How to bet Sunday's tourney matchups 

March, 19, 2011
03/19/11
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No preamble for the bracket breakdown for Sunday's games. Let's just get to it with Geoff Kulesa, who runs wunderdogsports.com, and Tom Federico of TeamRankings.com.

Wunderdog.com Picks -- Southwest

1 Kansas Jayhawks vs. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini
Spread: Kansas minus-8

"Straight up, this one is obvious. Since 1985 in 1 vs. 9 matchups the 1-seed is 52-4 straight up with an average winning margin of 14.1 points per game. The Morris twins are such a tough matchup for opponents. Their Achilles heels is their free throw shooting; if it comes down to these guys on the line that could make the difference with a cover. The other risk is they are young. If Kansas brings their best game and their youth doesn't blow up for them, they should win and cover this."

Wunderdog ATS pick: Kansas
Wunderdog straight-up pick: Kansas


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