#3 UCLA vs #2 Kentucky – Friday, Memphis, TN

by Jim Feist A huge showdown and a revenge game as UCLA and Kentucky square off in Sweet 16 action onFriday, March 24, 2017.  The game opened pick, with UCLA moving to a small favorite. The total has moved even more, downward from 169 to 165.5.   UCLA (31-4)    15-17 last season, 10-2 ATS non-conf games. 7-16 ATS run 19-1 start, incl/ 97-92 win at Kentucky.  3-10 ATS vs SEC. ... More

#4 Purdue vs  #1 Kansas – Thursday, K.C., Missouri

by Jim Feist Kansas has a bit of a home-area edge in this Big 10 versus Big 12 battle. Kansas opened the season with a loss to Indiana of the Big 10, then went 30-3, losing to TCU in a Big 12 tourney they probably weren't that focused on. They only other defeats were at West Virginia (85-69) and at home to Iowa State (92-89).     Purdue offers quite a challenge, the Big 10 regular ... More