- St. Peters has -105 odds to cover a 12.5-point underdog spread.
- Kansas is a -310 favorite over Providence.
- UCLA has -115 odds to cover a 2-point spread against North Carolina.
- Miami has -160 odds to beat Iowa State in the Sweet 16.
PHILADELPHIA – Day 2 of the Sweet 16 has four games in store for bettors and there is tremendous value in each of these games.
#15 St. Peters continues their Cinderella run against #3 Purdue. The Kansas Jayhawks will look to continue their dominance as the only remaining #1 seed in the tournament against #4 Providence. #8 North Carolina will take on #4 UCLA in a heavy-hitting matchup. #10 Miami and #11 Iowa State will look to continue representing double-digit seeds in the tournament.
#3 Purdue Vs. #15 St. Peters
Purdue Vs. St. Peters Odds
- Moneyline: Purdue (-900) vs. St. Peters (+575)
- Spread: Purdue -12.5 (-115)
- Total: 134 Points
The St. Peters Peacocks have been the story of the tournament so far as they are just the third #15 seed in history to make it to the Sweet 16.
While legal online betting sites have them as a massive underdog to a powerhouse in Purdue, many continue to put faith in them.
The Peacocks are taking heavy action on the spread with 71% of bets placed and 62% of the betting handle. Even on the moneyline, while 57% of bets placed are going towards Purdue, sharps have given 75% of the handle to the Peacocks.
Signs are pointing towards the Peacocks at least covering the spread here as Purdue has gone 15-20-1 ATS this season. St. Peters has dominated as the second-best team in the country ATS at 22-9.
#1 Kansas Vs. #4 Providence
Kansas Vs. Providence Odds
- Moneyline: Kansas (-310) vs. Providence (+255)
- Spread: Kansas -7
- Total: 141.5 Points
The Kansas Jayhawks are the lone survivor of all #1 seeds in March Madness so there will certainly be tons of eyes on this matchup against Providence. Although many would love an upset in this one, Kansas is unlike any other.
Despite their 18-18 ATS record, they turned up the heat in their last seven games going 5-2 ATS, and are on a 7-game win streak overall. On that 7-game streak, all but one win came by 7 points or more.
Public splits are leaning on the Jayhawks moneyline NCAA Tournament odds with ease at 73% of bets placed and 68% of the betting handle. However, this is a great opportunity to fade the public on the spread as Providence is seeing 61% of bets and 77% of the handle to cover.
#4 UCLA Vs. #8 North Carolina
UCLA Vs. North Carolina Odds
- Moneyline: UCLA (-140) vs. North Carolina (+120)
- Spread: UCLA -2
- Total: 141.5 Points
This is expected to be a high-scoring, close game between two of the countries most storied CBB programs. North Carolina is showing why they are still a dominant team having scored 90+ points in each of their wins and UCLA has stood their ground on defense not allowing more than 56 points in their two wins.
With North Carolina on fire on offense, they’re taking in 69% of bets and 61% of the handle for the moneyline. On the spread, they are looking at 56% of bets and 58% of the money.
#10 Miami Vs. #11 Iowa State
Miami Vs. Iowa State Odds
- Moneyline: Miami (-160) vs. Iowa State (+135)
- Spread: Miami -3
- Total: 131.5 Points
This Sweet 16 matchup between Miami and Iowa State presents another opportunity to fade the public as Iowa State could look to pull off the minor upset.
Despite both teams being 2-0 ATS in the tournament, Miami does not play well when seen as the favorite going 2-3 ATS in their last five games as favorites. Iowa State though is 5-1 ATS in their last six as an underdog.
The Hurricane’s -150 moneyline takes the bulk of the action at 59% of bets and 75% of the handle. On the spread, the Canes are seeing 59% of bets and 85% of the money.
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