- Bettors looking for the best odds can get the Loyola Ramblers at -6.5 at Bovada compared to -7.0 at FanDuel.
- Other line shopping finds include the Arkansas Razorbacks at -11.0 compared to -11.5 at DraftKings, and the Creighton Blue Jays at +13.5 compared to +13.0.
INDIANAPOLIS – The Sweet 16 is ready to tip-off this weekend and bettors are searching for the best deal across multiple online sportsbooks.
Line shopping is an important part of any betting experience, and some of the major online sportsbooks are offering better odds than their state-regulated counterparts.
#12 Oregon State vs. #8 Loyola Chicago Odds – 3/27/21 2:40 p.m. EST
- Spread at FanDuel: Loyola -7.0
- Spread at Bovada: Loyola -6.5
The first game of the weekend presents ample line shopping opportunity on the college basketball sportsbooks as the 8-seeded Loyola Chicago Ramblers face the 12-seed Oregon State Beavers.
Oregon State has been a darling so far in the tournament. After winning the Pac-12 tournament to make it into the Big Dance, OSU shocked the Tennessee Volunteers in their first-round matchup.
However, they now face the mystical power of Sister Jean and Loyola, who are led by the encapsulating Cameron Krutwig at center.
This touch pass from Krutwig 🤭 pic.twitter.com/Hunp4Pn6Tl
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 21, 2021
Bettors looking to find the best odds on this game can get an extra half-point on the spread at Bovada compared to a book like FanDuel.
#15 Oral Roberts vs. #3 Arkansas Odds – 3/27/21 7:25 p.m. EST
- Spread at DraftKings: Arkansas -11.5
- Spread at Bovada: Arkansas -11.0
The fifteen-seed Oral Roberts Eagles will look to continue their Cinderella story against the Arkansas Razorbacks this Saturday is one of the more lopsided matchups of the round.
Arkansas is the heavy favorite, but oral Roberts has proved they are not afraid of anything after taking down the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Florida Gators.
Oral Roberts is led by a dynamic inside-outside scoring duo in Max Ambas and Kevin Obanor, who combined for 59 points in their last win.
Max Abmas showing why he’s the nation’s top scorer vs. Ohio State
— 18 PTS
— 6-12 shooting
— 5-6 3PT
No. 15 Oral Roberts leads No. 2 Ohio State at half 👀 pic.twitter.com/VoV37QsljB
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 19, 2021
Those looking to bet the spread can get an extra half-point on Bovada compared to DraftKings.
#5 Creighton vs. #1 Gonzaga – 3/28/21 2:10 p.m. EST
- Line at DraftKings: Creighton +13.0
- Line at BetOnline: Creighton +13.5
The first game of Sunday is the showdown between the undefeated and top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Creighton Blue Jays.
Creighton has shown they can score with the best in the country while playing amazing defense. They were able to keep the Ohio Bobcats star Jason Preston to just four points in their Round of 32 victory, and now face a tremendous challenge in Gonzaga.
While Gonzaga has looked unstoppable at times, giving 13 points to a team as competent as Creighton is a tough ask.
Bettors looking to bet on the Sweet 16 can find an extra half-point on the spread at BetOnline compared to DraftKings.
Jimmy Reinman honed his skills across various mediums including print, radio, and broadcast before bringing his arsenal of knowledge to the team here at USAOnlineSportsbooks in 2020. When he’s not writing, you can find him in a state of focused stress on any College Football Saturday, or maniacally constructing NBA parlays on a cool spring evening.