Vegas Releases Opening Lines for Sweet 16 Matchups

On Monday, Las Vegas released its opening lines for the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 matchups this coming week.

A total of eight games will be played on Thursday and Friday — with the Elite Eight contests occurring on the weekend. Narratives surrounding the schedule are both captivating and intriguing.

Per Vegas Insider, here are the list of initial odds for the games (as of Monday afternoon):

March 23: 

Purdue v. Kansas
TV: CBS; Tip-off: 9:39 p.m. ET
Line: Kansas -5

Michigan v. Oregon
TV: CBS; Tip-off: 7:09 p.m. ET
Line: Michigan -1.5

West Virginia v. Gonzaga
TV: TBS; Tip-off: 7:39 p.m. ET
Line: Gonzaga -3

Arizona v. Xavier
TV: TBS; Tip-off: 10:09 p.m. ET
Line: Arizona -7.5

March 24: 

Wisconsin v. Florida
TV: TBS; Tip-off: 9:59 p.m. ET
Line: Florida -1.5

South Carolina v. Baylor
TV: TBS; Tip-off: 7:29 p.m. ET
Line: Baylor -3.5

UCLA v. Kentucky
TV: CBS; Tip-off: 9:39 p.m. ET
Line: UCLA -1

Butler v. North Carolina
TV: CBS; Tip-off: 7:09 p.m. ET
Line: North Carolina -7.5

Source: Jeremy Brevard, Mark Zerof, Timothy T. Ludwig / USA TODAY Sports