March Madness Betting Lines: Day Two

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Friday matches with points spread (silver line in parentheses):

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Loyola Even (-110) vs. Ohio State Even (-110)

What we call a ‘Pick-em’. Ohio State will need a round of form to win this. (Loyola money line -110)

Auburn -15.5 (-1057) vs. Jacksonville State +15.5 (+782)

With Jacksonville State’s three-point shot, this one could be close. (Gap from Jacksonville State +15.5)

Texas Tech -15 (-966) vs. Montana State +15 (+724)

Texas Tech’s stingy defense will be too tough to crack (Texas Tech -15 spread).

Purdue -16.5 (-1094) vs Yale +16.5 (+805)

Purdue shouldn’t have too much trouble with low-firing Yale (Purdue spread -16.5)

Villanova -15.5 (-997) vs. Delaware +15.5 (+744)

Another game that the favorite should take without difficulty. (Villanova spread -15.5)

USC -2 (-128) vs. Miami Fla +2 (+106)

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To beat the Trojans, you have to shoot well from the outside. It’s a tough formula. (USC Deviation -2)

Alabama -4 (-180) + Notre Dame +4 (+150)

Alabama has played level with its opponent this season. Let’s be careful here. (Alabama Currency Line -180)

Texas -1 (-107) vs. Virginia Tech +1 (+113)

Virginia Tech may have the form advantage late in the season. (Virginia Tech Silver Line +113)

Illinois -8 (-338) vs. Chattanooga +8 (+227)

Illinois has too many not to pass this round. (Illinois gap -8)

Duke -18.5 (-1849) vs CS Fullerton +18.5 (+1225)

The final tournament for Coach K certainly doesn’t end there. (Duke spread -18.5)

LSU -4 (-176) vs. Iowa State +4 (+146)

Even with the coaching situation, LSU could survive here. (LSU gap -4)

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Arizona -21.5 (-1833) vs. Wright State +21.5 (+1217)

Arizona should sail, but let’s see what Wright State has. (Wright State Deviation +21.5)

Houston -8.5 (-361) vs UAB +8.5 (+296)

We’re going to take a chance on UAB keeping this close. (UAB gap +8.5)

Michigan State -1 (-118) vs. Davidson +1 (+102)

Michigan State rarely loses in the first round. The trend is down here.

(Davidson money line +102)

Wisconsin -7.5 (-302) vs. Colgate +7.5 (+249)

It’s closer than that gap suggests. Colgate can be hard to discount. (Colgate gap +7.5)

Seton Hall -1 (-116) vs. TCU +1 (-104)

Give Seton Hall the lead in a tight game. (Seton Hall gap -1)

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