March Madness Sweet 16 Prop Bets

Last Updated: Mar 21, 2023

The Sweet 16 is nearly upon us, and March Madness gives us little time to rest. With a fresh lineup 0f fascinating games, we have ample prop bets to sift through.

Whether your bracket is intact or not doesn’t matter here. No, we have our sights set on the teams still in the tournament, and the focus on the plethora of betting options provided.

Here are some of the Sweet 16 prop bets we’re targeting for the NCAA Tournament.

March Madness Sweet 16’s Best Prop Odds

Before you continue reading, toggle with the widget below to find top March Madness prop odds and bet listings.

All CBB odds used for my favorite props below are current as of 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 21, and are found courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

March Madness Sweet 16 Game Props

UCLA vs Gonzaga: Over 68 First Half Points (-120) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The game, perhaps the best of the Sweet 16, should live up to its billing. And along the way, there will be points.

Lots and lots and lots of points.

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They might not all come from the source you’re expecting—more on that in a moment. But it seems reasonable to expect that both these teams should put on a show.

Gonzaga started slow against TCU. UCLA never quite found its footing in a way over Northwestern.

That changes in the Sweet 16. This will be a high-scoring thriller from the start. (Read our full UCLA vs Gonzaga pick.)

Creighton vs Princeton: Under 66 First Half Points (-115) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

At last, Creighton looks like a team that was bestowed such lofty expectations early on.

While I expect the Bluejays to win, I don’t expect it to be through an avalanche of points. Against Baylor, Creighton made 11 of 24 three-pointers and all 22 free-throw attempts. It would be shocking if it was able to duplicate anything close to that.

At the same time, Princeton could finally be out-manned. It wouldn’t shock to see a much uglier, lower-scoring first half than many anticipate.

March Madness Sweet 16 Team Props

Tennessee vs Florida Atlantic: Florida Atlantic Over 62.5 Pts (-120) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

While so much is being made about the physicality of Tennessee, Florida Atlantic’s playing style could translate well here.

The Owls are tremendous in transition and have plenty of firepower when it comes to three-pointers. To compete against Tennessee, both elements will have to be on.

It wouldn’t shock to see FAU push both. It also wouldn’t shock to see the team have success on both fronts.

UConn vs Arkansas: UConn First to 15 Points (-140) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

What a game, first and foremost. And while you have to respect what Arkansas did against Kentucky, UConn feels to be finding itself (again) at just the right time.

UConn’s 15-point win over Saint Mary’s was eye-opening, and I expect it to carry over against Arkansas. More specifically, I expect UConn to once again jump out to an early lead.

While the Hogs should be competitive, UConn cracks the 15-point mark first.

March Madness Sweet 16 Player Props

UCLA vs Gonzaga: Anton Watson Over 11.5 Points (-115) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The recipe for slowing down Gonzaga is somewhat simple: keep the ball out of Drew Timme’s hands.

It should come as no surprise that the Zags’ comeback against TCU really began when Timme found another gear. UCLA, of course, is very aware of this, and the Bruins will be prepared.

While Timme will get his, I could see Watson, who only had nine points last game, delivering a much bigger performance.

He’ll play plenty of minutes, and he just needs to get off enough shots. If he does that, he could cruise past this number.

Kansas State vs Michigan State: Markquis Nowell Over 6.5 Assists (+105) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

In his team’s win over Kentucky, Nowell was sensational. He only hit three three-pointers, but they were enormous.

He also tallied 27 points and became one of the biggest stars of the tournament.

His 10 assists along the way were slightly overshadowed, although they shouldn’t be. Against Michigan State, Nowell will be the focus.

Given how tremendous his vision is, however, it would not shock to see him unleash double-digit assists again. What a player to cap off our CBB picks of the day.


Adam Kramer

Adam Kramer is an NFL, college football, and gambling analyst for The Game Day. While college football has long been his calling, he’s also covered sports such as boxing, horse racing, and baseball at The Game Day and in other places. He’s also written for Bleacher Report, VSiN, and various other outlets over the past decade-plus.

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