On a brand new episode of BetOnline All Access, the guys took a closer look at the Sweet Sixteen Round of the NCAA Tournament. Drew Butler and Nick Bahe each gave their picks for each matchup in the Round of 16.
Drew Butler’s Pick: Oregon State/Loyola Chicago Over 125.5
With Drew Butler’s first pick of the Sweet Sixteen Round, he took the over in the matchup between underdogs Oregon State and Loyola Chicago. Drew likes Oregon State’s hot shooting over the past month. Combine that with the dominance of Loyola Chicago in this Tourney to shoot over a relatively low point total.
Nick Bahe’s Pick: Creighton/Gonzaga over 158.5
The Pace of both team’s moves Nick to take the over in this matchup. Most teams Gonzaga has faced so far in the tournament have tried slowing the pace down to beat Gonzaga.
In the Sweet Sixteen, Gonzaga will be looking across at a team that’s willing to push the pace right with them. Creighton pushes the basketball, on every possession they’re not going to look to walk the ball up the floor.
Creighton’s unwillingness to back down from the Zags is going to make the over in this one a cake walk.
Drew Butler’s Pick: Alabama -5.5
Drew Butler is picking the Crimson Tide to take their hot stretch of basketball and keep in rolling through the Sweet Sixteen.
Alabama’s balance of explosive offense and suffocating defense led them to two lopsided victories on the opening of the weekend. The Bruins of UCLA clawed their way through their first 3 tournament games. The run of magic ends for the Bruins in this one as Bama proves just too much in the Sweet Sixteen.
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