Wisconsin fans are still coming down from the high of the Badgers’ upset over Villanova on Saturday, but Vegas is already making its picks for the Sweet 16.
The early oddsmakers are picking No. 4 seed Florida as a 1.5-point favorite over Wisconsin, per gambling writer RJ Bell. They’re also making West Region No. 1 seed Gonzaga a 3-point favorite over No. 4 seed West Virginia and No. 2 seed Arizona a 7.5-point favorite over No. 11 seed Xavier.
Early Sweet 16 spreads:
Gonzaga -3 over WVU
Arizona -7.5 over Xavier
Florida -1.5 over Wisconsin
— RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) March 19, 2017
The Gators are 26-8 and finished second in the SEC behind Kentucky. The reached the NCAA Tournament’s second weekend with blowout wins over No. 13 seed East Tennessee State and No. 5 seed Virginia, which plays a similar brand of ball to Wisconsin.
For the record, Villanova was a 5-point favorite on Saturday.