Big stat differentials are key: Some of the hardest games to pick are those ones with close seedings. The 8 against the 9. The 7 against the 10. And it gets harder in the later rounds, as the closer teams are, seed-wise, the closer they tend to be stat-wise. That's why it's important to look for major statistical differences. For example, in the first round, Notre Dame (pictured) and Xavier seem pretty close on paper. Similar record, similar scoring margin. However, Notre Dame is one of the best teams in the country in not turning the ball over and in not fouling. Xavier, on the other hand, commits five more fouls a game on average (that can make a huge difference). Try to find these big differences to help with these more difficult matchups.