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March Madness Betting Update 2014

What top NCAA Tournament betting opportunities are on tap for today? This page offers up your daily schedule of March Madness wagering matchups, from the First Four in Dayton to the Final Four in Arlington.

Below you'll find a daily breakdown of each day's schedule, along with links to betting odds for all the games and comprehensive matchup reports. So bookmark this page and make it your home for the three weeks of the Big Dance as you try to fatten up your wallet.

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Sunday, March 30 (Betting Odds)

Midwest
No. 8 Kentucky vs. No. 2 Michigan - Matchup Report

East
No. 7 Connecticut vs. No. 4 Michigan State - Matchup Report

The rest of the field for the Final Four will be determined on Sunday as the Midwest Region and the South Region close up their sections of the bracket in Indianapolis and New York City.

In the Midwest Region of March Madness betting action on Sunday it'll be No. 8 Kentucky vs. No. 2 Michigan, with the lower-seeded Wildcats actually the 2.5-point favorite on the betting lines at Bovada for the contest. Kentucky is coming off a win over rival No. 4 Louisville in the Sweet 16, while Michigan topped No. 11 Tennessee last time out.

Over in the East Region the higher seed is the favorite, with No. 4 Michigan State listed at -5.5 at Bovada over No. 7 Connecticut. The Spartans knocked off the East's top seed in the Sweet 16 when they slipped past No. 1 Virginia, while the Huskies got into the Elite Eight by beating No. 3 Iowa State in their Sweet 16 matchup on Friday.

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Saturday, March 29 (Betting Odds)

West
No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 1 Arizona - Matchup Report

South
No. 11 Dayton vs. No. 1 Florida - Matchup Report

Two tickets to the Final Four will be up for grabs on Saturday as the West Region and the South Region stage their finals with three high seeds and one Cinderella story.

In the South Region the matchup on Saturday is No. 1 Florida vs. No. 11 Dayton, after the Flyers pulled off their third straight upset in the Sweet 16 by knocking out Stanford. The oddsmakers at Bovada have Dayton as a big underdog for Saturday, listing the top-seeded Gators as the 10-point chalk on the March Madness betting lines.

Meanwhile, over in the West Region on Saturday it'll be No. 2 Wisconsin taking on No. 1 Arizona, with the Wildcats listed as the 3-point favorites at Bovada on the NCAA Tournament betting lines for the game. Arizona topped No. 4 San Diego State in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night, while Wisconsin managed to bounce No. 6 Baylor from the event.

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Friday, March 28 (Betting Odds)

Midwest
No. 11 Tennessee vs. No. 2 Michigan - Matchup Report
No. 8 Kentucky vs. No. 4 Louisville - Matchup Report

East
No. 7 Connecticut vs. No. 3 Iowa State - Matchup Report
No. 4 Michigan State vs. No. 1 Virginia - Matchup Report

The Sweet 16 will be whittled down to the Elite Eight on Friday as the Midwest and East regions offer up a combined four games - with the defending-champion Louisville Cardinals the biggest favorite at the sportsbooks for the night.

No. 4 Louisville is a 4.5-point favorite at Bovada over No. 8 Kentucky in their Midwest Region matchup at 9:45pm ET in Indianapolis on Friday, with the Wildcats having knocked off No. 1 Wichita State in the Round of 32. The early game (7:15pm ET) in Indianapolis on Friday has No. 2 Michigan taking on No. 11 Tennessee, with the Wolverines a 3-point favorite at Bovada.

Over in the East Region at Madison Square Garden on Friday the 7:27pm ET tipoff has No. 3 Iowa State taking on No. 7 Connecticut, with the Cyclones the 2-point favorites at Bovada for the contest. No. 1 Virginia then takes on No. 4 Michigan State at 9:57pm ET in New York, but the East's top seeds are 2-point underdogs at Bovada.

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Thursday, March 27 (Betting Odds)

West
No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 6 Baylor - Matchup Report
No. 1 Arizona vs. No. 4 San Diego State - Matchup Report

South
No. 10 Stanford vs. No. 11 Dayton - Matchup Report
No. 1 Florida vs. No. 4 UCLA - Matchup Report

A pair of No. 1 seeds will hit the floor on the first day of Sweet 16 betting action at the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, with both of those top teams sitting as favorites on the March Madness odds at the sportsbooks for their contests.

Overall No. 1 Florida is listed as a 5-point favorite at Bovada against No. 4 UCLA for their 9:45pm ET tipoff at the FedExForum in Memphis on Thursday night, with the Gators having already dispatched Albany and Pittsburgh so far at the NCAA Tournament. No. 10 Stanford is a 3.5-point favorite at Bovada at the South Region venue for their game against No. 11 Dayton at 7:15pm ET.

Over in the West Region on Thursday night No. 1 Arizona is pegged as a 7.5-point favorite at Bovada for their game against No. 4 San Diego State at 10:17pm ET at the Honda Center in Anaheim, with the Wildcats coming off wins over Weber State and Gonzaga. No. 2 Wisconsin is a 3.5-point favorite at Bovada for their Sweet 16 betting matchup at 7:47pm ET against No. 6 Baylor.

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Sunday, March 23 (Betting Odds)

Midwest
No. 8 Kentucky vs. No. 1 Wichita State - Matchup Report
No. 14 Mercer vs. No. 11 Tennessee - Matchup Report

West
No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 3 Creighton - Matchup Report
No. 8 Gonzaga vs. No. 1 Arizona - Matchup Report

South
No. 10 Stanford vs. No. 2 Kansas - Matchup Report
No. 12 Stephen F. Austin vs. No. 4 UCLA - Matchup Report

East
No. 6 North Carolina vs. No. 3 Iowa State - Matchup Report
No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 1 Virginia - Matchup Report

Three No. 1 seeds return to the hardwood in the Round of 32 of March Madness betting action on Sunday, and they're all listed as favorites on the NCAA Tournament odds at Bovada.

The Wichita State Shockers, still undefeated, are 4-point favorites at Bovada in Midwest Region action against No. 8 Kentucky, with the Arizona Wildcats at -6.5 against No. 8 Gonzaga in the West Region, and the Virginia Cavaliers at -6 against No. 8 Memphis in the East Region.

The biggest favorite for Sunday is No. 4 UCLA, which is listed at -9 at Bovada against No. 12 Stephen F. Austin in their South Region matchup. No. 3 Iowa State is a slim 1.5-point favorite against No. 6 North Carolina in the East Region.

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Saturday, March 22 (Betting Odds)

Midwest
No. 5 Saint Louis vs. No. 4 Louisville - Matchup Report
No. 7 Texas vs. No. 2 Michigan - Matchup Report

West
No. 12 North Dakota State vs. No. 4 San Diego State - Matchup Report
No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 2 Wisconsin - Matchup Report

South
No. 9 Pittsburgh vs. No. 1 Florida - Matchup Report
No. 11 Dayton vs. No. 3 Syracuse - Matchup Report

East
No. 12 Harvard vs. No. 4 Michigan State - Matchup Report
No. 7 Connecticut vs. No. 2 Villanova - Matchup Report

The biggest favorite on the March Madness betting board for Saturday's opening Round of 32 slate is No. 4 Louisville, which is as a 9-point favorite at Bovada against No. 5 Saint Louis in Midwest Region action.

No. 3 Syracuse (vs. No. 11 Dayton) and No. 4 Michigan State (vs. No. 12 Harvard) are both 7-point favorites at Bovada, while South Region No. 1 Florida is listed at -5.5 in their game against No. 9 Pittsburgh.

Cinderella candidate North Dakota State, the No. 12 seed in the West, is a 3-point underdog against No. 4 San Diego State at Bovada for Saturday, after they upset No. 5 Oklahoma in their Round of 64 matchup on Thursday.

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Friday, March 21 (Betting Odds)

Midwest
No. 14 Mercer vs No. 3 Duke - Matchup Report
No. 11 Tennessee vs No. 6 Massachusetts - Matchup Report
No. 16 Cal Poly vs No. 1 Wichita State - Matchup Report
No. 9 Kansas State vs No. 8 Kentucky - Matchup Report

West
No. 11 Nebraska vs No. 6 Baylor - Matchup Report
No. 16 Weber State vs No. 1 Arizona - Matchup Report
No. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette vs No. 3 Creighton - Matchup Report
No. 9 Oklahoma State vs No. 8 Gonzaga - Matchup Report

South
No. 10 Stanford vs No. 7 New Mexico - Matchup Report
No. 15 Eastern Kentucky vs No. 2 Kansas - Matchup Report
No. 12 Stephen F. Austin vs No. 5 Virginia Commonwealth - Matchup Report
No. 13 Tulsa vs No. 4 UCLA - Matchup Report

East
No. 9 George Washington vs No. 8 Memphis - Matchup Report
No. 11 Providence vs No. 6 North Carolina - Matchup Report
No. 16 Coastal Carolina vs No. 1 Virginia - Matchup Report
No. 14 North Carolina Central vs No. 3 Iowa State - Matchup Report

The Virginia Cavaliers are expected to thump their opponent in their first game of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night, with the top-seeded ACC champions pegged as 21-point favorites on the March Madness betting lines at Bovada against No. 16 Coastal Carolina in East Region action in Raleigh.

Not to be outdone, No. 1 Arizona is a 19.5-point favorite at Bovada over No. 16 Weber State in West Region action at the NCAA Tournament on Friday, with No. 1 Wichita State sitting as a 16-point favorite over No. 16 Cal Poly - a First Four winner - in their Midwest Region matchup.

Duke (-12.5 over Mercer), Creighton (-14 over Louisiana-Lafayette), and Kansas (-14 over Eastern Kentucky) are also big favorites on the March Madness odds for the Round of 64 on Friday, while No. 8 Kentucky is listed as an 8-point favorite in the Midwest Region on Friday at Bovada over No. 9 Kansas State.

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Thursday, March 20 (Betting Odds)

Midwest
No. 15 Wofford vs No. 2 Michigan - Matchup Report
No. 12 North Carolina State vs No. 5 Saint Louis - Matchup Report
No. 10 Arizona State vs No. 7 Texas - Matchup Report
No. 13 Manhattan vs No. 4 Louisville - Matchup Report

West
No. 15 American University vs No. 2 Wisconsin - Matchup Report
No. 10 Brigham Young vs No. 7 Oregon - Matchup Report
No. 12 North Dakota State vs No. 5 Oklahoma - Matchup Report
No. 13 New Mexico State vs No. 4 San Diego State - Matchup Report

South
No. 11 Dayton vs No. 6 Ohio State - Matchup Report
No. 9 Pittsburgh vs No. 8 Colorado - Matchup Report
No. 14 Western Michigan vs No. 3 Syracuse - Matchup Report
No. 16 Albany vs No. 1 Florida - Matchup Report

East
No. 12 Harvard vs No. 5 Cincinnati - Matchup Report
No. 13 Delaware vs No. 4 Michigan State - Matchup Report
No. 10 Saint Joseph's vs No. 7 Connecticut - Matchup Report
No. 15 Milwaukee vs No. 2 Villanova - Matchup Report

The Florida Gators will get their Big Dance underway on Thursday in Orlando, and they're the biggest favorite on the NCAA Tournament betting lines for the day at Bovada at -21 heading into their 1 vs. 16 matchup against Albany.

The other big favorites for Thursday are Louisville at -16.5 vs. Manhattan, Villanova at -16.5 vs. Milwaukee, Michigan at -15.5 vs. Wofford, Michigan State at -14 vs. Delaware, Syracuse at -13 vs. Western Michigan, and Wisconsin at -14 vs. American.

One higher seed is an underdog at Bovada for Thursday, with No. 8 Colorado set at +6.5 vs. No. 9 Pittsburgh in their South Region matchup. As well, No. 7 Texas is just a slim -2 favorite vs. Arizona State in their Midwest Region contest on Thursday.

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Wednesday, March 19 (Betting Odds)

No. 16 Cal Poly vs. No. 16 Texas Southern - Matchup Report
No. 11 Iowa vs. No. 11 Tennessee - Matchup Report

The First Four continues at the University of Dayton Arena on Wednesday night with Texas Southern facing Cal Poly for a No. 16 seed in the Midwest Region, and Tennessee battling Iowa for a No. 11 seed in the Midwest Region. Cal Poly (at 10-19-1 ATS) and Texas Southern (at 2-4 ATS) were both poor choices on the college basketball betting lines during the regular season, while Iowa paid off for OVER bettors at 20-10 on the OVER/UNDER.

For a complete First Four breakdown, go to Play-In Game Odds: First Four Betting.

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Tuesday, March 18 (Betting Odds)

No. 16 Mount St. Mary's vs. No. 16 Albany - Matchup Report
No. 12 North Carolina State vs. No. 12 Xavier - Matchup Report

The NCAA Tournament gets underway at the University of Dayton Arena on Tuesday night with Mount St. Mary's taking on Albany for a No. 16 seed in the South Region, and North Carolina State tipping off against Xavier for a No. 12 seed in the Midwest Region. Both North Carolina State and Xavier were modest winners at the sportsbooks this past season, with the Wolfpack going 19-12 ATS and the Musketeers going 18-13 ATS.

For a complete First Four breakdown, go to Play-In Game Odds: First Four Betting.

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Sunday, March 31 (Betting Odds)

No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 3 Florida - Matchup Report
No. 2 Duke vs. No. 1 Louisville - Matchup Report

The Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament continues on Sunday afternoon, starting with No. 4 Michigan taking on No. 3 Florida at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. The Gators opened as 2.5-point favorites on the betting lines at 5Dimes for the contest, with the two schools last meeting in December 1998 in a 79-63 win for Florida as an 8.5-point favorite.

Florida bounced Florida Gulf Coast 62-50 in the Sweet 16 but couldn't quite cover the 14.5-point spread at the sportsbooks in the contest. Michigan is coming off an 87-85 win over top-seeded Kansas as a 1-point underdog on Friday night.

It's then No. 2 Duke vs. No. 1 Louisville in Sunday's second Elite Eight betting matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, with the Cardinals opening as 3.5-point favorites at 5Dimes. Louisville fell 76-71 to Duke as a 1-point underdog when the schools hit the hardwood together back in November.

Duke won its Sweet 16 matchup 71-61 over Michigan State on Friday and easily covered the 2-point spread at the sportsbooks for its supporters. Louisville knocked out Oregon 77-69 in the Sweet 16 in a game in which they were listed as the 10.5-point favorites.

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Saturday, March 30 (Betting Odds)

No. 4 Syracuse vs. No. 3 Marquette - Matchup Report
No. 9 Wichita State vs. No. 2 Ohio State - Matchup Report

The Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament tips off on Saturday afternoon as No. 4 Syracuse takes on No. 3 Marquette at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The Orange opened as 4-point favorites on the betting lines at 5Dimes, although Marquette topped Syracuse 74-71 as a slight 1.5-point home underdog when the Big East schools met during the season.

Syracuse topped No. 1 Indiana 61-50 in the Sweet 16 as a 5-point underdog in their third straight UNDER result on the totals. Marquette beat No. 2 Miami 71-61 in the Sweet 16 as a 5.5-point underdog in an OVER result on the totals.

It's then No. 9 Wichita State vs. No. 2 Ohio State in the second Elite Eight betting matchup of the day on Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with Ohio State the 4.5-point favorite on the opening betting lines at 5Dimes for the contest. Wichita State and Ohio State have never met on the hardwood.

Ohio State is coming off a 73-70 win over No. 6 Arizona as a 3.5-point favorite on the Sweet 16 betting odds in an OVER result last time out. Wichita State topped No. 13 La Salle 72-58 and covered a 4.5-point spread in an UNDER result in the Sweet 16.

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Friday, March 29 (Betting Odds)

Midwest
No. 12 Oregon vs. No. 1 Louisville - Matchup Report
No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Duke - Matchup Report

South
No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 1 Kansas - Matchup Report
No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast vs. No. 3 Florida - Matchup Report

The Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament continues on Friday night with Oregon vs. Louisville at Lucas Oil Stadium and Michigan vs. Kansas at Cowboys Stadium in the early contests, and then Michigan State vs. Duke in Indianapolis and Florida Gulf Coast vs. Florida in Arlington in the later games.

Florida and Louisville are both big favorites on the NCAA Tournament odds at 5Dimes for Friday, with the Gators at -13 and the Cardinals at -10 on the Sweet 16 betting lines. The Blue Devils and the Jayhawks both opened as 2-point favorites.

No. 1 Louisville is coming off wins over No. 8 Colorado State and No. 16 North Carolina A&T last week, while No. 12 Oregon defeated both No. 4 Saint Louis and No. 5 Oklahoma State. No. 3 Michigan State had to beat No. 6 Memphis and No. 14 Valparaiso, and No. 2 Duke knocked out No. 7 Creighton and No. 15 Albany.

No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast first bounced No. 2 Georgetown before continuing its Cinderella run against No. 7 San Diego State last week, while No. 3 Florida defeated No. 11 Minnesota and No. 14 Northwestern State. No. 4 Michigan topped No. 5 VCU and No. 13 South Dakota State, and No. 1 Kansas got past No. 8 North Carolina and No. 16 Western Kentucky.

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Thursday, March 28 (Betting Odds)

West
No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 2 Ohio State - Matchup Report
No. 13 La Salle vs. No. 9 Wichita State - Matchup Report

East
No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 2 Miami - Matchup Report
No. 4 Syracuse vs. No. 1 Indiana - Matchup Report

The Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament tips off on Thursday night with Marquette vs. Miami at the Verizon Center and Arizona vs. Ohio State at the Staples Center in the early contests, and then Syracuse vs. Indiana in Washington and La Salle vs. Wichita State in Los Angeles in the later games.

Each of those four matchups are expected to be close according to the NCAA Tournament betting lines at 5Dimes, with Indiana at -5.5, Miami at -5, Wichita State at -4, and Ohio State at -3.5 on the Sweet 16 odds for Thursday night.

No. 1 Indiana is coming off wins over No. 9 Temple and No. 16 James Madison, while No. 4 Syracuse beat No. 12 California and No. 13 Montana to reach this point of the tournament. No. 3 Marquette has gotten past No. 6 Butler and No. 14 Davidson, and No. 2 Miami defeated No. 7 Illinois and No. 15 Pacific.

No. 9 Wichita State upset No. 1 Gonzaga and also beat No. 8 Pittsburgh, while No. 13 La Salle is coming off victories over No. 12 Mississippi and No. 4 Kansas State. No. 6 Arizona picked up wins over No. 14 Harvard and No. 11 Belmont last week, and No. 2 Ohio State defeated No. 10 Iowa State and No. 15 Iona.

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Sunday, March 24 (Betting Odds)

Midwest
No. 7 Creighton vs. No. 2 Duke - Matchup Report

West
No. 10 Iowa State vs. No. 2 Ohio State - Matchup Report
No. 13 La Salle vs. No. 12 Mississippi - Matchup Report

South
No. 8 North Carolina vs. No. 1 Kansas - Matchup Report
No. 11 Minnesota vs. No. 3 Florida - Matchup Report
No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast vs. No. 7 San Diego State - Matchup Report

East
No. 8 Temple vs. No. 1 Indiana - Matchup Report
No. 7 Illinois vs. No. 2 Miami - Matchup Report

Plenty of top seeds will be in action at the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, but the Cinderella story might take the spotlight from the likes of Indiana, Kansas, and Duke as No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast looks to get a win over No. 7 San Diego State. The Eagles knocked out No. 2 Georgetown 78-68 in the Round of 64.

No. 1 Kansas and No. 1 Indiana both return to the floor on Sunday as well, with the Jayhawks taking on No. 8 North Carolina and the Hoosiers battling No. 8 Temple. Kansas won only 64-57 against No. 16 Western Kentucky in their first game of the tournament, while Indiana cruised to an 83-62 victory over No. 16 James Madison.

Sunday also offers three games involving No. 2 seeds with No. 7 Creighton vs. No. 2 Duke, No. 10 Iowa State vs. No. 2 Ohio State, and No. 7 Illinois vs. No. 2 Miami. And in a matchup of double-digit seeds it's No. 13 La Salle taking on No. 12 Mississippi in the West Region, with sportsbooks like 5Dimes opening the Rebels as 3-point betting favorites.

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Saturday, March 23 (Betting Odds)

Midwest
No. 6 Memphis vs. No. 3 Michigan State - Matchup Report
No. 8 Colorado State vs. No. 1 Louisville - Matchup Report
No. 12 Oregon vs. No. 4 Saint Louis - Matchup Report

West
No. 14 Harvard vs. No. 6 Arizona - Matchup Report
No. 9 Wichita State vs. No. 1 Gonzaga - Matchup Report

South
No. 5 VCU vs. No. 4 Michigan - Matchup Report

East
No. 6 Butler vs. No. 3 Marquette - Matchup Report
No. 12 California vs. No. 4 Syracuse - Matchup Report

There will be one No. 14 seed and two No. 12 seeds in action at the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, and each of them are pegged as underdogs at Bovada on the college basketball betting lines for their respective Big Dance matchups in the Round of 32.

No. 14 Harvard is a 10.5-point underdog against No. 6 Arizona in the West, while No. 12 California is a 7.5-point underdog against No. 4 Syracuse in the East. No. 12 Oregon, the Pac-12 champion this past season, is a 3.5-point underdog against No. 4 Saint Louis in Midwest action.

Meanwhile, Midwest No. 1 Louisville and West No. 1 Gonzaga both return to the hardwood on Saturday, with the Cardinals 10.5-point favorites at Bovada against No. 8 Colorado State, and the Bulldogs 6.5-point chalk against No. 9 Wichita State. Gonzaga got a scare on Thursday, slipping past Southern by a score of 64-58.

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Friday, March 22 (Betting Odds)

Midwest
No. 15 Albany vs. No. 2 Duke - Matchup Report
No. 10 Cincinnati vs. No. 7 Creighton - Matchup Report

West
No. 12 Mississippi vs. No. 5 Wisconsin - Matchup Report
No. 13 La Salle vs. No. 4 Kansas State - Matchup Report
No. 15 Iona vs. No. 2 Ohio State - Matchup Report
No. 10 Iowa State vs. No. 7 Notre Dame - Matchup Report

South
No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast vs. No. 2 Georgetown - Matchup Report
No. 9 Villanova vs. No. 8 North Carolina - Matchup Report
No. 14 Northwestern State vs. No. 3 Florida - Matchup Report
No. 10 Oklahoma vs. No. 7 San Diego State - Matchup Report
No. 16 Western Kentucky vs. No. 1 Kansas - Matchup Report
No. 11 Minnesota vs. No. 6 UCLA - Matchup Report

East
No. 9 Temple vs. No. 8 North Carolina State - Matchup Report
No. 15 Pacific vs. No. 2 Miami - Matchup Report
No. 16 James Madison vs. No. 1 Indiana - Matchup Report
No. 10 Colorado vs. No. 7 Illinois - Matchup Report

The second day of Round of 64 betting action tips off at 12:15pm ET on Friday as No. 2 Duke takes on No. 15 Albany, with the Blue Devils pegged as 18-point favorites on the NCAA Tournament odds at Bovada. Duke was a No. 2 seed at the Big Dance last year as well, and they lost to No. 15 Lehigh in their first game.

The No. 1 seeds in action on Friday are Kansas and Indiana, with the Jayhawks taking on Western Kentucky at the Sprint Center, and Indiana battling James Madison at the University of Dayton Arena. Kansas is a 20.5-point favorite at Bovada, while Indiana is giving up 22 points in their opening game at the sportsbook.

No. 6 UCLA meets No. 11 Minnesota in South Region action in Austin on Friday night, but it's the lower seed that sits as the betting favorite for this contest. The Golden Gophers will tip off against the Bruins as 3-point chalk at Bovada, with UCLA guard Jordan Adams out for the season with a foot injury.

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Thursday, March 21 (Betting Odds)

Midwest
No. 14 Valparaiso vs. No. 3 Michigan State - Matchup Report
No. 13 New Mexico State vs. No. 4 Saint Louis - Matchup Report
No. 11 Saint Mary's vs. No. 6 Memphis - Matchup Report
No. 12 Oregon vs. No. 5 Oklahoma State - Matchup Report
No. 16 North Carolina A&T vs. No. 1 Louisville - Matchup Report
No. 9 Missouri vs. No. 8 Colorado State - Matchup Report

West
No. 9 Wichita State vs. No. 8 Pittsburgh - Matchup Report
No. 16 Southern vs. No. 1 Gonzaga - Matchup Report
No. 11 Belmont vs. No. 6 Arizona - Matchup Report
No. 14 Harvard vs. No. 3 New Mexico - Matchup Report

South
No. 13 South Dakota State vs. No. 4 Michigan - Matchup Report
No. 12 Akron vs. No. 5 VCU - Matchup Report

East
No. 11 Bucknell vs. No. 6 Butler - Matchup Report
No. 14 Davidson vs. No. 3 Marquette - Matchup Report
No. 12 California vs. No. 5 UNLV - Matchup Report
No. 13 Montana vs. No. 4 Syracuse - Matchup Report

The NCAA Tournament gets underway in earnest on Thursday, with the slate of games including matchups for No. 1 seeds Louisville and Gonzaga - who are both expected to win in routs. Louisville is listed as a 26-point favorite at Bovada against North Carolina A&T, while Gonzaga is favored by 21.5 points at the sportsbook against Southern.

There are also a couple of No. 9 vs. No. 8 matchups on Thursday, as No. 9 Missouri takes on No. 8 Colorado State in Midwest Region action, and No. 9 Wichita State meets No. 8 Pittsburgh in West Region action. Despite being the lower seed Missouri is the 3-point favorite at Bovada for their Round of 64 matchup, while Pittsburgh sits as a favorite of 4.5 points for their game.

And Oregon is a No. 12 seed taking on No. 5 Oklahoma State in Midwest Region betting action on Thursday, but after winning the Pac-12 Tournament last week they're just 2.5-point underdogs against the Cowboys for their game on Thursday afternoon. In contrast, No. 12 Akron is an 8-point underdog at Bovada against Virginia Commonwealth in their South Region matchup on Thursday.

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Wednesday, March 20 (Betting Odds)

No. 13 La Salle vs. No. 13 Boise State - Matchup Report
No. 16 Long Island vs. No. 16 James Madison - Matchup Report

The First Four continues at the University of Dayton Arena on Wednesday night as La Salle takes on Boise State with the No. 13 seed in the West Region on the line, and Long Island battles James Madison for the right to be the No. 16 seed in the East Region. James Madison was a lucrative team for college basketball bettors this season, as the Colonial Athletic school posted a strong ATS record of 21-10.

For a complete First Four breakdown, go to Play-In Game Odds: First Four Betting.

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Tuesday, March 19 (Betting Odds)

No. 16 Liberty vs. No. 16 North Carolina A&T - Matchup Report

No. 11 Middle Tennessee vs. No. 11 Saint Mary's - Matchup Report

The NCAA Tournament gets underway at the University of Dayton Arena on Tuesday night as North Carolina A&T battles Liberty for a No. 16 seed in the Midwest Region, and Saint Mary's takes on Middle Tennessee for a No. 11 seed in the Midwest Region. Of those four schools North Carolina A&T was the top betting choice during the season, with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament champion going 7-0 ATS for supporters.

For a complete First Four breakdown, go to Play-In Game Odds: First Four Betting.