The glory days may be coming back to the Hogs. After a run to the Elite Eight in 2021, the Arkansas Razorbacks are rounding into form at just the right time and NCAA basketball bettors are taking note.
Despite being one of the underdogs to win the 2022 NCAA Tournament with odds at +6500, Arkansan’s got some good news after-all, as according to Sports Betting Dime, online sportsbooks will potentially launch in Arkansas before March Madness begins on Sunday, March 13.
A lot of this is down to JD Notae who went wild in their recent win over Kentucky. Taking down a conference rival is always fun, when they are basketball royalty it’s even better, but there was more than just the W to take into account on the back of Notae’s 30 points and 8 assists against the Wildcats.
To win in March, you need guys who can drop utterly dominant games in multiple ways at the drop of a hat. The Hogs had that in their glory days of the mid 1990s, when they cut down the nets in 1994 and came within a win of doing so a year later. To get to that point, you need someone who has that drop of magic that makes them a lock to appear in the One Shining Moment video.
That’s what Notae showed against the Wildcats. Facing competition that is as elite in terms of talent and intimidating in terms of prestige as it comes, he showed absolutely zero respect as he scored at will while feeding his teammates throughout the night.
NCAA Men’s Tournament betting is all about value, don’t let anyone make your think otherwise. The year Kentucky looked certain to have a perfect season I took them against my friend getting the field. The bet was dinner. I ended up buying it.
There are no locks to win it all so you’ve got to be smart. Back a team which is reliable to make a run so you are well placed to lay it later. That’s what I like most about the Hogs, it’s a side built to make at least the second weekend and is more than capable of winning it all. Now, Arkansas bettors can get in on the action too.