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NCAA Tournament: Round Two Sunday Picks Against the Spread

The NCAA Tournament second round Sunday games have a few good betting opportunities and games to stay away from. The Las Vegas Sporting Consultants have released the opening lines for the NCAA Tournament’s last eight games of the opening weekend on Las Vegas Insiders, see here. The scores for this game are bound to be written in 먹튀검증 for its sheer magnitude of brilliance. 

The most interesting spread is the Wisconsin spread -3.5 over Cornell. Wisconsin enters this game with possibly the best defensive team left in the NCAA Tournament and comes up against a Cornell team that has already beaten a strong #5 seed in Temple.

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time and all spreads are opening lines released shortly after the match ups were determined.

12:10 PM Syracuse -3.5 versus Gonzaga

Gonzaga’s days as an NCAA Tournament Cinderella team are over and as an NCAA Tournament # 8 seed, Gonzaga will not surprise NCAA Tournament #1 seed Syracuse. Syracuse should have their center, Arinze Onuaku in good health for this and he may be the key to making Gonzaga stay outside.

Gonzaga is a team that can get hot shooting from the outside and if they do, it could spell trouble for Syracuse. This game will be closer than many think, look for it to be won on the last shot of the game and Gonzaga will cover the 3.5 points.

2:20 PM Ohio State -5 versus Georgia Tech

NCAA Tournament #2 seed Ohio State, skated through their first round game and facing NCAA Tournament #10 seed Georgia Tech may be a nice draw for Ohio State. A game against Oklahoma State may have been a tougher draw than the ACC’s Georgia Tech.

Ohio State will need to get out early on Georgia Tech but once they put them behind by ten, they should cruise to and easy 10-15 point victory. Take Ohio State -5.

2:30 PM Maryland -1 versus Michigan State

NCAA tournament #4 seed Maryland wasn’t given much love in fact when Dan Patrick had Gary Williams on his radio show Thursday he told Williams, “I hate to tell you coach but I am taking Houston over Maryland on my bracket.” Williams laughed and said, “That’s okay I will remind you about that after we win.”

Maryland draws a tough game against #5 seed Michigan State, the defending NCAA Tournament runner ups. This version of the Michigan State Spartans is not nearly as strong as last years team. The spread tells the story of this game. It will be a hard fought win for either team. This game is a coin flip and games like this shouldn’t be bet. Stay away from this game and don’t bet.

2:40 PM West Virginia -6 versus Missouri

NCAA Tournament #10 seed Missouri was an 11.5 point underdog to Clemson and now they are only a 6 point underdog to NCAA Tournament #2 seed West Virginia. Interesting line choice on this game. West Virginia struggled early in their first round game and Missouri had a hard fought win over heavy favorite Clemson. It looks like a little too much respect for Missouri. Take West Virginia -6.

2:50 PM Wisconsin -3.5 versus Cornell

Wisconsin is the best defensive team left in the NCAA Tournament, coming in as an NCAA Tournament #4 seed Wisconsin draws Cornell after they beat Temple who was a 5 point favorite over them. Cornell came into the NCAA Tournament as a #12 seed and now will again be the underdog as the face Wisconsin. Another spread that gives a little too much respect to a high seed in Cornell. Take Wisconsin -3.5.

4:50 PM Pittsburgh -2.5 versus Xavier

Xavier has been a trendy pick in NCAA Tournaments past but now everyone knows who Xavier is and how to say the name. Xavier came in as an NCAA Tournament #6 seed and as they prepare to take on Pittsburgh, an NCAA Tournament #3 seed they are again in their familiar underdog position. Maybe Xavier will feel more comfortable as the dog in this game. The spread is too short to take Xavier in this game or make any bet.

5:00 PM Texas A M; versus Purdue Pick Em

Purdue has a chip on their shoulder, especially after everyone picked them to out in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Purdue was first downgraded by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee to a #4 seed and then to top that off all the NCAA commentators were picking #13 seed Sienna to beat them.

Purdue went out and beat Sienna and now have a tough Texas A M; team that is an NCAA Tournament #5 seed. Well Purdue may be motivated but without Robbie Hummel, Purdue will fall to Texas A M.; Bet Texas A M.;

5:15 PM Duke -6 versus California

California played an awesome first half against a disappointing Louisville team and kept their distance through the second half as Louisville could never get on track. NCAA Tournament #1 seed Duke, wasn’t challenged in their first round game and California, an NCAA Tournament #8 seed will be a tough challenge for the number one seed in the South Region.

California will be in this game until the end and they have a great chance for the upset. California will cover the 6 points over Duke and don’t be surprised if the win outright.

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