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NCAA March Madness Schedule, Betting Lines For Thursday

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It’s finally here!

The 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is getting underway on Thursday evening with the First Four. In order to make things as easy as possible for OutKick readers, we’ve provided a quick schedule of those games.

It includes the start time, TV channel and current betting lines, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Right now, FanDuel Sportsbook users can “Spread the Love” for Michigan State vs. UCLA. For every 2500 people who bet the Spartans to cover Thursday, the FanDuel Sportsbook will move the line one point in MSU’s favor. The line grows no matter when you place your bet. Max bet $50. New users can sign up by clicking this link. (Excludes Tennessee, but you get an equally awesome promotion instead.)

East, No. 16: Texas Southern vs. Mount St. Mary’s

Start time: 5:10 p.m. ET (4:10 CT)

Channel: TruTV

Betting line: Mt. St. Mary’s -1

Over/under: 131

West, No. 11: Drake vs. Wichita State

Start time: 6:27 p.m. ET (5:27 CT)

Channel: TBS

Betting line: Drake -2

Over/under: 141

West, No. 16: Appalachian State vs. Norfolk State

Start time: 8:40 p.m. ET (7:40 CT)

Channel: TruTV

Betting line: App State -3

Over/under: 133.5

East, No. 11: UCLA vs. Michigan State

Start time: 9:57 p.m. ET (8:57 CT)

Channel: TBS

Betting line: Michigan State -2

Over/under: 135

FanDuel Sportsbook users: Don’t forget to take advantage of the “Spread the Love” promotion for Michigan State vs. UCLA. Seriously, it’s free money. New users can sign up for a FanDuel Sportsbook account here.  (Excludes Tennessee, but you’re getting an awesome risk-free $50 bet instead.)

For predictions and picks for the First Four, check out this piece from Erick Valenciano.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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