Last Updated on March 26, 2021

The first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament are in the books and the Sweet 16 is almost here. So far, bettors are fairly divided on the eight games this weekend. There isn’t a single game where a vast majority of the bet tickets and handle are on one side.

Take a look at the full March Madness Sweet 16 betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Betting Trends

On Saturday, the public is most confident in the final game of the night. The Syracuse Orange, a No. 11 seed, are getting 73% of the total money on the spread (+6.5) against the No. 2 Houston Cougars.

Syracuse’s 2-3 zone and three-point shooting have been catalysts for them up until this point. Bettors are banking on that zone throwing Houston off their game and Buddy Boeheim continuing his hot shooting streak (13-for-23 3PT in the NCAA Tournament).

Saturday, March 27, 2021
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
#12 Oregon State +7 62% 58% Over 125.5 79% 82% +240 63% 46%
#8 Loyola Chicago -7 38% 42% Under 125.5 21% 18% -295 37% 54%
                   
#5 Villanova +7.5 31% 30% Over 141.0 80% 83% +250 30% 26%
#1 Baylor -7.5 69% 70% Under 141.0 20% 17% -335 70% 74%
                   
#15 Oral Roberts +11.5 65% 74% Over 159.0 38% 29% +410 59% 57%
#3 Arkansas -11.5 35% 26% Under 159.0 62% 71% -625 41% 43%
                   
#11 Syracuse +6.5 73% 72% Over 139.5 48% 63% +235 69% 62%
#2 Houston -6.5 27% 28% Under 139.5 52% 37% -295 31% 38%
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On Sunday, it’s the first game of the day that is drawing the most consensus. Gonzaga is bringing in 71% of the total cash on the spread (-13). Creighton is a good team that finished second in the Big East Tournament and regular season. Unfortunately for Bluejays fans and bettors, they might be running into a buzzsaw.

Not only is Gonzaga undefeated, but they are obliterating teams in the process. The odds-on favorite to win the National Championship have won every game by double digits except one this season and they won their first two NCAA Tournament games by a combined score of 59 points. Oklahoma played one of their better games of the season against Gonzaga and still managed to lose by 16. The public is all-in on the Bulldogs.

 

Sunday, March 28, 2021
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
#5 Creighton +13.5 29% 28% Over 158.0 67% 55% +700 50% 27%
#1 Gonzaga -13.5 71% 72% Under 158.0 33% 45% -1115 50% 73%
                   
#4 Florida State +2.5 37% 39% Over 144.0 27% 45% +118 42% 45%
#1 Michigan -2.5 63% 61% Under 144.0 73% 55% -139 58% 55%
                   
#11 UCLA +6.5 32% 36% Over 145.5 80% 77% +215 35% 31%
#2 Alabama -6.5 68% 64% Under 145.5 20% 23% -265 65% 69%
                   
#7 Oregon +2 35% 38% Over 138.5 60% 82% +112 52% 60%
#6 USC -2 65% 62% Under 138.5 40% 18% -132 48% 40%
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