2020 March Madness Betting Predictions for Bubble Teams

2020 March Madness Betting Predictions for Bubble Teams

Written by on March 11, 2020

On Sunday, March 15, the Selection Committee will set the field for the 2020 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament. Teams like Duke, Michigan State, Kentucky, and Louisville are locked to get high-seeds. Other squads like the Arizona Wildcats will also get bids. But for many other teams, they remain on the dreaded bubble. Which bubble squads will float to the Big Dance and which bubbles will burst? Check out predictions and March Madness Odds for this year’s top NCAA Tournament bubble teams!

2020 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament

  • When: March 19 – April 6
  • Where: Final Four at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
  • TV: CBS / TNT / TruTV / TBS
  • Live Stream: CBS Sports

The Bruins are back in Las Vegas and take the court on Thursday evening in the #Pac12Hoops quarterfinals (against Stanford or California).

Day 1 of the tournament tips off this afternoon.UCLA’s NOTES: https://t.co/Y4GTWF1OtOPAC-12 BRACKET: https://t.co/qvseF7noYl pic.twitter.com/zP4yAdws01— UCLA Men’s Basketball (@UCLAMBB) March 11, 2020

2020 March Madness Betting Predictions for Bubble Teams

  • NC State Wolfpack +40000
  • Texas Longhorns +50000
  • Xavier Musketeers +10000
  • Purdue Boilermakers +20000
  • Indiana Hoosiers +35000
  • UCLA Bruins +10000

Top Bubble Teams

NC State Wolfpack +40000  

The Wolfpack closed the regular season with a huge 20 point win against Wake Forest. On Wednesday, they battle the Pittsburgh Panthers. A win against Pitt sends NC State into a match against Duke. That will determine if they get in or not. Duke rocks the Wolfpack.

Prediction: Staying home

NC State Odds| March Madness Betting

Texas Longhorns +50000

The Longhorns were on an awesome 5-game winning streak. Then, March 7 happened. On that day, Oklahoma State dominated Texas 81-59. A deep run in the Big 12 Tournament should lead to a Big Dance bid. Will it happen? Nope, because the Horns face rival Texas Tech in their first conference tournament game.

Prediction: Staying home

Texas Odds| March Madness Betting

Xavier Musketeers +10000

The Musketeers finished their regular season losing 2 straight: 74-80 to Providence and 71-72 to Butler. Xavier often plays well in the Big East Tournament, though. After DePaul in Round 1, the Musketeers must face Villanova. A strong performance against Nova, even if it’s a loss, should be good enough for a bid.

Prediction: Goes dancing

Xavier Odds| March Madness Betting

Purdue Boilermakers +20000

Unless the Boilermakers upset the field at the Big Ten Tournament, they won’t grab a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Purdue is 16-15 SU. Although they’ve got some signature victories this season, they’re just a single game above .500. Not good enough.

Prediction: Staying home

Purdue Odds| March Madness Betting

Indiana Hoosiers +35000

At 19-12, Indiana is borderline. The Hoosiers battle Nebraska on Wednesday, March 11. A win sends them into a match against Penn State. Losing to Nebraska could send Indiana to the bench for the NCAA Tournament. Losing to Penn State won’t. Hoosiers make it.

Prediction: Goes dancing

Indiana Odds| March Madness Betting

UCLA Bruins +10000

UCLA’s overall 19-12 record doesn’t impress. What does impress is how the Bruins went 12-6 in conference play. UCLA lost the Pac-12 Regular Season title to Oregon by a single game. The Bruins can ball. Unless Stanford or California upsets them in Round 2 at the Pac-12 Tournament, the Bruins shine their dancing shoes.

Prediction: Goes dancing  

UCLA Odds| March Madness Betting