Outkick’s NCAA Tourney Picks For Thursday

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For the past four years I have bet every first and second round game in the NCAA tournament live from Las Vegas and we’ve never had a losing year.

This will make it five years in a row…hopefully.

So here we go with Thursday’s picks in the 16 games that we will be played starting tomorrow morning.

For those of you in Las Vegas, we will have a private VIP meet up on Wednesday night. (You’ll actually be able to come up to my hotel room suite and watch us tape a live Outkick show. Meeting details are on the message board.) For those of you who aren’t VIP members, I’m going to be appearing at the Mirage sports book with the SBR crew at 4 pt on Friday. So I hope to see a bunch of y’all at both places.)

Also, remember that if you go to this link here you can participate in the free betting contest for SBR with $5k in free prize money, plus bragging rights, up for grabs. So go sign up for that contest here. 

My blood bank guarantee is in bold below.

Let’s get rich, kids!

Alabama +2 vs. Virginia Tech

Loyola +2.5 vs. Miami

South Dakota State +8 vs. Ohio State

Florida -5.5 vs. St. Bonaventure

Radford +23.5 vs. Villanova

Rhode Island -1.5 vs. Oklahoma

Arizona -8.5 vs. Buffalo

Michigan -11 vs. Montana

Tennessee vs. Wright State, 0ver 132

Davidson vs. Kentucky, over 143

San Diego State vs. Houston, under 142.5

UNC-Greensboro vs. Gonzaga, over 136

SFA vs. Texas Tech, over 137.5

Kansas -13.5 vs. UPenn

Seton Hall -2 vs. NC State

Iona +20.5 vs. Duke


Written by Clay Travis

Clay Travis is the founder of the fastest growing national multimedia platform, OutKick, that produces and distributes engaging content across sports and pop culture to millions of fans across the country. OutKick was created by Travis in 2011 and sold to the Fox Corporation in 2021.

One of the most electrifying and outspoken personalities in the industry, Travis hosts OutKick The Show where he provides his unfiltered opinion on the most compelling headlines throughout sports, culture, and politics. He also makes regular appearances on FOX News Media as a contributor providing analysis on a variety of subjects ranging from sports news to the cultural landscape. Throughout the college football season, Travis is on Big Noon Kickoff for Fox Sports breaking down the game and the latest storylines.

Additionally, Travis serves as a co-host of The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, a three-hour conservative radio talk program syndicated across Premiere Networks radio stations nationwide.

Previously, he launched OutKick The Coverage on Fox Sports Radio that included interviews and listener interactions and was on Fox Sports Bet for four years. Additionally, Travis started an iHeartRadio Original Podcast called Wins & Losses that featured in-depth conversations with the biggest names in sports.

Travis is a graduate of George Washington University as well as Vanderbilt Law School. Based in Nashville, he is the author of Dixieland Delight, On Rocky Top, and Republicans Buy Sneakers Too.