has a good defense and I don’t think the Rebels will ever get it going offensively.

Prediction: Oklahoma

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East Region Preview

By Oliver Mauntel

The East Region looks as if it is Villanova’s to lose. Outside of the Wildcats, the region is wide open, with underdogs prowling in every meeting. Don’t be surprised if a “Cinderella” team arises from Villanova’s shadow.

1 Seed

Villanova (30-4): Since the formation of the “new Big East”, Jay Wright has turned the Wildcats into a well-oiled machine. Like Virginia, Villanova doesn’t shoot themselves in the foot. Nearly every Villanova player has the ability to shoot the three-ball, making them dangerous once they get hot. Oh, and they are led by the potential national player of the year: Jalen Brunson.

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