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2024 NCAA Tournament bracket: Basketball expert reveals second-chance picks, Sweet 16 predictions

The 2024 NCAA Tournament bracket has reached the Sweet 16 and it’s been a somewhat chalky year by March Madness standards. After no team seeded higher than No. 4 made the Final Four in 2023, 10 of the 12 teams seeded No. 3 or better are still alive in the 2024 March Madness bracket. The only time that all four No. 1 seeds advanced to the Final Four was in 2008, but will we see history repeated in the 2024 NCAA bracket?

No. 11 seed North Carolina State is the only team that made the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament 2024 that is seeded higher than sixth, but there could be a few more twists and turns over the final two weekends of the season. Who comes out on top in their respective regions and what can you expect at the 2024 Final Four in Phoenix? Before locking in any March Madness predictions, be sure to check out the 2024 NCAA bracket picks from SportsLine college basketball handicapper Thomas Casale.

A frequent guest on national radio and TV shows to discuss college sports, Casale started playing football sheets at 8 years old when his dad was the local bookie. He’s been betting — and winning — for more than 30 years. Over the last three college basketball seasons (through Jan. 31, 2024), he is 305-179-7 (63%). He also is on a 22-4-1 roll with his last 27 against-the-spread picks for a profit of $1,743 for $100 bettors.

There’s simply no reason to rely on luck when there’s a proven expert to help you dominate your 2024 March Madness picks. Now, Casale has analyzed the Sweet 16 teams and revealed his predictions for the remainder of the NCAA Tournament bracket 2024. You can only see his second-chance 2024 NCAA Tournament bracket over at SportsLine.

Top 2024 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 bracket

One team to back in 2024 NCAA Tournament upsets that Casale is predicting in his second-chance March Madness bracket 2024: No. 3 seed Creighton defeats No. 2 seed Tennessee in the Midwest Region. These are two experienced and dynamic squads that have had Final Four aspirations all season. Oddsmakers list Tennessee as a 3-point favorite, but Casale likes the Bluejays to pull off the upset because of their perimeter shooting.

“There’s something about this Creighton team I like, especially after beating Oregon in a game the Bluejays probably should have lost,” Casale told SportsLine, “This game will come down to the 3-point shot. Both teams shoot a lot of them and they each defend the perimeter well. Tennessee is the better overall team on paper but I think Creighton will once again find a way to win a tight game and advance.” See the rest of Casale’s second-chance 2024 March Madness bracket here.

How to make 2024 NCAA Tournament bracket predictions

Casale has also predicted the rest of the 2024 NCAA Tournament bracket, including a No. 1 seed that goes down hard in the Elite Eight. With Casale’s proven track record over the last three years in college basketball, you’ll want to see the rest of his 2024 March Madness bracket picks at SportsLine.

Which teams should you back as you make college basketball picks and fill out your second-chance 2024 NCAA Tournament brackets? And which No. 1 goes down hard? Visit SportsLine now to see which teams you can back with confidence, all from the expert on a 22-4 run against the spread who has hit 63% of his college hoops picks the last three seasons.

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