We are 24 hours away from the tip of the first round of the NCAA tournament. Most college basketball fans consider this the official start of March Madness. Play-in games be damned.

But, before the 64-team field can be set, the final two First Four games must be played in Dayton.

  • N.C. Central vs. Texas Southern (6:40 p.m ET)
  • Syracuse vs. Arizona State (9:10 p.m. ET)


Each matchup features a squad that plays at a slow pace. How can bettors profit? We’ve identified a 200-game trend that is 59% ATS with a play on each contest.

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