NCAA Tournament Odds: How to Bet on Elite Eight Matches and Lines

How crazy is this season’s NCAA Men’s Tournament? There are two teams in the Elite Eight for the first time (Saint Pierre, Miami) that there are #1 seeds still alive (Kansas).

Here’s everything you need to know about NCAA Tournament odds for the Elite Eight – the point spread, money line, total over/under and results (with all odds via FOX Bet) as well as FOX Sports betting analyst Jason McIntyre’s picks for each Elite Eight match.

UPCOMING GAMES

Saturday

Number 4 Arkansas against #2 duke (8:49 p.m. ET, TBS)

Point spread: Duke -4 (Duke preferred to win by more than 4 points, otherwise Arkansas covers)
Money line: Duke -200 favorite to win (bet $10 to win $15 in total); Arkansas +145 underdog to win (bet $10 to win $24.50 total)
Over/under total score: 147.5 points scored by both teams combined

4

Arkansas Razorbacks

ARK

+3.5

+145

o146.5

2

Duke Blue Devils

duke

-3.5

-200

u146.5

Sunday

No. 10 Miami (Florida) vs. #1 Kansas (2:20 p.m. ET, CBS)

Point spread: Kansas -5.5 (Kansas favored to win by more than 5.5 points, otherwise Miami covers)
Money line: Kansas-278 favorite to win (bet $10 to win $13.60 in total); Miami +190 underdog to be won (bet $10 to win $29 total)
Over/under total score: 147 points scored by both teams combined

No. 15 Saint Pierre against #8 North Carolina (5:05 p.m. ET, CBS)

Point spread: North Carolina -8.5 (North Carolina favored to win by more than 8.5 points, otherwise Saint Peter covers)
Money line: North Carolina -400 favorite to win (bet $10 to win $12.50 in total); Saint Peter’s +275 underdog to win (bet $10 to win $37.50 in total)
Over/under total score: 137 points scored by both teams combined

GAME IN PROGRESS

#5 Houston against #2 Villanova (6:09 p.m. ET, TBS)

Point spread: Houston -3 (Houston is favored to win by more than 3 points, otherwise Villanova covers)
Money line: Houston-154 favorite to win (bet $10 to win $16.49 in total); Villanova +120 underdog to win (bet $10 to win $22 total)
Over/under total score: 127.5 points scored by both teams combined

5

Houston Cougars

HOO

-2.5

+375

o128

2

Villanova Wildcats

TOWN

+2.5

-667

u128

REMARKS: The No. 2 seeds are 0-4 against the No. 5 seeds in the Elite Eight. … Houston is 6-0 all-time in the Elite Eight, the most wins without a loss of any program. … The last two times Villanova reached the Elite Eight, the Wildcats won the national title (2016, 2018). … The Cougars entered the game shooting 40 percent from 3-pointers, the best among Elite Eight teams, but were 0 for 8 in the first half and 1 for 16 with two minutes left. … Houston made its first three free throws, then went 1 for 6. … Villanova made its first 13 free throws.

There is a pair of No. 2 seeds (Duke and Villanova) in the Elite Eight but no No. 3 seeds are still alive.

There’s one team still alive that few college basketball fans could tell you before the tournament the school is in – Saint Peter’s, arguably the biggest upset team in tournament history.

“This is definitely the most unexpected NCAA tournament I can remember,” said FOX Bet sports trader AJ Devine. “Loyola in 2018, VCU in 2011 and George Mason in 2006 come to mind, but they were all 11 seeds.

“Although those three made the Final Four, I think Saint Peter’s run can already top them in terms of unlikelihood. The Peacocks started the season 2-5! It’s a miracle they have even made the tournament.”

(BTW, Saint Peter’s is located in Jersey City, NJ, with an undergraduate enrollment of just over 2,100).

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