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March Madness Games Today: First Four Play-In NCAA Tournament Games Odds, Spreads & Schedule on FanDuel Sportsbook

By David Hayes
NCAA Tournament Games Today and Tonight for the 2021 March Madness First Four games, including odds, betting lines and schedule.
NCAA Tournament Games Today and Tonight for the 2021 March Madness First Four games, including odds, betting lines and schedule. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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March Madness Games Today

After the 2020 NCAA March Madness Tournament was canceled due to COVID-19 in March of 2020, it's been two years since we've seen the tournament field set.

Here's a look at the NCAA Tournament's First Four Play-In games scheduled for Thursday, March 18.

March Madness Games Tonight (4)

All March Madness betting odds and spreads are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

1. No. 16 Texas Southern vs No. 16 Mount St. Mary's

East Region - First Four
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Time: 5:10 p.m. EST
Venue: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall — Bloomington, IN
Coverage: truTV
Spread: TXSO: +1 (-106) | MSM: -1 (-116)
Winner Advances to Face: No. 1 Michigan

2. No. 11 Drake vs No. 11 Wichita State

West Region - First Four
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Time: 6:27 p.m. EST
Venue: Mackey Arena — West Lafayette, IN
Coverage: TBS
Spread: DRKE: -2 (-110) | WICH: +2 (-110)
Winner Advances to Face: No. 6 USC

3. No. 16 Appalachian State vs No. 16 Norfolk State

West Region - First Four
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Time: 8:40 p.m. EST
Venue: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall — Bloomington, IN
Coverage: truTV
Spread: APP: -3 (-116) | NORF: +3 (-106)
Winner Advances to Face: No. 1 Gonzaga

4. No. 11 UCLA vs No. 11 Michigan State

East Region - First Four
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Time: 9:57 p.m. EST
Venue: Mackey Arena — West Lafayette, IN
Coverage: TBS
Spread: UCLA: +2 (-116) | MSU: -2 (-106)
Winner Advances to Face: No. 6 BYU


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