Betting: Is Virginia a good long shot bet to win March Madness?

Frank Schwab joins Minty Bets to give three long shot picks to win the National Title in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

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MINTY BETS: Before we get started, get $25 when you sign up for the Yahoo Sportsbook today. March Madness is right around the corner. And we know the favorites to win, we know the good teams, and we know the undefeated teams, but let's talk about the underdogs. Joining me is Frank Schwab here to give us some long shot picks. And, Frank, what are your three long shots to win it all?

FRANK SCHWAB: Well, you know, I took out the top two seeds. I'm not gonna be easy. And in this weird season, we might see a weird champion, so I'm gonna start with Houston. I think the Cougars are really, really good defensive team. They kind of generate their offense from being elite on the offensive glass.

I really like the way this team is coached. They're a little bit under the radar, 20 to 1 odds. I really do like their chances. Projected three seed. They could really make a deep run.

The second team I really like is the defending national champion. Seems like years ago when Virginia won, but they still are technically the defending champs. What I really like about them is this is a good offensive team. They have guys that can make shots. It's the defense that's been a little slow for them.

And I have faith in Tony Bennett. Look, Bennett ball is tried and true. That team will play tough defense tournament time. I have faith in Bennett, that defense. If they can crank their defense up, I think this is an offense that can pull its weight. I think they can make a deep run too.

And then just to get a little bit crazy, Loyola Chicago, our darling from 2018. Sister Jean, Final Four run. This Loyola team's actually better than that one. They're in the top 10 in the KenPom efficiency ratings. They're the number one defense in KenPom's ratings.

This is a team that can really lock you up. They can make shots. They're not getting a lot of attention, but they're a very good team. And in this crazy year, what would be crazier than Loyola of Chicago cutting down the nets?

MINTY BETS: Love it. Good luck to you this March Madness, Frank.