March Madness Round 2 Parlays 2024

Frank AmmiranteSenior Sports Writer
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2024

Get ready for the second round of March Madness with our Round 2 parlays.

On this page, we’ll provide you with a best bet, longshot parlay, and same game parlay, for the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

So without further ado, here are our March Madness parlays for Round 2.

March Madness Round 2 Parlays

All CBB odds used for March Madness parlay bets are current as of 12 p.m. ET on Friday, March 22, and are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

March Madness Round 2 Top Parlay (+605)

WAGER: 0.5 units • DraftKings Sportsbook

  • Arizona -9.5 (-112) vs Dayton
  • North Carolina -4 (-105) vs Michigan State
  • Tennessee -6.5 (-110) vs Texas

The top parlay starts off with Arizona -9.5 vs Dayton. The Wildcats (5th) have the advantage over the Flyers (30th), per KenPom.

Look for the Arizona’s ninth-ranked offense exploit the Dayton’s 70th-ranked defense.

We just saw the Wildcats cruise to a 20-point win in round one, while the Flyers needed a 24-4 run to pull off a comeback against Nevada. Simply put, Dayton is overmatched in this one.

I’ll add North Carolina -4 vs Michigan State. While you can never count out Tom Izzo and the Spartans in March Madness, the Tar Heels are the deeper team here.

North Carolina has a nice inside/outside presence with big man Armando Bacot and guard RJ Davis.

This is a team with a lot of experience that should earn a trip to the Sweet 16 while covering the spread here.

I’ll finish it off with Tennessee -6.5 against Texas. The Volunteers boast the third-ranked defense in the country, according to KenPom.

That should make it difficult on a Longhorns team that ranks 27th on offense.

March Madness Round 2 Longshot Parlay (+1350)

WAGER: 0.1 units • DraftKings Sportsbook

  • Duquesne ML (+400) vs Illinois
  • Oregon ML (+190) vs Creighton

The longshot parlay starts off with Duquesne to keep their Cinderella run going with a win over Illinois.

We just saw the Dukes take care of business against a tough BYU team that ranked 19th overall on Pomeroy’s rankings.

Duquesne is a dangerous team that ranks 29th on defense. The Dukes’ stout defense matches up well with Illinois, who have a second-ranked offense.

If Duquesne can keep Illinois’ offense at bay, they could exploit a vulnerable defense that ranks 92nd.

I’ll finish it off with Oregon to upset Creighton. The Ducks are a relatively balanced team that ranks in the top 70 on both sides of the floor.

While Creighton just blew out Akron behind a strong second half, we’ve seen the Blue Jays have some questionable losses this year, including at UNLV and St. John’s.

Meanwhile, the Ducks have an impressive win against one of the top teams in the nation in Arizona.

This should be a close game, but I’m rolling with Oregon to get it done.

Oakland vs N.C. State Same Game Parlay (+128)

WAGER: 1 unit • DraftKings Sportsbook

  • N.C. State ML (-250)
  • Jack Gohlke Under 13.5 Points (-125)

We’re targeting the Oakland vs N.C. State matchup in our Same Game Parlay.

N.C. State is on fire right now, coming off a shocking ACC Tournament win that saw them knock off both Duke and North Carolina.

The Wolfpack kept it rolling in the first round, this time with an upset over Texas Tech.

While Oakland was able to shock Kentucky, this was largely due to a massive game from Jack Gohlke, who knocked down 10 three-pointers.

I’m betting that N.C. State locks in defensively on Oakland’s sharp-shooter, keeping him Under his points prop en route to a Wolfpack victory.


Frank Ammirante

Frank Ammirante is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously, he wrote for 4for4 Football and RotoBaller. Frank is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association while maintaining an active presence within the community. He has competed in industry contests like the Scott Fish Bowl, The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and more. Frank will be making his debut in Tout Wars this year. He's got a diverse sporting background, but specializes in football and baseball.

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