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2024 March Madness predictions: Skilled picks in opposition to the spread, NCAA odds in Saturday 2nd-round games

The 2024 NCAA Tournament has formally moved on to its 2nd round with non-stop March Madness action coming into the weekend. Games proceed Saturday at 12:forty five p.m. ET, because the enviornment will shrink from 32 to 24 groups forward of contests being played Sunday to wrap up the 2nd round.

The sun-up to sun-down time desk continues by design of the weekend, even when there shall be fewer games played head-to-head, which enables for a extra total viewing ride. Whereas we know you not acquire a great bracket (don’t lie), confidently you are soundless in competitors to get your bracket pool. Either design, it never hurts to manufacture certain you’ve got a design to be tuned into every game a amount of than the pleasant competitors.

Our CBS Sports experts acquire convened to offer you additional insight into Saturday’s 2nd-round games with picks straight up and in opposition to the spread. Our professional brackets would perhaps well moreover offer some succor, too, specifically can acquire to you’re brooding about seed-line upsets.

The NCAA Tournament is all about surviving and advancing, nonetheless for these plunking down on their coach or pulling up to their desk to enjoy as great March Madness jabber as conceivable — specifically over the following two days — which groups veil their spreads shall be rather significant moreover. The CBS Sports college basketball experts had been overlaying the game for years and undoubtedly all season since November, and they do not appear to be nervous with their picks for these games.

Make certain that to follow CBS Sports for the rest of the month as NCAA Tournament coverage continues by design of the quit of the Last Four. Let’s take a peek at our professional picks because the 2nd round begins Saturday.

Odds by SportsLine concensus | All cases Jap

2024 NCAA Tournament picks

(2) Arizona vs. (7) Dayton

Saturday, 12:forty five p.m. | CBS, March Madness Are livingStylistically, this has a possibility to be a proper oil-and-water anguish with Arizona an up-tempo, push-the-tempo personnel and Dayton at its easiest dragging you by the mud. Arizona’s steadiness on both ends would perhaps well moreover presumably be too principal to overcome for the Flyers, nonetheless their size in the frontcourt and depth in the backcourt would perhaps well moreover presumably be ample to manufacture this closer than expected late. Pick: Dayton +9.5 — Kyle Boone

Parrish Norlander Palm Patterson Boone Cobb
Spread ZONA -9.5 DAY +9.5 ZONA -9.5 ZONA -9.5 DAY +9.5 ZONA -9.5

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ZONA

ZONA

ZONA

ZONA

ZONA

ZONA

(4) Kansas vs. (5) Gonzaga

Saturday, 3:15 p.m. | CBS, March Madness Are livingWhereas it did not trace in Kansas’ first-round recover from Samford on account of the tempo and vogue employed by the undersized Bulldogs, the Jayhawks are not themselves offensively with out Kevin McCullar Jr. The injured big title hover is the most efficient isolation shot-creator on KU’s roster. With out him, the Jayhawks can wrestle to catch quality appears to be like to be. Gonzaga doesn’t acquire substantial guard depth, nonetheless the Zags are reasonably well-geared up to bang internal with KU big title heart Hunter Dickinson. Gonzaga is moreover twiddling with confidence precise now, and it be acquire to state Kansas is just not for the length of what’s been a tumultuous season. Pick: Gonzaga -4 — David Cobb

Parrish Norlander Palm Patterson Boone Cobb
Spread KAN +4 ZAGS -4 ZAGS -4 ZAGS -4 ZAGS -4 ZAGS -4

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ZAGS

ZAGS

ZAGS

ZAGS

ZAGS

ZAGS

(2) Iowa Narrate vs. (7) Washington Narrate

Saturday, 6:10 p.m. | TNT, March Madness Are livingThe Cyclones acquire not let up on the gasoline from their Colossal 12 Tournament streak, and their top instruments is extra than capable of striking together one more double-digit get. Washington Narrate stormed relief after Drake left the door open late in the 2nd half, and Iowa Narrate is just not the roughly personnel that would perhaps well let that happen.  Pick: Iowa Narrate -7 — Chip Patterson

Parrish Norlander Palm Patterson Boone Cobb
Spread ISU -7 WSU +7 ISU -7 ISU -7 ISU -7 WSU +7

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ISU

WSU

ISU

ISU

ISU

ISU

(2) Tennessee vs. (7) Texas

Saturday, 8 p.m. | CBS, March Madness Are livingRick Barnes vs. his outmoded college steals headlines, nonetheless Texas and its potent offense drawing a matchup by distinction stingy Volunteers protection is the specific story. Coming off an abysmal 56-point time out vs. Colorado Narrate in the first round, the Longhorns are due for a leap-relief effort on offense with the offensive weaponry to flip this proper into a shootout. Pick: Texas +6.5 — Kyle Boone

Parrish Norlander Palm Patterson Boone Cobb
Spread TENN -6.5 TENN -6.5 TEXAS +6.5 TEXAS +6.5 TEXAS +6.5 TEXAS +6.5

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TENN

TENN

TENN

TENN

TENN

TENN

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(3) Illinois vs. (11) Duquesne

Saturday, 8:40 p.m. | TNT, March Madness Are livingThe trick for Duquesne in striking off BYU used to be defending the 3-point line and taking defenders 1-on-1 off the dribble in key cases. Slowing down Illinois would perhaps well not be so simple. The Illini acquire two of the most efficient pure scorers in the tournament: Terrence Shannon Jr. and Marcus Domask. Defending them every possession over the course of 40 minutes will takes its toll on the Dukes. Whereas Illinois has its struggles defensively, its avid gamers acquire the physical instruments to stop straight-line drives to the basket in a capacity that BYU would perhaps well not. Pick: Illinois -10.5 — David Cobb

Parrish Norlander Palm Patterson Boone Cobb
Spread DUQ +10.5 DUQ +10.5 ILL -10.5 DUQ +10.5 ILL -10.5 ILL -10.5

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ILL

ILL

ILL

ILL

ILL

ILL

(3) Creighton vs. (11) Oregon

Saturday, 9:40 p.m. | TBS, March Madness Are livingThe Ducks acquire a capacity to neutralize Ryan Kalkbrenner fair a minute bit with big title substantial man N’Faly Dante, and there might be ample perimeter versatility to think Oregon would perhaps well moreover moreover be disruptive on the perimeter. If the Bluejays can not catch into the traipse with the high-tail of their offense, they are extra than beatable, and this is a 50-50 game to me. That’s designate on the underdog. Pick: Oregon +5 — Chip Patterson

Parrish Norlander Palm Patterson Boone Cobb
Spread CREI -5 CREI -5 CREI -5 ORE +5 ORE +5 CREI -5

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CREI

CREI

CREI

ORE

CREI

CREI

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