NCAA Tournament Betting: The First Four (Tuesday)

Mar 15- 7 min read

Best Bets For The First Four

I am going to be betting on every single game during March Madness. So feel free to treat this as a place where you can get all of the key information on all 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament. This won’t just be a list of picks, you’ll get the information you need to make your own informed decision.

Results will be posted at the end of each and every day of the tournament. This will be essential on Thursday and Friday when we are overwhelmed with college hoops. Let’s get into Tuesday night and the opening pair of games of the First Four.

NCAA Tournament

If you’re looking for some Fantasy Basketball action, head over to OwnersBox and get into a 7-day NBA contest. If you’re new to the platform, use code “NBA10” for a FREE $10 entry into any NBA Tournament contest!

Texas A&M Corpus Christi vs Texas Southern -4 | O/U 135.5

Playing in the First Four is a disservice to these two conference champions. Your reward for making the big dance shouldn’t be having to play an extra game to get in the field of 64. But nevertheless, let’s dive deeper into this matchup.

Starting with the Islanders from Corpus Christi, who had to make a run in the Southland Conference tournament to get here. According to KenPom, this is the worst team in the tournament. Mostly because of their 42.4% field goal percentage that ranks 251st in the country. The offense relies on playing at a fast pace (29th), getting to the free throw line (75% FT) and earning second chance opportunities with offensive rebounds (16th).

Over 23% of the Islanders offense comes from the free throw line and Texas Southern lets teams get there. They allow 20.0 free throw attempts per game which ranks 298th in college basketball.

The Tigers should be able to get to the line plenty as well, the Islanders are even worse in letting teams get to the line. Opponents are getting 22.8 free throw attempts per game, which is bottom 10 in the nation. This could spell trouble when you consider the length advantage Texas Southern has and the fact 56.6% of the Tigers points come from 2-pt range. 6’9 forwards Joirdon Karl Nicholas and John Walker should have their way on Tuesday night.

OVER 135.5

NCAA Tournament

Wyoming vs Indiana -4 | O/U 132.5

The Hoosiers fought and clawed their way to an NCAA Tournament berth, meanwhile 5 of Wyoming’s 8 losses came in the final month of the season. Is that all the information necessary for you to make a decision on what team to bet? It could be for some.

In what should be a tightly contested game there is one key piece of this game that makes me want to take the underdog Cowboys. Wyoming ranks 299th in offensive average possession length and 251st defensively. They keep games at a slow pace on both sides of the ball, ultimately limiting the total possessions, which is advantageous for the underdog side.

Wyoming’s Hunter Maldonado and Graham Ike going against Trayce Jackson-Davis will be fascinating. It’ll be a strong test for Indiana’s really good interior defense and the Cowboys have the size to match up with the Hoosiers heavy 2-pt attack.



Check out our college page to stay up to date on March Madness and all of college basketball. Follow along as we bet each and every game of the NCAA Tournament!

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
More from OwnersBox

OwnersBox is an innovative sports-tech company that is looking to disrupt the way consumers play Fantasy Sports.

Mar 22 3 min read

Lightning Lineups

Unlock the OwnersBox Promo Code to Get Bonus Lightning Lineup Entries!

Mar 10 7 min read

BetMGM Massachusetts promo

Get $1,000 First Bet Offer With the BetMGM Massachusetts Promo

Mar 10 7 min read

Massachusetts sports betting promo codes

Top Massachusetts Sports Betting Promo Codes Available For New Players

Mar 10 7 min read

Caesars Sportsbook Massachusetts promo code

Caesars Sportsbook Massachusetts Promo Code: Unlock $1,500 First Bet Offer

Mar 07 6 min read

BetMGM Massachusetts bonus

BetMGM Massachusetts Bonus: Get $200 When You Sign-Up Before Friday

Feb 10 8 min read

2022 Fantasy Football

Best Super Bowl 57 Prop Bets to Lock in for Chiefs vs Eagles

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x

Follow Us

[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: OwnersBox, 274 Shirley Ave, Kitchener, ON, N2B2E1, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email.