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March 21, 2021
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Earlier in the week we created an article called Four Huge First Round Upset Picks – 2021 NCAA Tournament. In this article we picked four games which were real upsets, ie., a higher seed vs a low seed (not an 8 vs a 9). Those straight up upsets went 3-1.

Usually 3-1 is a good record when betting against the spread. But in this case, they are were all sizable moneyline straight up dogs. The picks were:

1- #14 Abilene Christian over #3 Texas WIN

2- #13 North Texas over #4 Purdue WIN

3- #13 Ohio over #4 Virginia WIN

4- #16 Drexel over #1 Illinois LOSS

These picks worked for betting or for bracket busting. If you did bet these games on the moneyline, say at $200 per game, you would have netted $1520

It would have looked something like this:

  1. Abilene Christian +345 ($200 wins $690)
  2. North Texas +255 ($200 wins $510)
  3. Ohio +260 ($200 wins $520)
  4. Drexel +1550 ($200 lost $200)
  5. Total: Risked $800 and won $1520

It was obvious that Drexel was the real long shot. The other three were all very realistic as reflected by their relatively low moneylines.

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