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Early NCAA Tournament Lines of Interest

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The NCAA Tournament field is out and already early lines for the week’s games are out.

You can see all those lines here.

But I thought I would hit you with the lines that jumped out the most at me.

Georgetown opened just -5 against Belmont in a 3 vs. 14 match-up and within the first hour of posted odds the line dropped to Georgetown -4. That’s really low for a seed disparity like this and suggests many are impressed with Belmont’s chances.

Similarly, Florida State is just a -5.5 against 14 seed St. Bonaventure.

These are the two closest lines for major seed differential.

Other close lines relative to seeding:

7 seed Gonzaga is +1 vs. 10 seed West Virginia

This the only time thus far that the higher seed is the favorite.

6 seed San Diego State is a straight pick ’em against 11 seed N.C. State.

6 seed Cincinnati is -1.5 vs. 11 seed Texas

6 seed Murray State is -3 vs. 11 seed Colorado State

5 seed Vanderbilt is -5.5 against 12 seed Harvard. 

At least there’s no record of Vandy losing as first round favorite…wait

4 seed Michigan is -6 against Ohio.

6 seed UNLV is -3 vs. 11 seed Colorado. 

4 seed Indiana is -5.5 vs. 13 seed New Mexico State

And if you’re looking for the safest bet of all — four games aren’t set yet because they await play-in game winners — Missouri opened -21 against Norfolk State.

In terms of SEC teams, Florida opened -3.5 against Virginia, Alabama opened +2 against Creighton.

Finally, come join us on ESPN — I had to drop Yahoo because they limit the number of entries — for this year’s OKTC bracket challenge.

The goal is to have the best possible name. Not surprisingly, “Your gay,” is the leader in the clubhouse thus far.

Written by Clay Travis

OutKick founder, host and author. He's presently banned from appearing on both CNN and ESPN because he’s too honest for both.