Podcast Recap Part One (Ep. 670)
The Sports Gambling Podcast gives out all their picks in the 2019 March Madness Preview. Sean and Ryan are joined by Colby in studio where the guys break down the East and West region against the spread and fill out their bracket. In this episode, Sean Green (@seantgreen) Ryan Kramer (@KramerCentric), and Colby Dant (@TheColbyD) catch up listeners on where you can find all sorts of Sports Gambling Podcast content, as well as their Las Vegas trip plans before diving into the March Madness Preview. Diving into the First Four, the guys like the 3 point shooting of Fairleigh Dickinson against Prairie View, Temple’s strong defense facing Belmont’s powerful offense, the weak clash of NC Central against ND State, and lastly the strong guard play and size of Arizona State against St John’s.
Moving onto the East Region picks, the guys like Duke to go far in the tournament, UCF’s 3 ball and size against VCU’s injury woes, Liberty’s potential to upset Mississippi State, Virginia Tech’s confidence and ability to go far ahead of St Louis’ free throw struggles, Maryland’s tough task facing Belmont or Temple, the question of LSU’s ability without their coach against Yale and their hype, the great matchup between Louisville and Minnesota, and Michigan State’s talent and injury problems ahead of Bradley. The trio then go over their picks for each round of the East Region.
Next, the guys take a look at the West Region picks, where the guys like Gonzaga’s chances to go far, Syracuse’s close matchup against Baylor, Marquette’s chances against Murray States’ Ja Morant hype, Florida State’s size over Vermont, Buffalo’s talent and coaching ability against the winner of Arizona State and St John’s, Texas Tech’s athleticism against Northern Kentucky’s inexperience, Florida’s hot streak ahead of the pressure on Nevada, and Montana’s experience and potential revenge against Michigan. After sharing their picks for each round of the West Region, the trio pick their locks for their First Four, and their locks and underdogs for the East and West Regions.
Podcast Recap Part Two (Ep. 671)
Kicking off part 2 of the March Madness Preview Podcast, Sean Green (@seantgreen), Ryan Kramer (@KramerCentric), and Colby Dant (@TheColbyD) review some of their great March Madness Las Vegas stories of the past (3:33), before diving into some March Madness prop bets (8:36).
After informing listeners of the the NCAA tournament bracket contests with Playbalto (12:31), and answering a listener question (13:58), the guys transition into previewing the South Region (14:41), where they discuss the strengths of UVA in the first half and their potential redemption against Gardner-Webb (14:50), Oklahoma’s tough matchup against Ole Miss (17:29), the hot streak and easy travel for Oregon against Wisconsin’s questionable free throw shooting (19:27), UC Irvine’s potential to upset Kansas State (22:00), Villanova’s experience and potential to make some noise in the tournament against Saint Mary’s (24:24), Old Dominion’s chances to beat Purdue with their defense, rebounding, and story behind coach Jeff Jones (26:59), Cincinnati’s momentum going into their matchup with Iowa (30:41), and Tennessee’s advantage over Colgate (31:54).
After reviewing their Southern Region brackets going into the later rounds (34:36), Sean, Ryan, and Colby transition to the Midwest Region. In the Midwest Region (40:49), the guys see the potential of UNC scoring high against Iona (40:55), Washington’s draft caliber guard and tough matchup against Utah State (42:51), New Mexico State’s travel advantage and comfort with elevation against Auburn (44:56), Kansas’ pressure facing Northeastern’s momentum (47:07), Iowa State’s offensive strength ahead of Ohio State (49:03), Georgia State’s reliance on 3 point shooting against Houston (50:26), Myles Powell’s ability with Seton Hall against Wofford (53:33), and Kentucky’s draw with Abilene Christian (56:07).
After giving their picks into the later rounds of the Midwestern Region (60:02), the trio give out their locks and underdogs for both the South and Midwestern Regions (62:49). Finally, Sean, Ryan, and Colby reveal their Final Four and Championship picks (65:03).