The sixty-eight teams are set and the 2023 version of March Madness is starting with the play-in games tonight! Below, we analyze the four regions to help you pick your brackets, bet futures, or do whatever else you may want to do with it! Our simulation runs 1,000 times to create these results. As always, one can find our individual game predictions here. There may be some discrepancy between the two projections. One is a simulation and our game predictions take into account injuries.
East Bracket Breakdown
Headlined by Purdue, the East has some decent parity with about ten teams that have a realistic shot of making the Final Four. Certainly, Purdue has the best odds. However, Tennessee or Duke could give them a very tough test in the Sweet Sixteen.
Best Futures Bet: Tennessee to make the Final Four (+500)
South Bracket Breakdown
The South Bracket features 1-seed Alabama which has the 3rd best odds to win the entire NCAA Tournament. We don’t expect too many surprises in this group except for the possibility of an upset in the 5-12 game.
Best Futures Bet: Charleston over SD State (+190)
Midwest Bracket Breakdown
The Midwest sets up very nicely for Houston as they have arguably the easiest run to the Final Four of any other one-seed.
Best Futures Bet: Xavier to win the National Championship (+5000)
West Bracket Breakdown
The West is the toughest bracket in this year’s NCAA Tournament. The top four seeds are incredibly strong and each have a chance at making a run to be the NCAA Tournament champion.
Best Futures Bet: Gonzaga to win the NCAA Tournament (+1600)