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Sweet 16 odds: Friday's Midwest and South Regional Semifinals

Sweet 16 odds: Friday's Midwest and South Regional Semifinals The 2008 NCAA College Basketball Tournament has finally reached the "Sweet 16" and today we will look into the odds and picks the bookmakers have made for the Friday semifinal games. See the links below for the preview of the Thursday's semifinal games. Tomorrow are the South and Midwest semifinal games and the favorites are already clear. South Regional Semifinals of the 2008 NCAA Tournament will see Stanford vs. Texas and Michigan State vs. Memphis, favorites are Texas and Memphis, although not by much. At the online bookmaker BodogLife, the Longhorns are currently -2.5 points against the spread for the game against Stanford and Memphis is -4.5 against the spread when they meet Michigan State on Friday. The odds on Michigan State to win the game are underdog +170 and if Memphis wins, the bettors will be paid on -200. The Memphis Tigers remain one of the favorite teams to win the 2008 NCAA Tournament, listed with odds 13/2, while the Texas Longhorns odds to win the Tournament are sitting at 11/1 at BodogLife.

 The Midwest Regional Semifinals will open on Friday with the game between Davidson and Wisconsin, the Badgers being the favorite to win the semifinal game with odds -220, while Davidson is holding odds +180. The point spread on the Davidson vs. Wisconsin game is sitting at -5 points chalk the Badgers with the total expected at 126 points. The odds on Wisconsin to win the 2008 NCAA Tournament are posted at 14/1 and Davidson remains one of the underdogs with odds 40/1. In the other Midwest Tournament semifinal Villanova will have a shot at upsetting Kansas, although the Jayhawks are -12 points against the spread for the Friday's game. Kansas' guards Mario Chalmers, Sherron Collins and Rodrick Stewart are all listed as day-to-day on the injury list, which could result in failure to cover the spread tomorrow. Still, the Kansas Jayhawks are 7/2 on winning the NCAA Tournament, while  the Villanova Wildcats "enjoy" the underdog odds 40/1.

 Published on 03/27/2008

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