Oh So Sweet: NCAA Sweet 16 Betting Preview

2019 NCAA Sweet 16
March 28-29
Washington, DC - Anaheim, CA - Louisville, KY - Kansas City, MO

The Sweet 16 will go down this Thursday and Friday, March 28th -29th. All four #1 seeds survived the opening rounds of the tournament. Favorites won every game in the second round. It's been a relatively quiet tournament as there haven't been too many surprises.

Before you rush over to the BetUS Sportsbook to bet on the Sweet 16 or to the March Mayhem Bracket Contest to submit your brackets, take a look at my picks for the upcoming Sweet 16.

East (Washington, DC)

There haven't been many surprises in the East. #1 Duke, #4 Virginia, #3 LSU, #Michigan State, #1 Gonzaga, #4 Florida State, #3 Texas Tech, and #2 Michigan all reached the Sweet 16 from their bracket

Duke will face Virginia Tech in the next round. This is definitely a match-up to watch in the Sweet 16. UCF may have shown the blueprint to how to beat Duke. Still, I believe they'll hold tough and advance to the Elite 8 (and then the Final Four).

#3 LSU needed to win two nailbiter to punch their ticket to the Sweet 16 while #2 Michigan strolled in after stomping on #15 Bradley and #10 Minnesota. LSU will beat Michigan and advance to play Duke in the Elite 8.

West (Anaheim, CA)

I have #1 Gonzaga going to the Final Four, so you already know who I'm picking here. Zaga will continue their warpath and take down #4 FSU.

#2 Michigan and #3 Texas Tech dominated their competition on the way to the Sweet 16. Michigan is getting consistent play from Jordan Poole and Zavier Simpson thus far. Charles Matthew put up 22 and 10 against #15 Montana in the opening round. This is a tough one to pick, but the Wolverines have my pick.

South (Louisville, KY)

Reality will hit #12 Oregon hard when they face #1 Virginia in the Sweet 16. The Ducks smashed #5 Wisconsin and #13 UC Irvine to earn their spot in the round of 16, but that will come to a screeching halt on March 28th.

#2 Tennessee scored quality wins over #15 Colgate and #10 Iowa in the first two rounds of the tournament. Next, they'll take on #3 Purdue. Purdue beat #14 Old Dominion and #6 Villanova in the first two rounds. I think they fall to the Volunteers in the next round.

Midwest (Kansas City, MO)

#1 North Carolina is one of the best teams in this tournament. They'll be playing in the Final Four which means down goes Auburn.

Kentucky, coached by Coach K is the last team in my Final Four. They annihilated #15 Abilene Christian and eliminated #7 Wofford from the tournament. They're a talented and well-coached team with a winning pedigree. Houston crushed #14 Georgia State and #11 Ohio State in the opening rounds. They'll meet their match on March 29th.