2016 NCAA Tournament lines, spreads, odds for Saturday’s games

Thursday’s first round action provided a few classic No. 12-seed upsets (Little Rock in double overtime against Purdue and Yale over Baylor), a last-second thriller, impressive performances by Indiana and Wichita State and so much more. But more importantly, as Matt Norlander noted, it set up an incredible Saturday of basketball.

See, that’s the thing with these first round upsets. You never want too many upsets because that will result in lopsided weekend games. Take a look at the matchups and the point spreads for Saturday (via SportsLine.com) and you’ll see a slate full of games expected to be decided by single digits.

No. 3 Miami vs. No. 11 Wichita State (-2.5)

No. 4 Duke (-6) vs. No. 12 Yale

No. 4 Kentucky (-3) vs. No. 5 Indiana

No. 4 Iowa State (-6.5) vs. No. 12 Little Rock

No. 1 Virginia (-7) vs. No. 9 Butler

No. 1 Kansas (-8) vs. No. 9 UConn

No. 3 Utah (PICK) vs. No. 11 Gonzaga

No. 1 North Carolina (-9.5) vs. No. 9 Providence

Kentucky is favored by 3 in Saturday’s second round game against Indiana. (USATSI)


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