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2017 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Writer’s Picks & Odds

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Predictions and odds for the College World Series

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The 2017 NCAA baseball tournament starts tomorrow with the majority of games getting underway Friday. The Beavers are hosting The Corvallis Regional, as the 64 team tournament gets whittled down. The Beavers are hoping to make it back to the College World Series, in Omaha, for the first time since 2013.

The Beavers find themselves in a favorable spot as the top-overall seed, opening up postseason play against Holy Cross (23-27). The Corvallis Regional also features Nebraska and Yale.

One thing is for sure, being the favorite isn’t easy. The last time the #1 overall seed won the College World Series was back in 1999 when Miami accomplished the feat. Much has been written about Oregon State’s historic season, but everyone’s record resets in the postseason. The Beavers will need to be locked in if they want to get back to the College World Series. That being said, the oddsmakers are giving Oregon State the best chance of winning it all; followed by North Carolina, Florida, Louisville and LSU.


NCAA Baseball Odds

  • Oregon State 4/1
  • North Carolina 5/1
  • Florida 15/2
  • Louisville 15/2
  • LSU 15/2
  • Stanford 10/1
  • Texas Tech 10/1
  • Kentucky 12/1
  • TCU 12/1
  • Arkansas 16/1
  • Florida State 16/1
  • Long Beach 22/1
  • Southern Miss 22/1
  • Wake Forest 25/1
  • Clemson 33/1
  • Houston 40/1

*Odds courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv).


PREDICTIONS

Joe Londergan’s Picks

Regionals:

  • Oregon State, Clemson, Long Beach State, Stanford, Arizona, Florida State, Mississippi State, LSU
  • North Carolina, Texas A&M, Kentucky, Louisville, Virginia, Missouri State, West Virginia, Florida

Super Regionals:

  • Oregon State, Stanford, Florida State, Mississippi State
  • North Carolina, Louisville, Virginia, Florida

Finals:

  • Oregon State over Louisville

Travis Johannes’ Picks

Regionals:

  • Oregon State, Vanderbilt, Long Beach State, Stanford, Texas Tech, Florida State, Mississippi State, LSU
  • North Carolina, Houston, Kentucky, Louisville, Virginia, Arkansas, West Virginia, Florida,

Super Regionals:

  • Oregon State, Long Beach State, Florida State, LSU
  • North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Florida

Finals:

  • Oregon State over Florida

Marcus Russell’s Picks

Regionals:

  • Oregon State, Clemson, Long Beach State, Cal State Fullerton, Texas Tech, Florida State, Mississippi State, LSU
  • North Carolina, Baylor, Indiana, Louisville, TCU, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Florida

Super Regionals:

  • Oregon State, Long Beach State, Florida State, LSU
  • North Carolina, Louisville, TCU, Florida

Finals:

Oregon State over North Carolina


Brennan Meinke’s Picks

Regionals:

  • Oregon State, Vanderbilt, Long Beach State, Stanford, Arizona, Florida State, Mississippi State, LSU
  • North Carolina, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, Virginia, Arkansas, West Virginia, Florida

Super Regionals:

  • Oregon State, Stanford, Florida State, Mississippi State
  • North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Florida

Finals:

Oregon State over Florida


Leo Castaneda’s Picks

Regionals:

  • Oregon State, Vanderbilt, Texas, Stanford, Arizona, Florida State, Mississippi State, LSU
  • North Carolina, Houston, Indiana, Louisville, Virginia, Oklahoma State, Wake Forest, Florida

Super Regionals:

  • Oregon State, Stanford, Florida State, LSU
  • North Carolina, Indiana, Virginia, Florida

Finals:

Oregon State over Florida


Lanse Macke’s Picks

Regionals:

  • Oregon State, Clemson, UCLA, Stanford, Texas Tech, Florida State, Southern Miss, LSU
  • North Carolina, Houston, Indiana, Louisville, TCU, Arkansas, West Virginia, Florida

Super Regionals:

  • Oregon State, Stanford, Texas Tech, LSU
  • North Carolina, Louisville, Arkansas, Florida

Finals:

Oregon State over North Carolina