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Covers' Bracket Predictors See Kentucky or Kansas Winning the Tournament

The NCAA Tournament is a minefield for bracket-builders to navigate every year. Luckily, Covers' college basketball experts have made their picks and the first of Covers' official March Madness bracket predictions is ready to download.

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2022 2:56 PM ET Read Time: 4 min

It's here! Covers' first official NCAA bracket prediction for 2022 NCAA Tournament.

Our bracket predictors Rohit Ponnaiya and Jason Logan have done their research, looked at March Madness odds, and are making picks so you don't have to. 

Use our filled-in printable brackets to identify which upsets to target, to help decide between the matchups that appear to be a coin toss, and to help shape your Final Four.

Or just copy it entirely and submit it to your bracket contest — just be sure to give us a shout-out when you win some money. 

Jason Logan's NCAA bracket prediction

National Championship

Logan predicts that Kentucky will defeat No. 1 Kansas in the title game. The Wildcats can be found as high as +950 on the March Madness odds board.

Final Four

Four of the most well-coached teams will meet in the Final Four: Kentucky, Kansas, Gonzaga and Villanova.

Biggest upset

No. 13 Vermont takes down No. 4 Arkansas as a 5-point underdog

12 over 5 upset

Continuing the trend of 12 seeds upsetting five seeds, Logan predicts the No. 12 Indiana Hoosiers defeat No. 5 Saint Mary's.

Cinderella team

Logan thinks Indiana can make a nice run this year and is his lone pick for a 2022 Cinderella team

Read Logan's bracket breakdown

Rohit Ponnaiya's NCAA bracket prediction

National Championship

Ponnaiya predicts that Kansas knocks off No. 1 Gonzaga in the title game. The Jayhawks can be found as high as +1,200 on the March Madness odds board.

Final Four

Tennessee and Kentucky join Kansas and Gonzaga in New Orleans, meaning No. 1 seeds Baylor and Arizona fail to make it out of their regions.

Biggest upset

South Dakota State, the 13 seed in the Midwest, upsets and knocks off Providence in the first round. 

12 over 5 upset

Continuing the trend of 12 seeds upsetting five seeds, Ponnaiya predicts two 12 seeds advance, with New Mexico State beating UConn and the winner of the Wyoming-Indiana play-in game also advancing.

Cinderella team

There will be no glass slipper Cinderella team this year, as the highest seed advancing past the first weekend of play is a five seed. 

Read Ponnaiya's bracket breakdown

Our process for NCAA Tournament picks & predictions

Want more smart tournament picks? Our March Madness picks hub has details on every game of the tournament, best odds for the matchups, and links to analysis for every round. Our process will go like this. We have four betting analysts — one for each region — making picks on every single game of the tournament. 

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