Defending champion Kansas was written off by some pundits as it went through a tough stretch early in conference play this season, but the Jayhawks won the Big 12 regular season title with a strong finish. However, the Jayhawks’ hopes of becoming the top seed in the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket were dashed when they lost to Texas in the Big 12 Tournament title game. They open the 2023 March Madness bracket with a game against No. 16 seed Howard on Thursday. Kansas is a 21-point favorite in the latest 2023 NCAA Tournament odds at Caesars Sportsbook.
The Jayhawks could be a popular choice to go deep in the 2023 NCAA bracket based on their history and recent success at this event. Should they be the No. 1 seed you target in your 2023 NCAA Tournament predictions? Before making any predictions about the 2023 March Madness bracket, be sure to check out the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket picks from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulated the entire 2023 NCAA Tournament 10,000 times. It has absolutely crushed its March Madness picks, beating over 92% of all CBS Sports brackets two of the last four tournaments. The model also beat three teams in the West and South Region Sweet 16 last year, including No. 5 seed Houston.
It also knows how to spot a sad one. The same model has produced brackets that have nailed 18 first-round upsets with double-digit seeds. It also pulled off some massive upsets two years ago, including predicting the championship game between Gonzaga and Baylor and winning Houston’s Midwest Regional even though the Cougars weren’t the No. 1 seed.
There is simply no need to rely on luck when there is proven technology to help you dominate your 2023 March Madness pools. Now that the 2023 NCAA bracket is revealed, the model is simulating the matchups and its results are ready. You can only watch it on SportsLine.
2023 March Madness bracket games to watch
One of the most intriguing 12-5 matchups in the 2023 March Madness bracket is No. 5 Miami (FL) vs. No. 12 Drake in the Midwest Region. Drake returned to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years when it blew past Bradley in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title game earlier this month. The Bulldogs are led by MVC Player of the Year Tucker DeVries, who is averaging 19.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. He should have a big game against Miami, which features four players averaging more than 13 points per game. match. The Hurricanes won a share of the ACC title in the regular season before losing to red-hot Duke in the conference tournament.
Another crucial matchup in the Midwest is No. 8 Iowa vs. No. 9 Auburn. The Hawkeyes are elite on the offensive end, averaging 80.2 points per game in the regular season. On the other hand, Auburn is one of the most athletic and best defensive teams in the March Madness field, allowing just 67.1 points per game. The winner of this matchup will likely face No. 1 seed Houston in the second round.
The third game to watch is also in the Midwest Regional, No. 7 seed Texas A&M vs. No. 10 seed Penn State. The Aggies came up just short of an NCAA Tournament berth last year, despite being one of the hottest teams in the country. They were able to turn their fortunes around this year, losing just four games since the start of 2023. This won’t be an easy first-round matchup, as Penn State made the big dance for the first time since 2011 after winning eight of nine down the stretch. the stretch. The Nittany Lions have four seniors in their starting lineup, led by guard Jalen Pickett’s 17.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game. You can see how far all these teams go over at SportsLine.
How to make 2023 NCAA bracket predictions
How far will the big programs go? And which Cinderella teams will make surprise runs through the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket? With the model’s track record of calling bracket-busting upsets, you’ll want to see what stunners it calls this year before locking in any NCAA bracket picks.
So what is the optimal 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket? And which March Madness underdogs will shock college basketball? Visit SportsLine now to see which teams you can back with confidence, all from the model that has upset 18 double-digit seeds since its inception and beat over 92 percent of players two of the last four tournaments.