The most wonderful day of the office calendar is here, as the first half of the NCAA Tournament field takes to the court looking to survive and advance in one of the best events in all of sports.
But those games are often more fun with a bit of a wagering interest, and as the fans sort through the data, matchups, and more as they make their bets, the numbers will move in one direction another for or against one team. And with injuries a big part of this tournament (click here for updates on the latest), we’ll also keep you abreast of the status of key players going forward.
Let’s take a look at how those betting lines have moved in the lead up to the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament from DraftKings Sportsbook.
No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 Norfolk State
Spread: Gonzaga -34 (Opened at Gonzaga -32)
Total: 154.5 (Opened at 154.5)
No. 2 Iowa vs. No. 15 Grand Canyon
Spread: Iowa -14.5 (Opened at Iowa -16)
Total: 144.5 (Opened at 144.5)
No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 14 Eastern Washington
Spread: Kansas -10.5 (Opened at Kansas -11.5)
Total: 146.5 (Opened at 141)
No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 13 Ohio
Spread: Virginia -7 (Opened at Virginia -10)
Total: 131 (Opened at 131)
No. 5 Creighton vs. No. 12 UCSB
Spread: Creighton -7 (Opened at Creighton -8.5)
Total: 138 (Opened at 140)
No. 6 USC vs. No. 11 Wichita St/Drake
Spread: USC -6.5 (Opened at USC -6.5)
Total: 138.5 (Opened at 138)
No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 10 VCU
Spread: Oregon -5 (Opened at Oregon -5.5)
Total: 136.5 (Opened at 138)
No. 8 Oklahoma vs. No. 9 Missouri
Spread: Oklahoma -0.5 (Opened at Oklahoma -2)
Total: 140 (Opened at 141)
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