March Madness Five Most Popular Bets for Thursday's Round of 64 Games

Bettors have already placed their bets and the March Madness public betting data shows what they're looking for. Come check out the five most popular March Madness bets for Thursday's game!
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March Madness is here and the public betting data shows that bettors around the world are already looking for their Cinderella stories.

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Let's take a look at the recent March Madness betting data for Thursday's game and see who bettors are backing.

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  • Furman +5.5 vs. Virginia
  • West Virginia -2.5 vs. Maryland
  • Oral Roberts +6.5 vs. Duke
  • Illinois vs. Arkansas Under 143.5
  • Northern Kentucky vs. Houston Over 121.5

Bettors are looking for value this March and some seem to be on the same train.

The most bet team in terms of tickets and handles this March is Furman +5.5 against Virginia. This is an interesting one that many seem to be on. If Virginia locks down defensively, it's going to be tough for Furman to win this game. Still, their potent offense has given people hope that they can cover the 5.5-point spread.

The second most popular bet this Thursday is bettors taking West Virginia -2.5. Although this is a tough game to pick, it's not too surprising to see bettors backing West Virginia. Maryland has been one of the worst road teams in America this season and on a neutral court, they might have a tough time scoring the basketball.

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Oral Roberts +6.5 is the third most bet on game this Thursday. The March Madness public betting data is interesting as bettors are going against typical National Championship contending teams.

Bettors are also backing over/unders this March as Illinois vs. Arkansas under 143.5 is one of the most bet plays of the day. Unders could always be tough, but this is March and teams typically lock in defensively.

Perhaps the most interesting March Madness public betting trend is seeing bettors taking the over between Northern Kentucky vs. Houston. Houston typically struggles offensively but with this line being just 121.5, it's not a bad idea to back it and hope that Northern Kentucky can score enough.

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An Editor and Analyst for OddsChecker, Jon Conahan has been covering all major sports since 2019. He is a 2022 graduate of the Bellisario School of Journalism at Penn State University and previously played D1 baseball.

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