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How the public is betting Saturday’s round 1 games in the 2021 NCAA Tournament

One of the best days of the sports calendar is here as the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament gets underway. We run down betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook. for Saturday’s slate.

The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles celebrate after an overtime victory against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament at Mackey Arena. Joshua Bickel-USA TODAY Sports

We’re back for another day of wall-to-wall basketball. The first round continues on Saturday with another 16-game slate tipping off at 12:15 p.m. and likely wrapping sometime around 12:30 Sunday morning.

We had a wild first day of March Madness. Oral Roberts became the ninth No. 15 to upset a No. 12 seed, beating Ohio State 75-72 in overtime. No. 13 North Texas impressed in overtime, beating No. 4 Purdue and eliminating the only Indiana-based school in the Indiana-based tournament. We got one 12/5 upset with Oregon State having no problem with Tennessee, and we managed No. 11 Syracuse and No. 10 Rutgers both advancing as well.

Will we see another big round of upsets on the second day of the first round? Heading into game day, six games feature a majority of moneyline bets placed at DraftKings Sportsbook have gone to the worse seed. Here are the splits for Saturday, March 20 — day 2 of the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

2021 NCAA Tournament betting splits, Saturday Round 1

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
#12 Georgetown +6 47% 75% Over 138.0 41% 50% +205 73% 69%
#5 Colorado -6 53% 25% Under 138.0 59% 50% -250 27% 31%
#13 UNC Greensboro +10.5 34% 28% Over 145.0 13% 24% +450 12% 12%
#4 Florida State -10.5 66% 72% Under 145.0 87% 76% -625 88% 88%
#14 Eastern Washington +10.5 47% 38% Over 146.5 72% 30% +450 13% 17%
#3 Kansas -10.5 53% 62% Under 146.5 28% 70% -625 87% 83%
#9 St. Bonaventure +1 39% 28% Over 144.5 49% 42% -105 36% 47%
#8 LSU -1 61% 72% Under 144.5 51% 58% -114 64% 53%
#16 Texas Southern +25.5 74% 71% Over 142.5 48% 40% +1600 33% 21%
#1 Michigan -25.5 26% 29% Under 142.5 52% 60% -10000 67% 79%
#12 UC Santa Barbara +7.5 72% 75% Over 138.0 82% 60% +270 56% 55%
#5 Creighton -7.5 28% 25% Under 138.0 18% 40% -335 44% 45%
#15 Iona +16.5 48% 50% Over 147.0 83% 58% +1050 39% 23%
#2 Alabama -16.5 52% 50% Under 147.0 17% 42% -2000 61% 77%
#11 Drake +6 36% 40% Over 135.5 6% 37% +215 33% 33%
#6 USC -6 64% 60% Under 135.5 94% 63% -265 67% 67%
#15 Grand Canyon +14.5 43% 36% Over 144.5 89% 54% +850 17% 15%
#2 Iowa -14.5 57% 64% Under 144.5 11% 46% -1430 83% 85%
#10 Maryland +3 32% 41% Over 130.0 63% 76% +133 40% 59%
#7 UConn -3 68% 59% Under 130.0 37% 24% -157 60% 41%
#13 Ohio +7 90% 78% Over 131.0 71% 69% +255 58% 54%
#4 Virginia -7 10% 22% Under 131.0 29% 31% -315 42% 46%
#9 Missouri +0.5 57% 43% Over 140.0 24% 50% -107 36% 51%
#8 Oklahoma -0.5 43% 57% Under 140.0 76% 50% -112 64% 49%
#16 Norfolk State +33.5 58% 64% Over 154.5 54% 37% +2000 12% 17%
#1 Gonzaga -33.5 42% 36% Under 154.5 46% 63% -10000 88% 83%
#11 UCLA +4 35% 49% Over 138.5 29% 63% +155 51% 60%
#6 BYU -4 65% 51% Under 138.5 71% 37% -186 49% 40%
#14 Abilene Christian +8.5 40% 30% Over 139.5 63% 53% +310 7% 12%
#3 Texas -8.5 60% 70% Under 139.5 37% 47% -400 93% 88%
#10 VCU +5.5 36% 36% Over 137.5 62% 66% +195 29% 32%
#7 Oregon -5.5 64% 64% Under 137.5 38% 34% -240 71% 68%

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