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How the public is betting Sunday’s second round games in the 2021 NCAA Tournament

The 2021 NCAA Tournament has moved on to round 2. We break down betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Sunday’s slate.

Ohio State Buckeyes and Oral Roberts Golden Eagles fans show their allegiance during an upset win for Oral Roberts, a fifteen over a second seed, during the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2021, at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind. Robert Scheer/IndyStar via Imagn Content Services, LLC

The first round is officially a wrap and it was a wild one. We saw a 15 seed win for the ninth time in tourney history, and we got upsets from 13, 12, and 11 seeds. We still have plenty of big fish left — including all four No. 1s and 3s and three No. 2s — but Cinderella still has an opportunity to bring some excitement.

The second round tips off Sunday morning with No. 1 Illinois facing an old Cinderella in No. 8 Loyola Chicago. The closest game in the odds is No. 3 Arkansas vs. No. 6 Texas Tech, but we’ve got four different double digit seeds looking to advance to the Sweet 16.

Will the upsets continue on Sunday? Below are the DraftKings Sportsbook splits for Sunday, March 21 — the first day of the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament. The betting public at is all about No. 15 Oral Roberts, with a sizable majority taking them on the moneyline against No. 7 Florida. We also have a close split for No. 11 Syracuse vs. No. 3 West Virginia, with a slim majority of bettors backing the Orange but the slight majority of handle on the Mountaineers.

2021 NCAA Tournament betting splits, Sunday round 2

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
#8 Loyola Chicago +7 13% 19% Over 133.0 92% 86% +255 19% 15%
#1 Illinois -7 87% 81% Under 133.0 8% 14% -315 81% 85%
#9 Wisconsin +6 32% 32% Over 137.0 84% 75% +205 24% 26%
#1 Baylor -6 68% 68% Under 137.0 16% 25% -250 76% 74%
#11 Syracuse +3.5 27% 30% Over 147.5 50% 32% +140 49% 52%
#3 West Virginia -3.5 73% 70% Under 147.5 50% 68% -167 51% 48%
#6 Texas Tech -1 44% 40% Over 140.5 75% 60% -114 42% 41%
#3 Arkansas +1 56% 60% Under 140.5 25% 40% -105 58% 59%
#10 Rutgers +8.5 61% 41% Over 131.5 52% 72% +330 50% 24%
#2 Houston -8.5 39% 59% Under 131.5 48% 28% -420 50% 76%
#15 Oral Roberts +8.5 68% 71% Over 148 41% 48% +295 82% 87%
#7 Florida -8.5 32% 29% Under 148 59% 52% -375 18% 13%
#13 North Texas +6 44% 32% Over 127 69% 84% +235 37% 28%
#5 Villanova -6 56% 68% Under 127 31% 16% -295 63% 72%
#12 Oregon State +6 44% 39% Over 141.0 47% 49% +215 82% 32%
#4 Oklahoma State -6 56% 61% Under 141.0 53% 51% -265 18% 68%

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