We’re down to the final rounds of March Madness, as we head to the Elite 8. It’s been a wild tournament filled with upsets, with each No. 1 seed already eliminated.
In this article, you’ll read about a best bet, longshot, and Same Game Parlay. These parlays may include different wager types, such as moneylines, Over/Unders, point spreads, and more.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at my favorite ticket builds of March Madness parlays for the Elite 8 this weekend.
Frank Ammirante’s March Madness Betting Record: 18-29-1 (-10.55 units)
Best March Madness Elite 8 Parlay
All March Madness odds referenced here are current as of 1 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 25, and are found at DraftKings Sportsbook.
NCAA Tournament Elite 8 Top Parlay (+170) • DraftKings Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 unit
- Texas Moneyline (-190) vs Miami
- Kansas State Moneyline (-130) vs Florida Atlantic
Texas is now the second-best team remaining in the tournament, per KenPom. The Longhorns rank 15th on offense and 10th on defense, making them one of the more balanced squads in the country. Rodney Terry‘s team cruised to a 12-point win over Xavier in the Sweet 16.
Senior guard Marcus Carr has performed at a high level, averaging 15 points per game, dropping 18 against the Musketeers last round. Texas has now won seven games in a row and looks like a strong bet to reach the Final Four.
The Longhorns have the edge against a Miami team that ranks 104th in defense. While the Hurricanes were able to shock top-seeded Houston, it’s hard to see them knocking off Texas as well. Miami may have a tough time dealing with the Longhorns’ depth throughout their roster.
We’ll finish off our best parlay with Kansas State on the moneyline. The Wildcats just pulled off an epic overtime victory over Michigan State. Senior guard Markquis Nowell has been one of the stars of the tournament, coming off a 20-point, 19-assist performance.
While this projects to be a close game, I’m rolling with Kansas State to get it done here. I’m betting on the Nowell to help them overcome Florida Atlantic, despite the fact that the Owls actually rank higher on KenPom.
Take the Longhorns-Wildcats combo in our CBB bet of the day.
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March Madness Elite 8 Longshot Parlay
NCAA Tournament Elite 8 Longshot Parlay (+256) • DraftKings Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 unit
- Miami/Texas: Over 150 Points (-110)
- Gonzaga/UConn: 1st Half Over 72.5 Points (-115)
We’ll start off our longshot with the Over in the Miami vs Texas game. While it’s a high bar at 150 points, this is for good reason because of the projected game environment. Both of these teams rank in the Top-40 for pace. An uptempo game means more scoring opportunities.
The Longhorns have eclipsed 80 points in two of their three tourney wins, while Miami just scored 89 against one of the best defenses in the country. We could see a lot of scoring in this game, so I’m backing the Over here.
The first half Over in the UConn vs Gonzaga game looks like an ideal choice to complete this parlay. The Zags are the top-ranked offense in the nation right now, while the Huskies are no slouches themselves, coming in third.
UConn has gotten off to strong starts in every game throughout the tournament. The Huskies have scored 114 points in three first halves, good for an average of 38 per half. Meanwhile, Gonzaga just came off a 79-point first half in their win over UCLA.
March Madness Elite 8 Same Game Parlay
San Diego State vs Creighton SGP (+237) • DraftKings Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 unit
- Creighton Moneyline (-130)
- Under 133.5 Points (-110)
Creighton vs San Diego State has the look of a physical, low-scoring game between two of the best defensive teams in the league. The Blue Jays (14th) and Aztecs (fourth), each have the ability to lock down opposing offenses.
It was impressive to watch San Diego State hold Alabama to only 32% shooting from the field in the Sweet 16. The problem for the Aztecs is that they rank 70th on offense, while Creighton comes in at 22nd, per KenPom.
This game should stay Under the number, but the Blue Jays have the edge because they can score at a higher rate. Creighton has put up 85 or more points in their last two games. Expect that to regress against San Diego State, but the Blue Jays should still win this one.