Gonzaga was the favorite to win the national championship for almost the entire 2021-22 season, but it ultimately came up short in the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs are flying under the radar as a No. 3 seed in the 2023 March Madness bracket, despite still having veteran big man Drew Timme. He averaged 20.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per game this season, leading Gonzaga to a West Coast Conference Tournament title earlier this month. The Bulldogs will face No. 14 seed Grand Canyon on Friday night during the March Madness 2023 schedule.The loaded West Region of the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket also features No. 1 seed Kansas, No. 2 seed UCLA and No. 4 seed UConn. It is one of the trickiest regions to dissect in the 2023 NCAA college basketball bracket, so which teams should you advance with your 2023 March Madness picks? Before making any 2023 March Madness bracket predictions, be sure to check out the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket picks from the proven computer model at SportsLine.The SportsLine Projection Model simulated the entire 2023 NCAA Tournament 10,000 times. It has absolutely crushed its March Madness picks, beating over 92% of all CBS Sports brackets two of the last four tournaments. The model also nailed three teams in the West and South Region Sweet 16 last year, including No. 5 seed Houston.It knows how to spot an upset as well. The same model has produced brackets that have nailed 18 first-round upsets by double-digit seeds. It also nailed some massive upsets two years ago, including predicting the championship game between Gonzaga and Baylor and hitting Houston’s Midwest Region win even though the Cougars weren’t the No. 1 seed.
There’s simply no reason to rely on luck when there’s proven technology to help you dominate your 2023 March Madness picks. Now, with the 2023 NCAA bracket revealed, the model is simulating the matchups and its results are in. You can only see it over at SportsLine.Three 2023 March Madness bracket games to watchOne of the most intriguing 2023 March Madness matchups to watch: No. 8 Maryland vs. No. 9 West Virginia in the South Region. The Mountaineers have lost just two of their last six games, both of which came against Kansas, the defending national champions. Meanwhile, Maryland limps into the NCAA Tournament 2023 having lost three of their last four contests. However, the Terrapins play well defensively, giving up just 63.2 points per game this season, which ranks 26th in the nation.Another 2023 March Madness matchup to keep an eye on: No. 5 San Diego State vs. No. 12 Charleston Cougars. San Diego State is flying across the country after winning the Mountain West Conference regular season and tournament titles. The Aztecs only have one player scoring in double-figures, but they have one of the top defenses in college basketball. Charleston punched its ticket to the Big Dance with a 10-game winning streak, cutting down the nets in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. The Cougars have five players scoring in double-figures, with Ante Brzovic averaging 16.7 points and eight rebounds during three wins in the conference tournament.
No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 13 Furman is another critical matchup in the South. The Cavaliers have experienced two first-round exits and one national championship in their last three trips to the NCAA Tournament. They lost to No. 13 seed Ohio in the opening round two years ago, so they will be motivated to avoid another upset on Thursday. Furman swept the Southern Conference regular season and tournament titles to make the NCAA Tournament bracket for the first time since 1980. The Paladins are led by SoCon Player of the Year Jalen Slawson, who averages 15.7 points and 7.1 rebounds. You can see the model’s 2023 NCAA bracket picks here.How to make 2023 NCAA bracket predictionsWho wins every tournament-defining matchup? And which teams will make surprising runs through the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket? With the model’s track record of calling bracket-busting upsets, you’ll want to see which stunners it’s calling this year before locking in any 2023 NCAA bracket picks.So what’s the optimal NCAA Tournament 2023 bracket? And which NCAA Tournament Cinderella teams will shock college basketball? Visit SportsLine now to see which double-digit seeds you can back with confidence, all from the model that’s called 18 upsets by double-digit seeds.