LET'S NOT FORGET "THE OTHER TWO GAMES"
Everyone's talking about St. Peters, a #15 seed when March Madness began, and the incredible run they're now enjoying. This is the greatest underdog run perhaps in tournament history.
And mighty Duke is just as big a story since any loss at this stage sends their legendary head coach Mike Krzyzewski into retirement. So, two games qualify as "must watch" basketball.
However, the two other games are equally intriguing and might even be worth a wager.
Houston and Villanova, both with their own storied histories, will tip-off in the Elite Eight round on Saturday (5:10 pm ET).
Then, the early game on Sunday pits Miami (FL) against Kansas (1:20 pm ET), which appears to be a David vs. Goliath scenario. Many observers think Kansas could win it all.
However, it's also been a tournament filled with surprises.
Here's the odds at SPREADS.CA for all the games this weekend:
OPINION (courtesy of Pointspreads.ca):
The Cougars have made a deep run six times but have never won a national championship. They're favored by -2.5 against 'Nova with a game total at 128. This is a veteran team potentially making a Final Four appearance for the second straight year, so we'll look for that experience to pay off here and be the difference. We'll lay the points with the Cougars.
In the other game, give credit to the Hurricanes for the highest basketball finish in their history. However, Miami isn't in the same class at Kansas (or the other teams in the field). We feel confident laying -8 with the Jayhawks. This is a team that knows its strengths and plays consistently enough to win and cover large spreads.