Opponents going different ways ATS
Oklahoma is 7-3 ATS in the past 10. Meanwhile, San Diego State is 1-5 ATS in its last six.
During the stretch, in the ATS wins the Sooners have shot 47.8 percent from the floor and 42.4 percent from three, above its season averages of 43.6 and 32.6, respectively.
Conversely, the Aztecs have shot 39.9 percent from the field and 25.8 from three in the five ATS loses, below the team's season averages of 43.8 and 32.4 percent, respectively.
San Diego State is a 3-point favorite tonight and the total is 133.
Florida's second-leading rebounder Will Yeguete will require major knee surgery after the season to replace a missing piece of cartilage in his knee reports Gatorsports.com.
The junior forward, who missed the team's elite eight run last season with a broken foot, already had arthroscopic knee surgery this season and missed six games in February.
Since returning to the lineup on March 2 against Alabama, Yeguete has played 16.6 minutes off the bench, with 3.3 points and 4 rebounds. This is well below his averages before the surgery of 9.4 points and 6.7 rebounds in 23 minutes.
The Gators are 20.5-point favorites against Northwestern State tonight at 7:27 p.m. ET. The total is 143.
A tale of two under teams
The Cincinnati-Creighton game features two of the best under teams in college basketball with a combined under record of 37-13.
The Bearcats are the biggest under team in the tournament, going 4-22 on the season. Cincy ranks 305th in the in shooting at 40.2 percent from the field on 67.4 possessions a contest. The average total in a Bearcats game this year was 130.3.
Creighton, despite being the best field goal and 3-point shooting team in the nation, the Bluejays' under record was 15-9. The total averaged 140.7 in Creighton games.
The total for the Cincinnati-Creighton game is currently 128.5.
The Bluejays haven't seen a total in the 120s since Jan. 11 at Missouri St. The total was 127 and the game fell under in a 74-52 Creighton win.
Pacific-Miami line rises 2.5 points
The game that has had the biggest line change on Friday's slate is Pacific-Miami FL. The Hurricanes opened as a 12-point favorite but have moved to 14.5 at Sports Interaction.
Two Covers Consensus picks go over 75 percent
Miami FL -13 vs. Pacific 77.77%
Duke -19 vs. Albany 76.27%
Elsewhere in the sports world, the Pittsburgh Penguins are liked by more than three-quarters of the voters, with 76.48 percent liking the Pens to beat the New York Islanders on the road.
Brackets busted everywhere
Companies that have offered prizes for a 63-0 bracket are looking pretty good to save the cash.
According to a tweet from Josh Krulewitz of ESPN, 1,238 brackets remain perfect on the World Wide Leader's bracket game. RJ Bell tweeted that there are 8.15 million entries in the contest.
Yahoo!'s The Dagger college hoops blog reports that 374 of the site's 3,329,638 brackets are 16-0 through day one.
Sports Illustrated's game has only six perfect brackets alive.
Florida seeing highest total of the season
The under is 1-8 in Florida's last nine games.
The total for the game is 142, which is the highest total the Gators have had all season. The next highest total in a Florida game was 140 at Arkansas on February 5. That game went over with a 80-69 Razorbacks win.
The average total during the stretch is 127.9, while the average combined score was 121.
Florida ranks 312 out of 347 teams nationally in team possessions per game with 64.1 possessions. Only Wisconsin (63.6) and Pitt (62.6) rank lower amongst tournament teams.
Northwestern State is third in the country, and first in the tournament, in possessions per game with 75.0 a contest.
The Demons make 46.1 percent of its shots while the Gators shoot 48.4 percent from the floor.
The total opened at 140. The Demons' O/U is 1-1-1.
Temple-NC State total highest of the first two days of the tourney
The over is 10-2 in Temple's last 12 games. The average total in those games was 143.8, and the average combined score was 151.5.
The total for the Temple-NC State is 150, which is the highest of the tournament. The next highest total of the tournament is 145 in the Iona-Ohio State game.
Temple's Lee back in action today
Temple sophomore forward Anthony Lee says "I'm definietly playing," today against North Carolina State, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Owls' starting forward took an elbow in the head last Friday against UMass in the Atlantic Ten tournament and became dizzy, nauseous and light-headed. He was treated at Temple hospital and was released on Sunday.
"He hasn't run that much over the last week, so we don't know how many minutes we will get from him [against NC State]," head coach Fran Dunphy said.
Lee averages 10.0 points and 7.0 rebounds a game.
The Owls are 4.5-point underdogs to the Wolfpack and the total is at 149.5. Game time is 1:40 p.m. ET in Dayton, Ohio.********Mississippi gets key starter back after two games missed
Ole Miss sophomore guard Jarvis Summers has been cleared to play against Wisconsin today, according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.
The Rebels' starting point guard has missed Mississippi's last two games with a concussion.
"He's ready to go," coach Andy Kennedy said. "There were some screenings he had to go through. They cleared him. He practiced yesterday with no issues."
Summers averages 9.0 points and 3.7 assists a game.
Ole Miss is either a 5.5- or 6-point underdog depending on where you look and the line is either 128.5 and 129.
Game time is 12:40 p.m. ET in Kansas City.********Crimson can add NCAA victory to impressive awards list
Harvard has produced 50 Nobel Laureates, 20 Supreme Court justices, eight American presidents and one NCAA tournament win
From James Andrew Miller's Twitter feed via Sportscenter.
Albany-Duke key trends
Albany is 4-0 ATS (against the spread) in their last four games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Duke's winning percentage is .843.
Duke is 1-5 ATS in their last six games playing a team with a winning percentage over .600. Albany's winning percentage is .705.
The under is 4-0 in Albany's last four games. The average total in those games was 123.5, and the average combined score was 107.25. The total for the Albany-Duke game is currently at 134.
Betting trends from the first full day of the NCAA tournament
9-7 Against The Spread, 6-10 Over/Under
Biggest cover of the day: VCU by 38.5 points (line -7.5, final 88-42)
Closest cover of the day: Memphis by 0.5 points (line -1.5, final 54-52)
Biggest over of the day: Missouri vs. Colorado State by 12.5 points (total 143.5, final 84-72)
Biggest under of the day: St. Mary's vs. Memphis by 34 points (total 140, final 54-52)
The Pac-12 went 3-0 ATS on Thursday. Two of those wins were by No. 12 seeds (Oregon & Cal)
Big Ten went 2-0 ATS and the under went 2-0.
The under went 6-2 in games featuring top four seeds.