We wanted madness, and we got madness! The first two rounds of the NCAA tournament certainly lived up to the hype, with all the upsets we’ve come to expect and point-spread and Over/Under results coming down to the horn.
Here in the Tuley’s Takes home office, my fellow underdog bettors and I had a roller-coaster ride. My plays posted in Point Spread Weekly last week went a disappointing 0-2 on Friday, though hopefully everyone saw the Iona + 17 vs. Alabama pick I added in the “March Madness Best Bets for Every NCAA Tournament Game” file posted at VSiN.com. Favorites went 9-7 ATS on Friday, so that was a tough minefield to navigate. But dogs went 11-4 ATS on Saturday and 6-2 ATS on Sunday, so we had much better days on our betting apps. I split my two official best bets Saturday — a loss on St. Bonaventure and a win on Ohio, plus a refund with the VCU cancellation — while my non-best bets fared better. On Sunday, I added two winners at VSiN.com with Arkansas + 1.5 vs. Texas Tech and Syracuse-West Virginia Under 147.5. On Monday, the day started great with Oregon upsetting Iowa. But my two posted best bets at VSiN.com on Ohio and Kansas lost as favorites won and covered the rest of the card to go 7-1 ATS, and I gave back a good portion of my profits.