The second spherical of the NCAA match wasn’t a lot enjoyable for both underdogs or followers of underdogs: All 16 betting favorites gained, the primary time that’s occurred for the reason that match expanded to 64 groups in 1985, per ESPN, with 11 of the 16 video games determined by double digits and 5 determined by no less than 20 factors.
All instances Mountain. Level spreads and totals by way of VegasInsider.com as of Monday afternoon.
No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. Four Florida State
When: Thursday, 5:09 p.m., CBS
Level unfold: Gonzaga -6.5
Of be aware: The Bulldogs and Seminoles meet within the Candy 16 for the second straight season after Florida State’s upset win as a six-point underdog in 2018.
No. 2 Michigan vs. No. Three Texas Tech
When: Thursday, approx. 7:39 p.m., CBS
Level unfold: Michigan -2
Of be aware: It’s a battle of two of the slowest-paced groups remaining within the match (the Wolverines rank 317th nationally in tempo, per Ken Pomeroy, whereas the Pink Raiders rank 231st). Texas Tech and Michigan additionally rank 1-2 nationally in KenPom defensive effectivity.
No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. Three Purdue
When: Thursday, 5:29 p.m., TBS
Level unfold: Tennessee -1
Of be aware: The Boilermakers have gone 40-19 ATS of their final 59 video games in opposition to nonconference opponents (8-5 this season, with two NCAA match covers). The Vols have gone over the overall in six straight.
No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 12 Oregon
When: Thursday, approx. 7:59 p.m., TBS
Level unfold: Virginia -8
Of be aware: The Cavs and Geese additionally function at a particularly sluggish velocity, with Virginia rating useless final nationally in KenPom tempo and the Geese not far behind at 328th. Oregon has stayed beneath the overall in 14 of its final 19 video games. A No. 1 seed has by no means misplaced to a No. 12 seed in 19 all-time Candy 16 matchups and are 9-Three ATS within the final 12 such video games.
No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. Three LSU
When: Friday, 5:09 p.m., CBS
Level unfold: Michigan State -6
Of be aware: The Spartans enter on a 9-Four ATS run. The Tigers are 8-5 ATS of their final 13 video games, however they’ve but to cowl in three postseason video games.
No. 1 Duke vs. No. Four Virginia Tech
When: Friday, approx. 7:39 p.m., CBS
Level unfold: Duke -7.5
Of be aware: The Blue Devils have been one of many nation’s extra dependable beneath groups this season, staying beneath the overall in 24 of 35 video games, however break up on the overall over their first two NCAA match video games. Duke did not cowl in every of its first two NCAA match video games as a No. 1 seed; the final two instances that occurred – 2000 and 2005 – the Blue Devils misplaced their Candy 16 sport outright.
No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 5 Auburn
When: Friday, 5:29 p.m., TBS
Level unfold: North Carolina -5
Of be aware: The Tar Heels have lined the unfold in 5 of their final six video games, whereas the Tigers have lined in six of their final eight.
No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. Three Houston
When: Friday, approx. 7:59 p.m., TBS
Level unfold: Kentucky -2.5