NCAA Tournament Friday Betting Preview

March 20, 2019

Hosts Stuckey, Collin Wilson, Mike Randle and Eli Hershkovich break down all 16 of Friday’s NCAA Tournament games and give their Final Four picks from the South and Midwest Regions. Stuckey and Randle throw emphatic support behind UC Irvine, and Randle goes all-in on Buffalo and Mississippi State. Stuckey spends exactly eight seconds discussing Duke’s First Round matchup, and he also dejectedly throws in the towel on his Washington title futures bet. Eli and Randle go back-and-forth on whether or not Ethan Happ is “Luke Maye-ish,” and I guarantee you’ll be shocked by how thoroughly Collin researched the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs.

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(7) Cincinnati vs. (10) Iowa (1:50)

(8) Ole Miss vs. (9) Oklahoma (5:41)

(3) Texas Tech vs. (14) Northern Kentucky (10:45)

(4) Kansas State vs. (13) UC Irvine (17:26)

(2) Tennessee vs. (15) Colgate (21:17)

(1) Virginia vs. (16) Gardner-Webb (24:55)

(6) Buffalo vs. (11) Arizona State/St. Johns (29:24)

(5) Wisconsin vs. (12) Oregon (30:41)

(8) Utah State vs. (9) Washington (34:59)

(1) Duke vs. (16) NC Central/North Dakota State (36:53)

(3) Houston vs. (14) Georgia State (37:01)

(5) Mississippi State vs. (12) Liberty (39:05)

(1) North Carolina vs. (16) Iona (42:06)

(8) VCU vs. (9) UCF (42:54)

(4) Virginia Tech vs. (13) Saint Louis (46:58)

(6) Iowa State vs. (11) Ohio State (48:03)

South & Midwest Region Final Four Picks (50:08)

NCAA Tournament Thursday Betting Preview

March 20, 2019

Hosts Stuckey, Collin Wilson, Mike Randle and Eli Hershkovich break down all 16 of Thursday’s NCAA Tournament games and give their Final Four picks from the East and West Regions. Stuckey reasserts his undying infatuation with Northeastern to upset Kansas while Randle and Eli throw their support behind 13-seed Vermont to take down Florida State. Belmont and Saint Mary’s top our experts list of favorite upsets, but our panel remains split on Yale’s odds of upsetting LSU.

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(7) Louisville vs. (10) Minnesota (3:21)

(3) LSU vs. (14) Yale (4:55)

(5) Auburn vs. (12) New Mexico State (10:05)

(4) Florida State vs. (13) Vermont (14:49)

(2) Michigan State vs. (15) Bradley (18:36)

(6) Maryland vs. (11) Belmont (21:54)

(4) Kansas vs. (13) Northeastern (24:54)

(5) Marquette vs. (12) Murray State (26:37)

(7) Nevada vs. (10) Florida (29:51)

(2) Kentucky vs. (15) Abilene Christian (33:18)

(6) Villanova vs. (11) Saint Mary’s (35:20)

(1) Gonzaga vs. (16) Fairleigh Dickinson (38:44)

(2) Michigan vs. (15) Montana (39:39)

(7) Wofford vs. (10) Seton Hall (44:20)

(3) Purdue vs. (14) Old Dominion (46:35)

(8) Syracuse vs. (9) Baylor (47:08)

East & West Region Final Four Picks (48:19)

NCAA Tournament Bracket First Reaction

March 18, 2019

Hosts Stuckey, Collin Wilson, Mike Randle and Eli Hershkovich give their first-take reactions to the freshly-unveiled NCAA Tournament Bracket. Stuckey -- of course -- bemoans Washington’s terrible draw, Eli explains why he’s done betting totals, and the guys debate whether or not Shaka Smart is done at Texas. They break down key takeaways from each region and even dive into some of their gut-call upset picks, including Northeastern over Kansas and even Belmont or Temple to the Sweet 16. The guys close the show by offering their preliminary Final Four picks (subject to massive changes in the next few days).

Also remember: If things don’t go your way, leave a message on our podcast hotline anytime at (575) 655-0664 and let us hear it!

Weekend Takeaways (2:09)

Rant of the Weekend (8:58)

Frustrations with the Bracket (16:09)

Midwest Region (22:43)

East Region (25:59)

West Region (29:25)

South Region (33:34)

Listener Voicemails (36:57)

Early Final Four Picks (41:40)

BONUS EPISODE - Free Money with Matt & Drew of Kentucky Sports Radio

March 12, 2019

We warmly welcome Matt Jones & Drew Franklin of Kentucky Sports Radio the family! This Bluegrass State duo's "Free Money" podcast will be calling the Action Network home throughout March Madness and the Kentucky Derby. 

In this episode, the guys cover the six major conference tournaments from every angle, hitting everything from the ACC to the PAC-12 and sea to shining sea. 

And if you haven't signed up for your Action Network EDGE subscription yet, be sure to visit ActionNetwork.com/KSR to get access to exclusive betting content. And download the free Action Network app to track all your NCAA Tournament bets and follow Matt & Drew's picks all March Madness long.  

 

Big 12 Tournament Preview

March 12, 2019

The Big 12 conference tournament could be a wild ride, and the conference is packed with teams who could all go on a run. Can anyone take down the red-hot Red Raiders? Is this finally the end of Kansas’ strangle-hold on the conference? Is Kansas State over-valued? And why the disrespect for Baylor and Texas? Stuckey and Collin Wilson answer all these key questions in our final conference tournament preview of the season.   

Big Ten Tournament Preview

March 12, 2019

Stuckey and Eli Hershkovich break down a top-heavy Big Ten tournament with little futures value available for the top four seeds. They highlight Michigan’s, Michigan State’s, Wisconsin’s and Purdue’s deficiencies, which makes this conference tourney a wide-open race. Meanwhile, sneaky teams like Penn State, Illinois and Maryland all offer great market value – and the Baby Terps may have what it takes to win the whole thing.

Pac-12 Tournament Preview

March 12, 2019

Stuckey and Mike Randle break down the Pac-12 conference tournament, which likely remains the sole path for any other Pac-12 squad besides Washington to make the Big Dance. Speaking of the Huskies, the guys explain why UW has been slipping lately (and why national title futures bettors shouldn’t be concerned about it). Nonetheless, increased familiarity with that zone does benefit some teams wishing for an upset bid in the conference tourney, and two teams stand out as potential bracket-busters: Oregon and Colorado.

SEC Tournament Preview

March 11, 2019

A subject that's always easy to argue over, the SEC tournament is a toss-up again this season. Host Stuckey is joined by proud SEC alum Collin Wilson, and together they cover Waffle House dining and the Dollar General's economic downturn, as well this vaunted tournament top-to-bottom. 

The guys examine if there is any value in Tennessee or Kentucky at the top of the bracket, and whether anybody on Earth is crazy enough to bet Vanderbilt to win it all. Before giving their picks on who wins it all, Collin also highlights a Friday night matchup he's deemed a must-play for live betting enthusiasts. 

ACC Conference Tournament Preview

March 11, 2019

One of the most top-heavy conferences tournaments in the country, the ACC Conference tournament still has its share of value plays. Host Stuckey is joined by Mike Randle, and together they tackle the toughest questions bettors face in this tournament. 

Could #6 or #7 seeds Syracuse and Louisville pull off a miracle as enormous long-shots? 
Looking at powerhouse performer Duke, what can gamblers expect from Zion Williamson's return? 
Can anyone catch North Carolina flatfooted in Charlotte? 
The guys answer these and so many more, before giving their picks on who wins it all. 

Big East Tournament Preview

March 11, 2019

Historically one of the hardest conference tournaments to handicap, the Big East remains wide-open again this year. After some love for Gus Johnson, hosts Stuckey and Eli Hershkovich discuss intriguing long-shots Xavier and Seton Hall. The guys also talk Villanova's 3-point dependency, Marquette's continuing struggles, and Chris Mullin's issues with in-game decision-making, before giving their picks on who wins it all.