The Field of 64 Is Set: What You Need To Know About Round 1 Of The NCAA Tournament

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We have an ambitious day ahead of us here at VSiN. We’re going to capture the excitement of NCAA first-round action by broadcasting from the South Point in Las Vegas, the Borgata in Atlantic City, Stadium Swim at Circa Las Vegas, the Grand MGM Detroit, Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and the Rivers Casino in suburban Chicago. See our broadcast schedule below and please say hello if you see us in any of those places. It has been tremendous to meet loyal VSiN fans here at Circa this week.

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  • A page of stats and analysis for each of the 64 teams in the field

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Today’s VSiN lineup (ET)

  • 7 a.m. ET Follow The Money with Mitch Moss and Pauly Howard from Circa Las Vegas
  • 10 a.m. A Numbers Game, presented by BetMGM, with Gill Alexander from the South Point
  • Noon The Lombardi Line, presented by BetMGM, with Patrick Meagher at the South Point and Michael Lombardi at The Borgata in Atlantic City.
  • 2 p.m. The Nutz with Mike Palm and Amal Shah from their perch above Stadium Swim at Circa Las Vegas.
  • 3 p.m. Betting Across America, presented by BetMGM,with Mike Pritchard at Mandalay Bay, Mike Sinnott at MGM Grand Detroit and James Salinas reporting from Denver.
  • 5 p.m. My Guys in the Desert with Matt Youmans from South Point and Danielle Alvari from Circa
  • 7 p.m. Rush Hour, presented by BetRivers, with Danny Burke from Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Ill.
  • 8 p.m. Prime Time Action with Gill Alexander, Matt Brown and Danielle Alvari from South Point
  • 10 p.m. The Night Cap with Tim Murray and Mark Zinno from Circa
  • 1 a.m. College Hoops Preview with Ben Wilson, Jeff Parles and Greg Peterson from Circa. WATCH THE DEBUT SHOW PREVIEWING TODAY’S FIRST ROUND.
  • 2-3 a.m. Gone Racin’ with Brendan Gaughan and Jeff Motley


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Dave Tuley’s ATS Report

  • NCAABK: UCLA beat Michigan St. 86-80 in OT in NCAA First Four. Bruins closed +3 & +130 ML; dogs 4-0 ATS as Texas Southern (+1.5 vs. Mount St. Mary’s) & Norfolk St. (+3.5 vs. Appalachian St.) pulled upsets & Wichita St. (+2 vs. Drake) covered in 53-52 SU loss. RECAPS & MATCHUPS.
  • NBA: Favorites went 4-2 SU but only 3-3 ATS; upsets by Wizards (+10.5, +500 ML vs. Jazz) & T-Wolves (+11, +475 ML at Suns) plus Magic (+4.5) covering in loss at Knicks; dogs lead 297-289-7 ATS; Unders went 4-2, but Overs lead 308-289-4 (51.6%). RECAPS & MATCHUPS.
  • ​NHL: Underdogs went 6-3 with upsets by Predators +180, Blue Jackets +170, Flyers +135, Devils +140, Red Wings +160 & Ducks +110; Unders went 6-3 to put Over/Unders back to .500 on season at 220-220-15; 1P Unders went 6-3, improve lead to 240-214-1 (52.9%). RECAPS & MATCHUPS.

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Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights

Josh looks for key line movements and highlights five of the 16 first-round games tonight. CONTINUE READING.

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Today’s VSiN podcasting lineup

  • Beating The Book: Gill Alexander has posted his NCAA Tournament mega-pod. LISTEN HERE.
  • Hardwood Handicappers with Jonathan Von Tobel, VSiN’s senior NBA betting analyst. LISTEN HERE.
  • VSiN Market Insights with Josh Appelbaum: Fresh updates on the line movement for today’s sports betting menu, posted every weekday by noon ET. LISTEN HERE.
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  • Gone Racin’ with Jeff Motley and Brendan Gaughan: The podcast version of the show. LISTEN HERE.

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