2018 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Betting Over/Under Picks

2018 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Betting Over/Under Picks

Written by on March 20, 2018

With higher seeds routinely getting smacked senseless by their lower-seeded upstart opponents over the first rounds of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, college basketball bettors everywhere need to find value wherever they can with the Sweet 16 getting underway in just about 72 hours. With that thought in mind, the pair of potentially, bankroll-boosting Over/Under picks that you’re about to get could help you add to your March Madness betting haul in a big way.

2018 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Betting Over/Under Picks

No. 5 Clemson Tigers (25-9) vs. No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks 29-7)

  • When: Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:07 PM ET
  • Where: CenturyLink Center Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska
  • 2018 NCAA Tournament Odds: Kansas -4.5 (Over/Under at 143)

Team Records

  • All: Clemson Tigers 25-9 / Kansas Jayhawks 29-7
  • Home: Clemson Tigers 17-2 / Kansas Jayhawks 21-4
  • Away: Clemson Tigers 8-7 / Kansas Jayhawks 8-3
  • ATS: Clemson Tigers 19-12 / Kansas Jayhawks 19-16
  • Over/Under: Clemson Tigers 16-14-1 / Kansas Jayhawks 16-17-2
Fifth-seeded Clemson handled New Mexico State 79-68 in their opener while playing Over the 132.5-point total then they smacked Auburn senseless in their 84-53 second round win while playing Under the 146-point total. The Tigers are 3-1 O/U in their last four games but a dead-even 5-5 O/U over their last 10 games overall.Top-seeded Kansas put Penn on lockdown in their 76-60 opening round win while playing Under the 146-point total and then the Jayhawks got past a tough Seton Hall squad 83-79 in the second round while playing over the 155-point total. Kansas is also 3-1 O/U over their last four games and 6-3-1 O/U over their last 10 games overall.The Under is 5-1 in Clemson’s last 6 non-conference games, but the Over is 5-1 in Kansas’ last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while also going 6-2 in Jayhawks’ last 8 games following a straight-up win and 3-1-1 in their last 5 neutral site games.For this Sweet 16 matchup, you should know that Kansas and Clemson combine to average 155.2 points per game while giving up a combined 136.4 points per contest defensively. However, I’m expecting Clemson to put somewhere in the neighborhood of 75 points on the board and Kansas to reach the 80-point plateau to play over the 143-point total.Pick: Over 143 Total Points

No. 11 Syracuse Orange (23-13) vs. No. 2 Duke Blue Devils (28-7)

  • When: Friday, March 23, 2018, 9:37 PM ET
  • Where: CenturyLink Center Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska
  • 2018 NCAA Tournament Odds: Duke -11.5 (Over/Under at 133.5)

Team Records

  • All: Syracuse Orange 23-13 / Duke Blue Devils 28-7
  • Home: Syracuse Orange 16-5 / Duke Blue Devils 20-2
  • Away: Syracuse Orange 7-8 / Duke Blue Devils 8-5
  • ATS: Syracuse Orange 17-17 / Duke Blue Devils 22-11
  • Over/Under: Syracuse Orange 14-20 / Duke Blue Devils 18-15
11th-seeded Syracuse got past Arizona State 60-56 just to get into the NCAA Tournament while playing under the 139.5-point total and then the Orange upset TCU 57-52 in their first-round matchup while playing under the 135.5-point total. Last but not least, Syracuse pulled off an insanely huge upset by beating third-seeded Michigan State 55-5 in the second round while playing under the 128-point total. The Orange have played under the total in four straight and five of their last six games overall.Second-seeded Duke laid an 89-67 smackdown on No. 15 Iona in their opener while playing under the 159-point total and then the Blue Devils beat Rhode Island senseless in the second round 87-62 while playing Over the 148.5-point total. Duke has gone 2-2 O/U over their last four games after playing under the total in each of their previous six games.Duke is one of the favorites to win the 2018 NCAA Tournament.The Under is 6-0 in Syracuse’ s last 6 games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600 and 4-0 in their last 4 neutral site games. The Under is 7-1 in Duke’s last 8 games against their ACC conference rivals and 8-2 in their last 10 games overall.Duke and Syracuse played under the 143-point total when the Blue Devils recorded a 60-44 win on February 24, but I don’t see that happening this time around. The total is really low at 133.5-points and the Blue devils are putting points on the board like crazy. Play the Over people!Pick: Over 133.5 Total Points