2024 March Madness Schedule: Best Live Odds for Men’s NCAAB Sweet 16

Following an opening weekend that featured a few notable upsets in the Round of 64 and a chalky Round of 32, the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Sweet 16 will tip off on Thursday. All four 1-seeds (Connecticut, North Carolina, Houston, and Purdue) and all four 2-seeds (Iowa State, Arizona, Marquette, and Tennessee) are still alive. In fact, 6-seed Clemson and 11-seed NC State are the field’s only remaining teams that are lower than a 5-seed.

Here is a look at the point spreads for all eight Sweet 16 matchups, starting with Clemson vs. Arizona in the West Region on Thursday night at 7:09 p.m. ET on CBS. Thursday and Friday’s Sweet 16 games are streaming on many channels and services, including Paramount+ and Max. Cable subscribers can watch the games on CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV.

Get ready with our 2024 March Madness schedule for the Sweet 16.

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Betting Favorites Thrive in Second Round

After 12-seed Grand Canyon beat 5-seed Saint Mary’s, three 11-seeds won their 6 vs. 11 matchups, and 14-seed Oakland shocked John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats in the opening round, underdogs did not enjoy much success in the Round of 32. While the Clemson Tigers won their second tournament game in a row as the betting underdogs, the favorites on Saturday and Sunday otherwise cruised.

That included convincing wins by UConn, Duke, North Carolina, and Purdue. The favorites’ success across the board has set up a compelling Sweet 16 slate. Of the eight matchups that will determine who reaches the Elite 8, oddsmakers expect all but UConn vs. San Diego State to be decided by single digits. Four games — UNC-Bama, Iowa State-Illinois, Houston-Duke, and Tennessee-Creighton — feature a spread tighter than 4 points, which promises to make for a memorable Sweet 16/Elite 8 weekend.

Thursday’s Sweet 16 Games and Current Odds

  • West Region, Los Angeles: (2) Arizona vs. (6) Clemson | 7:09 p.m. ET | CBS
  • East Region, Boston: (1) Connecticut vs. (5) San Diego State | 7:39 p.m. ET | TBS/truTV
  • West Region, Los Angeles: (1) North Carolina vs. (4) Alabama | 9:39 p.m. ET | CBS
  • East Region, Boston: (2) Iowa State vs. (3) Illinois | 10:09 p.m. ET | TBS/truTV

Friday’s Sweet 16 Games and Current Odds

  • South Region, Dallas: (2) Marquette vs (11) NC State | 7:09 p.m. ET | CBS
  • Midwest Region, Detroit: (1) Purdue vs. (5) Gonzaga | 7:39 p.m. ET | TBS/truTV
  • South Region, Dallas: (1) Houston vs. (4) Duke | 9:39 p.m. ET | CBS
  • Midwest Region, Detroit: (2) Tennessee vs. (3) Creighton | 10:09 p.m. ET | TBS/truTV

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Elite 8 Gets Underway on Saturday

By the time Friday night’s games are in the books, the Elite 8 schedule for Saturday and Sunday will be set. The championship games for the West Region and the East Region will take place on Saturday, followed by the South and Midwest Regional Finals on Sunday.

Keep an eye out for the best odds and bets, plus much more from Gaming Today as March Madness continues.

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Tyler Everett

Tyler Everett

Tyler Everett has been a sports writer since joining the student newspaper at his alma mater, NC State, back in 2008. He has covered sports, sports betting, and the business of sports for several newspapers and websites, including the Denver Broncos, Charlotte Observer, High Press Soccer, and Sports Business Journal.

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