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East Regional Snapshot
East · West · South · Midwest
East Regional Matchups - Bracket Breakdown

1 Villanova vs. 16 Mount St. Mary's
2 Duke vs. 15 Troy
3 Baylor vs. 14 New Mexico State
4 Florida vs. 13 East Tennessee State
5 Virginia vs. 12 UNC Wilmington
6 SMU vs. 11 USC
7 South Carolina vs. 10 Marquette
8 Wisconsin vs. 9 Virginia Tech

Odds to win East Regional - per Sportsbook.ag
Villanova 3/2
Duke 2/1
Virginia 8/1
SMU 8/1
Baylor 8/1
Florida 8/1
Wisconsin 15/1
South Carolina 30/1
Marquette 40/1
Virginia Tech 80/1
USC 80/1
UNC-Wilmington 100/1
East Tennessee State 200/1
New Mexico State 500/1
Troy 500/1
Mount St. Mary's 2000/1

East Regional Stats
Seed Team SU ATS Away Last 5 Last 10 O-PPG D-PPG FG% 3-PT% FT%
1 Villanova 31-3 18-15 17-2 5-0 9-1 77.7 62.8 49.7 37.0 79.4
2 Duke 27-8 15-18-1 12-7 4-1 7-3 80.7 69.8 47.7 37.5 75.8
3 Baylor 25-7 14-13 10-5 3-2 5-5 72.7 62.7 47.1 35.9 71.7
4 Florida 24-8 17-13 15-7 2-3 7-3 78.3 66.6 45.0 36.2 72.6
5 Virginia 22-10 18-12 10-6 4-1 5-5 66.6 55.6 46.4 39.3 70.8
6 SMU 30-4 22-6-1 11-4 5-0 10-0 74.5 59.8 47.4 40.6 69.5
7 South Carolina 22-10 11-16-2 7-7 2-3 4-6 72.1 64.5 41.5 33.9 69.1
8 Wisconsin 25-9 15-16 10-7 3-2 4-6 71.9 61.4 45.2 35.6 64.4
9 Virginia Tech 22-10 16-11-1 7-8 3-2 6-4 79.2 74.4 49.0 40.3 73.4
10 Marquette 19-12 16-15 5-9 3-2 5-5 82.5 75.0 48.7 43.0 77.9
11 USC 24-9 16-16 10-6 3-2 5-5 78.7 73.2 45.4 36.3 73.9
11 Providence (Out) 20-12 20-12 5-9 4-1 7-3 70.2 66.6 44.7 36.8 69.1
12 UNC-Wilmington 29-5 14-15-1 16-4 5-0 9-1 85.2 74.9 48.2 36.6 69.2
13 East Tennessee State 27-7 17-13-1 14-5 4-1 9-1 79.9 69.4 49.1 38.3 70.4
14 New Mexico State 28-5 3-2 11-4 5-0 7-3 78.9 67.2 46.8 33.7 71.2
15 Troy 22-14 20-12 12-10 5-0 8-2 78.4 71.7 45.7 36.3 72.3
16 Mount St. Mary's 19-15 3-3 8-11 4-1 8-2 68.3 68.6 44.4 35.7 67.5
16 New Orleans (Out) 20-11 2-1 9-8 3-2 8-2 73.1 69.3 47.1 32.2 71.2


Favorite: Villanova (31-3 SU, 18-15 ATS)
The Wildcats are seeking their second consecutive championship after knocking off North Carolina at the buzzer to win the 2016 title. Villanova lost two of its top players from last year’s squad, but Jay Wright’s squad didn’t skip a beat by finishing non-conference play undefeated and capturing the Big East tournament title. Villanova will face the winner of Mount St. Mary’s and New Orleans on Thursday as the Wildcats covered in all six tournament victories last season.

Underachiever: Wisconsin (25-9 SU, 15-16 ATS)
The Badgers finished the regular season with the second-best record in the Big 10, but Wisconsin lost six of its final 10 games down the stretch. UW fell in the Big 10 title game to red-hot Michigan, as the Badgers dropped all the way to an eighth seed, where they will face Virginia Tech on Thursday night. The Badgers reached the championship game two seasons ago, but were knocked out in the Sweet 16 last season by Notre Dame following a pair of close victories over Pittsburgh and Xavier.

Keep an Eye on: SMU (30-4 SU, 22-6-1 ATS)
The Mustangs missed out on the NCAA tournament last season due to probation, but SMU is ready to make a run towards the Final Four. SMU captured the American Athletic Conference tournament title by beating Cincinnati to avenge an earlier loss and extend their winning streak to 16 games. The Mustangs will draw the winner of USC and Providence on Friday as SMU owns a remarkable 13-2-1 ATS record during this hot streak with the two ATS losses coming as a favorite of 19 points or more.

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Upset-Minded
: UNC-Wilmington (29-5 SU, 14-15-1 ATS)
The 12th-seeded Seahawks closed the season by winning nine of its final 10 games to grab the Colonial title for its second straight tournament appearance. Last season, UNCW fell short against Duke in the opening round of the tourney, but covered as 10-point underdogs. The Seahawks draw another ACC foe in Virginia, who suffered a four-game losing streak in February before winning four of their final five contests. Wilmington is listed as an underdog for only the third time this season (+8 ½), as the Seahawks lost at Clemson in December as nine-point ‘dogs, but beat St. Bonaventure as 3 ½-point ‘dogs.

Double-Digit Favorites: Duke, Baylor, and Florida
Villanova will likely be the largest favorite once their opponent is determined, but there is still plenty of wood laid in three other matchups. Duke opened as 19-point favorites against Sun Belt champion Troy, as the Blue Devils covered all four games in its road to winning the ACC tournament championship. The Blue Devils put together a 5-10 ATS record as a double-digit favorite this season, including five straight non-covers when laying at least 10 points.

Baylor tips off on Friday in Tulsa against WAC champion New Mexico State as the Bears are laying 12 points. The Bears have been knocked out of the first round in each of the past two tournaments by losing to Yale and Georgia State in the favorite role. Scott Drew’s club struggled to cover heavy numbers this season by posting a 1-4 ATS mark when laying at least 10 points.

Easiest Travel: Florida and South Carolina
The tournament committee does it best to keep the first two rounds as regionalized as possible but the Gators and Gamecocks received terrific travel draws. Florida makes the short trip from Gainesville to Orlando to face East Tennessee State out of the Southern Conference on Thursday. The Gators are making their first tournament appearance since reaching the Final Four in 2014 before falling to eventual champion UConn.

The Gamecocks are back in the Big Dance for the first time since 2004 as they seek their first tournament win since 1973. South Carolina makes the 90-minute drive from Columbia to Greenville to face Marquette in the late tip-off on Friday night. However, the Gamecocks weren’t sharp down the stretch by losing five of their last seven games, with four of those defeats coming away from Columbia.

Toughest Travel: Marquette (19-12 SU, 16-15 ATS)
It seems like a road game for the Eagles, who face South Carolina in Greenville. Marquette failed to win a game in the Big East tournament after losing to Seton Hall, while owning a 2-5 SU and 3-4 ATS record in its last seven games as an underdog away from Milwaukee. The Eagles picked up a road victory against an SEC squad earlier this season by winning at Georgia in December as three-point underdogs, 89-79.

Highest Total: Duke/Troy - 153

Lowest Total: Baylor/New Mexico State – 135 ½

  
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