Top Outside picks for NCAA 2020 Final Four
March Madness 2020 is on the horizon but many of College Basketball’s top teams are not exactly firing on all cylinders! As such there are plenty of teams that could easily be considered as a top outside pick for the 2020 NCAA tournament, some of whom come from the top conferences in the country. And the others hope to reach the level of success Gonzaga has had over the years. With the final four in mind, here are the top outside picks to keep in mind.
Dayton Flyers – A mid-major with a chance
The Flyers look in prime position to not only make a deep run in March, but they also have a national player of the year candidate who has put up the numbers to stay in the conversation. Obi Toppin is averaging 19.6 points per game and 7.8 rebounds, he has a real chance to lead the Dayton Flyers to not only the Sweet 16 but quite possibly all the way to Atlanta for the Final Four!! Toppin along with the rest of the starting five are all averaging nearly double figures, which has seen them deliver an impressive 21-2 record. The Flyers are a real contender for NCAA 2020. Certainly a team everyone will want to avoid, particularly if they make it to the second weekend of the Tournament. @+400 to make the Final 4 – We like this bet!
Florida State’s – Their defense is championship level
Even with their loss against Duke, Florida State still showed championship pedigree. The team has a balanced offensive roster, and that paired with their physicality on the defensive end could prove decisive. As a likely third-seed according to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi Bracketology, the Noles aren’t a team say a top-seeded Baylor or even Gonzaga will want to see in the Elite Eight. Let alone the teams currently on the two-line for that matter during the second weekend of the tournament. Florida State has some value as an outside pick @+480 to make the final 4.
Penn State – May be the Big Ten’s Darkhorse
The Big Ten standings have been crazy and crowded this year. Maryland have emerged at the top, but they have 5 or 6 other teams clipping at their heels. One of those teams is the Penn State Nittany Lions. A team that has won six-straight games, including road wins at both Michigan and Michigan State. They also had wins over Iowa, Maryland, Ohio State, Syracuse, Georgetown and Yale. Lamar Stevens has led the charge, and Penn State might be the Big Ten’s NCAA Tournament darkhorse. For a league that hasn’t won it all in 20 years, this might be the Big Ten’s one shot at ending their dry spell. @+1050 to may the Final Four,we are backing this!