Elite Eight Sunday mega parlay (+1180 odds): Hammer the Hurricanes
The NCAA Tournament Elite 8 will wrap up on Sunday, which means the last couple of Final Four berths are about to be handed out. It’s a special occasion, so we might as well go for a big payday, right? That’s right, we’re back with another mega parlay, Elite 8 edition. Make sure to also check out our March Madness hub, where you’ll find all our latest content to get you primed.
Miami ML (+220)
Saint Peter’s ML (+300)
Let’s break down each leg one by one:
Miami ML (+220) over Kansas
Miami has been one of the most pleasant surprises of this tournament, and they have a good shot to keep it rolling. The Jayhawks certainly looked vulnerable in the Sweet 16 against Providence. Kanas blew a big lead and let the Friars take a late lead despite the fact that Providence shot only 34% from the floor and 4 of 23 from beyond the arc. The Jayhawks looked pretty sloppy, and Miami is well-equipped to take advantage. They’ve been great at forcing turnovers so far. Miami also has an asset in Sam Waardenburg, a big man who can shoot it well from deep.
Waardenburg lurking beyond the arc will pull Kansas big man David McCormack out of the paint. That will open things up for Miami’s guards, who have been excellent recently. Kameron McGusty just dropped 27 against Iowa State, and Charlie Moore has been electric as a facilitator. Kansas also didn’t look great against a middling and banged up Creighton team in the Round of 32, and I’m just not as afraid of them as everyone else seems to be.
Saint Peter’s ML (+300) over North Carolina
To wrap up this mega parlay and hopefully bring us home we’ve got Saint Peter’s. One more upset for the Peacocks. Nobody gave them much of a shot against Purdue in the Sweet 16, and they had to teach the whole country a lesson once again. What separates Saint Peter’s from other Cinderella teams from small conferences is that they’re legitimately elite defensively. They now rank 25th nationally in defensive efficiency according to KenPom.
They’ve been rattling offenses all tournament, and UNC could be their next victim with a short turnaround and little time to prepare. Nobody thought the Peacocks would be able to contain 7’4″ Purdue big man Zach Edey down low, but they managed. They also turned Jaden Ivey into a non-factor for much of the game. As such, I’m not too concerned about how they’ll handle Armando Bacot in the paint. Just one more miracle.