NCAA Tournament Odds, Opening Lines, Early Values: First Round

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NCAA Tournament Odds, Opening Lines, Early Values: First Round

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NCAA Tournament Odds, Opening Lines, Early Values: First Round

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The early lines and odds are out for the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Where are the potential values?


NCAA Tournament Odds, Opening Lines, Early Values: First Round

Pete Fiutak @PeteFiutak

Just like we do during the college football season, here’s the drill once again for the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Without looking at what the actual lines are, I guess what the initial lines are going to be and then they’re added in once they’re released.

It’s not like I’m necessarily right or wrong either way – certainly when it comes to basketball – but the goal is to see just how close to the pin the initial knee-jerk perceptions are.

NCAA Tournament First Four

(12) Wyoming vs (12) Indiana
Fiu Early Guess: Indiana -2.5
Actual Line: Indiana -4

(16) Texas A&M-Corpus Cristi vs (16) Texas Southern
Fiu Early Guess: Texas Southern -5
Actual Line: Texas Southern -3.5

(11) Rutgers vs (11) Notre Dame
Fiu Early Guess: Notre Dame -2.5
Actual Line: Rutgers -1

(16) Bryant vs (16) Wright State
Fiu Early Guess: Bryant -4.5
Actual Line: Wright State -2

1 Baylor vs 16 Norfolk State

NCAA Tournament East Region

Fiu Early Guess: Baylor -23
Actual Line: Baylor -20.5

8 North Carolina vs 9 Marquette

NCAA Tournament East Region

Fiu Early Guess: North Carolina -7.5
Actual Line: North Carolina -2.5

5 Saint Mary's vs 12 Wyoming or Indiana

NCAA Tournament East Region

Fiu Early Guess: COMING (but figure Saint Mary’s to be favored by around 3 against either one)
Actual Line: COMING

4 UCLA vs 13 Akron

NCAA Tournament East Region

Fiu Early Guess: UCLA -17
Actual Line: UCLA -15

6 Texas vs 11 Virginia Tech

NCAA Tournament East Region

Fiu Early Guess: Texas -8
Actual Line: Texas -1

3 Purdue vs 14 Yale

NCAA Tournament East Region

Fiu Early Guess: Purdue -22
Actual Line: Purdue -16.5

7 Murray State vs 10 San Francisco

NCAA Tournament East Region

Fiu Early Guess: Murray State -5
Actual Line: San Francisco -1

2 Kentucky vs 15 Saint Peter's

NCAA Tournament East Region

Fiu Early Guess: Kentucky -23
Actual Line: Kentucky -17.5

1 Kansas vs 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Cristi or Texas Southern

NCAA Tournament Midwest Region

Fiu Early Guess: COMING, but Kansas by at least 25 over either one
Actual Line: COMING

8 San Diego State vs 9 Creighton

NCAA Tournament Midwest Region

Fiu Early Guess: San Diego State -3
Actual Line: San Diego State -2

(By the way, UNDER on the 120)

5 Iowa vs 12 Richmond

NCAA Tournament Midwest Region

Fiu Early Guess: Iowa -17
Actual Line: Iowa -9.5

4 Providence vs 13 South Dakota State

NCAA Tournament Midwest Region

Fiu Early Guess: Providence -5
Actual Line: Providence -2.5

6 LSU vs 11 Iowa State

NCAA Tournament Midwest Region

Fiu Early Guess: LSU -5
Actual Line: LSU -5

3 Wisconsin vs 14 Colgate

NCAA Tournament Midwest Region

Fiu Early Guess: Wisconsin -15.5
Actual Line: Wisconsin -8.5

7 USC vs 10 Miami

NCAA Tournament Midwest Region

Fiu Early Guess: USC -6
Actual Line: USC -1.5

2 Auburn vs 15 Jacksonville State

NCAA Tournament Midwest Region

Fiu Early Guess: Auburn -24
Actual Line: -16.5

(BTW, OVER on the 138.5)

1 Arizona vs 16 Wright State or Bryant

NCAA Tournament South Region

Fiu Early Guess: COMING (but assume Arizona by at least 30 over either one)
Actual Line: COMING

8 Seton Hall vs 9 TCU

NCAA Tournament South Region

Fiu Early Guess: TCU -2
Actual Line: Seton Hall -1

5 Houston vs 12 UAB

NCAA Tournament South Region

Fiu Early Guess: Houston -16
Actual Line: Houston -8.5

4 Illinois vs 13 Chattanooga

NCAA Tournament South Region

Fiu Early Guess: Illinois -9.5
Actual Line: Illinois -8

3 Tennessee vs 14 Longwood

NCAA Tournament South Region

Fiu Early Guess: Tennessee -17.5
Actual Line: Tennessee -17

7 Ohio State vs 10 Loyola-Chicago

NCAA Tournament South Region

Fiu Early Guess: Ohio State -1.5
Actual Line: Ohio State -1.5

2 Villanova vs 15 Delaware

NCAA Tournament South Region

Fiu Early Guess: Villanova -18
Actual Line: Villanova -17

1 Gonzaga vs 16 Georgia State

NCAA Tournament West Region

Fiu Early Guess: Gonzaga -32
Actual Line: Gonzaga -24.5

8 Boise State vs 9 Memphis

NCAA Tournament West Region

Fiu Early Guess: Boise State -2
Actual Line: Memphis -2

5 UConn vs 12 New Mexico State

NCAA Tournament West Region

Fiu Early Guess: UConn -11
Actual Line: UConn -6.5

4 Arkansas vs 13 Vermont

NCAA Tournament West Region

Fiu Early Guess: Arkansas -10.5
Actual Line: Arkansas -6

(BTW, OVER … NO MATTER WHAT IT IS)

6 Alabama vs 11 Rutgers or Notre Dame

NCAA Tournament West Region

Fiu Early Guess: COMING, but Alabama by about 8 against either one
Actual Line: COMING

3 Texas Tech vs 14 Montana State

NCAA Tournament West Region

Fiu Early Guess: Texas Tech -13
Actual Line: Texas Tech -16

(BTW, go with the under on the 129)

7 Michigan State vs 10 Davidson

NCAA Tournament West Region

Fiu Early Guess: Michigan State -3
Actual Line: Michigan State -2

2 Duke vs 15 Cal State Fullerton

NCAA Tournament West Region

Fiu Early Guess: Duke -19.5
Actual Line: Duke -17

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