Betting With Ben (03/17/2023)


March Madness Is Here!

March Madness has arrived! We went 9-5 on our picks and up 3.1U yesterday! Make sure to follow me on Twitter @bensbets1714 for all the plays of March Madness!

We’re back today with a special edition of “Betting with Ben” We’re giving a POD, several plays/leans that we’re on, and then an underdog portion as well where I pick a big dog to win outright. Let’s go!

Pick Of The Day: Record 15-13-1 

Miami ML (-130) 

This line is weird, no doubt. Drake is a great team; however, so is Miami. Being a popular 12 seed, you know the whole public is going to be on Drake tonight. 71% of the money is on Drake (Pikkit..follow me @layboysbets) tonight. They are heavy public dogs.

I’ve faded Miami several times this year, and I have paid for it, literally. I love Miami tonight. It’s going to be a close game for sure, but this Miami team has that March experience, and they have a terrific head coach in Jim Larranga, who has been successful in March. 

I am not fading this Canes team anymore. They’ve been undervalued by the books all season long, and they deserve their respect. Canes win tonight.

Honorable Mentions: 22-15 

We’ve been hot with our honorable mentions recently. Let’s keep going

MSU ML (-134): give me the Spartans here. They better team in March all around. I think they role early

Kennesaw State + 11.5 (-110): We got some reverse line movement on this one. Started at 13.5 and is now down to 11.5. Love seeing that. I think this Kennesaw State team is very undervalued, and Xavier is a very overrated team. If Kennesaw gets hot from 3, which they usually do, Xavier will have to play a style of game that doesn’t fit them. Give me Kenn State tonight.

Pitt + 4.5 (-110): This Pitt team is good, They were atop of the ACC all year for the most part, and now they take on an Iowa State team that has typically not been great in tournaments despite always being a fairly high seed. I think Pitt will absolutely keep this close and might even win outright. Give me Pitt

Memphis ML (-122): This Memphis team is coming off a great win against Houston to win their conference tournament, and they are still being placed as the 8 seed. I think Memphis is undervalued here, and I think they win this game fairly easily as well. 


Montana State ML (+260) 

This is my big upset pick today. This is Montana State’s 2nd straight tournament appearance. They got blown out last year; however, most of their players are returning players. They have the March experience now, and they’re playing with a chip on their shoulder today. I think this Kansas State team is very overrated as a #3 seed, and they’re vulnerable. Give me a sprinkle on Montana State tonight