March Madness 2022 bracket predictions: NCAA Tournament picks from dialed-in college basketball model

March Madness 2022 bracket predictions: NCAA Tournament picks from dialed-in college basketball model

A year after the Baylor Bears dominated Gonzaga to win the NCAA Tournament, Scott Drew’s team is a No. 1 seed in the 2022 March Madness bracket. A remade roster features James Akinjo, Adam Flagler and LJ Cryer as the Bears’ top scorers since a chunk of their minutes from last year belong to players no longer on the team. They did have an early exit in the Big 12 Tournament, falling unexpectedly to Oklahoma in their first game ahead of the NCAA Tournament 2022.

Still, Baylor still seems primed for a deep March Madness 2022 run. The only question: how far should you pick them to go in your NCAA bracket 2022? Could their lack of star power result in UCLA, Kentucky or Purdue escaping with the East region title? Before filling out any NCAA Tournament bracket 2022, be sure to see the 2022 March Madness bracket picks from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

SportsLine’s advanced computer model absolutely crushed its March Madness picks last tournament, beating over 92 percent of all CBS Sports brackets for the second time in three years. The model also nailed a whopping three teams in the Final Four last year.

He 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, the model has simulated every possible matchup in the 2022 NCAA Tournament and revealed its optimal bracket. You can only see it over at SportsLine.

Top 2022 March Madness bracket picks

One team set to disrupt 2022 March Madness brackets, according to the model: No. 6 Alabama suffers a defeat in the first round in the West Region. Alabama will face either Rutgers or Notre Dame, the play-in 11-seeds.

Nate Oats’ team made it to the Sweet Sixteen last season in an ahead-of-schedule breakout year, but the model projects they won’t sniff that territory in the 2022 NCAA Tournament. Alabama enters the 2022 college basketball bracket having lost three straight on top of a relatively lackluster season given their preseason hype. The Tide’s 9-9 record tied for fifth in the SEC after a conference championship last season. For a team that takes the eighth-most three-pointers in Division I, they rank a dismal 309th in three-point field goal percentage.

Another team to back in your 2022 NCAA Tournament picks: The 10th-seeded Davidson Wildcats, who stun No. 7 Michigan State in the first round of the West Region. Davidson burst onto the March Madness scene in 2008, when Stephen Curry led the Wildcats to the Elite Eight. The Wildcats last appeared in the NCAA Tournament bracket in 2018, losing to Kentucky in the first round. Davidson gets his shot at redemption against another blue blood program on Friday, and the Wildcats have all the tools needed to pull off the upset.

In fact, Davidson enters the NCAA Tournament 2022 connecting on 38.65 percent of its three-point attempts, the eighth-best mark in college basketball. Michigan State, meanwhile, ranks 155th in scoring defense, giving up 68.4 points per game. SportsLine’s computer model likes Davidson’s chances to knock off the Spartans and considers the Wildcats one of the March Madness 2022 bracket busters to watch.

How to make 2022 NCAA Tournament bracket predictions

SportsLine’s model also has one region where the No. 5 seed goes to the Elite Eight and the 14-seed delivers a shocking upset. Nailing those picks could literally make or break your bracket. With the model’s proven track record of calling bracket-busting upsets, you’ll want to see which stunners it is calling this year before locking in any bracket picks.

So who else makes a deep run in the NCAA Tournament 2022? Visit SportsLine now to see which region features a No. 5 seed in the Elite Eight and a 14-seed that delivers a massive shocker, plus see who wins every single game, all from the model that beat over 92 percent of bracket players two of the last three years.