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The Round of 32 is set to begin tomorrow! With excitement and anticipation surrounding the next round, handicapper Johnny Covers is here to break down his best same-game parlays for Saturday.

March Madness Round of 32 Picks: Three Best Same Game Parlays for Saturday

The Madness has been as crazy as I remember, as top teams are falling seemingly every hour in all four corners of the bracket. As the calendar turns to the round of 32, the only thing guaranteed is more madness. 

Let’s take a closer look at the three spots I’m on for tomorrow’s Saturday slate. 

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March Madness Round of 32 Picks

(1) Kansas (-3) vs. (8) Arkansas | Total 143.5

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  • Kansas -3.5 (-110)
  • Gradey Dick - Over 13.5 Points (-140)
  • Ricky Council IV - Under 13.5 Points (-115)

In their game vs. Arkansas, the Razorbacks struggled from the field, shooting 38% and 27% from three, but they made up for it by winning the battle on the boards and limiting Illinois' inside presence, two things they've relied on all season. Ricky Council leads the Razorbacks despite only shooting 27% from three, as they come into this one having five players who average double figures.

For Kansas, Gradey Dick, a freshman, made the most of his first NCAA Tournament appearance by defeating the Bison with 19 points and 11 rebounds. While Arkansas comes out firing, keeping this one close at half, I like for Dick to continue his strong play.

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(1) Houston (-5.5) vs. (9) Auburn | Total 131.5

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  • Alternate Spread - Houston -9.5 (-110)
  • Allen Flanigan - Over 9.5 Points (-140)
  • Johni Broome - Under 13.5 Points (-110)

Auburn's first-round opponent, the Hawkeyes, are renowned for their high-scoring totals and weak defensive effort. In the second half, the Hawkeyes struggled from long range, which put them behind and allowed Auburn to pull ahead.

Excellent in the post, Johni Broome has steered this Auburn squad all year, and it will be intriguing to watch how he does versus the Cougars, who are the top-seeded team in the tournament.

Because of their improved defense in the second half, the Cougars were able to win their first game. Many people panicked when Sasser was ruled out, but this Cougars team has skill outside of Sasser. Guard Jamal Shead has years of experience, while Jarace Walker is expected to be a first-round NBA Draft pick as well. 

After the early scare, Houston rolls here.

(4) Tennessee (-3.5) vs. (5) Duke | Total 128

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  • Duke -3.5 (-110)
  • Santiago Vescovi - Over 12.5 Points (-130)
  • Kyle Filipowski - Over 13.5 Points (-155)

Tennessee managed to defeat Louisiana despite having a subpar shooting effort. The Volunteers made just 12-of-21 (57.1%) free throws and only 4-of-16 (25%) of their attempts from beyond the arc. Despite being the team's leading scorer all season long, Santiago Vescovi scored just three points and took just three shots in 27 minutes. The Vols defeated Louisiana.

Thursday night, the Blue Devils dominated Oral Roberts after taking an early 15-0 lead. Duke extended its winning streak to ten games while shooting 48.4% overall and 6-of-16 from beyond the arc. Although Kyle Filipowski is the team's best player, he didn't play much in the game on Thursday night and finished with nine boards, four steals, and just six points in just 26 minutes of action.

Duke rolls here against an overrated Vols team. 

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Johnny has been covering the sports betting markets and handicapping games for the better part of the past decade. Along the way, he has written for publications such as All-In Magazine, Blitz Predict, FantasyPros, Betting Pros, Sportsbook Review, and most recently, OddsChecker. In addition to giving out picks on Twitter, Johnny is the host of the podcast The Daily Sports Bet -- a 10 minute or less listen with actionable insights and no fluff or BS. Starting the podcast in June, he closed out 2021 up 26 units with a winning percentage of 55%.

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