2016 March Madness Final Four consists of #10 Syracuse vs. #1 North Carolina and #2 Villanova vs. #2 Oklahoma. Syracuse is by far the biggest surprise us all. This is the first time ever that a #10 seed has reached the Final Four in March Madness history.
#2 Villanova vs. #2 Oklahoma
This game opened Saturday night with Villanova -1. But the line has moved to Villanova -2.5 since then. In terms of the total, this game opened 150 but has dropped all the way to 146. Public trends show close to 60% backing up Oklahoma spread.
#10-Syracuse vs. #1-North Carolina
This game was just opened late Sunday night with North Carolina -10. But many books dropped the line to North Carolina -9 despite the equal money placed on both sides. These opening odds came as a surprise since the only spread in the Final Four higher than Syracuse +9 was back in 2013 when Wichita St was +9.5 vs. Louisville. The total for the game opened at 147 but dropped to 145 following majority of bettors backing under.
Here’s a look at the current and preseason odds for each school to win the tournament. Syracuse was even as high as +10000 in some books to win the title back in early January.
North Carolina +108 | +900
Villanova +255 | +2500
Oklahoma +355 | +3750
Syracuse +1300 | +8500
Here are the moneylines for potential Championship Game matchups at 5Dimes:
Villanova -280/Syracuse +220
North Carolina -155/Villanova +125
Oklahoma -180/Syracuse +150
North Carolina -135/Oklahoma +105
Finally, here’s a quick recap of this year’s tournament so far:
Favorites: 35-29 ATS
Double-digit Favorites: 9-5 ATS
Biggest Upsets: MTSU +1529 and Syracuse +374
Here at Sports Picks 24/7, we are on a 13-0 hot streak during this March Madness! We cashed in last 7 March Madness picks. Congratulate to those who followed us this year. Let’s finish the 2016 March Madness strong!
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