March Madness 2016 odds and lines for NCAA Tournament’s first round

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Some sports fans like to know what the oddsmakers have set as the betting line for NCAA Tournament games for entertainment purposes. Other fans, like myself, think using these lines can give you an advantage when filling out your NCAA Tournament bracket.

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The first set of odds and lines were posted on Selection Sunday by the good folks at CG Technology, the same people who control several prominent sports books in Las Vegas.

First Four

No. 16 seed Farleigh Dickinson (+6) vs. No. 16 seed Florida Gulf Coast

No. 11 seed Vanderbilt (+3) vs. No. 11 seed Wichita State

No. 16 seed Southern (-3) vs. No. 16 seed Holy Cross

No. 11 seed Tulsa (+1.5) vs. No. 11 seed Michigan

South Region

No. 1 seed Kansas (-24.5) vs. No. 16 seed Austin Peay

No. 8 seed Colorado (-3.5) vs. No. 9 seed Connecticut

No. 5 seed Maryland (-8.5) vs. No. 12 seed South Dakota State

No. 4 seed California (-6.5) vs. No. 13 seed Hawaii

No. 3 seed Miami (-13) vs. No. 14 seed Buffalo

No. 7 seed Iowa (-7) vs. No. 10 seed Temple

No. 2 seed Villanova (-15) vs. No. 15 seed UNC Asheville

West Region

No. 8 seed Saint Joseph’s (+2) vs. No. 9 seed Cincinnati

No. 5 seed Baylor (-5) vs. No. 12 seed Yale

No. 4 seed Duke (-9.5) vs. No. 13 seed UNC-Wilmington

No. 6 seed Texas (-5) vs. No. 11 seed Northern Iowa

No. 3 seed Texas A&M (-12.5) vs. No. 14 seed Green Bay

No. 7 seed Oregon State (+3.5) vs. No. 10 seed VCU

No. 2 seed Oklahoma (-13) vs. No. 15 seed Cal-State Bakersfield

East Region

No. 8 seed USC (+1.5) vs. No. 9 seed Providence

No. 5 seed Indiana (-11) vs. No. 12 seed Tennessee-Chattanooga

No. 4 seed Kentucky (-13.5) vs. No. 13 seed Stony Brook

No. 3 seed West Virginia (-6) vs. No. 14 seed Stephen F. Austin

No. 7 seed Wisconsin (-1.5) vs. No. 10 seed Pittsburgh

No. 2 seed Xavier (-13.5) vs. No. 15 seed Weber State

Midwest Region

No. 1 seed Virginia (-23.5) vs. No. 16 seed Hampton

No. 8 seed Texas Tech (+3) vs. No. 9 seed Butler

No. 5 seed Purdue (-7.5) vs. No. 12 seed Arkansas-Little Rock

No. 4 seed Iowa State (-7) vs. No. 13 seed Iona

No. 6 seed Seton Hall (PICK) vs. No. 11 seed Gonzaga

No. 3 seed Utah (-8) vs. No. 14 seed Fresno State

No. 7 seed Dayton (-1.5) vs. No. 10 seed Syracuse

No. 2 seed Michigan State (-16.5) vs. No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee

No. 7 Oregon State is a 3.5-point underdog vs. No. 10 seed VCU. (USATSI)
No. 7 Oregon State is a 3.5-point underdog vs. No. 10 seed VCU. (USATSI)

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