Here’s the upset to pick in the NCAA Tournament’s first round.
What upsets are you picking in the first round of the NCAA Tournament?
You should probably be picking this one: No. 10 Wichita State over No. 7 Dayton.
WSU is likely going to be the most-popular upset pick in the first round.
According to Vegas, it’s not even going to be an upset. The Shockers are a heavy favorite.
Don’t call it an upset: No. 10-seed Wichita State is a 6.5-point favorite over No. 7-seed Dayton. That is the most a lower-seeded team has been favored over a higher seed in the first round going back 12 years. Since 2005, a lower-seeded team has been favored over the higher seed 42 times. The favorite in those games went 21-21 against the spread, according to sports analytics site, BetLabsSports.
Dayton and Wichita State are set to tip off at 7:10 p.m. E.T. on Friday. The game will be televised on CBS.