NCAA Tournament Odds, Picks: Grand Canyon vs. Iowa & Ohio vs. Virginia Among Saturday’s 3 Smartest First Round Bets

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  • Two of Saturday's smartest NCAA Tournament Round of 64 bets still have yet to tip off.
  • According to our PRO betting tools, sharp bettors have come in hard on Grand Canyon vs. Iowa (6:25 p.m. ET, TBS) and Ohio vs. Virginia (7:15 p.m. ET, truTV).
  • Continue reading to learn how professionals are betting each of these Sunday college basketball matchups.

Day one of the 2021 NCAA Tournament is in the books, but need not worry, we’re running it back again today with the second half of the Round of 64 matchups.

From a college basketball betting perspective, yesterday wasn’t the most attractive schedule in terms of value, but according to our College Basketball PRO Report, today is an entirely different animal.

Saturday’s slate is popping off the page, with three games already lighting up at least three of our PRO Report’s five possible value indictors.

Using these tools, let’s examine the three smartest bets for Saturday’s NCAA Tournament Round of 64 matchups.

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