Below I've listed the rankings for the teams still in the NCAA Tournament. Three of the final four are in the computer's top 9, but Michigan State is the outlier, not Butler, at #22. And it appears Vegas sees it the same way with Butler being the pick. Last week I said the computer liked Duke better than Kentucky as the pick to win it all, and it was proven right, at least thus far with Duke making it and Kentucky losing to WVU.
After the hot start in the first two rounds (29-19 against the spread), the computer stayed cool in the third round going 2-5-1 against the spread, but rebounded in the Elite Eight going 3-1. For the tournament, it is now 35-25-1. A summary of picks and previews are available here and here.
|7||West Virginia||92.149||31-6||83.548||+1, +0.809|
|22||Michigan St||88.085||28-8||81.488||+6, +0.415|