March Madness and back, and after an amazing two-day slate of first-round games, we’re onto the second round just like that. Here’s what jumps out to me on Sunday’s card on DraftKings Sportsbook.
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In a tournament full of wild upsets, the Golden Eagles took the cake in the first round, topping Ohio State in overtime as 15-point dogs. Sure, that’s probably enough to call this a successful tournament for Oral Roberts, but this team is capable of more. This is a veteran group with two studs to lead the way, as Kevin Obanor and Max Abmas combined for 59 of the team’s 75 points. Neither came off the floor, playing the full 45 minutes, including the OT period. Florida is also coming off an overtime grind in its first game and is an underrated team. But the Golden Eagles are going to make this a game and have a chance to win it. Give me the points and I’ll sprinkle some moneyline.
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The fact that we can get two teams that are this good this early on in the tournament at a price like this is pretty intriguing. Nothing to do with their first-round blowouts, which we expected, but I’d just be stunned if Wisconsin or Loyola Chicago were able to win either of these games. Baylor and Illinois are as tough as it gets, and setting up for an all-time Final Four matchup. Call it square, but this parlay is way too cheap. Both should cover, but this is as safe as it gets.
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