By Marc Lawrence — Let the games resume. With it, let’s take a quick peek at the Sweet 16 round and see what we can expect on today’s and tomorrows card, according to ESPN.
Percentage of money bet on: SATURDAY – Syracuse (76%), Oral Roberts (68%), Baylor (58%) and Loyola Chicago (51%).
Percentage of money bet on: SUNDAY – Gonzaga (79%,) Alabama (76%), Michigan (68%) and USC (56%).
Fast Facts: Oregon State has won five straight games, all as an underdog. The Beavers are the fifth team in the last 25 years to win at least five NCAA/conference tournament games as an underdog…
…Syracuse has won 17 NCAA tourney games as an underdog, the most by any team since the NCAA tournament expanded in 1985 …
…Dana Altman is 16-4 ATS in the NCAA Tournament at Oregon, including 4-0 ATS in the Sweet 16.
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Sister Jean’s words of wisdom to the Ramblers prior to today’s NCAA Sweet 16 contest between Loyola Chicago and Oregon State…”I tell them never to play down to a team. Sometimes it’s very easy to do that. The bracketologists watch the games endlessly. And they watch the plays, but they really don’t know them. I said I know my team so that’s why I put such faith and trust in them and what they are capable of doing. I don’t want to be a bracketologist, either, so don’t worry about that.”
Grinding Out The Profits
From the Playbook Sweet 16 Tourney Guide: For what it’s worth, of the 16 coaches in this year’s Sweet 16, Villanova’s Jay Wright and Loyola’s Porter Moser are the only ones with career winning records in this round of the tourney.
Wright is also 32-12 SU all time in this event, while Moser is 6-1.