NCAA tournament odds: Spreads and totals for opening matchups

Mar 17, 2013 |
Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas and Indiana were all awarded No. 1 seeds in the 2013 NCAA tournament Sunday, with the Big East champion Cardinals (29-5 SU, 20-14-0 ATS) earning the tournament’s top seed overall in the Midwest Regional.

The Bulldogs (31-2 SU, 17-12-2 ATS), winners of the WCC title were awarded the No. 1 seed in the West Regional while the Big 12 champion Jayhawks (29-5 SU, 19-14-0 ATS) earned top billing in the South Regional. The Hoosiers (27-6 SU, 17-14 ATS, who many had as early favorites to be the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA, are at the top of the East Regional after getting upset in the Big Ten tournament.

Here's a look at the opening matchups for the NCAA tournament, beginning with the four play-in games on Tuesday and Wednesday:

Play-in games

March 19, 2013

Liberty vs. North Carolina A&T (-3, 127)

St. Mary's vs. Middle Tennessee State (+3, 131)

March 20, 2013

La Salle vs. Boise State (Pick, 138)

James Madison vs. LIU Brooklyn (-1, 147)

Round 2

March 21, 2013

No. 9 Missouri vs. No. 8 Colorado State (+2.5, 143)

No. 12 Oregon vs. No. 5 Oklahoma State (-3, 135)

No. 13 New Mexico State vs. No. 4 Saint Louis (-10, 122)

No. 14 Valparaiso vs. No. 3 Michigan State (-9.5, 128)

No. 12 Akron vs. No. 5 VCU (-5.5, 138)

No. 13 South Dakota State vs. No. 4 Michigan (-12, 141)

No. 12 California vs. No. 5 UNLV (-3, 126)

No. 13 Montana vs. No. 4 Syracuse (-15, 130)

No. 11 Bucknell vs. No. 6 Butler (-4.5, 124)

No. 14 Davidson vs. No. 3 Marquette (-3.5, 131)

No. 16 Southern vs. No. 1 Gonzaga (-22, 127)

No. 9 Wichita State vs. No. 8 Pittsburgh (-5.5, 125)

No. 11 Belmont vs. No. 6 Arizona (-5, 142)

No. 14 Harvard vs. No. 3 New Mexico (-11.5, 127)

March 22, 2013


No. 10 Cincinnati vs. No. 7 Creighton (-1.5. 124)

No. 15 Albany vs. No. 2 Duke (-19, 133)

No. 16 Western Kentucky vs. No. 1 Kansas (-20, 135)

No. 9 Villanova vs. No. 8 North Carolina (-4, 137)

No. 11 Minnesota vs. No. 6 UCLA (+3, 133)

No. 14 Northwestern State vs. No. 3 Florida (-20, 136)

No. 10 Oklahoma vs. No. 7 San Diego State (-2, 135)

No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast vs. No. 2 Georgetown (-14, 126)

No. 9 Temple vs. No. 8 North Carolina State (-4, 152)

No. 10 Colorado vs. No. 7 Illinois (Pick, 128)

No. 15 Pacific vs. No. 2 Miami (-13, 127)

No. 10 Iowa State vs. No. 7 Notre Dame (Pick, 142)

No. 15 Iona vs. No. 2 Ohio State (-13, 142)

No. 12 Mississippi vs. No. 5 Wisconsin (-3.5, 128)
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