Friday Sweet 16 Betting Trends
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - The Sweet 16 continues tonight with four more matchups starting at 7:15PM ET. Here are some key betting trends for each game.
The first game tips off at 7:15PM ET between UCLA and Gonzaga, which is an 8.5-point favorite according to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv. The Bruins are 4-1 against the spread in their last five NCAA Tournament games, which includes their wins over SMU and UAB in the opening rounds this year. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games coming off a win.
In the second game tonight, Louisville is a 2.5-point favorite over N.C. State while the total is sitting at 129.5. The Wolfpack are 5-2-1 at the betting window in their last eight NCAA Tournament games while the Cardinals are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 March Madness contests.
At 9:45PM ET Duke will take on Utah and the Blue Devils are currently a 5-point favorite. The Utes are 5-1 against the number in their last six neutral site games while the Blue Devils are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games versus Pac-12 opponents.
In the final Sweet 16 game of 2015, Oklahoma will battle Michigan State as a 1.5-point underdog. While the Spartans are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight non-conference games, the Sooners are just 1-4 against the number in their last five NCAA Tournament matchups.