Participating in the world of sports talk radio (weeknights 8-11p PT on FOX Sports Radio) requires analysis, bold predictions and more than a few instances of hot take nonsense. In that vein, I present my picks ATS for Thursday’s NCAA Men’s Tournament action.

* Picks are for entertainment purposes only.

The numbers were taken off Bovada late on Wednesday night.

Princeton +7 1/2 Notre Dame

Virginia -7 NC Wilmington

Winthrop +11 Butler

SD State +22 1/2 Gonzaga

Bucknell +14 WVU

East Tennessee State +10 Florida

Mid Tennessee State -1 Minnesota

Northwestern + 2 1/2 Vanderbilt

Xavier +2 Maryland

Mount St. Mary’s +26 1/2 Villanova

St. Mary’s -4 1/2 VCU

Purdue -10 Vermont

Florida State -12 Florida Gulf Coast

Wisconsin -5 1/2 VA Tech

Arizona -17 North Dakota

Iowa State – 6 1/2 Nevada

Michigan +3 Oklahoma St.