March Madness Round 1 – FIGHT!

It’s that time of year again, MARCH MADNESS THROWDOWN! We are back with a new wrinkle in this years edition, more data! We have 23 data points about EVERY TEAM and have used those to not only pick the bracket, but to give you choices against the spread AND over/unders!

The games are listed in the order that they will happen and I even give you the TV station, I’m the generous sort. Apologies to My Friend Craig for Buffalo’s early exit, but without Bobby Hurley they are destined to revert to mediocrity where everything from Buffalo belongs.

A couple of quick notes:

  • Lines and Over/Unders are from BETDSI
  • Stats were taken from TEAMRANKINGS.com
  • The MICHIGAN/NOTRE DAME and OREGON/HOLYCROSS weren’t available yet.
  • I’ll do this again for the second round, but since everyone loves the full bracket, my full bracket is at the bottom.

THURSDAY FIRST ROUND
SD TEAM SPREAD   OVER/UNDER   TIME/LOCATION TV
4 Duke -9.5 156.5 12:15 CBS
13 UNC-WIlmington 9.5 Providence, RI
Duke wins, covers the 9.5 and the total goes over.
8 Texas Tech 4.5 147.5 12:40 truTV
13 UNC-WIlmington 9.5 Raliegh, NC
Butler wins, covers the 4.5 and the total goes over.
8 Colorado 3.5 132.5 1:30 TNT
9 UCONN -3.5 Des Moines, IA
UCONN wins, cover the 3.5 and the total goes over.
4 Iowa St. -7.5 167 2:00 TBS
13 Iona 7.5 Denver, CO
Iona wins outright, and the total goes under.
SD TEAM SPREAD   OVER/UNDER   TIME/LOCATION TV
5 Baylor -5 137 2:45 CBS
12 Yale 5 Providence, RI
Yale wins outright, and the total goes under.
1 Virginia -24 131 3:10 truTV
16 Hampton 24 Raliegh, NA
Virginia wins, but doesn’t cover the 24. Total is under.
1 Kansas -26 152 4:00 TNT
16 Austin-Peay 26 Des Moines, IA
Kansas wins, covers the 26, and the total goes over.
5 Purdue -9 128 4:30 TBS
12 Little Rock 9 Denver, CO
Little Rock wins outright, and the total goes under.
SD TEAM SPREAD   OVER/UNDER   TIME/LOCATION TV
3 Miami (FLA) -14 148 6:50 TNT
14 Buffalo 14 Providence, RI
Miami wins, covers the 14 and the total goes over.
5 Indiana -12 147.5 7:10 CBS
12 Chattanooga 12 Des Moines, IA
Indiana wins, but doesn’t cover the 12, and the total goes under.
1 North Carolina -21.5 148 7:20 truTV
16 Florida Gulf Coast 21.5 Raliegh, NC
North Carolina wins, but doesn’t cover and the total goes under.
3 Utah -8.5 139 7:27 truTV
14 Fresno St. 8.5 Denver, CO
Utah wins, but doesn’t cover and the total goes over.
SD TEAM SPREAD   OVER/UNDER   TIME/LOCATION TV
6 Arizona -1.5 136.5 9:20 TNT
11 Wichita St. 1.5 Providence, RI
Wichita State wins outright and the total goes over.
4 Kentucky -14 143.5 9:40 CBS
13 Stony Brook 14 Des Moines, IA
Kenticky wins, covers the 14 and the total goes over.
8 USC 2 149.5 9:50 TBS
9 Providence -2 Raleigh, NC
Providence wins, covers the 2 and the total goes over.
6 Seton Hall 2 145.5 9:57 truTV
11 Gonzaga -2 Denver, CO
Gonzaga wins, but doesn’t cover the 2 and the total goes over.
FRIDAY FIRST ROUND
SD TEAM SPREAD   OVER/UNDER   TIME/LOCATION TV
7 Dayton -1.5 128.5 12:15 CBS
10 Syracuse 1.5 St. Louis, MO
Syracuse wins outright and the total goes over.
2 Villanova -17.5 141.5 12:40 truTV
15 UNC-ASH 17.5 Brooklyn, NY
Villanova wins, but doesn’t cover the 17.5 and the total goes over.
7 Oregon St. 4 141 1:30 TNT
10 VCU -4 Oklahoma City, OK
VCU wins, covers the 4 and the total goes over.
4 California -6.5 143.5 2:00 TBS
13 Hawaii 6.5 Spokane, WA
California wins, covers the 6.5 and the total goes over.
SD TEAM SPREAD   OVER/UNDER   TIME/LOCATION TV
2 Michigan St. -18 143.5 2:45 CBS
15 Midd Tenn 18 St. Louis, MO
Michigan St. wins, covers the 18 and the total goes under.
7 Iowa -7.5 139.5 3:10 truTV
10 Temple 7.5 Brooklyn, NY
Temple wins outright and the total goes over.
2 Oklahoma -14.5 140.5 4:00 TNT
15 CSU-Bakersfield 14.5 Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma wins, but doesn’t cover and the total goes under.
5 Maryland -10 143 4:30 TBS
12 S. Dakota St. 10 Spokane, WA
Maryland wins, but doesn’t cover and the total goes under.
SD TEAM SPREAD   OVER/UNDER   TIME/LOCATION TV
7 Wisconsin -2 130.5 6:50 TNT
15 Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis, MO
Wisconsin wins, covers the 2 and the total goes under.
3 West Virginia -7.5 145 7:10 CBS
14 Steven F Austin 7.5 Brooklyn, NY
West Virginia wins, covers the 7.5 and the total goes over.
3 Texas A&M -13 155 7:20 TBS
14 Green Bay 13 Oklahoma City, OK
Texas A&M wins, but doesn’t cover and the total goes under.
1 Oregon 7:27 truTV
16 Holy Cross Spokane, WA
No lines yet on BETDSI, but Oregon wins.
SD TEAM SPREAD   OVER/UNDER   TIME/LOCATION TV
2 Xavier -13 147.5 9:20 TNT
16 Weber St. 13 St. Louis, MO
Xavier wins, covers the 13 and the total goes over.
6 Notre Dame 9:40 CBS
11 Michigan Brooklyn, NY
No lines yet on BETDSI
6 Texas -4 125 9:50 TBS
11 Nothern Iowa 4 Oklahoma City, OK
Texas wins, covers the 4 and the total goes under.
8 St. Joseph’s 1.5 136 9:57 truTV
9 Cincinnati -1.5 Spokane, WA
St. Joseph’s wins outright, and the total goes under.

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