March Madness 2022 bracket predictions: NCAA Tournament picks from proven college basketball model

March Madness 2022 bracket predictions: NCAA Tournament picks from proven college basketball model

Two Big 12 teams earned No. 1 seeds in the 2022 March Madness bracket, the Kansas Jayhawks and Baylor Bears. Kansas has been surging, winning its 16th conference tournament in dominating fashion. The Jayhawks won their three Big 12 Tournament games by an average of 15.3 points behind a trio of outstanding performances from Ochai Agbaji. Their play down the stretch earned the Jayhawks a meeting with the winner of the First Four game between Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Texas Southern in the NCAA bracket 2022.

Will Bill Self’s veteran squad make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament 2022? Should you back another national powerhouse like Duke, Arizona, or Kentucky when making your March Madness 2022 predictions? 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. The Tide are stinging after an unceremonious exit from the SEC Tournament courtesy of NIT-bound Vanderbilt in their second-round matchup. Alabama’s issues started before arriving in Tampa, Fla. to play the Commodores, however.

Against Vandy on Feb. 22, Alabama turned the ball over 18 times and shot 37.9 percent from the field in a win. The Tide weren’t as lucky afterwards, when they turned the ball over 19 times in losses to Texas A&M and LSU to close out the season. Alabama’s lack of efficiency makes the Tide a vulnerable target against the Irish or Scarlet Knights, who will enter with momentum.

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. Michigan State’s Tom Izzo is one of the most successful NCAA Tournament coaches of all time, but this matchup does not project well for the Spartans.

Davidson point guard Foster Loyer is highly familiar with the Spartans. The six-foot junior began his career at Michigan State and played 86 games for the Spartans before transferring to Davidson. In his first season with the Wildcats, Loyer is averaging 16.6 points, 3.3 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game.

Davidson is one of the best shooting teams in college basketball, knocking down 48.5 percent of its shots, while Michigan State has uncharacteristically underperformed on the defensive end in 2021-22, allowing 68.4 points per game. As a result, SportsLine’s simulation model loves Davidson’s chances at pulling off a first round upset in the 2022 NCAA Tournament bracket.

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.