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Sweet 16 Betting Odds and Capsules: March 29

The Sweet 16 returns for more action on Friday with four games. There's also a big NBA schedule so check out the matchups here. Make sure you check all the betting resources below and here at ATS Sportsline.  If you are looking for some assistance for March Madness, we  have all your college basketball betting statistics, matchups and odds.

#12 Oregon Ducks (28-8 SU, 15-18-1 ATS) vs. #1 Louisville Cardinals (31-5 SU, 22-14 ATS)


Oregon has won five straight.
Louisville is second in the nation in turnover margin
Only one No. 12 seeds (Missouri) has advanced to the Elite Eight since 1985.

Keys to Success:

When you face Louisville, you better limit the turnovers. Oregon has pretty good guard play led by freshman Daneay Dotson, who averaged 20 points in the first two games. They’re facing an Oregon team that led the Pac-12 with 14.2 turnovers per game. The Cardinals’ backcourt of Russ Smith and Peyton Siva ranks among the best in the country. Smith averaged 25 points and five steals in two games last weekend. Center Gorgui Dieng could play a key role in neutralizing Oregon senior forward Arsalan Kazemi, who averages 16.5 rebounds in the tournament.

Louisville, who has won 12 straight games,  beat Colorado State last Saturday, 82-56, giving 11. Oregon is coming off a 74-57 win over St. Louis, getting 4.5. Louisville is 10-1 ATS last 11 overall. College Basketball Lines: Louisville is a 10-point betting odds favorite. Total: 129.5.

#3 Michigan State Spartans (27-8 SU, 14-16-2 ATS) vs. #2 Duke Blue Devils (29-5 SU, 18-16 ATS)


Duke is 7-1 against Michigan State under Mike Krzyzewski.
Michigan State has outrebounded their opponents, 98-52 in the NCAA Tournament
Michigan State guard Keith Appling (knee/shoulder) practiced Monday.

Keys to Success:

Duke beat Michigan State on November 15, 2011, 74-69. The Spartans probably don't want to run with Duke, who shot poorly against Creighton (38.8 percent) and still easily beat the Blue Jays due to a defense that held the country's second-best shooting team to 30.2 percent from the field. Michigan State also defends well, as they allow teams to shoot just 39.4 percent and average 58.9 points per game. Duke shoots 40.3 percent from three-point range and Michigan State holds teams to 29.8 percent from beyond the arc. Even if Duke can't score inside with Mason Plumlee, they have two outstanding guards in Seth Curry and Rasheed Sulaimon.  MSU freshman guard Garry Harris scored 23 points against Memphis to lead the Spartans to the Sweet 16.

Michigan State has won five of the last six. They crushed Memphis, 70-48 last Saturday, giving 5.5. Duke has won five of six as well, including a 66-50 win over Creighton,giving 5.5. Michigan State is 7-3 ATS last 10 on Fridays. College Basketball Odds: Duke is a 2-point betting odds favorite. Total: 134.0

#4 MIchigan Wolverines (28-7 SU, 16-16-1 ATS) vs. #1 Kansas Jayhawks (31-5 SU, 20-15 ATS)


Kansas is 3-4 against the No. 4 seed and 29-9 as a No. 1 seed.
Michigan hasn't appeared in the Sweet 16 since 1994.
The Jeff Withey vs. Mitch McGary matchup will be huge in this game

Keys to Success:

Michigan is led by point guard Trey Burke, who hasn't played up to his potential in the first two games. He did have 18 points against VCU, but also committed a season-high seven turnovers against VCU's havoc defense. Burke is fourth in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.11). Kansas also has a very talented guard in freshman Ben McLemore, who scored two points and went 0-for-9 against North Carolina. Kansas relies on their defense, which allows just 35.7 percent from the field and 30.2 percent from beyond the arc. Michigan's defense is underrated as they allow just 59.4 points and teams to shoot 28.4 from beyond the arc on neutral sites.

Michigan defeated VCU last Saturday, 78-53, giving 3.5. Kansas is coming off five straight wins including a 70-58 victory over North Carolina, giving 6.5 on Sunday..Kansas is 4-12 ATS last 16 vs. Big Ten. Basketball Odds: Kansas is a 2-point betting odds favorite. Total: 136.0.

#15 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (26-10 SU, 6-0 ATS) vs. #3 Florida Gators (28-7 SU, 18-14 ATS)


Florida Gulf Coast is playing without fear and with no pressure
Florida has reached the Sweet 16 in the last three seasons, going 5-1
Florida allows teams just 53.8 points per game and to shoot just 37.8 percent from the floor

Keys to Success:

Florida Gulf Coast is led by Sherwood Brown, the Atlantic Sun Conference Player fo the Year. But they are getting play from everywhere, including sophomore point guard Brett Comer. The Eagles are the first No. 15 seed to reach the Sweet 16 and this is only their second season of eligibility for Division I postseason play. Florida is very balanced, featuring five players who averages between 12.8 and 9.2 points per game. Defensively, Florida will be challenged by the high-flying Eagles. The Gators held 24 points under 60 points and 13 to less than 50.

Florida Gulf Coast has won seven straight, including beating San Diego State, 81-71, getting 7.5 on Sunday. Florida routed Minnesota, 78-64, giving 7.5 on Sunday. Florida Gulf Coast is 13-3 ATS last 16 overall. Basketball Lines: Florida is a13.5-point betting odds favorite. Total: 135.0.

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