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Early 2024-2025 College Basketball Top 25
The dust has mostly settled around college basketball after the chaos of the transfer portal and the majority of rosters have their key pieces in place. The NCAA’s early entrant deadline is less than 24 hours away, which means we will see one last flurry of activity with players either returning or staying in the […]
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NCAA Basketball: Early Top 25 for the 2024/25 Season
The 2023-24 college basketball season is now in the rearview mirror, and that means we get to “sleep in May” as Jon Rothstein says. However, the expansion of transfer rules and the flurry of offseason activity means there is very little time to relax or even reflect on the past year.   The final horn […]
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NCAA Basketball: Picks and Best Bets for the 2024/25 Championship
The 2024 NCAA tournament has concluded, and even though the confetti hasn’t been cleared off the hardwood yet, 2025 championship odds have been released. Next year’s iteration of the tournament is set to begin March 18, 2025, and will end April 7 in San Antonio.   Now that we are fully into the offseason, there […]
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NCAA Tournament Title Game DFS Picks and Strategy (4/8)
It’s been a wild ride this college basketball season, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed grinding the DFS season with you all. The culmination of what has been a successful year is upon us, and it’s the ultimate bittersweet moment. I’m excited for the national championship game, which features two of the best teams in our sport, […]
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NCAA Tournament Title Game Best Bets (4/8)
And then there were two.  The 2024 NCAA Tournament Championship will be determined Monday night. The final matchup of the college season will feature the matchup we’ve been waiting for all season: No. 1 Connecticut vs. No. 1 Purdue. Which teams will cut down the nets? Who should FTN bettors pick against the spread? Mike […]
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Best College Basketball Bets Today (Saturday 4/6)
And then there were four!   The 2024 NCAA Tournament is down to just four teams, with two fantastic matchups scheduled tonight. Both games feature heavy favorites with Purdue a 9.5-point favorite over NC State and Connecticut a massive 11.5-point favorite over Alabama.   Let’s take a look at tonight’s best bet for the Final Four! […]
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NCAA Tournament Final Four DFS Picks and Strategy for Saturday (4/6)
It’s the Final Four, and we have two great games on tap featuring a myriad of stars. The big decision point of the slate, per usual, will be whether to roster Zach Edey or not. Our trademark UConn stack looks fantastic once again, and there are even a couple of sneaky spots we can target. […]
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Walter Waddell
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College Basketball DFS Picks and Strategy for Thursday (4/4)
The NIT championship is Thursday night, and it features two teams that truly belonged in the Big Dance but were part of the “First Four Out” group per the committee. Seton Hall and Indiana State have played with a chip on their shoulders in this tournament so it’s fitting they’ll meet for the title. This […]
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College Basketball DFS Picks and Strategy for Tuesday (4/2)
The Final Four of the NIT kicks off Tuesday, with four teams fighting to prove they belong. In this DFS breakdown, I will highlight the top options for each matchup while also providing you with a core to build around in all formats. Let’s get into it.   Vegas Odds Team Odds Team Odds Total […]
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2024 NCAA Tournament Final Four Betting Breakdown
And then there were four.  The 2024 NCAA Tournament heads to Arizona this week with four teams competing for the National Championship. Our two penultimate matchups feature No. 1 Connecticut vs. No. 4 Alabama and No. 1 Purdue vs. No. 11 NC State. Which teams will advance to Monday night’s championship battle? Who should FTN […]
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NCAA Tournament DFS Picks and Strategy for Sunday (3/31)
One half of the Final Four is set, with UConn taking on Alabama. The other half will be determined today with two very intriguing matchups. As always, I will be highlighting the top options for each game while providing you with a core to build around in all formats. Don’t forget to check out the […]
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NCAA Tournament DFS Picks and Strategy for Saturday (3/30)
We are officially into the Elite Eight after some surprising Sweet 16 results in which Marquette, Houston and North Carolina were eliminated. My soul is crushed over Jamal Shead’s injury that clearly cost Houston, but that’s part of the game unfortunately.    Now we move onto tonight’s two-game slate that features a juggernaut in UConn […]
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Best College Basketball Bets Today (Saturday 3/30)
And then there were eight!  The 2024 NCAA Tournament is down to just eight teams, with four fantastic Elite Eight matchups scheduled over the weekend. The first two games on Saturday feature a close point spread with Alabama a 3.5-point favorite over Clemson, and a larger difference between the freight train UConn Huskies and Illinois. […]
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Best College Basketball Bets Today (Sunday 3/31)
The 2024 College Basketball NCAA Tournament is in full swing, and we have some fascinating Elite Eight matchups. There haven’t been a  lot of upsets this year, but that sets up for some powerhouse matchups from here on out. Below is my favorite bet for Sunday’s Elite Eight matchups. Let’s have some fun.   Purdue […]
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NCAA Tournament DFS Picks and Strategy for Friday (3/29)
It was a wild first half of the Sweet 16, as two powerhouses were eliminated in North Carolina and Iowa State. There will surely be more NCAA Tournament chaos Friday, with several intriguing matchups on tap. As always, I will be highlighting the top DFS options in each matchup while also providing you a core […]
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Best College Basketball Bets Today (Friday 3/29)
The 2024 NCAA Tournament is in full swing, and we have some fascinating Sweet 16 matchups. There haven’t been a lot of upsets this year, but that sets up for some powerhouse matchups as the tournament progresses. Below is my favorite bet of Friday’s Sweet 16 matchups.    Tennessee vs. Creighton (Creighton +3, DraftKings Sportsbook) […]
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Best College Basketball Bets Today (Thursday 3/28)
Thursday brings us four incredible Sweet 16 matchups. The first two games feature big point spreads, with Arizona favored by 7.5 over Clemson and Connecticut favored by 12 over San Diego State. The night games are closer, with North Carolina favored by 4.5 over Alabama and Iowa State favored by just 1.5 over Illinois.  Let’s […]
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NCAA Tournament DFS Picks and Strategy for Thursday (3/28)
We had some CBI and NIT action to keep us busy this week, but now it’s time for the Sweet 16! Some may be disappointed by the lack of buzzer beaters or Cinderellas in the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been great. The NC State Wolfpack are a […]
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Top 25 NCAA Tournament Players to Watch in the Sweet 16
It was an interesting start to the tournament with plenty of drama in the first two rounds, but ultimately we ended up with a relatively chalky Sweet 16. There are still plenty of opportunities for upsets though, especially with a plethora of intriguing players remaining.   We are now going to revisit and update our […]
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2024 NCAA Tournament Simulations: Update After 2 Rounds
We have reached the start of the Sweet 16! The 2024 NCAA Tournament is providing exactly what the public wants: upsets early and Blue Bloods late. We already discussed our pre-tournament favorite futures bets, but there is still value left for with just four victories until a national champion is crowned.  Here a look at our […]
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College Basketball DFS Picks and Strategy for Wednesday (3/27)
We had a successful NIT DFS slate Tuesday, with the full stack of Indiana State-Cincy coming through in a big way. Wednesday’s two-gamer is a bit trickier, but we could see less overlap than usual for a college basketball slate this small. As usual, we will provide the top options for each matchup while also […]
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College Basketball DFS Picks and Strategy for Tuesday (3/26)
After a chaotic week of college hoops, we settled into a four-game CBI DFS slate Monday that had plenty of edge with players out who had no designations getting rostership. Tuesday brings with it a two-game NIT slate, which means plenty of overlap but there are still ways to find leverage so the show will […]
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March Madness: Most Likely Upsets in the Sweet 16
We are now in the Sweet 16 of March Madness, with a field loaded with favorites. For only the fifth time in NCAA Tournament history, all of the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds have reached the second weekend. The last three times that occurred (2019, 2009, 1995), a No. 1 seed won the National Championship. […]
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March Madness Power Rankings: Update as of the Sweet 16
(Follow along with our whole NCAA Tournament coverage!) The Sweet 16 is set. Here at FTN, our incredible team of college basketball experts have continued to take you through each bracket, talking favorites, sleepers and upsets. Make sure you check out our March Madness Betting Guide that includes all our incredible content for the 2024 NCAA […]
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2024 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Betting Breakdown: Midwest Region
(Follow along with our whole NCAA Tournament coverage!) It’s been an incredible start to March Madness, with opening weekend providing the public with upsets galore and multiple overtime matchups.  Here at FTN our incredible team of college basketball experts will take you through each Sweet 16 region, providing their favorite picks for the Final Four. […]
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2024 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Betting Breakdown: West Region
(Follow along with our whole NCAA Tournament coverage!) It’s been an incredible start to March Madness, with opening weekend providing the public with upsets galore and multiple overtime matchups.  Here at FTN our incredible team of college basketball experts will take you through each Sweet 16 region, providing their favorite picks for the Final Four. […]
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2024 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Betting Breakdown: East Region
(Follow along with our whole NCAA Tournament coverage!) It’s been an incredible start to March Madness, with opening weekend providing the public with upsets galore and multiple overtime matchups.  Here at FTN our incredible team of college basketball experts will take you through each Sweet 16 region, providing their favorite picks for the Final Four. […]
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2024 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Betting Breakdown: South Region
(Follow along with our whole NCAA Tournament coverage!) It’s been an incredible start to March Madness, with opening weekend providing the public with upsets galore and multiple overtime matchups.  Here at FTN our incredible team of college basketball experts will take you through each Sweet 16 region, providing their favorite picks for the Final Four. […]
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College Basketball DFS Picks and Strategy for Sunday (3/24)
We had a great start to the second round, as many of our conviction plays absolutely crushed it, and that allowed us to take advantage of a low-scoring slate. We close out the Round of 32 today with plenty of opportunities to add to the bankroll. The Survivor Finals take place today as well with […]
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Best College Basketball Bets Today (Sunday 3/24)
The NCAA Tournament already provided excitement and superb upsets from the opening round of games. No. 14 seed Oakland shocked No. 3 Kentucky, and No. 13 Yale pulled the upset of the tournament in a thrilling 78-76 upset over No. 4 Auburn. After a 2-1 day on my Friday night picks, here are three picks […]
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Best College Basketball Bets Today (Saturday 3/23)
After a wild opening round of the NCAA Tournament, 32 teams remain trying to survive the first weekend and punch their ticket to the Sweet 16. Saturday marks the beginning of the second round, and we have a ton of fascinating games throughout the day. Below is my favorite bet of Saturday’s second-round games. Let’s […]
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