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March Madness Sweet 16 Prop Bets

Frank AmmiranteSenior Sports Writer
@FAmmiranteTFJ
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2024

We’re onto the third round of the NCAA Tournament, featuring a number of intriguing matchup in the Sweet 16 of March Madness.

While there are only 16 teams remaining, there are still no shortage of options to choose from for March Madness props.

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March Madness Sweet 16 Props

UConn Over 73.5 Points (-115)

UConn vs. San Diego State • DraftKings Sportsbook (1 unit)

The Huskies have been the clear-cut best team in the country this season, putting up a 33-3 overall record and cruising through their first two matchups of March Madness.

UConn has been able to do this due to an elite offense that ranks second overall, according to Ken Pomeroy’s rankings. This is a team that is stacked with talent, including Tristen Newton, Cam Spencer, Alex Karaban, and Stephon Castle, each of whom average double-digit points.

While San Diego State has a tough defense (9th), that’s already baked into the line at 73.5 points. As good as the Aztecs are defensively, it’s hard to see them slowing down UConn enough to keep them below this total.

Illinois Under 72.5 Points (-110)

Illinois vs. Iowa State • DraftKings Sportsbook (1 unit)

While Illinois has a potent offense (1st per KenPom), Iowa State has an elite defense (1st in KenPom), giving the Cyclones the tools required to slow down the Fighting Illini.

Iowa State has allowed 65 and 41 points in their two tourney wins so far. This is a team with an impressive 69-41 win over top-seeded Houston back on March 16.

We’re getting a relatively high bar at 72.5 points, so let’s target the Cyclones to keep the Fighting Illini in check in this Sweet 16 matchup.

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Zach Edey Over 38.5 Points + Rebounds (-113)

Purdue vs. Gonzaga • FanDuel Sportsbook (1 unit)

Zach Edey has been an absolute monster this season, averaging 24.5 points and 12.1 rebounds. The 7-foot-4 center is tough to slow down, which is why his points + rebounds prop is so high at 38.5.

Purdue is in a tough matchup vs Gonzaga in the Sweet 16. The Boilermakers are relatively short favorites, so we could see this game come down to the wire.

That would mean that Purdue will have to rely on Edey, so we likely won’t have to worry about a blowout eating into his minutes. We’ve seen the Toronto native put up 30 points and 21 rebounds earlier in this tournament, so the upside is there for him to soar Over this number.

Dalton Knecht Over 20.5 Points (-113)

Tennessee vs. Creighton • FanDuel Sportsbook (1 unit)

Dalton Knecht has been one of the top scorers in the country, averaging 21.1 points per game for the Volunteers.

This is a tough game vs Creighton for Tennessee, one that could come down to the last shot. This is reflected in the point spread, where the Vols are currently favored by 2.5 points.

The Blue Jays have a prolific offense (11th per KenPom), so the Vols will need Knecht to carry them against this tough opponent. While 21+ points is a high bar, this is the right game environment in a matchup that projects to be close.

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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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