2024 Sweet 16 Picks, Predictions, Odds

The 2024 Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament concluded on Sunday, March 24, 2024 with 16 schools advancing and 16 eliminated.

Recap all the Sweet 16 Betting Results and Odds for the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

2024 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Betting Results

  • Straight Up (SU)
  • Against the Spread (ATS)
  • Over-Under (OU)

Favorites-Underdogs (SU): 3-5
Favorites-Underdogs (ATS): 3-5
Over-Under: 2-6

Sweet 16

Thursday, March 28
Clemson 77 (+7.5), Arizona 72 - Under 153.5
UConn 82 (-11.5), San Diego State 52 - Under 137.5
Alabama 89 (+4.5), North Carolina 87 - Over 174.5
Illinois (+1.5) 72, Iowa State 69 - Under 146.5

Friday, Mar. 29
N.C. State 67 (+7.5), Marquette 58 - Under 151.5
Purdue 80 (-7.5), Gonzaga 68 - Under 155.5
Duke (+4.5) 54, Houston 51 - Under 133.5
Tennessee (-3.5) 82, Creighton 75 - Over 146.5

2024 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Picks

Sweet 16 Record: 3-5

Kevin Rogers returns to the hardwood as he's providing his Best Bets for the 2024 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds.

Friday, March 29, 2024

Matchup: No. 11 N.C. State vs. No. 2 Marquette
TV-Time: CBS, 7:09 p.m. ET
Best Bet: Marquette -6.5 (-110)

Matchup: No. 5 Gonzaga vs. No. 1 Purdue
TV-Time: TBS, 7:39 p.m. ET
Best Bet: Gonzaga +5.5 (-110)

Matchup: No. 4 Duke vs. No. 1 Houston
TV-Time: CBS, 9:39 p.m. ET
Best Bet: Houston -4 (-110)

Matchup: No. 3 Creighton vs. No. 2 Tennessee
TV-Time: TBS, 10:09 p.m. ET
Best Bet: Tennessee -3 (-110)

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Matchup: No. 6 Clemson vs. No. 2 Arizona
TV-Time: CBS, 7:09 p.m. ET
Best Bet: Clemson +7 (-110)

Matchup: No. 5 San Diego State vs. No. 1 UConn
TV-Time: TBS, 7:39 p.m. ET
Best Bet: San Diego State +10.5 (-110)

Matchup: No. 4 Alabama vs. No. 1 North Carolina
TV-Time: CBS, 9:39 p.m. ET
Best Bet: North Carolina -4 (-110)

Matchup: No. 3 Illinois vs. No. 2 Iowa State
TV-Time: TBS, 10:09 p.m. ET
Best Bet: Iowa State -2 (-110)

The No. 5 Gonzaga Bulldogs will be facing a tough test on Friday when it meets No. 1 Purdue. (Getty)

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2024 NCAA Men's Tournament Futures Odds

Listed below are the futures odds for the remaining 16 teams to win the 2024 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

NCAA Futures Odds Comparison

  • UConn Huskies +220
  • Houston Cougars +500
  • Purdue Boilermakers +600
  • Arizona Wildcats +850
  • North Carolina Tar Heels +1200
  • Tennessee Volunteers +1200
  • Marquette Golden Eagles +1600
  • Iowa State Cyclones +1800
  • Gonzaga Bulldogs +2200
  • Creighton Bluejays +2500
  • Duke Blue Devils +2500
  • Illinois Fighting Illini +2800
  • Alabama Crimson Tide +3300
  • San Diego State Aztecs +6500
  • Clemson Tigers +8000
  • North Carolina State Wolfpack +10000

2024 NCAA Men's Tournament Sweet 16 Odds

Listed below are the Opening Odds on which schools will earn a trip to the NCAA Men's Tournament Sweet 16.

The oddsmakers did a great job this year as nine of the top 10 betting choices to reach the Sweet 16 delivered for bettors. A pair of ACC schools in North Carolina State +500 and Clemson +380 were the longest shots on the board of the 16 schools who advanced.

  • UConn −650
  • Purdue −475
  • Houston −340
  • Arizona −285
  • Iowa State −260
  • Auburn −250
  • North Carolina −220
  • Tennessee −210
  • Creighton −190
  • Marquette −135
  • Kentucky −135
  • Baylor −125
  • Illinois −120
  • Duke −115
  • Alabama +110
  • Kansas +125
  • Gonzaga +135
  • BYU +170
  • Saint Mary's +180
  • Florida +190
  • Texas Tech +200
  • Wisconsin +225
  • New Mexico +240
  • Texas +250
  • San Diego State +280
  • Michigan State +350
  • Clemson +380
  • South Carolina +450
  • Nevada +450
  • Mississippi State +450
  • TCU +500
  • North Carolina State +500
  • Nebraska +500
  • Washington State +550
  • Oregon +550
  • McNeese +550
  • Grand Canyon +600
  • Drake +650
  • James Madison +750
  • Dayton +750
  • Samford +850
  • Texas A&M +900
  • Boise State +1000
  • Utah State +1000
  • Colorado +1100
  • Northwestern +1100
  • Florida Atlantic +1100
  • Duquesne +1100
  • Colorado State +1200
  • Charleston +1300
  • Virginia +1300
  • Vermont +1400
  • Yale +1500
  • Akron +2000
  • Morehead State +2200
  • Colgate +2500
  • UAB +2500
  • Western Kentucky +2800
  • Oakland +2800
  • South Dakota State +3000
  • Montana State +5000
  • Long Beach State +5000
  • Wagner +10000
  • Stetson +10000
  • Longwood +10000
  • Howard +10000
  • Grambling +10000


The NCAA Men's Tournament Regional Finals will take place on Saturday March 30, 2024 and Sunday March 31, 2024. Check out the Teams, Odds, Betting Stats and much more on each of the four regions.



Thursday, Mar. 28

  • No. 6 Clemson vs. No. 2 Arizona (CBS, 7:09 p.m. ET)
  • No. 5 San Diego State vs. No. 1 UConn (TBS, 7:39 p.m. ET)
  • No. 4 Alabama vs. No. 1 North Carolina (CBS, 9:39 p.m. ET)
  • No. 3 Illinois vs. No. 2 Iowa State (TBS, 10:09 p.m. ET)

Friday, Mar. 29

  • No. 11 N.C. State vs. No. 2 Marquette (CBS, 7:09 p.m. ET)
  • No. 5 Gonzaga vs. No. 1 Purdue (TBS, 7:39 p.m. ET)
  • No. 4 Duke vs. No. 1 Houston (CBS, 9:39 p.m. ET)
  • No. 3 Creighton vs. No. 2 Tennessee (TBS, 10:09 p.m. ET)


The NCAA Tournament is one of the most frenetic times for sports betting in the United States. Each tournament round incites intense levels of wagering across the nation. Elite 8 betting and Sweet 16 betting are some of the most popular events in the basketball calendar.

Despite the now-defunct federal sports ban, March Madness betting has become a springtime staple in America. Millions of people join the NCAA bracket betting pools every year, competing to predict the Sweet 16 bracket and beyond.

Sweet 16 betting generates significant press coverage and analysis. Sweet 16 betting Is a veritable national obsession.

After the regular NCAA season ends, the NCAA tournament begins. The tournament sees 64 teams from all the regions and conferences in the NCAA face off in a single-elimination bracket. That means 64 teams become 32 after the first round, held on two different days.

The second round sees the field cut from 32 to 16 teams. That’s when the Sweet 16 betting action really picks up. March Madness betting is hot throughout the NCAA tournament. The final rounds, though, like Sweet 16 betting and Elite 8 betting, see most of the action.

While teams only need to win two games to make it to the Sweet 16 betting brackets, it’s no easy feat. The teams are tough, the seeding is merciless, and very few low-seeded teams rarely make it to this phase.

The lowest seed to make it to the Sweet 16 bracket was #12, and it has only happened once. A handful of #11 seeds have made it to this round of the tournament, but it’s exceedingly rare. The Sweet 16 bracket is dominated by the top-seeded teams every year.

After the Sweet 16 games, Elite 8 betting begins. The Elite 8 face off in the Regional Finals, before the Final Four play the National Semifinals. A couple of days later, the NCAA Championship Game determines the national champion.


There are many Sweet 16 betting markets you can play in. The odds tend to be pretty favorable overall, though they depend a lot on what betting markets you’re playing.

First, there are outright markets, such as Sweet 16 betting brackets and office pools. For these, the odds depend on how many players you’re competing with. If you can submit multiple NCAA brackets, it’s a good idea to do so. Each increases your odds of winning.

If you do submit multiple brackets, you need to be smart about it. You want diversity, and insurance against surprising Sweet 16 scores. You also want realistic brackets that each have a good chance of being precise. Cover your angles, but don’t just submit mirror opposite brackets.

Odds for Sweet 16 betting on specific matches will be available only after Selection Sunday and rounds 1 and 2 are finished. Until then, the bracket is still undetermined, and bookmakers will provide no odds.

After the match-ups are clear, Sweet 16 betting odds will be available at every online sportsbook. Odds tend to be pretty tight for most matches, as teams are usually well-paired. The odd game with a favorite will show large spreads and big payouts on the underdog.


In 2024, the NCAA bracket, seeds, and field will be revealed on Selection Sunday (March 17). The First Four games will take place on March 18 and 19. The first and second rounds will play out between March 21 and March 22, at different venues.

At this point, the field will be down to the top 16 teams, and Sweet 16 betting can begin in earnest. The Sweet 16 games, or Regional Semifinals, will go down on March 28 and March 29.

Sweet 16 scores then determine which teams move on to the Elite 8, the Regional Finals. March Madness betting peaks at this point. Sweet 16 betting, Elite 8 betting, and Final Four betting are the most popular markets in the tournament.

East Region

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024
Venue: TD Garden
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Host: Boston College

South Region

Date: Friday, March 29, 2024
Venue: American Airlines Center
Location: Dallas, Texas
Host: Big 12 Conference

Midwest Region

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024
Venue: Little Caesars Arena
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Host: University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University

West Region

Date: Friday, March 29, 2024
Venue: Crypto.com Arena
Location: Los Angeles, California
Host: Pepperdine University


The Sweet 16 phase of the tournament has a predetermined bracket structure. To reach the Sweet 16, teams need to win their first and second-round games. Since the seeds determine who faces off with who, they also define the Sweet 16 bracket.

During the first round of the tournament, every region has 16 teams, seeded from #1 to #16. Opening games are between the first and last seed, the second and second to last, third and third to last, and so on.

It works out like this: #1 vs #16, #2 vs #15, #3 vs #14, #4 vs #13, #5 vs #12, #6 vs #11, #7 vs #10, #8 vs #9. In the second round, the process is repeated. The winner of the #1/#16 game vs the winner of the #8/#9 game, and so on.

The bracket ends up looking like this: 1/16 vs 8/9, 2/15 vs 7/10, 3/14 vs 6/11, 4/13 vs 5/12. That means that the first game of the second round could be a first seed facing a 9th seed, a 16th seed facing an 8th seed, or any other combination of these.

The Sweet 16 games bracket has the 1/8/9/16 bracket winner facing the 4/5/12/13 bracket winner, and the 2/7/10/15 winner playing the 3/6/11/14 winner.


Sweet 16 prop bets let audiences feel the excitement of the tournament with unique betting markets. Prop bets cover very specific events, either in specific matches or through the round of 16.

Some prop bets can be rather likely to hit, with consequently good odds. Others are downright wacky, with sometimes astronomical odds.


Some popular Sweet 16 prop bets include whether any players will make a game-winning shot at the buzzer (or whether they won’t). Others involve specific players winning the tournament's MVP award, or specific Sweet 16 scores.

Even mascots are part of the prop bet market. Oddsmakers provide odds on whether teams with animal mascots make it through the Sweet 16. There are odds for #1 seeds reaching the Final Four (or not doing so), odds for low seeds to make it in, and many other specific bets.


The first step is crucial. It is important to be in a state that has legalized sports betting. In recent weeks, certain states have gone live, including Louisiana and New York. You can also bet on March Madness online in New JerseyPennsylvaniaIndiana, and West Virginia, just to name a few.

So, which sportsbook should you bet with? While there’s always personal preference, certain online sportsbooks offer better welcome bonuses than others.

Amongst them all, BetMGMCaesars Sportsbook, and FanDuel stand out above the rest. Check them out today!


This 2024 March Madness will likely see considerable betting action and many dramatic games. As the tournament heats up and reaches the more advanced stages, bookmakers will provide odds on a number of markets.

Whether you’re filling out brackets or placing prop bets, nothing beats the thrill of March Madness and Sweet 16 betting!