2021 March Madness Guide: NCAA Tournament Bracket Predictions, Bet Picks, & DFS Plays

Read our full 2021 March Madness Guide, complete with NCAA Tournament bracket picks, upset specials, sleeper teams and predictions.


2021 March Madness Guide: Bracket Picks, Upsets, Sleepers, & Predictions

2021 March Madness Schedule

(Per NCAA.com. All times ET.)

  • First Four: Thursday, March 18 — 4 p.m. first tip-off
  • First Round: Friday, March 19, & Saturday, March 20 — 12 p.m. first tip-off
  • Second Round: Sunday, March 21, & Monday, March 22 — 12 p.m. first tip-off
  • Sweet 16: Saturday, March 27 — 2 p.m. ET first tip-off; & Sunday, March 28 — 1 p.m. first tip-off
  • Elite Eight: Monday, March 29 — 7 p.m. first tip-off; & Tuesday, March 30 — 6 p.m. first tip-off
  • Final Four: Saturday, April 3 — 5 p.m. first tip-off
  • NCAA Championship Game: Monday, April 5 — 9 p.m. tip-off

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2021 March Madness Betting Odds

Odds To Win 2021 NCAA Tournament

From BetMGM, current as of Sunday, March 14, at 11 p.m. ET:

  • Gonzaga (+250)
  • Baylor (+300)
  • Michigan (+600)
  • Illinois (+600)
  • Oklahoma State (+1600)
  • Iowa (+1600)
  • Ohio State (+1600)
  • Alabama (+1600)
  • Florida State (+2000)
  • Houston (+2000)
  • West Virginia (+2000)
  • Texas (+2000)
  • Kansas (+2500)
  • Creighton (+2500)
  • Texas Tech (+2500)
  • Virginia (+3500)
  • Oklahoma (+3500)
  • USC (+3500)
  • Arkansas (+3500)
  • Villanova (+4000)
  • Tennessee (+4000)
  • Purdue (+4000)
  • UConn (+4000)
  • Loyola Chicago (+4000)
  • Wisconsin (+4000)
  • San Diego State (+5000)
  • Oregon (+5000)
  • North Carolina (+5000)
  • LSU (+5000)
  • Michigan State (+6600)
  • Virginia Tech (+6600)
  • Missouri (+6600)
  • Colorado (+6600)
  • Utah State (+6600)

See BetMGM’s odds for the rest of the 2021 NCAA Tournament championship field.


2021 March Madness Bracket

West Region

  • (1) Gonzaga (No. 1 overall seed) vs. (16) Norfolk State/Appalachian State
  • (8) Oklahoma vs. (9) Missouri
  • (5) Creighton vs. (12) UC Santa Barbara
  • (4) Virginia vs. (13) Ohio
  • (6) USC vs. (11) Wichita State/Drake
  • (3) Kansas vs. (14) Eastern Washinton
  • (7) Oregon vs. (10) VCU
  • (2) Iowa vs. (15) Grand Canyon

South Region

  • (1) Baylor vs. (16) Hartford
  • (8) North Carolina vs. (9) Wisconsin
  • (5) Villanova vs. (12) Winthrop
  • (4) Purdue vs. (13) North Texas
  • (6) Texas Tech vs. (11) Utah State
  • (3) Arkansas vs. (14) Colgate
  • (7) Florida vs. (10) Virginia Tech
  • (2) Ohio State vs. (15) Oral Roberts

Midwest Region

  • (1) Illinois vs. (16) Drexel
  • (8) Loyola Chicago vs. (9) Georgia Tech
  • (5) Tennessee vs. (12) Oregon State
  • (4) Oklahoma State vs. (13) Liberty
  • (6) San Diego State vs. (11) Syracuse
  • (3) West Virginia vs. (14) Morehead State
  • (7) Clemson vs. (10) Rutgers
  • (2) Houston vs. (15) Cleveland State

East Region

  • (1) Michigan vs. (16) Mount St. Mary’s/Texas Southern
  • (8) LSU vs. (9) St. Bonaventure
  • (5) Colorado vs. (12) Georgetown
  • (4) Florida State vs. (13) UNC Greensboro
  • (6) BYU vs. (11) Michigan State/UCLA
  • (3) Texas vs. (14) Abilene Christian
  • (7) UConn v. (10) Maryland
  • (2) Alabama vs. (15) Iona


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