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BetAnySports Weekend Betting Preview

Updated: .March 16, 2017

BetAnySports Weekend Betting Preview – March 17-19

This weekend at BetAnySports is all about college basketball as sports bettors are hoping that Friday’s Luck of the Irish we carry over to the next two days. The NIT, CBI and CIT postseason college basketball tournaments are already underway. The four games in the First Four Round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament have been played, but the main attraction has yet to come with 32 more games on Thursday and Friday in the First Round followed by 16 more games on Saturday and Sunday to reduce the original 68-team field down to the Sweet 16.

Turning to Friday’s NCAA Tournament schedule, the first matchup out of the gate in a 12:15 p.m. (ET) start on CBS pits the Big 12’s No. 10 Oklahoma State Cowboys against the No. 7 Michigan Wolverines, fresh off their amazing Big Ten Tournament title run. BetAnySports has opened the Wolverines as 2.5-point favorites in this Midwest Region tilt with the total set at 153.5 points.

Oklahoma State bowed out of the Big 12 Tournament early in a 92-83 loss to eventual champion Iowa State as a 1.5-point favorite. It was the Cowboys’ third straight-up loss in a row after coming up short against the Cyclones and Kansas as underdogs in their final two regular season games. Michigan’s unexpected run to the conference tournament title as the No. 8 seed ended with a convincing 71-56 romp over Wisconsin as a two-point underdog on BetAnySports’ closing line.

The winner of this game will most likely face the ACC’s Louisville Cardinals in the next round on Sunday. The No. 2 Cardinals have been opened as 20-point favorites against No. 15 Jacksonville State in a 2:45 p.m. tip on CBS.

Later Friday afternoon, the top seed in the South Region will take to the court in a 4 p.m. tip on TNT when the No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels take on No. 16 Texas Southern as heavy 26.5-point favorites. The ACC’s Duke Blue Devils beat the Tar Heels 93-83 in the conference tournament semifinals last week as four-point underdogs on their way to winning that title and they are set as the No. 2 seed in the East Region. Duke will open play in this tournament as a 19-point favorite against Troy in a 7:20 p.m. tip on TBS.

BetAnySports has listed North Carolina as a +500 favorite to win this year’s national title, with the Blue Devils a +750 third-favorite on the futures board.

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