Thu 22/03/2018 - 11:59 EDT

NCAA Sweet 16 Predictions: All Eyes Are on the Wolverines

NCAA Sweet 16 Predictions: All Eyes Are on the Wolverines

Odds are courtesy of Bodog.eu.

Michigan Wolverines (-145) vs. (+125)

Wolverines

Still riding the emotions of a last-second bucket to push them to the Sweet 16, the Michigan Wolverines hope to keep their March Madness title hopes alive on Thursday night when the Big Ten champs face the Texas A&M Aggies at Staples Center. The game tips off at 7:37 and can be viewed on TBS. The third-seeded Wolverines head into the highly anticipated matchup as the -145 favourites against the seventh-ranked Aggies. The more enticing line is Michigan at -3 on the spread for Thursday’s contest as the Wolverines have gone 23-12-1 against the spread on the season. In fact, John Beilein’s club has posted a remarkable 9-2 record ATS in its last 11 games. The Aggies, on the other hand, have struggled against the spread, putting up a 15-16 record on the season.

Pick: Michigan Wolverines (-145, -3)

Kentucky Wildcats (-260) vs. Kansas State Wildcats (+220)

Wildcats

Both of these programs head into their Sweet 16 clash having yet to be challenged to this point in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Kentucky Wildcats, who are -260 favourites on Thursday, defeated Davidson and Buffalo to get here. Kansas State, which is the intriguing +220 underdog, beat Creighton and UMBC to advance to the Sweet 16. The question is, which club will be more battle tested for Thursday’s match? Tip-off is 9:37 and the game will be aired on CBS. Oddsmakers are leaning towards a blowout in favour of Kentucky —6-point favourites going into Thursday tournament game. Kentucky has posted a respectable 19-17 record against the spread this season, including a 5-0 ATS mark in its last 5 games. Kansas State has struggled ATS, posting a 15-17 on the year.

Pick: Kentucky Wildcats (-260, -6)

Gonzaga Bulldogs (-250) vs. Florida State Seminoles (+210)

Florida

The main event of Thursday’s March Madness games comes at 10:07 when the fourth-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs face the ninth-seeded Florida State Seminoles. The West Regional Semifinal can be seen on TBS. The Bulldogs go into the critical matchup as -250 favourites on the moneyline as the club has only lost 4 games all season long. However, as 6-point favourites for Thursday’s Sweet 16 clash against the Seminoles, expect the money to come pouring in on Florida State — a +210 underdog. The Bulldogs have been dreadful against the spread this season, posting a 15-19-1 overall record ATS. Gonzaga is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games. The Seminoles have been much more efficient when betting against the spread as the team has built a nice 17-13-1 record ATS.

Pick: Florida State Seminoles (+210, +6)

Nevada Wolf Pack (-120) vs. Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (Even)

Loyola

In a Sweet 16 clash nobody could have predicted the seventh-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack face the red-hot Loyola-Chicago Ramblers on Thursday night. Tip-off is set for 7:07 p.m. and the game can be seen on CBS. The Ramblers are arguably the hottest team in the tournament at the moment — taking down Miami in the opening round stunning Tennessee in the second round. Can the Ramblers, who are the EVEN underdogs on Thursday, keep the magic alive against Nevada? This is going to be a close contest as oddsmakers have the Wolf Pack as 1.5-point favourites. Both of these clubs have been strong against the spread, but none hotter than Loyola-Chicago, which has built a nice 4-1 record ATS in its last 5 games. Ride the Ramblers.

Pick: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (EVEN, +1.5)

Category : Sports News

Tag : march madness , Michigann Wolverines , ncaa tournament , Texas A&M Aggies

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