Tyler Kolek will look to advance Marquette into the Sweet 16 on Sunday.
Tyler Kolek will look to advance Marquette into the Sweet 16 on Sunday.

March Madness Best Bets and Player Props for Sunday

After a Saturday slate that saw top seeds and favorites take care of business, will we see a Cinderella team advance on Sunday?

Sunday's NCAA Tournament action tips off with Colorado vs Marquette at 12:10 PM and will run nonstop through the 9:40 PM tip between Yale and San Diego.

Here is the full slate of games and opening odds for Sunday's March Madness action:

  • 12:10 PM EST: (10) Colorado Buffaloes vs (2) Marquette Golden Eagles (-4)

  • 2:40 PM EST: (8) Utah State Aggies vs (1) Purdue Boilermakers (-11.5)

  • 5:15 PM EST: (12) James Madison Dukes vs (4) Duke Blue Devils (-7.5)

  • 6:10 PM EST: (6) Clemson Tigers vs (3) Baylor Bears (-4.5)

  • 7:10 PM EST: (12) Grand Canyon Lopes vs (4) Alabama Crimson Tide (-6.5)

  • 7:45 PM EST: (9) Northwestern Wildcats vs (1) UConn Huskies (-14.5)

  • 8:40 PM EST: (9) Texas A&M Aggies vs (1) Houston Cougars (-10.5)

  • 9:40 PM EST: (13) Yale Bulldogs vs (5) San Diego State Aztecs (-5.5)

Struggling to keep up with the action? Our team has researched each of Sunday's games, allowing you to enjoy Saturday's action. The following are our best bets from the entire Sunday slate.

Big shoutout to the EatWatchBet NCAAB odds tool for helping us find the best odds for all of our Sunday picks.

Best Bet: San Diego State (-5.5)

We hate to pick on the lowest remaining seed, and would love to see Yale sneak into the Sweet 16, but this is a brutal draw for the Bulldogs. The Aztecs are experienced, starting 5 seniors, and have one of the top defenses in the country.

At 129.5, this game has the lowest total from Sunday's slate, and for good reasons. These are two of the slowest paced teams in the country, the difference is San Diego State has a college basketball superstar in Jaedon Ledee. The 6'9" senior averaged over 24 PPG this season and had 32 in his round 1 matchup with UAB.

We think the Aztecs got the wakeup call they needed against UAB and expect a monster game out of Ledee as San Diego State covers the 5.5 point spread.

Tyler Kolek: Over 27.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists

We very rarely give out an over as a CBB player prop pick, but this number is way too low. After putting up 35 PRA in round 1 (his first game in nearly a month), we think Kolek sails over this number against the Buffaloes.

Colorado entered the tournament allowing 73.5 PPG away from Boulder, making them one of the weaker scoring defenses in the tournament. They gave up 100 points to Florida in round 1 and should really struggle against a Marquette team that played a top 10 schedule and has won 13 of their last 14 with Kolek in the lineup.

Soloman Washington: Under 8 Points

Washington has gone over this number just 11 times in 33 games this season, and while he's scored the better as of late, we have a hard time believing he will go over his season average agains the best defense in the country.

Houston is not only the top-rated defense in the country, but they also play at a snail's pace (349th in the nation in pace). Washington took just 3 shots and finished with 6 points in the first meeting between these teams, and we think that is where he finishes on Sunday.

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