Vegas odds for the First Four and the Round of 64

And here's a big reason why this big bracket is so dominating across our sports landscape: gambling. The lines have come out for the Round of 64 and the First Four games. Straight from the Sin City, here's how things are shaping up, per Vegas Insider. The lines listed below were culled from the consensus of all participating sportsbooks out in the desert.

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Minnesota is the only lower-seeded team to be favored, and the East looks to be the tightest region in terms of lines.


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North Carolina A&T -1.5 against Liberty
St. Mary's -2.5 against Middle Tennessee State


Louisville TBD after First Four
Memphis TBD after First Four
Missouri -3 against Colorado State
Oklahoma State -3 against Oregon
Creighton -3 against Cincinnati
Saint Louis -9 against New Mexico State
Michigan State -10.5 against Valparaiso
Duke -18.5 against Albany


Kansas State TBD after First Four
Notre Dame -1 against Iowa State
Arizona -4 against Belmont
Pitt -4.5 against Wichita State
Wisconsin -5 against Ole Miss
New Mexico -11 against Harvard
Ohio State -13.5 against Iona
Gonzaga -22.5 against Southern


San Diego State -2.5 against Oklahoma
Minnesota -3 against UCLA
North Carolina -4 against Villanova
VCU -7 against Akron
Michigan -11.5 against South Dakota State
Georgetown -13.5 against Florida Gulf Coast
Florida -20 against Northwestern State
Kansas -20 against Western Kentucky


Indiana TBD after First Four
Illinois -1.5 against Colorado
UNLV -2.5 against California
Butler -3.5 against Bucknell
Marquette -3.5 against Davidson
NC State -4.5 against Temple
Syracuse -12.5 against Montana
Miami -12.5 against Pacific

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