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)
Betting line: Mt. St. Mary’s -1
West, No. 11: Drake vs. Wichita State
Start time: 6:27 p.m. ET (5:27 CT)
Betting line: Drake -2
West, No. 16: Appalachian State vs. Norfolk State
Start time: 8:40 p.m. ET (7:40 CT)
Betting line: App State -3
East, No. 11: UCLA vs. Michigan State
Start time: 9:57 p.m. ET (8:57 CT)
Betting line: Michigan State -2
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.
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