A look at the betting lines for the 2015 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 games that will take place later this week
After what was an exciting opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament, we’re now ready to head off to the regional section of March Madness as the Sweet 16 is set to take place this Thursday and Friday. With the schedule being set for the Sweet 16, that also means the betting lines are out.
Of course, as you would expect, the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats are heavy favorites over the West Virginia Mountaineers. However, especially given the coaching history between Bob Huggins and John Calipari, this game could end up being closer than a lot of people think.
Also a double-digit favorite is Arizona over Xavier, which really is no complete shock, given how well this Arizona team has been playing as of late. They are certainly looking the part of national title contender, and Vegas thinks they’ll continue that against the Musketeers.
That said, here’s a look at the opening betting lines for the Sweet 16 portion of the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
Thursday, March 26
Notre Dame vs. Wichita State
Spread: Wichita State -1
North Carolina vs. Wisconsin
Spread: Wisconsin -5.5
Kentucky vs. West Virginia
Spread: Kentucky -13
Arizona vs. Xavier
Spread: Arizona -11
Friday, March 27
Gonzaga vs. UCLA
Spread: Gonzaga -9
Louisville vs. NC State
Spread: Louisville -1.5
Duke vs. Utah
Spread: Duke -5
Michigan State vs. Oklahoma
Spread: Michigan State -2
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