NCAA Championship Game Picks
Just pick the winner!
Wisconsin vs. Duke opened at pick’em and hasn’t moved. So like the last major championship in North American sports, the Super Bowl, it comes down to picking the straight up winner to cash a ticket.
This has the potential to be one of the all-time classics. Two #1 seeds that are both playing out of this world.
Duke has cruised to the Final, throttling Gonzaga and Michigan State in the Elite Eight and Final Four respectively. They’ve toyed with very good teams.
Wisconsin has had about as an impressive tourney run as I can remember. After their tourney opener, every time they hit the court, the Badgers faced a top-tier program. From Oregon in the Round of 32, a talented UNC team in the Sweet 16, followed by a great Arizona team in the Elite Eight, they were challenged.
And then that happened….down goes Kentucky. The Badgers handled a 38-0 Wildcats team in one of the most entertaining college games I’ve seen the last few years.
I’m really looking forward to the expected Kaminsky vs. Okafor battle and the Dekker vs. Winslow matchup.
Okafor will be better at the next level, up in the pros, but right now, I give Kaminsky the edge and like him to have yet another “Tournament MVP” type of performance.
Wisconsin vs Duke Pick
This should be a back and forth thriller from the tip-off. Both are playing great ball at both ends of the court. Duke’s become an elite defensive team, while still being so tough to handle offensively. Wisconsin’s D has been out of this world, and it’s had to be, considering the Murderer’s Row they’ve had to run through to get here. Offensively, it’s all about the efficiency. This team is mature, skilled and battle-tested.
Battle-tested in a way that Duke isn’t. The Blue Devils have yet to face a lineup like this in the tourney.
I like the Badgers’ experience and discipline to give them just enough of an edge to win the championship.
Wisconsin at Pick is my play.
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