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After zero overtimes in last year’s tournament, we got one in the first game this year. We might be in for a special month of madness. For Friday’s betting analysis, I will take an in-depth look at the following four tourney matchups:

  • Murray State vs. West Virginia -10.5 (4 p.m. ET | TNT)
  • New Mexico State vs. Clemson -5  (9:57 p.m. ET | TruTV)
  • Charleston vs. Auburn -9 (7:27 p.m. ET | TruTV)
  • Missouri vs. Florida State -1.5 (9:50 p.m. ET | TBS)


Follow me on Twitter at @jorcubsdan for in-game commentary, injury updates, and second-half recommendations. I pulled all lines from 5Dimes at the time of publication.

#12 Murray State vs. #5 West Virginia -10.5 | O/U: 145.5

San Diego, CA | 4 pm ET on TNT

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The Mountaineers are as synonymous with full court pressure defense as Syracuse is with a 2-3 zone and Virginia is with a pack-line defense. Head coach Bob Huggins actually pressed a little less this season, but still at the sixth-highest rate nationally.


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