Kansas vs Detroit Midwest Region

In a David vs. Goliath pairing perennial Final Four contender Kansas meets Detroit in the Midwest Regional 2-vs.-15 game Friday night.

The Jayhawks, who are appearing in the tournament for the 24th straight season, are favored by 15 points over the Titans. Detroit won the Horizon League tournament to earn their first Big Dance invitation since 1999.

Kansas is favored but not by a huge amount as Bovada had them at -15 Wednesday.

The game is being played at CenturyLink Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

This season, the Jayhawks are 27-6 overall and 16-15-1 ATS ATS, while the Titans are 22-13 and 13-19 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Kansas boasts a 13-18-1 on the OU, and Detroit is 16-16.

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X marks spot for bracket bettors

Notre Dame takes on Xavier in an all-Catholic 7-vs-10 matchup Friday night in the South Regional.

And regular March Madness bettors know that Xavier has been by far the most profitable tournament team over the past decade, going 15-2-1 ATS in 18 games.

The Irish, who earned an at-large bid by finishing a strong third in the Big East, are favored by 2.5 points over the Musketeers, who earned their Big Dance invite by winning the Atlantic 10 tournament.

Greensboro Coliseum is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Fighting Irish currently sports a 22-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-15 ATS. The Musketeers are 21-12 and 10-18-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Fighting Irish produce a 9-18 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Musketeers have gone 17-14 against the number.

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Spartans vs Blackbirds: 1 vs 16 Pick

Michigan State, champions of the Big Ten tournament and the top seed in the West, takes on 16 seed Long Island, which won both the Northeast regular-season and tournament titles, Friday night.

The Spartans, who jumped from No. 8 in the polls to a No. 1 seed with their win over Ohio State Sunday, are favored by 20 points over the Blackbirds.

Nationwide Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Spartans currently sports a 27-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 22-10 ATS. The Blackbirds are 25-8 and 3-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spartans produce a 15-15-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Blackbirds have gone 1-2 against the number.

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Purdue dogs vs St Marys Gaels

St. Mary's takes on Purdue in the 7-vs.-10 game in the Midwest Regional Friday night that could be a high-scoring affair where the OVER is the best bet of the night.

The Gaels, who won both the WCC regular-season and tournament crowns, are getting a point and a half from the Boilermakers, who earned an at-large bid after finishing in sixth place in the Big Ten.

Purdue is 9-1 favoring the OVER in their past 10 games and they love the 3-ball. Both of St. Mary`s conference championship games were high-scoring OVER bets.

The game is being played at CenturyLink Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Gaels bring a 24-9 record (17-13 ATS) to this tilt against the 21-12 Boilermakers, who are 17-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed St. Mary's go 15-14-1 so far and the Boilermakers go 20-11.

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Memphis vs Saint Louis West Regional

In the battle of I-55 Memphis takes on St. Louis in the West Regional 8-9 game Friday night.

The Tigers, in the tournament after winning both the C-USA regular-season and tournament crowns, are favored by three points over the Billikens, who got an at-large bid as the second-place team in the Atlantic 10.

The game is being played at Nationwide Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Tigers sit at 26-8 (17-13-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Billikens are currently 25-7 (16-10-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Memphis is 16-13-2 OU, and Saint Louis is 15-12-1 OU.

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Mizzou huge chalk vs Norfolk State

Big 12 tournament champion Missouri faces off with MEAC tournament champion Norfolk State in the West Regional 2-vs.-15 game Friday afternoon and the OVER could be the best bet of the day.

The Tigers are favored by a healthy 21.5 points over the Spartans and for good reason. Missouri is 8-2 ATS in its past 10 games overall against very tough Big 12 competition.

Totals bettors find a couple of cool trends as well (OVER is 11-2-1 past 14 tournament games for Mizzou and they have played 9 straight OVERs overall).

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (CenturyLink Center).

This season, the Tigers are 30-4 overall and 19-9-1 ATS ATS, while the Spartans are 25-9 and 5-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Missouri boasts a 19-9-1 on the OU, and Norfolk State is 2-4.

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Hoyas small faves vs Belmont

Georgetown meets Belmont Friday afternoon in the 3-14 game in the Midwest.

The Hoyas, who earned their way into the tournament by finishing in a tie for fourth in the Big East, are favored by 3.5 points over the high-scoring Bruins.

Belmont won both the Atlantic Sun regular-season and conference tournament titles and are a very small underdog here (best Hoyas line was at 5Dimes earlier).

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Nationwide Arena.

This season, the Hoyas are 23-8 overall and 15-11 ATS ATS, while the Bruins are 27-7 and 2-5 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Georgetown boasts a 13-13 on the OU, and Belmont is 4-3.

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Florida State small faves vs Bonnies

ACC tournament champion Florida State takes on the surprise champs of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament, St. Bonaventure, in the East Regional 3-vs.-14 game Friday afternoon.

The Seminoles, who finished third in the ACC this season before upsetting Duke and North Carolina to win the conference tournament, are favored by six points over the Bonnies, who finished third in the A-10 before winning that conference tourney.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Bridgestone Arena.

Supporters of the Bonnies have watched them go 20-11 and 18-10-2 ATS on the year, while the Seminoles are at 24-9 and 18-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Seminoles are 17-13-1, while the Bonnies have a 16-13-1 mark.

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Cavaliers vs Gators: West Region Odds

SEC meets ACC when Florida takes on Virginia in the West Regional 7-vs.-10 game Friday afternoon.

The Gators, who got an at-large invitation to the tournament after tying for second in the SEC, are favored by 3.5 points over the Cavaliers, who earned an at-large bid by tying for fourth place in the ACC.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at CenturyLink Center.

The Gators bring a 23-10 record (13-15 ATS) to this tilt against the 22-9 Cavaliers, who are 14-11-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Florida go 18-10 so far and the Cavaliers go 7-19.

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Creighton vs Alabama: Midwest Odds Pick

Creighton battles Alabama in the 8-9 game in the Midwest Regional Friday night but Madness bettors do not remember Creighton fondly.

The Jays has been one-and-done the past four Madnesses and are 0-4 ATS in those first-round losses. However, any interesting trend in 8 vs 9 matchups has the underdogs rolling to a 14-4 ATS in the past 18 games between these middle seeds.

The Blue Jays, who earned their way into the tournament by winning the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, are getting a point and a half from the Tide, who received an at-large bid after taking fifth place in the SEC.

The total has been bet up to 110 from 108 at BetOnline.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Greensboro Coliseum).

The Bluejays sport records of 28-5 and 15-14 ATS heading into this battle, while the Crimson Tide have 21-11 and 13-15 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-13-1 for the Bluejays and 15-13 for the Crimson Tide.

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