College basketball: Betting ideas for NCAA guys’s Sugary food 16
After an amazing very first weekend of college basketball action, we are down to the last 16 groups in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. March Madness has actually measured up to its name, with lots of thrilling upsets and great performances from some of the greatest stars in the nation.Now, the groups remaining need to fight it out this weekend in the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 for a sought after trip to the Last Four in Houston.While some groups like Houston,
UCLA and Gonzaga have actually been here a lot of times before and have the experience required to advance, others like Princeton, Florida Atlantic and Creighton enter uncharted area and will be looking to make a declaration. When it comes to all of the wagering opportunities … we have actually got you covered.We gathered our betting specialists and asked some of the most important concerns concerning the Sweet 16 matchups to help you make the very best wagering decisions ahead of the weekend.All odds are from Caesars Sportsbook.Men’s NCAA Sweet 16 Lines 7. Michigan State(-2, 137.5 )vs. 3.
Kansas State Thursday, 6:30 p.m. 8.
Arkansas vs. 4. UConn( -3.5,
|140 )Thursday, 7:15 p.m. 9.||Florida Atlantic||vs. 4. Tennessee(-5.5, 130.5)Thursday, 9:00 p.m. 3.||Gonzaga vs. 2. UCLA(-2||, 145.5 )Thursday|
|, 9:45 p.m. 5. San Diego State vs.||1. Alabama (-7, 137)||Friday, 6:30 p.m.|
|5. Miami vs.||1. Houston||(-7, 138) Friday, 7:15 p.m. 3. Xavier vs. 2.||Texas (-4, 148.5)Friday 9:45 p.m.|
|1. Taking a look at the championship futures of the 16 groups staying, who are you|
|picking now to win it all?Anita Marks: A healthy Houston group (+360)||was my pick pre-tournament. Nevertheless, I have Creighton coming out of the South Area in 50%of my brackets, and you can get them now at 10-1. Their roadway to
the Final 4 is not too difficult and I have them advancing previous Princeton and facing their hardest challenges in Alabama and perhaps Tennessee in the Last Four. Creighton checks all packages. It has very couple of flaws and dominates on both sides of the court.Jeff Borzello: Still riding with Alabama like I did pre-tournament, although the Crimson Tide have actually leapt Houston and are now the betting favorites to win all of it. They’re +350 now, however I’ll still take them. Thinking outside package
, I might take a shot on Michigan State at +2500. Since of Tom Izzo and his backcourt of Tyson Walker and A.J. Hoggard, the Spartans would be my choice right now to come out of the East Region.Dalen Cuff: I was on Alabama pre-tournament and like their course to a last a lot more now offered the turmoil in the East Region. So Alabama +350 to win everything looks excellent to me. I think their most significant obstacle will be Creighton (assuming it gets past Princeton)in the Elite Eight. If you can find a future to reach the final, that likewise might be a good play since I think they can arrive, but the other side of the bracket will supply a heavy obstacle regardless of who comes out.2. Which Sweet 16 games are your preferred plays?Borzello: Tennessee-FAU under 131. Tennessee has the nation’s finest defense, it dipped into the slowest pace in the SEC and it appears to have found its footing after some hiccups towards completion of the routine season and the injury to Zakai Zeigler. If the Volunteers are to beat FAU– and I believe they will– they’re going to win the tempo battle and make it a physical,
half-court game. That inherently provides itself to the under. It deserves keeping in mind Tennessee has actually won just one game because January in which the two groups combined for more than 131 points– and that was 132 points against Arkansas. I also believe Tennessee -5.5 is squarely in play.play 0:29 Why Fulghum likes the under in Tennessee vs. FAU matchup Tyler Fulghum anticipates the Tennesse vs. Florida Atlantic University Sugary food 16 matchup to go under the overall expected points.Tyler Fulghum: FAU(+5.5); under 131.5 against Tennessee. First, let’s start with the reality that both of Tennessee’s games in the tournament thus far have actually can be found in well under the overall. The 2 games including the Volunteers have averaged 115.0 PPG. Tennessee stopped working to cover– and nearly lost outright to Louisiana in thepreliminary,
then they won remarkably and covered versus Duke. I’m selecting not to let their latest performance sway my viewpoint that they have actually played mediocre basketball for the much better part of six weeks now.Joe Fortenbaugh: UConn (-3.5 )over Arkansas. Getting in the dance, the Huskies were one of 4 groups to rank in the top 20 in both adjusted offense and adjusted defense according to KenPom.com. The other 3? Houston, Alabama and Texas, all of whom are still alive and flourishing. The big problem for the Razorbacks this season has actually been closing out games, something UConn does incredibly well after crushing Iona by 26 points in the opening round and after that hammering Saint Mary’s by 14 points in the round of 32. Don’t be shocked if UConn works its method into the Last Four.Marks: UCLA-Gonzaga over 145.5 points . Both groups played their conference tournaments in Las Vegas, so they are comfortable in Sin City. Losing Jaylen Clark will eventually hurt UCLA defensively– and this extremely well could be the game. The Zags are well coached and will discover the spaces and score. Drew Timme should be making a lot of journeys to the totally free throw line, and the Zags rank 75th in protective efficiency.Marks: UConn (-3.5 )over Arkansas. The Huskies are 3-1 ATS while averaging 79 PPG. Adama Sanogo is unstoppable, balancing 17 points and 12 rebounds alone. UConn has the length, athleticism and depth to dominate. It ranks in the leading 20 in both protective and offensive efficiency.Erin Dolan: Tennessee 1H and ML (-135 ). Tennessee is ranked ninth in adjusted offending efficiency and initially in adjusted protective effectiveness. While Florida Atlantic ranks in the top 50 in both of those classifications, the Vols are just the much better team. The Owls beat No. 8 Memphis and No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson(thanks to Purdue )to get to the Sugary food 16. This is another level of competitors, as Tennessee just took down Duke.
In order to get a better cost, I am taking them to win the very first half and the game outright.Borzello: Creighton -9.5. Princeton is the Cinderella going into the Sugary food 16, the 15-seed that every non-Omaha citizen in America will be supporting. That stated, I believe the Tigers ‘run ends versus the Bluejays.
Princeton was surprisingly reliable at keeping Arizona out of shift and then had a lots of offensive success versus Missouri, getting the Tigers in rotation and knocking down 12 3-pointers. However Creighton had the best defense in the Big East and is extremely comfy in a half-court game.play 0:39 Why Joe Fortenbaugh is taking Kansas State in the Sweet 16 Joe Fortenbaugh breaks down the Michigan State-Kansas State Sweet 16 matchup and explains why he is taking the Wildcats plus the points.Cuff: Kansas State ML(+115 )over Michigan State. It’s an upset according to oddsmakers, however not by Kenpom. In my estimation, this game is a brand-name-favorite scenario, just like Kentucky was. The Tom Izzo success in the competition narrative is real; his groups have performed very well. But I think the Wildcats are undervalued here. They have more skill and can produce offense more easily.Cuff: I truly like Miami +7 versus Houston. The Canes generally have four people on the flooring who can produce their own shot or one for a colleague. That is really unique in college basketball. Houston is elite defensively, but the Canes
good test. The battle will be on the boards. Houston is fourth in offending rebound portion, so Miami will have to clean the glass just like they did against Indiana. Also, Norchad Omier, who had eight offending rebounds against
IU, could be an issue for Houston, which struggles on the protective glass( 151st in defensive rebound percentage ).3. There are a lot of Cinderella teams left. Which wagering upset are you targeting?play 0:36 Why Stanford Steve is picking Miami over Houston Steve Coughlin explains why wagerers should take Miami over Houston in the Sugary food 16. Borzello: Miami +7. A fifth-seeded Miami Hurricanes team isn’t precisely a Cinderella, but getting 7 points seems like a lot. I expect this game to be closer than anticipated, especially if Miami rebounds the way it did versus Indiana on Sunday. Houston is elite defensively, but the Cougars’three losses this season have been against groups that get to the totally free throw line at one end and keep them to one shot at the other end. Miami has numerous players who can get their own shots and draw contact.Tournament Obstacle Second Possibility Produce as much as 25 new brackets starting at the Sweet 16 and compete for$25K in overall prizes! Tournament Obstacle Second Possibility
Fulghum: Like Jeff, I like Miami, and as pointed out above, I am strongly on FAU to knock off Tennessee aswell.Cuff: Designs
make battles– it’s trite however real. Gonzaga wishes to press the rate and make it quite, while UCLA wishes to walk it up and grind you down on defense.
UCLA’s David Singleton suffered an injury versus Northwestern, however he isn’t anticipated to miss this game against the Zags. I believe the lack of Jaylen Clark is really felt in this game. I think it’s a one-possession game, but the Zags have defended much better since late. I’m taking Gonzaga ML(+115)over UCLA.4. Anything else you are looking to bet before Thursday’s action tips off?Borzello: Michigan State +300 to reach the Final Four. I thought these chances may be a little much better for a 7-seed, however I like it anyway. As pointed out earlier, I have the Spartans getting to
Houston. I love their guards, I enjoy Tom Izzo, they
‘re preferred over Kansas State– and versus Tennessee (or FAU )in the Elite 8, it’s tough to overlook Izzo ‘s 24-7 record in the second game of an NCAA tournament weekend with just one day to prepare. History is also on Michigan State’s side. In the past 2 regionals held at Madison Square Garden, the 7-seed reached the Final 4: UConn in 2014, South Carolina in 2017.