March Madness schedule, odds and lines for 2021 NCAA tournament

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The field for the NCAA tournament has officially been announced, and we are just days away from March Madness 2021 after missing out on the tournament last year due to COVID-19.

People all over the country are filling out their brackets, but there are dozens of other ways to win money on the tournament; the first weekend of March Madness is one of the best gambling weekends of the year.

Here are the lines for every game on the first weekend of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament (all odds courtesy of BetMGM):

Thursday (First Four)

#16 Mount St. Mary’s (+2) at #16 Texas Southern, O/U 132.5, 5:10 p.m., truTV

#11 Drake (+2) at #11 Wichita State, O/U 139.5, 6:27 p.m., TBS

#16 Norfolk State (+3) at #16 Appalachian State, O/U 135.5, 8:40 p.m., truTV

#11 UCLA (+2) at #11 Michigan State, O/U 136.5, 9:57 p.m., TBS

Friday

#10 Virginia Tech (+1) at #7 Florida, O/U 137.5, 12:15 p.m., CBS

#14 Colgate (+9.5) at #3 Arkansas, O/U 162.5, 12:45 p.m., truTV

#16 Drexel (+22.5) at #1 Illinois, O/U 143.5, 1:15 p.m., TBS

#11 Utah State (+5) at #6 Texas Tech, O/U 131.5, 1:45 p.m., TNT

#15 Oral Roberts (+16.5) at #2 Ohio State, O/U 155.5, 3:00 p.m., CBS

#16 Hartford (+26.5) at #1 Baylor, O/U 141.5, 3:30 p.m., truTV

#9 Georgia Tech (+2) at #8 Loyola-Chicago, O/U 124.5, 4:00 p.m., TBS

#12 Oregon State (+7.5) at #5 Tennessee, O/U 133.5, 4:30 p.m., TNT

#13 Liberty (+5) at #4 Oklahoma State, O/U 141.5, 6:25 p.m., TBS

#9 Wisconsin (+2) at #8 North Carolina, O/U 139.5 7:10 p.m., CBS

#15 Cleveland State (+20) at #2 Houston, O/U 134.5, 7:15 p.m., truTV

#13 North Texas (+7.5) at #4 Purdue, O/U 125.5, 7:25 p.m., TNT

#10 Rutgers at #7 Clemson, 9:20 p.m., TBS

#11 Syracuse (+3) at #6 San Diego State, O/U 138.5, 9:40 p.m., CBS

#14 Morehead State (+13) at #3 West Virginia, O/U 137.5, 9:50 p.m., truTV

#12 Winthrop (+6) at #5 Villanova, O/U 139.5, 9:57 p.m., TNT

Oklahoma State star Cade Cunningham controls the ball against Baylor.
Oklahoma State star Cade Cunningham controls the ball against Baylor.
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Saturday

#12 Georgetown (+4.5) at #5 Colorado, O/U 138.5, 12:15 p.m., CBS

#13 UNC Greensboro (+11) at #4 Florida State, O/U 144.5, 12:45 p.m., truTV

#14 Eastern Washington (+11) at #3 Kansas, O/U 142.5, 1:15 p.m., TBS

#9 St. Bonaventure (+1.5) at #8 LSU, O/U 144.5, 1:45 p.m., TNT

#16 Mount St. Mary’s/Texas Southern at #1 Michigan, 3:00 p.m., CBS

#12 UC Santa Barbara (+6.5) at #5 Creighton, O/U 139.5, 3:30 p.m., truTV

#15 Iona (+16.5) at #2 Alabama, O/U 145.5, 4:00 p.m., TBS

#11 Wichita State/Drake at #6 USC, 4:30 p.m., TNT

#15 Grand Canyon (+14.5) at #2 Iowa, O/U 144.5, 6:25 p.m., TBS

#10 Maryland (+2.5) at #7 UConn, O/U 129.5, 7:10 p.m., CBS

#13 Ohio (+7.5) at #4 Virginia, O/U 131.5, 7:15 p.m., truTV

#9 Missouri (+2) at #8 Oklahoma, O/U 140.5, 7:25 p.m., TNT

#16 Norfolk State/Appalachian State at #1 Gonzaga, 9:20 p.m. TBS

#11 Michigan State/UCLA at #6 BYU, 9:40 p.m., CBS

#14 Abilene Christian (+8.5) at #3 Texas, O/U 139.5, 9:50 p.m., truTV

#10 VCU (+6) at #7 Oregon, O/U 136.5, 9:57 p.m., TNT

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