Madness Betting: Sunday Round of 32
Norfolk State and Lehigh have been fitted for glass slippers, but can they continue to pay off on the March Madness odds in Round of 32 betting action at the NCAA Tournament on Sunday?
The No. 15 Spartans pulled off a big upset at the Big Dance on Friday afternoon, knocking off No. 2 Missouri by a score of 86-84 in West Region action in Omaha.
Norfolk State had been listed as a huge underdog of 21 points at online shops like BetOnline for their matchup with the Tigers, with the combined score an easy OVER result on the totals.
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The Spartans have now earned themselves a date with No. 7 Florida at the CenturyLink Center on Sunday; the Gators beat No. 10 Virginia 71-45 on Friday, easily covering the 3.5-point spread.
On Friday night a second No. 15 seed then stunned another No. 2 seed, with Lehigh bouncing Duke in a 75-70 win in South Region action in Greensboro. The Mountain Hawks were 11.5-point underdogs at BetOnline, and that combined score was an UNDER result for totals bettors.
No. 11 North Carolina State was one of the other six lower seeds that won on Friday, beating No. 6 San Diego State by a score of 79-65 in Midwest Region action in Columbus.
The Wolfpack, though, were actually favored by 2.5 points at 5Dimes for the contest. North Carolina State moves on to face No. 3 Georgetown in Sunday action.
Below is the full slate of games on tap for Sunday; for the latest odds and updated futures, head over to TopBet:
South Region - Greensboro
No. 10 Xavier vs. No. 15 Lehigh
West Region - Columbus
No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 9 Saint Louis
West Region - Omaha
No. 7 Florida vs. No. 15 Norfolk State
East Region - Nashville
No. 3 Florida State vs. No. 6 Cincinnati
Midwest Region - Columbus
No. 3 Georgetown vs. No. 11 N.C. State
Midwest Region - Greensboro
No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 8 Creighton
Midwest Region - Nashville
No. 12 South Florida vs. No. 13 Ohio
Midwest Region - Omaha
No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 10 Purdue