Betting On The Sweet 16 At 18+ March Madness Sportsbooks

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March Madness brackets are now narrowed down to the Sweet Sixteen, with eight ballgames scheduled over the next two days. Thursday’s contests begin at roughly the same time, with three games tipping off at 7:00 PM EST, and one game following at 7:39 PM.

Alabama Crimson Tide (#4) vs. North Carolina Tarheels (#1)

  • Spread: Alabama +3.5, North Carolina -3.5
  • Moneyline Odds To Win: Alabama +155, North Carolina -180
  • Over/Under: 173.5
  • Odds To Win March Madness: Alabama +4000 (13th), North Carolina +1000 (5th)
  • 7:00 PM

The winner of this SEC vs. ACC battle will face the victor between Clemson and Arizona in the Elite 8. March Madness betting sites are favoring the Tarheels to beat the Crimson Tide. North Carolina is the only Atlantic Coast Conference team that is favored to win in the Round of 16.

Clemson Tigers (#6) vs. Arizona Wildcats (#2)

  • Spread: Tigers +7.5, Wildcats -7.5
  • Moneyline Odds To Win: Tigers +265, Wildcats -330
  • Over/Under: 151.5
  • Odds To Win March Madness: Tigers +9000 (15th), Wildcats +800 (4th)
  • 7:00 PM

The Clemson Tigers are a 7.5-point underdog to Arizona, suggesting that the Wildcats will advance to the next round and play the winner of the NC vs. AL game. Arizona has the fourth-best overall odds in the current March Madness futures, suggesting they’ve got a solid shot at making the Final Four.

Illinois Fighting Illini (#3) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (#2)

  • Spread: Illinois +1.5, Iowa State -1.5
  • Moneyline Odds To Win: Illinois +105, Iowa State -125
  • Over/Under: 146.5
  • Odds To Win March Madness: Illinois +3000 (12th), Iowa State +2000 (8th)
  • 7:00 PM

This game has the tightest point spread on the board, currently set at 1.5 points in favor of the Cyclones at 18+ college basketball betting sites. This contest could go either way, and the winner will face whoever comes out on top between UConn and San Diego State.

San Diego State Aztecs (#5) vs. Connecticut Huskies (#1)

  • Spread: San Diego +11.0, UConn -11.0
  • Moneyline Odds To Win: San Diego +430, UConn -625
  • Over/Under: 136.0
  • Odds To Win March Madness: San Diego +7500 (14th), UConn +200 (1st)
  • 7:39 PM

The final game of night one features the most lopsided spread in the Sweet Sixteen, as UConn holds an 11-point advantage. The Aztecs are no slouch, but the Huskies appear poised for a repeat National Championship run.

NC State Wolfpack (#11) vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (#2)

  • Spread: Wolfpack +6.5, Marquette -6.5
  • Moneyline Odds To Win: Wolfpack +240, Marquette -290
  • Over/Under: 151.0
  • Odds To Win March Madness: Wolfpack +9000 (16th), Marquette +1600 (7th)
  • 12:00 PM

The first game on the docket this Friday tips off at noon and features the lowest-remaining seed on the board, the #11 NC State Wolfpack. Online 18+ sportsbooks aren’t giving NC State much of a chance against Marquette, as they are 6.5-point underdogs on Friday.

Gonzaga Bulldogs (#5) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (#1)

  • Spread: Gonzaga +5.5, Purdue -5.5
  • Moneyline Odds To Win: Gonzaga +195, Purdue -235
  • Over/Under: 154.0
  • Odds To Win March Madness: Gonzaga +2200 (9th), Purdue +650 (3rd)
  • 3:00 PM

The Purdue Boilermakers are the third overall favored team to win March Madness. First, they have to get past the Gonzaga Bulldogs, who have made it to the Sweet 16 for the past nine years. Think twice before betting on the Bulldogs to lose.

Creighton Bluejays (#3) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (#2)

  • Spread: Creighton +3.0, Tennessee -3.0
  • Moneyline Odds To Win: Creighton +140, Tennesssee -165
  • Over/Under: 144.0
  • Odds To Win March Madness: Creighton +2500 (10th), Tennessee +1100 (6th)
  • 7:00 PM

This Creighton and Tennesse matchup will send one team to the Elite Eight to play the winner of the Gonzaga Purdue game. The next contest is probably why neither team is featured in the top five in the March Madness odds to win it all.

Duke Blue Devils (#4) vs. Houston Cougars (#1)

  • Spread: Duke +4.0, Houston -4.0
  • Moneyline Odds To Win: Duke +160, Houston -185
  • Over/Under: 134.0
  • Odds To Win March Madness: Duke +2500 (11th), Houston +500 (2nd)
  • 9:40 PM

The final game of the Sweet 16 features a nuclear-hot Duke Blue Devils team poised to take out the Houston Cougars, the No. 1 seed in the South. Consider betting on Duke to cover because this game will likely go down to the wire.

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