Second Round Odds For 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

Written By Matt Burke on March 18, 2023
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The first two days of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament are a whirlwind for fans and bettors. The second round slate is not quite as hectic but there are games back-to-back-to-back throughout Saturday and Sunday. Below are NCAA basketball tournament second round odds. We will also look at the various ways you can bet on the Big Dance as well as sportsbook deals.

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Second round odds

Second round odds for the 2023 NCAA men’s basketball tournament have been posted. Sportsbooks typically set lines for Round 2 March Madness games minutes after the matchups are set. Come back here for updated college basketball tournament lines and more.

Furman vs. San Diego State

SDSU opened as a -6.5 favorite over Furman with an over/under of 138. Watch San Diego State vs. Furman on TV March 18 at 12:10 p.m. ET on CBS.

Duke vs. Tennessee

Duke opened as a -3.5 favorite over Tennessee with an over/under of 128.5. Watch Duke vs. Tennessee on TV March 18 at 2:40 PM ET on CBS.

Arkansas vs. Kansas

Kansas opened as a -3.5 favorite with an over/under of 143. Watch Arkansas vs. Kansas on TV March 18 at 5:15 p.m. ET on CBS.

Princeton vs. Missouri

Missouri opened as a -6.5 favorite over Princeton with an over/under of 149.5. Watch Princeton vs. Missouri on TV March 18 at 6:10 p.m. ET on TNT.

Auburn vs. Houston

Houston opened as a -5.5 favorite over Auburn with an over/under of 132. Watch Auburn vs. Houston on TV March 18 at 7:10 p.m. ET on TBS.

Penn State vs. Texas

Texas opened as a -5.5 favorite over Penn State with an over/under of 139.5. Watch Penn State vs. Texas on TV March 18 at 7:45 p.m. ET on CBS.

Northwestern vs. UCLA

UCLA opened as a -7.5 favorite with an over/under of 127.5. Watch Northwestern vs. UCLA on TV March 18 at 8:40 p.m. ET on TNT.

Maryland vs. Alabama

Alabama opened as a -9 favorite with an over/under of 144.5. Watch Maryland vs. Alabama on TV on March 18 at 9:40 p.m. ET on TBS.

Pittsburgh vs. Xavier

Xavier was a -5 favorite over Pitt as of Saturday morning.

Kentucky vs. Kansas State

Kentucky was a -2 favorite over Kansas State as of Saturday morning.

Michigan State vs. Marquette

Marquette was a -2.5 favorite over Michigan State as of Saturday morning.

St. Mary’s vs. UConn

UConn was a -3.5 favorite over St. Mary’s as of Saturday morning.

Creighton vs. Baylor

Creighton was a +1 to +1.5 underdog at sportsbooks as of Saturday morning.

Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Florida Atlantic

Sixteen seed Fairleigh Dickinson was a heavy +13.5 underdog to Florida Atlantic as of Saturday morning.

Miami vs. Indiana

Miami was a +1.5 underdog to Indiana as of Saturday morning.

TCU vs. Gonzaga

Gonzaga was a -4.5 favorite over TCU as of Saturday morning.

Round 2 matchups

Here are the matchups for Sunday’s second round games.

  • Creighton vs. Baylor
  • Miami vs. Indiana
  • Pitt vs. Xavier
  • Saint Mary’s vs. UConn
  • TCU vs. Gonzaga
  • FDU vs. FAU
  • Kentucky vs. Kansas State
  • Michigan State vs. Marquette

College basketball tournament bracket

Here is TheLines interactive bracket for the 2023 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. View point spreads for each game and more below.

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Matt Burke is the Sports Editor and Head of Evergreen/SEO Content at He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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