2021 NCAA Event bracket predictions: March Insanity picks, odds, strains for Elite Eight video games Tuesday


Two groups punched their tickets to the Ultimate 4 of the NCAA Event and two extra will be a part of Houston and Baylor on Tuesday evening as Elite Eight motion wraps up from Indianapolis. Will the favorites rule the left aspect of the bracket like they did on the correct aspect? We’ll discover out quickly.

No. 1 total seed Gonzaga will probably be put to the check in its West Regional last vs. No. 6 seed USC to kick off Tuesday’s doubleheader. The Trojans haven’t solely been one of the environment friendly, on-fire groups within the event, both. They’re outfitted with the No. 1 2-point protection in faculty basketball, a fun-as-hell twist that’ll be up in opposition to Gonzaga and its No. 1-rated 2-point offense.

Half the Ultimate 4 is ready. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap Monday evening’s motion on the newest episode of Eye on Faculty Basketball.

Within the different nationwide quarterfinal, one of many prime groups all season lengthy seems to be to make good on its run — even with out certainly one of its stars. No. 1 seed Michigan takes the ground seeking to advance to the Ultimate 4 for the third time in eight years and first since 2018. The Wolverines have put issues collectively, even with out the companies of Isaiah Livers as he nurses a foot damage. Standing of their approach is No. 11 seed UCLA, who will attempt to match VCU in 2011 as the one group to make the Ultimate 4 after enjoying within the First 4.

Our group of writers has sized up each matchups and provide you with picks each straight up and in opposition to the unfold. You’ll be able to discover all our data for the event selecting video games by clicking right here. Odds by way of William Hill Sportsbook

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(6) USC vs. (1) Gonzaga

Time: 7:15 p.m. ET | Location: Lucas Oil Stadium Equality (North)
TV: TBS | Reside stream: March Insanity Reside

Solely certainly one of Gonzaga’s 29 wins all season had been by fewer than double digits. So you possibly can see why our group is cut up right here selecting in opposition to the unfold with the Zags favored by *solely* 9 factors. I am taking the factors with USC, given its favorable matchup in opposition to one of the best 2-point scoring group in faculty hoops and with its size. However one of the best group in faculty hoops blowing this one out and making a press release would not completely be a shock both. Prediction: Gonzaga 78, USC 72 — Boone

(11) UCLA vs. (1) Michigan

Time: 9:57 p.m. ET | Location: Lucas Oil Stadium Equality (South)
TV: TBS | Reside stream: March Insanity Reside

Michigan has not performed an NCAA Event recreation with minutes chief Isaiah Livers, who this week was dominated out for the rest of the season. And but … Michigan retains rolling. It has wing depth for days and NBA-caliber wing depth, at that, with Franz Wagner. I am laying the factors with the Wolverines right here. Their protection actually has not skipped a beat and I like how they match up with the Bruins’ finest playmakers. Prediction: Michigan 74, UCLA 65 — Boone



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