North Carolina State vs. Kansas 2012 Sweet 16 Predictions: No. 2 seed Kansas (29-6) advanced to the 2012 Men’s NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 with a 63-60 win against Purdue on March 18. The Jayhawks will take on No. 11 seed North Carolina State (24-12) on Friday, March 23, at approximately 10:15 p.m. ET, at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. The contest will be televised on TBS. Kansas has advanced to the Sweet 16 six times in the nine seasons under head coach Bill Self. The Jayhawks have won 11 of their last 12 games. The winner of the game between the Jayhawks and Wolfpack will play the winner of the Kentucky/Indiana game for a chance to advance to the Final-Four in New Orleans March 31-April 2.
Odds makers at online sports book Bovada.lv list KU as 8 1/2-chalk favorites against State with a combined score total of 144 (over/under). Wolfpack backers are getting +325 College Basketball Odds to win the game SU while the price of a SU money line wager on the Jayhawks is -450 ($450 wager to win $100).
NCAA Tournament Predictions: Underdogs have held their own in the tournament but few have advanced, as only one Mid-Major (Ohio) in the final 16 shows. I’ve been leaning to underdogs in this years tournament and have been successful. I’ll make an exception here by picking Kansas to win and cover -8 1/2. For those in doubt you have good reason. I haven’t been great picking favorites this year. My Pick – Kansas -8 1/2.
Thursday’s games picks note: Of the four Sweet 16 games played Thursday, Reno Gold was 2-of-4 picking ATS. Gold whiffed picking favorite Michigan State to cover +5 1/2 and missed picking Cincinnati to cover against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Gold was on the money picking underdogs Wisconsin and Florida to cover. The Gators did even better winning SU over Marquette. Thursday betting facts: Favorites 2-of-4, Underdogs 2-of-4.
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