Sweet 16 Betting Preview: March Madness Odds Suggest Duke Falls To Texas Tech

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The Field of 68 has now been narrowed down to the Sweet 16 and 18+ March Madness betting sites have produced game lines for all 8 contests that are going down this Thursday and Friday.

There has been no shortage of upsets thus far – only three 1 seeds remain as last year’s National Champion Baylor Bears were eliminated in the Round of 32 by the University of North Carolina Tarheels.

Half of the #2 seeds have been eliminated, with only the Duke Blue Devils and Villanova Wildcats remaining on the board and still competing for a chance to reach the 2022 March Madness Finals.

Arkansas Razorbacks 4 vs Gonzaga Bulldogs 1

  • Point Spread: Arkansas +9.0, Gonzaga -9.0 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Arkansas +340. Gonzaga -460
  • Over/Under: 155.0

College basketball sportsbooks have featured the Gonzaga Bulldogs as the number one team in the odds to win March Madness for the entire season, suggesting that 2022 is the year that they’ll finally get the championship monkey off of their backs.

The above Sweet 16 betting line implies an easy 9-point win for Gonzaga with a moneyline that’ll require a wager of $4.60 just to earn a dollar on a Bulldogs win. Look for Gonzaga to advance to the Elite 8 over the pesky Arkansas Razorbacks.

Texas Tech Red Raiders 3 vs. Duke Blue Devils 2

  • Point Spread: Texas Tech -1.0, Duke +1.0
  • Moneyline: Texas Tech -115, Duke -105
  • Over/Under: 137.5

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is making his last NCAAB postseason run during the 2022 March Madness Tournament as he’s already announced that he’ll be retiring once the Blue Devils’ campaign concludes.

The 18+ online sportsbooks that populate our online sports betting site reviews are favoring the 3-seeded Texas Tech Red Raiders by a single point which basically translates to a pick ’em. Either team has a legit shot of winning the game according to the oddsmakers, and the moneyline odds for both programs are in the negative.

Houston Cougars 5 vs. Arizona Wildcats 1

  • Point Spread: Houston +1.5, Arizona -1.5
  • Moneyline: Houston +105, Arizona -125
  • Over/Under 145.0

The number 1 Arizona Wildcats are also in for a catfight as the 5th seed Houston Cougars are only a 1.5 point dog in this Thursday’s Sweet 16 matchup. Houston is drawing slightly better than even money at online NCAA College Basketball sports betting sites, but that could change as tipoff approaches.

North Carolina Tarheels 8 vs. UCLA Bruins 4

  • Point Spread: UNC +2.0, UCLA -2.0
  • Moneyline: UNC +120, UCLA -140
  • Over/Under 141.5

One of the more intriguing Sweet 16 games occurring on Friday features an 8 vs. 4 pairing of the University of North Carolina Tarheels vs. the UCLA Bruins, two of the most successful programs in the history of NCAA Basketball and the March Madness Tournament.

The Bruins are favored by 2, so watch out for the bad beat by the sharpshooting Tarheels this Friday. The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has performed well in the 2022 Men’s NCAA Tournament, taking up three spots in the Round of 16.

Will Duke, UNC, and the Miami Hurricanes advance to the Elite 8? Bet now before it’s too late! Here are the remaining Sweet 16 betting lines and 2022 March Madness odds for Thursday and Friday’s games.

Michigan Wolverines 11 vs. Villanova Wildcats 2

  • Point Spread: Michigan +5.5, Villanova -5.5
  • Moneyline: Michigan +185, Villanova -225
  • Over/Under: 135.0

Providence 4 vs. Kansas Jayhawks 1

  • Point Spread: Providence +7.0, Kansas -7.0
  • Moneyline: Providence +265, Kansas -330
  • Over/Under: 141.5

Iowa State Hawkeyes 11 vs. Miami Hurricanes 10

  • Point Spread: Iowa +2.0, Miami -2.0
  • Moneyline: Iowa +125, Miami -145
  • Over/Under 133.0

St. Peter’s Peacocks 15 vs. Purdue Boilermakers 3

  • Point Spread: Peacocks +12.5, Boilermakers -12.5
  • Moneyline: Peacocks +655, Boilermakers -910
  • Over/Under: 135.0

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