5 Best NCAA Tournament Predictions Against The Spread, Point Total: Sweet 16

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5 Best NCAA Tournament Predictions Against The Spread, Point Total: Sweet 16

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5 Best NCAA Tournament Predictions Against The Spread, Point Total: Sweet 16

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1. (3) Arkansas vs (15) Oral Roberts

LINE: Arkansas -11.5
ATS PICK: Arkansas
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I don’t care if Arkansas only beat the Golden Eagles by 11 in the first meeting back in December.

I don’t care if Oral Roberts is the most fun story of the tournament – Sister Jean is so a few years ago.

Being a college sports big-team snob is part of the handicapping brand, and where I come from, you don’t bring a 15-seed into my NCAA Tournament without being prepared to get obliterated by at least 20.

Of course Oral Roberts has been magnificent in wins over Ohio State and Florida teams that should’ve won easily, and didn’t. The Golden Eagles hit three after three after three, and …

Arkansas is 8-1 this year when the other side makes double-digit threes.

The Hogs have the offense to explode on an ORU defense that will struggle to not give up at least 80. Eventually, everything evens out in this tournament and reality sets in for the 15 seed.

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