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2011 Sweet 16 Odds: BYU-Florida Line Opens at -2.5

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
Mar/20/2011
2011 Sweet 16 Odds

2011 Sweet 16 odds were now available as we head into the Regional Semifinals this coming March 24.  Some of the games were still to be determined but BYU-Florida has been set with a line that opened at Florida -2.5 at Bookmaker.com, the oldest established North American online sports betting site.  Very early action had around 80 percent of those betting the spread backing Florida.  Heavy lopsided action was on the OVER 149.  Gambling911.com has determined that BYU should be favored by 3 assuming one of their key players was not out serving a suspension.  The line has therefore been adjusted by nearly 6 points. 

The Brigham Young Cougars easily covered the spread Saturday, getting their first Sweet 16 birth in more than 30 years by beating Gonzaga.

The nation’s leading scorer, Jimmer Fredette, nailed 34 points in that game. 

"He can shoot it from anywhere, as soon as he steps on the floor," said Gonzaga's Steven Gray.   

With the win, BYU improved to 9-0 against WCC schools in the past five years and beat a WCC school in the tournament for the first time.

 

Florida, meanwhile, heads into the Sweet 16 following a 73-64 win over number 7-seeded UCLA.

They advance for the first time since winning back-to-back National Championships in 2006 and 2007.

Ervin Walker scored 21 points included 10 of Florida’s final 12 points. 

"He's so quick. He's very fast. He's athletic, and he's very skilled," UCLA coach Ben Howland said. "He can really shoot it. He shoots a very high percentage from 3 and he's a fearless little guy."

Additional 2011 Sweet 16 odds appear below courtesy of Bookmaker.com.  (to claim your FREE CASH when joining, you know what to do:  Use Bonus Code: GAMBLING911)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL - Mar 24 

NCAA TOURNAMENT - REGIONAL SEMIFINALS LOUISIANA SUPERDOME - NEW ORLEANS, LA

12:00 AM

805



BYU

+2½-110

o149-110

+125

806



FLORIDA

-2½-110

u149-110

-145

12:00 AM

807



BUTLER

+4-110

o123½-110

+160

808



WISCONSIN

-4-110

u123½-110

-190

NCAA TOURNAMENT - REGIONAL SEMIFINALS HONDA CENTER - ANAHEIM, CA

12:00 AM

809



CONNECTICUT

PK-110

o129½-110

-110

810



SAN DIEGO ST

PK-110

u129½-110

-110

- Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

 

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