Odds to win the 2017 NCAA Tournament
Betting on the favorite means the team must win by at least 14 points to cover the point spread. The underdog team can lose by 13 points and still cover the spread. You will also notice a moneyline value associated with the point spread such as This indicates how much you must risk in order to place the bet also known as the vig or juice.
Typically used in baseball and hockey, basketball moneylines are popular in Las Vegas for picking underdogs. The team you choose only has to win the game, not win by a certain number of points. It's easiest to picture the number sitting in the middle of these two values. Which programs are the top recruits leaning toward?
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Vitto Brown made the first of two free throws to put the Badgers up The game fell short of the betting total of The Mountaineers never trailed as they jumped out to a lead. Notre Dame did rally a few times, but West Virginia had an answer every time and kept the Irish from getting back inside the spread.
Similar to the first round when overs went , this first game of the second round sneaked over the betting total in the final minute. West Virginia ATS winner: This was a back-and-forth battle that could have gone either way, but Michigan took control late and sealed the straight-up victory when D. Wilson made two free throws to put the Wolverines ahead and over the 2. However, in a scene that drew comparisons to Chris Duhon's famous "meaningless" 3-pointer in Duke's Final Four loss to UConn, Oklahoma State's Jawun Evans dribbled up and launched a 3-pointer at the buzzer that made the final , gave the cover to OSU backers and dealt Michigan backers a classic bad beat.
There are some early Michigan bettors who won with the opening line of pick 'em at some books as well as some who pushed on -1, but the vast majority of Michigan backers didn't cash. New Mexico State actually led at halftime, but Baylor used a run early in the second half to take control and also cover the The game went well over the betting total of points. Indicative of an matchup and a point spread that was very close to pick 'em No.
Barford made the two free throws, and the Razorbacks also retained possession, which helped them pull away. The extra two free throws also helped the game climb over the betting total of points. Oregon led at halftime and by as many as 27 points in the second half, but Iona rallied to put the game right around the spread in the closing minutes. The Gaels pulled within 16 with The game went over the betting total of points and completed the early window of four games all going over.
After a slow start, Louisville took control by halftime but wasn't able to really extend the lead to get clear of the point spread in the second half, as Jacksonville State held on for the cover. The game also went the total of The Trojans ended the game on a run to pull off the outright upset as 7. This was the biggest upset so far in the tournament as the other three outright upsets were underdogs of 2, 2 and 1 points Xavier, Northwestern, Arkansas.
The game stayed well under the betting total of The Tar Heels thoroughly dominated their overmatched opponent as they almost reached the huge The game also went over the betting total of points. Rhode Island continued its momentum as it went wire-to-wire in winning its ninth straight game after being on the NCAA bubble down the stretch of the regular season before winning the A conference tournament. This wasn't an upset, however, as bettors made Rhode Island the favorite after bookmakers opened Creighton as a short fave.
The game went the betting total of points in garbage time with less than two minutes remaining to improve overs to on the day and Rhode Island ATS winner: This was actually tied 8. Kansas' offensive explosion also sent this over the betting total of This game was close throughout, with Wichita State finally taking control at the end, though Dayton kept within striking distance. This also kept the spread in play, which was much-discussed this week with the No.
In the end, the Shockers won, but the Flyers kept it close enough to cover. That was in doubt until Scoochie Smith missed Dayton's final shot and it was rebounded by Wichita State's Rashard Kelly with four seconds left.
Two Flyers reached out as if to foul him, but no foul was called and time expired with the six-point margin. Wichita State ATS winner: Duke jumped out to a lead in the opening 30 seconds and also led and and coasted the rest of the way. The ATS winner was in doubt until the very end as Troy pulled within the spread at with 1: However, Duke's Frank Jackson and backup Javin DeLaurier made baskets in the final minute while Troy was only able to add a free throw, and the Blue Devils covered for their backers.
The game stayed under the betting total of Cincinnati took control early, led at halftime and kept a comfortable lead most of the game for the win and cover. It looked like the game might stay under the betting total of The Hurricanes led by as many as 12 points in the first half, but the Spartans used a run to move ahead by at halftime and coasted the rest of the way. This was expected to be a low-scoring game as the Michigan State ATS winner: Kentucky led by 18 points with 8: Marquette led at halftime, but South Carolina used an run midway through the second half to pull away.
But even though this was a No. The game flew over the betting total of UCLA jumped out to a lead, but Kent State clawed back to within by halftime and within four points early in the second half before the Bruins extended their lead again. UCLA actually led by 24 points at with 2: Favorites were ATS through the first three sessions, but underdogs swept the four late-night games to earn the split.
The first five games Friday went over their totals, and overs went 75 percent on the day. After going Friday, overs are now The favorite-and-over combination, almost always the betting public's preference, went at some shops to close out an up-and-down day for the books. The Fighting Irish led most of the game, but Princeton stayed within striking distance and had a chance to take a lead on a 3-pointer by Devin Cannady in the closing seconds.
Notre Dame held on for the victory, but Princeton covered as a 6. Under was never in doubt. Notre Dame ATS winner: UNC Wilmington led by as many as 15 points in the first half as a 7. The Cavaliers fell short of covering the spread, as the Seahawks kept the game close at the end to stay within the number. The game went well over the total of Butler was in control most of the game, leading at halftime and by 17 points with eight minutes to play.
Winthrop got close to a back-door cover but came up short in a point loss, as Butler was the first favorite to cover Thursday. The game did land on the South Point's opening line of Butler It also stayed under the total of South Dakota State battled even with No.
The Bulldogs pulled away in the second half and approached the huge point spread of Bucknell stayed close to West Virginia for most of the first half, until the Mountaineers took control and led at halftime and covered as eight-point first-half favorites. There were several times that West Virginia looked like it was going to pull away in the second half, but Bucknell kept it within the point spread, and underdogs improved to ATS on the day.
Florida started out stone cold missing its first eight 3-pointers and going 1-for in the first and led only at halftime, but the Gators pulled away in the second half to not only win comfortably but also cover as 9. The game fell just short of the betting total of points. After the two failed attempts, a No.
However, it wasn't an upset in Vegas, as the Blue Raiders closed as 2-point favorites despite being a No.