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Predicting the Tournament Against the Spread: First Four

We’ll predict region by region

NCAA Basketball: Final Four Championship Game-Villanova vs North Carolina Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

We’re going to predict every game with the exception of the 16 v. 16 games. I am going to miss a ton of picks anyway, but I have no knowledge to pick the 16 v. 16 games.

If you have extra equity in your home, I would strongly advise you not take out a second mortgage and roll with these bets. I only promise that you will lose. But I’m not a real estate expert. Do what you feel like with your money.

Kansas State (-1) takes on Wake Forrest at 8:10 on Tuesday on truTv. I’ll take the Wildcats to cover. John Collins will be the best player on the floor. But the Demon Deacons struggle defensively. I think the Wildcats do enough to earn Bruce Weber another season.

USC (-3) battles Providence at 8:10 on Wednesday. Once again, the game airs on truTv. These teams are almost evenly matched. KenPom gives Providence a 51% chance to win. I think USC wins, but Providence covers.