Sweet 16: Friday Predictions

Virginia -5.5 vs Iowa State


Virginia is the best defensive team in college basketball, and Iowa State is a very capable team as well. Expect Virginia to win a close one, they won’t cover.

Notre Dame -1 vs Wisconsin


Look for the Irish to continue their run, Demetrius Jackson and Zach Auguste will be too much for the Badgers to handle.

Gonzaga -4.5 vs Syracuse


I’ve been back and forth on this one, but I think the Zags will be too much for Syracuse and move on.

North Carolina -5.5 vs Indiana

JACKSONVILLE, FL - MARCH 21: Marcus Paige #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels and teammates react against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second half during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 21, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

While the Kentucky win was big for Indiana, the Tar heels will be too much for them to handle. North Carolina covers and wins.