March Madness Betting Predictions for the Midwest Region Bracket

March Madness Betting Predictions for the Midwest Region Bracket

This region may be one of the stronger sides of the bracket for the 2022 NCAA Tournament. The Kansas Jayhawks headline the region as the #1 overall seed. There are so many other teams that could make a run out of this region, not including the top teams. Providence and South Dakota State get things kicked off in the Midwest Region on Thursday afternoon. Let’s take a look at the top three seeds in this region so you can continue making your bets against the March Madness Odds

Top Midwest Region Bracket Predictions | NCAA Basketball Betting

#1 Seed: Kansas Jayhawks

One of the most consistent teams all season has been the Kansas Jayhawks. They tied with Baylor for the Big 12 regular-season championship but claimed champions at the Big 12 Tournament. Kansas has won five straight games coming into the NCAA Tournament. 

The Jayhawks have a lot of good players, but they are headlined by Ochai Agbaji, the star senior guard. Agbaji averages 19.7 points per game to go along with 5.1 rebounds on the season. He has had help along the way from Christian Braun, Jalen Wilson, and David McCormack. 

Braun has really picked up the scoring from earlier in the season, including his three-point percentage. 

A large part of the success by Kansas is due to how battle-tested they are, along with how good their head coach is. Bill Self continues to win and dominate in the Big 12. Can he make another run in the NCAA Tournament with his current team?

#2 Seed: Auburn Tigers

A team that caught the nation by surprise this season is a #2 seed in the NCAA Tournament this season. The Tigers have struggled down the stretch of the season and have struggled with good teams as well. We would caution betting and picking Auburn to go far in this tournament. 

The Tigers are 3-3 in their last six games and missed out on the SEC Championship after losing to Texas A&M in the semifinals. Jabari Smith leads the Tigers in points per game this season 17.1 points per game. 

The Auburn Tigers won the regular-season title in the SEC, one game over Kentucky. The SEC had a lot of great talent this season, hence why neither Kentucky nor Auburn played in the tournament championship game. 

The Tigers will need to provide a lot of scoring this tournament and have to put away teams late in games. That is something that Auburn has struggled with this season, putting teams away late. 

#3 Seed: Iowa Hawkeyes

This is a team to bet on late in the season because they have played so well in the last two months. They did get a tough draw in the first round with the A-10 Champions, the Richmond Spiders. Iowa will be tough out here at the end of the season. 

Looking at their last 14 games, the Iowa Hawkeyes have won 12 of those games. The last loss came against the Illinois Fighting Illini, but they have won their last four games coming into the week. The scoring has changed the season for Iowa. 

The Hawkeyes did not play well earlier this season because they did not shoot the ball well. Now that Iowa is shooting well, they are scoring at a very high level, over 80 points per game. Jordan Bohannon, the sixth-year senior has been a big part of the run by Iowa right now. 

Other Teams to Bet On

  • Creighton Blue Jays – Big East Conference – 9 seed
  • USC Trojans – Pac-12 Conference – 7 seed
  • Iowa State – Big 12 Conference – 11 seed
 
 

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