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North Carolina 4-1 Favorite To Win NCAA Championship
Tar Heels Head Into Sweet 16 as 4-1 Favorites to Win NCAA Tournament, Kansas & Arizona Both 9-2
Five Handicapping Hints to Win During Sweet-16
By Kelso Sturgeon
There are 32 teams competing in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday and Friday and while some teams have a better chance to win than do others, every remaining team has what it takes to win and/or cover the number. Las Vegas bookmakers have made #1 seeded North Carolina the 4-1 favorite to win it all.
Bookmakers have said the first two rounds of the tournament attracted the heaviest action ever and they expect it to continue. With #1 seed Villanova and #2 Duke, two teams heavily bet in futures wagering losing in the second round, bookmakers had at least a small smile on their faces. Las Vegas sports books were holding scores of five-figure bets on them to win the tournament.
Friday Sweet 16 Previews
HERE'S THE FRIDAY SWEET 16 DANCE CARD
It's time for us to dribble, dribble, dribble-drive our way through the remaining NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 games on this first Friday of spring ... and there's plenty of questions that soon will find answers such as:
Will the East Regional feature any more upsets after the likes of #1 seed Villanova and #2 seed Duke were exterminated last weekend in second-round play?
And will the winner of the much-anticipated Kentucky versus UCLA showdown in Memphis then be able to catapult itself to an eventual berth in next weekend's Final Four?
Gonzaga, Xavier both aim for first Final Four
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- One team will make history in the NCAA Tournament's West Regional final Saturday.
Timberwolves begin road trip at Lakers
LOS ANGELES -- If the inconsistent Minnesota Timberwolves expect to have any shot at the playoffs, they need to string together some wins during their three-game road swing.