Round Of 32 Saturday, Odds & Props

#7 Texas vs #2 Michigan, 5:15, CBS Lines: Michigan -5, Over/Under 141.5 Money Lines, To Win: UM -230; Texas, +180 Cameron Ridley, Over/Under 12.5 points Jonathan Holmes, Over/Under 12 points Nik Stauskas, Over/Under 17.5 points Glenn Robinson III, Over/Under 18.5 points + rebounds #12 North Dakota St vs #4 Oklahoma, 6:10, TNT Lines: SDSU -3.5, Over/Under 127.5 Money Lines, To Win: SDSU -175; NDSU, +150 Taylor Braun, Over/Under 16.5 points TrayVonn Wright, Over/Under 13 points Xavier Thames, Over/Under 17.5 points Winston Shepherd, Over/Under 11.5 points #11 Dayton vs #3 Syracuse, 7:10, TNT Lines: Cuse -8, Over/Under 130.5 Money Lines, To Win: Cuse, -400; Dayton, +320 Jordan Sibert, Over/Under 11 points Devin Oliver, Over/Under 17.5 points + rebounds CJ Fair, Over/Under 24.5 points + rebounds Tyler Ennis, Over/Under 19.5 points + assists #7 Oregon vs #2 Wisconsin, 7:45, CBS Lines: Wisco -5.5, Over/Under 146.5 Money Lines, To Win: Wisco, -250; Oregon, +210 Joseph Young, Over/Under 18 points Jason Calliste, Over/Under 13.5 points Ben Brust, Over/Under 13 points Sam Dekker, Over/Under 17.5 points + rebounds #12 Harvard vs #4 Michigan St, 8:40, TNT Lines: MSU -8, Over/Under 136.5 Money Lines, To Win: MSU -420; Harvard, +330 Wesley Saunders, Over/Under 13 points Siyani Chambers, Over/Under 11 points Gary

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Round Of 32: Louisville-St Louis, Odds & Props

#5 St. Louis vs # 4 Louisville, 2:45, CBS Lines: Louisville -10, Over/Under 133 Money Line, To Win: Louisville, -690; St. Louis, +465 Player Props Dwayne Evans, Over/Under 13.5 points Jordair Jett, Over/Under 18,5 points + assists Russ Smith, Over/Under 18.5 points Montrezl Harrell, Over/Under 24.5 points + rebounds In the last 10 tournaments, there have been 18 4/5 games in the Round of 32. Of those games, most were considered coin flips, per the odds. Fourteen of those games had a line of -2.5 or less. Only two had a line larger than -3.5: in 2007 and 2011 when Maryland and Texas were 5-point chalk over Butler and Arizona respectively. Incidentally, both those favorites lost those games outright. To put this into more perspective, a year ago Louisville was the #1 seed and in their Round of 32 games against #9 seed Colorado St, they were favored by 11 points. We’re a flurry of Louisville money pouring into this books in the next hour from seeing the Cards as heavy a chalk in this 4/5 game as they were in a 1/9 game a year ago. Then again, the Cards have been favored in all but one game since the start of last season

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Round Of 32: Florida-Pittsburgh Odds & Props

#9 Pittsburgh vs #1 Florida, 12:10, CBS Lines: Florida -6, Over/Under 124. Money Line, To Win: Florida, -290; Pitt, +240 In the day’s lid lifter, we have the top seeded Florida Gators playing the #9 seed Pitt. The Gators opened as 7-point chalk, but it’s been bet down to 6 as we sit on the morning of the game. This makes it one of the smallest Round of 32 lines for a #1 seed. In the last three years, half of the Round of 32 games involving a top seed, saw that #1 installed as at least double digit chalk. The others have been in the -7 to -9 range, although two years ago Syracuse was 5.5-point chalk over Kansas State as a #1 seed in this round. The Orange to a 15-point win. Pitt was just 2-8 this season against power conference teams that made the NCAA Tournament, but most of those losses were close. They lost twice to Virginia by 3, fell to the Cuse by 5 and 2, by 5 points to UNC and by a single point in a 44-43 loss to Cincy that almost killed basketball.  They had just a 2-6-2 ATS mark in those games vs NCAA Tourney foes

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