Maryland v. LSU (-2.5) Total: 145 – Maryland +2.5
This line has already moved around some since the matchup was finalized on Thursday. Bruno Fernando and Jalen Smith down low will keep the Terps hanging in this one. They might not win outright but I see this one coming down to the last seconds.
Wofford v. Kentucky (-5) Total: 138.5 – Kentucky -5
Really interesting game here, obviously Kentucky has more talent and athleticism, but if Wofford is on from deep this one could stay close. Wofford played 4 games against power conference schools, losing all those games by double digits. Yes 3 of those games were on the road, but Kentucky is tops of power conference teams. Wildcats pull this one out.
Florida v. Michigan (-6.5) – Florida +6.5
Florida is coming off a huge win against Nevada, I think the Gators keep it going.
Murray State v. Florida St. (-4.5) Total: 144.5 – Murray State +4.5
Murray St might be one of the most popular bets to date this season, especially after the show Ja Morant put on against Marquette. Morant and the Racers have all of the momentum, and America, behind them right now. Personal note, I have FSU in the final four, so I think the seminoles win, but it comes down to the last few possessions here.
Baylor v. Gonzaga (-14) Total: 148.5 – Gonzaga -14
After the loss to St. Mary’s I feel like some might have forgotten how good this Gonzaga team was all year. They deserve the 1 seed they have and are ready to make a run to another Final Four.
Minnesota v. Michigan St. (-10) Total: 142 – Minnesota +10
Sometimes we see teams get into March and they are exhausted. Michigan State has dealt with injuries all year. They also are coming off a hard fought run through the B10 tournament. I feel like we could see this team running on empty. Going to side with the points here.
VIllanova v. Purdue (-3.5) Total: 137.5 – Villanova +3.5
We are going to see another slow and methodical game here. With the slow pace and both teams being excellent from deep I like Villanova to keep it tight.
Auburn v. Kansas (+2) Total: 148 – Kansas +2
You don’t hear “Kansas plus the points” too often. It has been somewhat of a down year for Kansas, but I feel like Bill Self always finds a way to win big games in the tournament like this. With the Jayhawks getting points, I’m going to grab them.