- The first day of March Madness saw two bad beats occur, with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and San Diego State covering with less than a second remaining in their games.
- Bovada is offering odds on the madness to continue, with odds available on buzzer beaters for Day 2.
BIRMINGHAM – Backdoor covers and bad beats are driving bettors mad this March, as this year’s NCAA Tournament has seen betting results change at the last second multiple times through the Round of 64.
Players can bet on these bad beats and covers to continue at Bovada, where odds are up on a Day 2 buzzer-beater.
Buzzer Beater Odds for Day 2 March Madness
- Yes +375
- No -600
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders Cover
The bar for maybe the most unlikely cover at March Madness betting sites for the entire tournament was set by the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders versus the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The Islanders were down by 24 points when they got the ball with eight seconds remaining and nothing to play for outside of a +22.5-point cover for their bettors.
Ross Williams made those bettors really sweat, waiting until the very last moment to take a step-back three that would hit nothing but net with straight zeros on the clock.
Williams was recently in the news for his relationship with Willie Green, the New Orleans Pelicans head coach and a father figure to Williams, but bettors will now remember him for cashing their tickets at the last possible second.
Bad Beat in the San Diego State vs Charleston Game
The 12-5 matchup has been one of the most profitable bets to make at legal sports betting sites for multiple years now, with 12 seeds covering in eight of the previous 12 matchups.
That trend likely had many bettors on Charleston to cover versus San Diego State, with nearly every player feeling like this after:
San Diego State covers the 5.5 points spread, 63-57, against Charleston. SDSU scored two free throws in the final moments of the game after a foul was called against Charleston with 0.7 seconds left in the game. pic.twitter.com/1zhKbnRCTR
— SportsLine (@SportsLine) March 16, 2023
Two free throws made to end the game by 78% free throw shooter Micah Parrish proved to be costly, as the San Diego State Junior guard helped the Aztecs buck the trend and cover versus 12-seeded Charleston.
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