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Where March Madness first round odds have moved as of Friday game day

The odds are settling as game day arrives for the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament. We track how the lines have moved.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets forward Moses Wright dunks ahead of Florida State Seminoles guard M.J. Walker during the first half in the 2021 ACC tournament championship game at Greensboro Coliseum. Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

The most wonderful day of the office calendar is here, as the first half of the NCAA Tournament field takes to the court looking to survive and advance in one of the best events in all of sports.

But those games are often more fun with a bit of a wagering interest, and as the fans sort through the data, matchups, and more as they make their bets, the numbers will move in one direction another for or against one team. And with injuries a big part of this tournament (click here for updates on the latest), we’ll also keep you abreast of the status of key players going forward.

Let’s take a look at how those betting lines have moved in the lead up to the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament from DraftKings Sportsbook.

South region

No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 16 Hartford
Spread: Closed Baylor -25.5 (Opened Baylor -26)
Total: Closed 137.5 (Opened at Opened 141.5)

No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 15 Oral Roberts
Spread: Closed Ohio State -15.5 (Opened Ohio State -17.5)
Total: Closed 156 (Opened at 154.5)

No. 3 Arkansas vs. No. 14 Colgate
Spread: Closed Arkansas -8.5 (Opened Arkansas -9)
Total: Closed 161 (Opened at 157.5)

No. 4 Purdue vs. No. 13 North Texas
Spread: Closed Purdue -7 (Opened Purdue -8)
Total: Closed 125.5 (Opened at 125.5)

No. 5 Villanova vs. No. 12 Winthrop
Spread: Villanova -6.5 (Opened Villanova -5.5)
Total: 144.5 (Opened at 139.5)

No. 6 Texas Tech vs. No. 11 Utah State
Spread: Closed Texas Tech -4 (Opened Texas Tech -4.5)
Total: Closed 131 (Opened at 132.5)

No. 7 Florida vs. No. 10 Virginia Tech
Spread: Closed Virginia Tech -1 (Opened Florida -0.5)
Total: Closed 134.5 (Opened at 137.5)

No. 8 North Carolina vs. No. 9 Wisconsin
Spread: Closed North Carolina -1.5 (Opened North Carolina -2)
Total: Closed 137.5 (Opened at 139)

Midwest region

No. 1 Illinois vs. No. 16 Drexel
Spread: Closed Illinois -22.5 (Opened Illinois -22)
Total: Closed 143 (Opened at 145)

No. 2 Houston vs. No. 15 Cleveland State
Spread: Closed Houston -20 (Opened Houston -19)
Total: Closed 134 (Opened at 135.5)

No. 3 West Virginia vs. No. 14 Morehead State
Spread: Closed West Virginia -13 (Opened West Virginia -12)
Total: Closed 136 (Opened at 137.5)

No. 4 Oklahoma State vs. No. 13 Liberty
Spread: Closed Oklahoma State -7.5 (Opened Oklahoma State -9.5)
Total: 139 (Opened at 146.5)

No. 5 Tennessee vs. No. 12 Oregon State
Spread: Closed Tennessee -8 (Opened Tennessee -8.5)
Total: Closed 131 (Opened at 135)

No. 6 San Diego State vs. No. 11 Syracuse
Spread: Closed San Diego State -3 (Opened San Diego State -1)
Total: Closed 138.5 (Opened at 137.5)

No. 7 Clemson vs. No. 10 Rutgers
Spread: Closed Rutgers -2 (Opened Rutgers -1.5)
Total: Closed 125 (Opened at 129)

No. 8 Loyola Chicago vs. No. 9 Georgia Tech
Spread: Closed Loyola -5.5 (Opened Loyola -1.5)
Total: Closed 124 (Opened at 127.5)

East region

No. 1 Michigan vs. No. 16 Texas Southern
Spread: Michigan -25.5 (Opened at Michigan -27)
Total: 142 (Opened at 140)

No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 15 Iona
Spread: Alabama -16.5 (Opened at Alabama -16)
Total: 148 (Opened at 143.5)

No. 3 Texas vs. No. 14 Abilene-Christian
Spread: Texas -8.5 (Opened at Texas -8.5)
Total: 139.5 (Opened at 139)

No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 13 UNC Greensboro
Spread: Florida State -10.5 (Opened at Florida State -10.5)
Total: 145.5 (Opened at 145.5)

No. 5 Colorado vs. No. 12 Georgetown
Spread: Colorado -6 (Opened at Colorado -5)
Total: 138.5 (Opened at 139)

No. 6 BYU vs. No. 11 UCLA
Spread: BYU -3.5 (Opened at BYU -3.5)
Total: 139 (Opened at 138.5)

No. 7 UConn vs. No. 10 Maryland
Spread: UConn -3 (Opened at UConn -2.5)
Total: 130 (Opened at 131.5)

No. 8 LSU vs. No. 9 St. Bonaventure
Spread: LSU -1.5 (Opened at LSU -1.5)
Total: 144.5 (Opened at 144.5)

West region

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 Norfolk State
Spread: Gonzaga -34 (Opened at Gonzaga -32)
Total: 154.5 (Opened at 154.5)

No. 2 Iowa vs. No. 15 Grand Canyon
Spread: Iowa -14.5 (Opened at Iowa -16)
Total: 144.5 (Opened at 144.5)

No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 14 Eastern Washington
Spread: Kansas -10.5 (Opened at Kansas -11.5)
Total: 146.5 (Opened at 141)

No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 13 Ohio
Spread: Virginia -7 (Opened at Virginia -10)
Total: 131 (Opened at 131)

No. 5 Creighton vs. No. 12 UCSB
Spread: Creighton -7 (Opened at Creighton -8.5)
Total: 138 (Opened at 140)

No. 6 USC vs. No. 11 Wichita St/Drake
Spread: USC -6.5 (Opened at USC -6.5)
Total: 138.5 (Opened at 138)

No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 10 VCU
Spread: Oregon -5 (Opened at Oregon -5.5)
Total: 136.5 (Opened at 138)

No. 8 Oklahoma vs. No. 9 Missouri
Spread: Oklahoma -0.5 (Opened at Oklahoma -2)
Total: 140 (Opened at 141)

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