How to bet Sunday's tourney matchups 

March, 19, 2011

No preamble for the bracket breakdown for Sunday's games. Let's just get to it with Geoff Kulesa, who runs, and Tom Federico of 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