The Elite Eight wraps up for the men’s basketball tournament on Sunday with one high seed and two Cinderellas and a low-seed blue blood looking to crash the Final Four. A day after Villanova and Duke punched their tickets to the Final Four, we’ll found out their opponents Sunday afternoon and evening on CBS.
The slate opens at 2:20 p.m. with the Midwest Regional final in Chicago. No. 1 Kansas faces No. 10 Miami, FL. The second game will see No. 8 North Carolina face the biggest Cinderella ever in No. 15 Saint Peter’s with tip-off set for the East Regional final at 5:05 p.m. in Philadelphia.
It is not at all surprising to see the betting public backing both underdogs on the point spread. They expect the Cinderellas to hang close. And no surprise total bets is tight for UNC-Saint Peter’s. The money is on UNC, but people can’t quite the Peacocks.
Here’s a look at how the public is betting Sunday’s Elite Eight matchups.
Spread: Kansas -6 — 67% of handle, 56% of bets on Miami +6
Total: 146.5 — 77% of handle, 69% of bets on under
Moneyline: Kansas -265, Miami +215 — 67% of handle, 66% of bets on Kansas
Spread: UNC -8 — 60% of handle, 72% of bets on Saint Peter’s +8
Total: 137 — 69% of handle on over, 61% of bets on under
Moneyline: UNC -380, Saint Peter’s +290 — 62% of handle on UNC, 50/50 for total bets
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