NCAA Tournament Bracket & Betting Podcast: Early March Madness Reactions

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It’s the podcast we’ve waited two years to produce: The NCAA Tournament preview.

We didn’t know if we’d make it to this point, and there’s a chance the bracket looks different between Selection Sunday and the championship game. In a season of unpredictability, we’ve already seen teams forced to withdraw from conference tournaments. Let’s hope it doesn’t happen in the big one.

Action Network college basketball experts Stuckey and Mike Randle discuss everything bettors need to know now that the bracket has been revealed.

There was no surprise with Gonzaga as the top overall seed, or with Baylor, Illinois and Michigan rounding out the top spots. However, there are some head-scratching seeds throughout the bracket, which is worth discussion to find betting value.

The hosts go through the bracket  game-by-game and fill it out along the way. They give their overall reaction to games and odds as sportsbook release them.

The first round not only gives teams a stage to pull off an upset, but some of the top under-the-radar players get a chance to shine as well. Ohio’s Jason Preston and Oral Roberts’ Max Abmas are two players to keep an eye on.

Of course, there are plenty of stars on the contenders, too. Can Luka Garza or Cade Cunningham lead their teams to deep runs? What about Ayo Dosunmu and Illinois or Gonzaga’s freshman guard Jalen Suggs? These are just some of the names you’ll be hearing about this month.

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