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NCAA bracket predictions: College basketball model shares surprising March Madness 2022 tournament picks

There are several ways to approach the 2022 NCAA Tournament bracket. If you are in a small pool, going heavier on the chalk could be the best option with your 2022 March Madness picks. However, in a large pool, you’ll need to target several 2022 NCAA Tournament upsets in order to separate yourself from the pack. Which NCAA Tournament 2022 picks should you target in the 2022 March Madness bracket?

No. 13 seed Vermont and No. 13 seed South Dakota State are both popular picks heading into the first round of March Madness 2022. Should you take either team to be one of this year’s bracket busters? Before making any 2022 March Madness bracket predictions, be sure to check out the 2022 NCAA Tournament bracket picks from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulated the entire 2022 NCAA Tournament 10,000 times. It absolutely crushed its March Madness picks last year, beating over 92 percent of all CBS Sports brackets for the second time in three tournaments. The model also nailed a whopping three teams in the Final Four last year.

It knows how to spot an upset as well. The same model has produced brackets that have nailed 17 first-round upsets by double-digit seeds. It also nailed some massive upsets last tournament, including predicting the championship game between Gonzaga and Baylor, and hit Houston’s Midwest Region win even though the Cougars weren’t the No. 1 seed.

There’s simply no reason to rely on luck when there’s proven technology to help you dominate your 2022 March Madness picks. Now, with the 2022 NCAA bracket revealed, the model is simulating the matchups and its results are in. You can only see it over at SportsLine.

Three 2022 March Madness bracket games to watch

One of the most intriguing 2022 March Madness matchups to watch: No. 5 seed Connecticut vs. No. 12 seed New Mexico State in the West region. R.J. Cole and Adama Sanogo earned first-team All-Big East honors and give UConn a dynamic inside-outside scoring combo with Tyrese Martin. New Mexico State’s defense has been stingy of late, allowing opponents to shoot just 36.4 percent from the floor and 26.9 percent from the three-point line over the last three games.

One 2022 March Madness matchup to keep an eye on: No. 8 Boise State vs. No. 9 Memphis in the West Region. The Broncos have never won an NCAA Tournament game in their seven attempts, so they will be hoping to make history on Thursday. They set a school record for victories this season and have won 24 of their last 27 games. Memphis got hot to close the regular season, winning 12 of its final 14 contests to earn its first NCAA bracket appearance since 2014.

Another West Region matchup that stands out is No. 7 seed Michigan State vs. No. 10 seed Davidson. The Spartans are trying to set up a potential showdown with No. 2 seed Duke in the second round, but they will have to get past a veteran-led Davidson squad first. The Wildcats let a five-point lead slip away in the final minute of their conference title game against Richmond last Sunday. Michigan State struggled down the stretch of the regular season, losing seven of its final 10 games. You can see the model’s picks for these games and every other here.

How to make 2022 NCAA bracket predictions

Who wins every tournament-defining matchup? And which teams will make surprising runs through the 2022 NCAA Tournament bracket? With the model’s track record of calling bracket-busting upsets, you’ll want to see which stunners it’s calling this year before locking in any 2022 NCAA bracket picks.

So what’s the optimal NCAA Tournament 2022 bracket? And which NCAA Tournament Cinderella teams will shock college basketball? Visit SportsLine now to see which double-digit seeds you can back with confidence, all from the model that’s called 17 upsets by double-digit seeds.

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