The NCAA men’s tournament (March Madness 2023 bracket) will start on Thursday with the 1st round. These four days are huge for bettors and basketball fans to soak themselves in the betting odds before the match. Bettors were eagerly waiting for the release of the point spreads for the first-round seeds and choosing their favorite team to bet on.
Below are some predictions and the point spread for the bettors looking forward to betting on their favorite seed at top basketball betting sites.
A couple of No. 12 seeds, Oral Roberts and Charleston, are less favored in their Thursday match. All eyes will be on No. 1 Kansas, being the highest-favored seed with 22.5 points over No. 16 Howard. Houston, another No. 1 seed, is the second favorite among spectators with 20.5 points over No. 16 Northern Kentucky. Looking at No. 10, Utah State is a 1.5-point favorite over Missouri, and Boise State is favored by 1.5 points over No. 7 seed Northwestern.
A pair of No. 2 seeds, UCLA with 18.5 points and Texas with 15.5 points, seems to be the favorite among bettors over No. 15 seed UNC Asheville and Colgate are fairly small underdogs. However, for the match on Day 1, certain seeds have received remarkable support, and fans are looking forward to seeing their favorite seed in the following rounds. Such seeds are Arizona with 14.5 points over Princeton, Tennessee with 12.5 points over Louisiana, Duke with 7.5 points over Oral Roberts, and San Diego State is seen as favored with 4.5 points against Charleston.
For Friday, No. 3 Gonzaga is the hot favorite with 15.5 for the match on Day 2. Among all the No. 3 seeds, only Kansas State has fewer points, 8.5. Whereas No. 3 Baylor is favored with 10.5 points, and similarly, seed Xavier of No. 3 is favored with 13.5 points. Unfortunately, some seeds like Santa Barbara, Kennesaw State, Montana State, Florida Atlantic, Grand Canyon, and Providence aren’t laying that many points.