March Madness 2022 bracket predictions: NCAA Tournament picks by top-rated college basketball model

Winning in the 2022 NCAA Tournament bracket is a team affair, but on rare occasions a single player can put together a performance so special that it wills a team to a title. Think Carmelo Anthony for Syracuse in 2003 or Kemba Walker from Connecticut in 2011, and that’s exactly the type of run that Kansas’ Ochai Agbaji would love to go on in the 2022 March Madness bracket. Agbaji has steadily grown during his four years in Kansas and is a National Player of the Year candidate after averaging 19.7 points and leading Kansas to the Big 12 title.

The Jayhawks are the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region of the March Madness 2022 bracket. Should you back Kansas to make a deep run, and which 2022 NCAA Tournament picks should you add to your 2022 March Madness predictions? 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.

He 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 master 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. After winning the SEC regular season title and SEC Tournament a season ago, Alabama went 19-13 in Nate Oats’ third-year at the helm of the program.

In the loaded SEC, that was still enough to earn a No. 6 seed, but this year’s Crimson Tide clearly have deficiencies at the offensive end. Oats encourages his offense to get plenty of shots up from deep, but this isn’t a particularly strong three-point shooting team. Alabama ranks eighth in the nation in three-point attempts per game (30.1), but just 311th in three-point shooting percentage (30.8).

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. The Spartans are susceptible to the three-point shot, as they sported a 4-6 record when allowing an opponent to shoot over 35 percent from beyond the arc. That’s a poor omen against a Davidson squad that shot 38.6 percent on three-point attempts this year. Additionally, the Wildcats have a bevy of flamethrowers, with four different starters knocking down over 40 percent of their threes.

Davidson didn’t just feast off weak A-10 teams to build up its stats, as it shot 44.9 percent from beyond the arc in its five games against 2022 NCAA Tournament teams. It has performed against top competition and is projected to do so against the Spartans. That’s a big reason why the model has No. 10 Davidson advancing over No. 7 Michigan State in over 50 percent of simulations.

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.