March Madness Sweet 16 Betting Analysis

March Madness Sweet 16 Betting Analysis

The 2019 March Madness field is down to the Sweet Sixteen. If your bracket is busted, I have a trio of March Madness Sweet 16 games that can turn your sports betting fortunes on a dime. Click here for live March Madness odds.

March Madness Sweet 16 Betting Analysis

West Region – #4 Florida State vs #1 Gonzaga
When: Thursday, March 28 at TBD
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
TV: CBS
Odds: Gonzaga -7

Betting Analysis: Florida State ended Murray State and Ja Morant’s run in the NCAA Tournament with a blistering 90-62 win. The FSU Seminoles now take on #1 in the West Gonzaga, 83-71 winners over Baylor.

Florida State is athletic enough to hang with the Zags, but Gonzaga’s offense came to life versus one of the better defensive teams in the nation, the Baylor Bears, in their Round of 32 victory. The Zags won’t get into a run and gun affair with FSU the way Murray State did.

Gonzaga figures to win and cover.

Pick: Gonzaga

South Region – #3 Purdue vs #2 Tennessee
When: Thursday, March 28 at TBD
Where: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
TV: TBS
Odds: Tennessee -1

Betting Analysis: Tennessee is a decent team, but do the Vols have any shot against a Big Ten power like Purdue? Not really. Tennessee ran out to a 25 point lead over Iowa only to get outscored 43-22 in the second half. The Vols needed overtime to beat the Hawkeyes.

Purdue won’t allow Tennessee to get out by 25 points. Heck, they won’t allow Tennessee to go into halftime with the lead. The Boilermakers dominated an excellent team in Villanova in their Round of 32 win. Purdue squashes Tennessee on Thursday.

Pick: Purdue

Midwest Region – #5 Auburn vs #1 North Carolina
When: Friday, March 30 at TBD
Where: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
TV: TBS
Odds: Auburn -5.5

Betting Analysis: Auburn sure looked impressive dominating the Kansas Jayhawks in their second game in the NCAA Tournament. Things will be much tougher for the Tigers on Friday when they take on the North Carolina Tar Heels.

UNC was down 31-35 to Iona in their first round game. They ended up beating Iona 88-73. IN their second round game they took on Washington. The Huskies had no shot from the first tip, falling to the Tar Heels 81-59.

Auburn is fast, can shoot the three, and is peaking. But, they don’t have a player named Luke Maye on their squad. North Carolina takes it on the moneyline and against the spread.

Pick: North Carolina

East Region – #3 LSU vs #2 Michigan State
When: Friday, March 30 at TBD
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington D.C.
TV: CBS
Odds: Michigan State -6

Betting Analysis: Considering their coach didn’t make the trip, it’s been a magical run for the LSU Tigers. The Tigers beat Yale 79-74 and then used a last second shot by Tremont Waters to send Maryland home 69-67.

Although it’s been great, LSU faces one of the top teams in college basketball on Friday. Michigan State dominated rival Minnesota 70-50 in their second round game. Cassius Winston had 13 points, 9 assists, and 4 rebounds. Winston won’t let Waters take control of the game. He’ll use his experience to get his team to win and cover on March 30.

Pick: Michigan State