Best Elite Eight bets and futures for the NCAA tournament

March Madness continues to roll on, which means plenty of betting opportunities, both on individual games and in futures. Our experts — ESPN analysts Doug Kezirian, Chris “The Bear” Fallica, Joe Fortenbaugh and Dalen Cuff — are here to give their best bets on tournament futures and games throughout the men’s NCAA tournament.

Through Sunday’s games
Kezirian (9-8)
Fortenbaugh (2-8)
Cuff (5-7)
Fallica (7-5)

Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill.

Elite Eight

2. Houston Cougars (-8) vs. 12. Oregon State Beavers

Monday, 7:15 p.m. ET

Fortenbaugh: Apparently, the hill I’m willing to die on is affectionately known as “Mount Fade Oregon State,” as I’ve bet against the Beavers — and lost — in each of their past four matchups, dating back to the Pac-12 tournament. Why, you ask, would I continue to partake in such foolish endeavors? Excellent question. The primary reason is that I simply refuse to believe that this program can continue to enjoy such ridiculous good fortune when it comes to the 3-point line.

Case in point, Oregon State has now played six games since the start of the Pac-12 tournament:

Oregon State is 50-for-120 from deep (41.7%)
Oregon State’s opponents, 30-for-142 (21.1%)

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