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March Madness 2022 bracket predictions: NCAA Tournament picks from advanced college basketball model

Gonzaga, Arizona, Baylor and Kansas are the No. 1 seeds in the 2022 NCAA Tournament bracket. Since the NCAA bracket went to a 64-team field, a No. 1 seed has won 23 of the 36 championships. A No. 2 seed has cut down the nets five times, while a 3-seed has won the NCAA basketball bracket four times. Villanova is the lowest seed to win a championship, securing the title in 1985 as an 8-seed.

Can Baylor run through the March Madness 2022 bracket and repeat as champion or will Gonzaga claim its first national title at the 2022 NCAA Tournament? Which March Madness Cinderella teams will make a deep run in the NCAA basketball bracket 2022? Before filling out any NCAA Tournament bracket 2022, be sure to see the 2022 March Madness bracket picks from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

SportsLine’s advanced computer model absolutely crushed its March Madness picks last tournament, beating over 92 percent of all CBS Sports brackets for the second time in three years. The model also nailed a whopping three teams in the Final Four last year. 

It knows how to spot an upset as well. The same model has produced brackets that have nailed 17 first-round upsets by double-digit seeds. It also nailed some massive upsets last tournament, including predicting the championship game between Gonzaga and Baylor, and hit 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 2022 March Madness picks. Now, the model has simulated every possible matchup in the 2022 NCAA Tournament and revealed its optimal bracket. You can only see it over at SportsLine.

Top 2022 March Madness bracket picks

One team set to disrupt 2022 March Madness brackets, according to the model: No. 6 Alabama suffers a defeat in the first round in the West Region. Alabama will face either Rutgers or Notre Dame, the play-in 11-seeds.

Over the last five years, No. 11 seeds are 11-9 against No. 6 seeds in the NCAA Tournament bracket. That doesn’t bode well for Alabama, which enters the March Madness bracket 2022 as one of the worst defensive teams in the country. In fact, the Crimson Tide are giving up 76.4 points per game on average, which ranks 318th. SportsLine’s model expects Alabama’s shortcomings on defense will have the Crimson Tide packing their bags early in the 2022 NCAA basketball bracket.

Another team to back in your 2022 NCAA Tournament picks: The 10th-seeded Davidson Wildcats, who stun No. 7 Michigan State in the first round of the West Region. Michigan State’s offense has struggled for most of the season. The Spartans enter the 2022 NCAA Tournament averaging 72.1 points per game, which ranks 146th in the country. Forward Gabe Brown is the only Michigan State player averaging double-digit points per game (11.4).

Davidson is knocking down 48.14 percent of its field goals this season, the 18th-best mark in college basketball. SportsLine’s computer model likes Davidson’s chances to beat the Spartans and considers the Wildcats one of the 2022 March Madness sleepers to watch.

How to make 2022 NCAA Tournament bracket predictions

SportsLine’s model also has one region where the No. 5 seed goes to the Elite Eight and the 14-seed delivers a shocking upset. Nailing those picks could literally make or break your bracket. With the model’s proven track record of calling bracket-busting upsets, you’ll want to see which stunners it is calling this year before locking in any bracket picks.

So who else makes a deep run in the NCAA Tournament 2022? Visit SportsLine now to see which region features a No. 5 seed in the Elite Eight and a 14-seed that delivers a massive shocker, plus see who wins every single game, all from the model that beat over 92 percent of bracket players two of the last three years.

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