The second round of the NCAA Tournament has not been such a stumbling block recently for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, one of the No. 1 seeds looking to move on to the Sweet 16.
Shooting guard Nigel Williams-Goss and Gonzaga are 11-point betting favorites against the upstart Northwestern Wildcats with a 136.5-point total in their West Region second-round matchup at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Gonzaga is 4-6 straight-up and against the spread over its last 10 second-round games, but has won the last two. Five of the Bulldogs’ last six games have finished under the listed total.
The Arizona Wildcats are 2.5-point favorites against the Saint Mary’s Gaels with a 132-point total. Arizona is 4-0-1 ATS in its last five games. The total has gone under in the Gaels’ last five games against the Pac-12, according to the OddsShark College Basketball Database.
The Villanova Wildcats are 5.5-point favorites against the Wisconsin Badgers with a 146.5-point total. Villanova is 10-0 SU in its last 10 games against the Big Ten. Wisconsin got the cover against Virginia Tech on Thursday, but is 2-6 ATS in its last eight games after an ATS win.
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 2.5-point favorites against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on the March Madness betting lines with a 146.5-point total. Notre Dame is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games against West Virginia. West Virginia is 5-2 SU and ATS in its last seven games as a favorite of 2.5 points or less.
The Butler Bulldogs are four-point favorites against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders with a 140-point total. Butler is 2-6 ATS in its last eight games as a favorite of at least four points. Middle Tennessee is 9-0 SU and 8-1 ATS in its last nine games against teams with winning records. Since 2009, 4 seeds are 9-2 SU and 5-6 ATS against 12 seeds.
The Purdue Boilermakers are one-point favorites against the Iowa State Cyclones with a 152-point total. Purdue is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games in March. Iowa State is 10-1 SU and 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games against teams with winning records.
The Florida State Seminoles are six-point betting favorites against the Xavier Musketeers with a 151-point total. Florida State is 1-4 ATS in its last five games after a win. Xavier is 7-2 SU in its last nine games against the Atlantic Coast.
Sunday’s Round of 32 matchups include two 3 vs. 11 matchups – the Baylor Bears against the USC Trojans in the East Region and the Oregon Ducks against the Rhode Island Rams in the West Region. Since 2011, 3 seeds are 5-5 SU and 4-6 ATS against 11 seeds.
The North Carolina Tar Heels face the Arkansas Razorbacks. North Carolina is 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS in its last seven second-round games when it was the favorite.
As well, the Louisville Cardinals face the Michigan Wolverines in a Midwest Region matchup. Louisville is 5-2 ATS in its last seven second-round games when it was favored, but 7 seeds are 4-2 SU and ATS in the last six matchups against 2 seeds.