William Hill Saturday 2nd Round Big Dance Trends and Odds
Saturday’s Big Dance action is underway and the first game has just gone final. LSU Tigers’ guard Tremont Waters put a subtle touch on an up-and-under layup pushing the SEC squad up by two with just 1.6 seconds remaining in the game. That was followed by a no chance shot by Eric Ayala that wasn’t close. The result found SEC Louisiana State earning a 69-67 victory over Big 10 Maryland and punching their ticket into the round-of-16, Sweet 16, if you will.
During the Thursday night postgame presser following Maryland’s victory over Belmont former college basketball national champion tourney guard from Kansas, head coach Mark Turgeon, told the media his team was “tipped pass away from ending their season.”
Give Turgeon’s Terps credit where credit is due. They overcame a ridiculous first half performance by the Tigers to finally defend their way to the team’s first lead of the game with five-and-change remaining.
In today’s postgame press conference the Maryland bench boss awarded LSU with “the most athletic team in the country” title.
The LSU and Maryland game found the SEC Tigers receiving the most public backing in a published William Hill trends and odds report.
The Tigers opened as minus-2.5 point favorites at Will Hill earlier in the week and closed a field goal chalk. Backers of the Tigers saw the team survive and advance but didn’t collect on their sportsbook tickets with the Tigers winning by just a bucket.
Below is a chart showing the current point spread odds and trends as of Saturday, March 23, 2019 at William Hill’s 100+ Sports Books & Mobile Sports app in Nevada, New Jersey, and West Virginia for Saturday’s eight Men’s College Basketball Tournament games.