The favorites may have finished under 500 (24-26 ATS) during round one and two of the NCAA men’s tournament, but that didn’t stop the money from heading back in that direction anytime soon.
After the full table of the Sweet 16 was revealed on Sunday night and the odds were set, several notable matches were moved ahead of Thursday and Friday’s Zone semi-finals.
Let’s take a look at the most notable matches where the lines have started, with all odds supported by WynnBET Sportsbook.
No.4 Arkansas vs No.1 Gonzaga
The tournament’s No 1 seed Gonzaga appeared to have given up on 9 Memphis, but Drew Timme made a substitution in the second half, scoring 21 of his 25 points to focus from 10 in the first half.
Now, the Zags face the sole survivor in the SEC in Arkansas, who won both their first and second games by an average of 4.5 points against two double-digit seeds at 13 Vermont as well. as No. 12 New Mexico Status.
While we know who BetSided’s Iain MacMillan will be, early signs suggest the Razorbacks may have trouble keeping up with Zags on the attacking side of the ball. Arkansas ranks 53rd in adjusted offensive efficiency against the Bulldogs’ top 9, and is the top defensive team in the nation for effective goal ratio limiting on the field.
No. 11 Michigan vs No. 2 Villanova
Not a huge step forward for the favorites, but the Wildcats responded to the call in the first two games of the tournament with convincing wins over a very good Delaware team and a talented Ohio State team in the round. two.
The Wolverines also look impressive, especially against Tennessee No. 3 on Saturday. Michigan dropped 76 points with 55.3% shot in the arc against the third best tuned defense in the nation.
The Wildcats have the edge over Michigan in most statistical categories: adjusted offensive and defensive performance, three-point percentage and free throws, where they rank highest in the country. The Cats have also participated in both of their games so far at the tournament.
No. 11 Iowa State vs No. 10 Miami (FL)
Friday’s action recap from the Midwest in Chicago saw the biggest moves of all eight Sweet 16 games; moved storms from favorite 1 point to 2.5.
As I wrote in my game preview on Monday, The Cyclones haven’t faced a match as tough as the Hurricanes’ attack so far in the tournament. While their defense is exceptional, they will also need to catch up with Miami, as less than 60 points (which they have scored and won in both games) will not be enough to win. or cover.
BetSided’s Reed Wallach was also in this game early with a -1 scoreline, citing his support for ‘Canes on Second episode of “Bet & Breakfast”.
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