UNC vs Washington East Region Odds

The North Carolina Tar Heels are only 4-point favorites against Washington today in a match that seems like the point spread should be 8-9 points.

The Tar Heel big men mauled LIU in the first round game, but the Huskies have more big bodies to battle. They also have Isaish Thomas, who is the best guard in this game.

Still, UNC's mystique and scoring depth shapes up to be the difference here. The total ranges between 157.5 at Sports Interaction and 159 at Bovada.

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Kansas Illinois Southwest Betting Odds

Did the Illinois Fighting Illini play way over their heads in defeating UNLV or was that performance a sign of things to come against top-seeded Kansas?

The Jayhawks are favored by 9 points and can win by much more if Illinois doesn't hit its three-pointers. The best Illinois line is at Sports Interaction, along with a $125 bonus and a terrific live betting platform.

The No. 9 Illini are in tough against Kansas, who will count on twins Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris to choke the lane and dominate the interior.

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Purdue vs VCU Betting Matchup

The Purdue Boilermakers face No. 11 Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday with a Sweet 16 berth on the line.

The Rams come off successive upets of USC and Georgetown while Purdue smacked St. Peter's.

VCU's Jamie Skeen and Purdue's JaJuan Johnson will engage in a heated batte in the paint as the Rams try to win (and cover a 9.5 point spread for their backers). Bovada had the best Purdue line at -9 as of Sunday morning.

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Ohio State vs George Mason Betting

George Mason tries to mimic its Cinderella run of several years ago when it takes on Ohio State on Sunday in the second round of the East.

Jared Sullinger and the rest of the Buckeye big men are fresh after their first-round rout, but GMU's big men aren't afraid. In our opinion, the Patriots are great value at +11.5 points, which is what they get at Sports Interaction at other top sportsbooks.

The Patriots are 23-8 ATS this season so they have been rewarding bettors all season. The total was at 135 or so.

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Blue Devils Round of 32 Odds

On paper, this was the most lopsided matchup of the day before Kyrie Irving was announced fit to play for the Blue Devils.

With him, the 11.5-point spread at Bovada seems like a bargain as Duke faces Michigan in the second round of the West Region.

The Wolverines will continue to push he pace with five players that behave like guards but Duke can more size and experience. Duke has won for of five meetiings with UMIch since 2001 and the total sits at 136..

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Blazers, Lakers NBA Lines

The Lakers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Trail Blazers tip off at STAPLES Center on Sunday in NBA play.

The Lakers currently sports a record of 49-20, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 34-35 ATS. The Trail Blazers are 40-29 and 35-30-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lakers post a 27-42 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Trail Blazers have gone 34-34-1 against the number.

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NCAA Tourney Betting: Sunday

With freshman Kyrie Irving back the Duke Blue Devils' chances of repeating as national champs just got better. On Sunday, though, they have to get past the Michigan Wolverines in a Round of 32 matchup.

On Friday Irving played his first game since badly injuring his toe on December 4. The freshman didn't miss a beat in his return and led Duke with 14 points in their 87-45 beatdown of No. 16 Hampton as a 24.5-point favorite. Irving's return made up for lackluster showings from Nolan Smith (nine points and seven assists) and Kyle Singler (11 points).

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UFC 128 Betting Odds Update

UFC Light Heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua has had to take a secondary role during the promotion of his UFC 128 title defense against Jon Jones, as all the hype has been directed towards the promising challenger.

Ever since the fight was announced bookmakers have made Jones the favorite to dethrone the champ.

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Connecticut Cincinnati West Betting Preview

The Connecticut Huskies face a tough Cincinnati Bearcats squad in the second round of the West Region today with UConn favored by 4.5 points at some shops.

UConn cruised over Bucknell in its first game while Cincy handled Missouri as a 6 seed.

Most bettors are giving the Huskies an experience and talent edge but many bracketeers were giving the Bearcats the upset possibility of reaching the Round of 16. The best UConn line was -3.5 at Bovada earlier Saturday, while Sports Interaction had the best Cincy number at +4.5.

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Wisconsin vs Kansas State Odds Battle

A pair of teams that dodged upset bullets in Round 1 clash in Round 2 of the Southeast region.

Wisconsin Badgers are favored by 3.5 points at most shops while the total settled around 125 in its battle against the Kansas State Wildcats.

Expect a physical half-court game with heavy defense and possibly an UNDER play here (the best UNDER number was 125, -105 at 5Dimes).

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