- The Texas Southern Tigers have -170 odds to beat the Texas A&M-CC Islanders.
- The Indiana Hoosiers have a 4-point spread over the Wyoming Cowboys.
DAYTON, Oh. – March Madness brackets are officially live and open and the First Four games begin on Tuesday night. In the first match up, the Texas Southern Tigers is taking on the Texas A&M-CC Islanders at 6:40 p.m. That will be followed by a matchup between the Indiana Hoosiers and Wyoming Cowboys at 9:10 p.m.
Texas Southern Tigers Vs. Texas A&M-CC Islanders
Texas Southern Vs. Texas A&M-CC Odds
- Moneyline: Tigers (-170) vs. Islanders (+145)
- Spread: Texas Southern -4
- Total: 126.5 Points
Both teams are coming off of impressive seasons as Texas Southern finished in first place in the SWAC with an 18-12 record while Texas A&M-CC finished in first place in the Southland Conference with a 23-11 record. Although the Islanders finished with a slightly better record, legal betting sites are giving the Tigers the edge on the game lines, and rightfully so.
Looking at how their seasons unfolded, Texas Southern got off to a slow start as they started the season 0-7 and finished 18-5 after that including a 7-1 stretch to end the season. The Islanders did the complete opposite as they started a hot 9-1 and finished the regular season 7-6.
Texas Southern also has much more recent postseason experience than the Texas A&M-CC has. Over the last ten years, Texas Southern has made the NCAA Tournament six times. While they have only gone 2-9 all-time in the tournament, both of their wins have come in their last two appearances.
Indiana Hoosiers Vs. Wyoming Cowboys
Indiana Vs. Wyoming Odds
- Moneyline: Indiana (-180) vs. Wyoming (+155)
- Spread: Indiana -4
- Total: 132.5 Points
While many are expecting this to be a close matchup based on the March Madness odds, Indiana could very well run away with this one based on their previous competition. Indiana finished in first place in the Big Ten with a 20-13 record which speaks volumes by itself. As for Wyoming, they finished in first place in the Mountain West at a 25-8 record, however, the competition in the Mountain West does not compare to the Big Ten as there are nine teams in the Big Ten going into March Madness.
Indiana did a solid job against the spread this season going 19-14 with a cover margin of 5.5 points. Wyoming didn’t finish far behind at 17-13-2, however, they have been on a cold streak in their last six games going 1-5 ATS. Indiana, on the other hand, finished the season hot having gone 6-1 in their last seven games.
As for the splits, the public is all over Indiana as they are taking in 71% of the total bets compared to Wyoming’s 29%.
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