(NCAAB) UC-Santa Barbara vs. Baylor, 03/17/2023 1:30 PM, Score: 56 - 74
Point Spread: -10.50 | -110.00 Baylor (Home)
Result: Win
This is a 3* play on BAY.

We saw a pair of double digit seeds win outright on the first day of the NCAA Tournament, and several favorites won and failed to cover. That's a sample size of one freaking day. Dating back to 1985 #3 seeds have won 85 percent of their first round matchups, and the average margin of victory is over 14 points per game. I expect a major correction on Day 2 of the tournament, and I'll take one of the top teams from the best conference in the country as a double digit favorite in a spot where they should be asked to cover a 15 point spread (IMO). The Bears are 6-1 ATS in their last seven NCAA Tournament games.


Jesse Schule