March Madness Betting Strategy

It’s always important to enter the NCAA March Madness tournament with a betting strategy. So many sports enthusiasts, both casual and religious, will be wagering on the frenetic slate of games for the entire month, and you need to separate yourself from the pack—and certainly the below-average pack. Indeed, sportsbetting lore is littered with tales of the random gambler who played some long-shot odds and won despite arming himself or herself with minimal information. [+]

They didn’t watch the regular season unfold, nor did they pay an inordinate amount of attention to the early portion of the March Madness tournament. And yet, in the end, they still came out on top.

Those stories, make no mistake, are the exception to the rule, not the rule itself. If you don’t pay close enough attention to the college basketball season, both before and during March Madness, you are beyond unlikely to come out ahead at the sportsooks. 

For every anecdote featuring the lucky gambler, there are hundreds more about bettors who were burned by a lack of information or faulty planning.

Do not be one of those gamblers. In fact, you’re already on your way to avoiding such perils by coming here. Follow the advice we provide below and you will have a better chance at preparing yourself for a successful foray into the relative craziness that is March Madness betting.

March Madness Betting Tips

The first step toward successful March Madness betting is to keep track of the game lines. This can be a stressful task, given that the first two rounds of play specifically feature unending action that makes it difficult to synthesize all the information. [+]

But you can power through by simply taking stock of the lines here. These odds are usually accurate, and they’re listed in one convenient place.

Now, lines do vary from sportsbook to sportsbook, so don’t get caught up in the aggregated numbers you see listed elsewhere. Oddsmakers are also forced to adjust the lines after initially publishing them based on an unanticipated amount of action laid down on one team or particular bet.

These tweaks, however major, needn’t phase you. Simply double-check game odds at your preferred sportsbook before making any sweeping decisions, and try to be as quick as possible when submitting wagers. This will safeguard you against making investments using potentially outdated information.

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Tuesday 06 November
FT St. Francis (Pa.) 67 - 82 Buffalo Bulls
FT Rochester Warriors 67 - 77 Eastern Michigan
FT KEN 82 - 102 Morehead State
FT Siena Saints 67 - 77 Providence Friars
FT Chicago State 55 - 104 Indiana Hoosiers
FT Wagner Seahawks 49 - 89 Seton Hall Pirates
FT Loyola-Maryland 55 - 76 St. John's
FT Rider Broncs 70 - 84 UCF +297 -357
FT Lenoir-Rhyne Bears 41 - 86 Tennessee
FT Navy Midshipmen 44 - 67 Old Dominion
FT BCT 51 - 99 SCS
FT DES 57 - 91 Radford Highlanders
FT E. Tennessee State 68 - 74 Georgia State +265 -313
FT Chattanooga Mocs 80 - 69 Charlotte 49ers +180 -208
FT Gardner-Webb 57 - 69 VCU
FT Cedarville Yellow. 50 - 70 Akron Zips
FT Eastern Washington 34 - 66 Syracuse Orange
FT Towson Tigers 42 - 73 Virginia Cavaliers
FT Morgan State Bears 77 - 100 Villanova Wildcats
FT Michigan State 87 - 92 Kansas Jayhawks +195 -227
FT Fairfield Stags 57 - 90 Purdue Boilermakers
FT Wisconsin-Milwaukee 53 - 73 Boston College
FT TCB 80 - 100 Clemson Tigers
FT SCS 52 - 65 South Carolina
FT Youngstown State 53 - 69 Pittsburgh Panthers +775 -1111
FT Illinois-Chicago 67 - 84 Notre Dame +535 -714
FT Kalamazoo College. 45 - 99 Oakland
FT Wilmington Quakers 38 - 102 Northern Kentucky
FT Cleveland State 63 - 83 Davidson Wildcats
FT CBD 75 - 68 Hartford Hawks
FT Bryant Bulldogs 63 - 97 Rhode Island Rams
AOT Stony Brook 77 - 74 George Washington
FT Pennsylvania 72 - 71 George Mason +180 -208
FT CIT 58 - 106 Fordham Rams
FT Indiana State 69 - 86 Ball State +245 -294
FT Mount St. Mary's 55 - 105 N.C. State Wolfpack
FT N.C. Tar Heels 78 - 67 Wofford Terriers -667 +500
FT Marist Red Foxes 69 - 73 Army Black Knights
FT Presbyterian 73 - 85 Charleston Cougars
FT East Mennonite Roy. 58 - 86 James Madison Dukes
FT Alabama A&M 63 - 80 South Florida Bulls
FT Bob Jones Bruins 48 - 102 Furman Paladins
FT WCS 56 - 89 VMI Keydets
FT Concordia (MI) 67 - 98 Central Michigan
FT Tiffin Dragons 52 - 91 Bowling Green
FT JWW 65 - 90 Air Force Falcons
FT MIT Engineers 66 - 78 Harvard Crimson
FT Mid-Atlantic Chris. 58 - 110 Hampton Pirates
FT UMass Lowell 75 - 83 Massachusetts
FT RCW 56 - 84 Longwood Lancers
FT Detroit Titans 76 - 89 Western Michigan +500 -667
FT Newbury College Ni. 39 - 114 Dartmouth Big Green
FT Florida A&M 65 - 50 Jacksonville
AOT Colgate Raiders 78 - 81 New Jersey Tech
FT Florida Gulf Coast 66 - 74 Illinois State
FT Mars Hill Lions 62 - 125 Appalachian State
FT Arlington Baptist. 54 - 107 Abilene Christian
FT Sacred Heart 81 - 93 Holy Cross
FT Incarnate Word 37 - 87 Texas Tech
FT La Salle Explorers 67 - 75 Temple Owls +315 -370
FT Ferrum Panthers 47 - 91 Coastal Carolina
FT Lees-McRae Bobcats 69 - 91 Middle Tennessee
FT Texas Wesleyan Rams 71 - 83 Stephen F. Austin
FT EAS 64 - 85 Sam Houston State
FT NC-Greensboro 74 - 66 North Carolina A&T
FT Columbia Internati. 68 - 100 Charleston Southern
FT North Alabama Lions 74 - 91 Samford Bulldogs
FT Delaware 67 - 73 Maryland Terrapins
AOT UNC-Wilmington 93 - 97 Campbell
FT Delaware State 56 - 81 East Carolina
FT OCM 53 - 114 Austin Peay
FT Louisiana-Monroe 75 - 66 Jackson State
FT Southern Jaguars 62 - 82 Alabama
FT Eastern Illinois 59 - 71 Texas Longhorns
FT Nebraska Omaha 76 - 104 Minnesota
FT Cornell Big Red 86 - 75 Binghamton Bearcats
FT Grand Canyon 74 - 79 South Dakota State
FT Louisiana Tech 71 - 58 Wichita State +405 -500
FT Alcorn State Braves 56 - 73 Tulsa
FT Tennessee Tech 61 - 76 Memphis Tigers
AOT Cal State Fullerton 94 - 102 Arizona State +725 -1000
FT SMS 65 - 75 St. Louis Billikens
FT Boston Uni. Terries 77 - 74 Northeastern
FT MIS 37 - 106 Nebraska
FT Coppin State Eagles 63 - 85 Wisconsin Badgers
FT Oral Roberts 50 - 84 Missouri State +240 -286
FT Angelo State Rams 55 - 89 North Texas
FT St. Leo Lions 64 - 80 Rice Owls
FT FVS 60 - 95 Troy Trojans
FT Alabama State 53 - 79 Iowa State Cyclones
FT Pacific Tigers 74 - 65 SIU-Edwardsville -333 +280
FT Central Arkansas 55 - 68 Missouri Tigers
FT Concordia (IL) Rams 65 - 121 Valparaiso
FT Mercer Bears 67 - 75 UAB Blazers +270 -323
FT HTR 59 - 79 Lamar Cardinals
FT Mississippi Colleg. 58 - 86 Nicholls State
FT Northland Lumberja. 48 - 104 North Dakota
FT TTP 66 - 90 Texas-Arlington
FT University of the. 53 - 97 Lipscomb Bison
FT CUS 58 - 91 UT Martin
FT Lehigh 85 - 61 Monmouth Hawks
FT Norfolk State 44 - 63 Michigan Wolverines
FT SLL 63 - 94 LSU Tigers
FT MSH 53 - 68 Georgetown Hoyas
FT Western Illinois 67 - 78 Creighton Bluejays
FT IUPUI Jaguars 69 - 82 Xavier Musketeers
FT Elon Phoenix 62 - 56 Manhattan Jaspers -115 -105
FT Spring Hill Badgers 66 - 95 New Orleans
FT South Alabama 58 - 101 Auburn Tigers
FT UMKC Kangaroos 45 - 76 Loyola-Chicago
FT Idaho State Bengals 79 - 120 Gonzaga Bulldogs
FT TPB 63 - 90 UTEP Miners
FT Centenary Gentlemen 62 - 102 Northwestern State
FT CAL 59 - 72 Oregon State
FT IPFW Mastodons 71 - 96 UCLA Bruins +700 -1000
FT Maine Black Bears 50 - 62 Denver Pioneers
FT Westminster Colleg. 71 - 96 Utah Valley
FT Florida Gators 60 - 81 Florida State +175 -204
FT UMBC Retrievers 42 - 67 Marquette
FT Utah State Aggies 101 - 71 Montana State -189 +165
FT Winthrop Eagles 79 - 92 Vanderbilt
FT Texas Southern 72 - 69 Baylor Bears
FT Duke Blue Devils 118 - 84 Kentucky Wildcats +117 -137
FT North Dakota State 56 - 73 New Mexico State
FT Weber State 66 - 83 San Diego Torreros +200 -238
FT ASW 63 - 91 Fresno State
FT Arkansas-Pine Bluff 60 - 76 San Diego State
FT Santa Barbara 76 - 66 Wyoming Cowboys +205 -244
FT Seattle Redhawks 74 - 96 Stanford Cardinal
FT New Mexico Lobos 87 - 84 Northridge Matadors -1429 +975
FT Multnomah Lions 103 - 111 Portland Pilots
FT San Francisco Dons 76 - 42 UC Davis +105 -125
FT Idaho Vandals 68 - 86 UC Irvine
FT Western Kentucky 55 - 73 Washington Huskies +410 -500
FT Robert Morris 62 - 83 Southern California
FT Portland State 57 - 84 Oregon Ducks
FT Brigham Young 70 - 86 Nevada Wolf Pack +675 -909
Wednesday 07 November
FT Ohio State Buckeyes 64 - 56 Cincinnati Bearcats +185 -213
FT FLO 52 - 98 Florida Atlantic
FT WIW 84 - 110 FGP
FT North Florida 70 - 78 Dayton Flyers
AOT Bucknell Bison 88 - 85 St. Bonaventure
FT High Point Panthers 69 - 79 William & Mary
AOT Lefayette Leopards 86 - 93 St. Peter's
FT Johnson University. 66 - 116 Stetson Hatters
FT WFB 61 - 97 Ohio Bobcats
FT Medgar Evers Couga. 42 - 92 St. Francis (N.Y.)
FT CBC 51 - 139 Georgia Southern
FT Marshall 105 - 77 Eastern Kentucky -400 +330
FT Western Carolina 73 - 96 Wright State
FT CUP 91 - 114 Howard Bison
FT Oglethorpe Petrels 57 - 68 Kennesaw State Owls
FT Bethune-Cookman 58 - 80 DePaul Blue Demons
FT SEH 77 - 76 Texas-San Antonio
FT York College Pa Pa. 58 - 83 South Dakota
FT Wisconsin Parkside. 58 - 74 Bradley Braves
FT HPY 34 - 81 TCI
FT Houston Baptist 60 - 90 Arizona Wildcats
FT CSB 61 - 66 TCU Horned Frogs
FT CCC 66 - 100 Colorado State Rams
FT SST 83 - 98 Texas A&M Aggies
FT Menlo Oaks 75 - 82 Cal Poly Mustangs
FT CSU Dominguez Hill. 66 - 100 Pepperdine Waves
FT Life Pacific 72 - 89 San Jose State
FT McNeese State 65 - 87 St. Mary´s Gaels
Thursday 08 November
FT Chicago State 62 - 89 Notre Dame
FT Earlham Quakers 51 - 112 IPFW Mastodons
FT Maine-Fort Kent Be. 40 - 89 Liberty Flames
FT SEU 54 - 81 Florida Gulf Coast
FT Hiwassee College 44 - 109 E. Tennessee State
FT SAP 47 - 87 UNC-Asheville
FT Nicholls State 72 - 85 Louisville
FT Morehead State 70 - 80 Connecticut Huskies +750 -1111
FT Siena Saints 69 - 61 George Washington +305 -370
FT Mid-Atlantic Chris. 50 - 108 Norfolk State
AOT SEO 92 - 101 Little Rock
FT SWA 67 - 68 Stephen F. Austin
FT HCW 73 - 99 Central Arkansas
FT New Orleans 52 - 82 Northwestern
FT UMKC Kangaroos 63 - 77 Iowa Hawkeyes
FT Evansville 60 - 99 Illinois +1150 -2000
FT Northwestern State 58 - 69 SMM
FT Alabama State 61 - 78 South Dakota State
FT Southwestern 56 - 94 Sam Houston State
FT Maine Black Bears 61 - 75 Utah Utes
FT Puget Sound Loggers 67 - 95 Seattle Redhawks
Friday 09 November
Drexel Dragons 11:00 Eastern Michigan +725 -1000
Milligan Buffaloes 12:00 Middle Tennessee
Antelope Valley Pi. 14:00 CSB
Indiana State 16:30 Green Bay +108 -128
Wichita State 18:00 Providence Friars +250 -303
Bowling Green 18:30 St. John's
Lehigh 19:00 Miami Hurricanes
N.C. Tar Heels 19:00 Elon Phoenix
UL Lafayette 19:00 Tennessee
Texas Longhorns 19:00 Arkansas Razorbacks -278 +230
Hampton Pirates 19:00 VCU
JAW 19:00 FGP
NCC 19:00 Clemson Tigers
Fairleigh Dickinson 19:00 Rutgers
Missouri Tigers 19:00 Iowa State Cyclones +235 -278
Stony Brook 19:00 South Carolina
Southern Illinois 19:00 Kentucky Wildcats
Detroit Titans 19:00 Temple Owls
Northeastern 19:00 Harvard Crimson +125 -145
Stanford Cardinal 19:00 UNC-Wilmington -196 +170
Charleston Southern 19:00 Florida Gators
Gardner-Webb 19:00 Virginia Tech
VMI Keydets 19:00 Pittsburgh Panthers +725 -1000
Morgan State Bears 19:00 St. Francis (Pa.)
Piedmont Lions 19:00 Mercer Bears
Toledo Rockets 19:00 Oakland -227 +195
Northern Kentucky 19:00 Northern Illinois -175 +155
Vermont Catamounts 19:00 Boston Uni. Terries
Longwood Lancers 19:00 Richmond Spiders
Dartmouth Big Green 19:00 Davidson Wildcats
Monmouth Hawks 19:00 Colgate Raiders
New Hampshire 19:00 Massachusetts
American Eagles 19:00 George Mason
Chicago State 19:00 Central Michigan
Austin Peay 19:30 Mississippi State
Jacksonville State 19:30 Samford Bulldogs -333 +275
Brown Bears 19:30 LIU-Brooklyn
Coastal Carolina 19:30 Campbell
Old Dominion 19:30 St. Joseph´s Hawks +140 -161
Mount St. Mary's 19:30 Hofstra Pride
Lamar Cardinals 19:30 Georgia Tech
North Florida 19:30 Penn State
James Madison Dukes 19:45 East Carolina -179 +160
Kennesaw State Owls 20:00 Kansas State
Our Lady of the La. 20:00 TCI
Blue Mount. C.T. 20:00 Alcorn State Braves
WCC 20:00 SLL
Robert Morris 20:00 Missouri State
Air Force Falcons 20:00 TSM +175 -204
Rice Owls 20:00 Pennsylvania +675 -909
New Jersey Tech 20:00 Binghamton Bearcats
Albany Great Danes 20:00 Iona Gaels
NC-Greensboro 20:00 LSU Tigers +415 -500
Montana State 20:00 Indiana Hoosiers
Furman Paladins 20:00 Loyola-Chicago +405 -500
SFF 20:00 Incarnate Word
JAR 20:30 Grambling Tigers
SST 20:30 Georgia Bulldogs
Maryland Terrapins 20:30 Navy Midshipmen -1429 +925
Arkansas State 20:30 Abilene Christian
MIS 21:00 Texas Tech
Bethesda Universit. 21:00 Weber State
Buffalo Bulls 21:00 West Virginia +500 -667
Georgia State 21:00 Montana Grizzlies +230 -270
McNeese State 21:00 Arizona State
Illinois-Chicago 21:00 Radford Highlanders
Hartford Hawks 21:00 Utah State Aggies
UTEP Miners 21:00 New Mexico State
Eastern Washington 21:00 Oregon Ducks
CCT 21:00 Northern Colorado
UC Irvine 21:30 Texas A&M Aggies +200 -238
Washington Huskies 21:30 Auburn Tigers +475 -588
Utah Valley 22:00 Brigham Young
San Diego Torreros 22:00 UC Davis -196 +170
SDC 22:00 CBL
Pacific Tigers 22:00 Nevada Wolf Pack
Prairie View A&M 22:00 Santa Clara Broncos
SUR 22:05 Sacramento State
Yale Bulldogs 23:00 California -208 +180
Long Beach State 23:00 UCLA Bruins
Portland Pilots 23:59 Hawaii Warriors +225 -263
Saturday 10 November
Charleston Cougars 12:00 Western Carolina
MSH 12:00 N.C. State Wolfpack
Wagner Seahawks 13:00 UMass Lowell
Eastern Illinois 13:00 IUPUI Jaguars
TGT 13:00 Florida A&M
Shenandoah Hornets 13:00 UMBC Retrievers
Millsaps Majors 13:00 Louisiana-Monroe
North Carolina A&T 14:00 Wake Forest
Jacksonville 14:00 Northern Arizona
Jackson State 14:00 St. Bonaventure
SMS 14:00 Bradley Braves
Wofford Terriers 14:00 High Point Panthers
Alabama A&M 15:00 Houston Cougars
Wyoming Cowboys 15:00 Oregon State
Lefayette Leopards 15:00 La Salle Explorers
North Park Vikings 15:00 Western Illinois
Oklahoma State 16:00 Charlotte 49ers
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 16:00 Colorado State Rams
Tennessee State 16:00 Lipscomb Bison
Western Michigan 16:00 Mississippi Rebels
Bethune-Cookman 16:00 Marquette
BCT 16:00 SCS
Evansville 16:00 Xavier Musketeers
SCS 16:30 Tulsa
Akron Zips 16:30 Youngstown State
Maine Black Bears 17:00 San Francisco Dons
William & Mary 17:00 Duquesne Dukes
Southern Jaguars 18:00 Baylor Bears
Delaware 18:00 St. Peter's
CBD 18:00 Georgetown Hoyas
Eastern Kentucky 19:00 Chattanooga Mocs
Menlo Oaks 19:00 Long Beach State
WFB 19:00 Toledo Rockets
Presbyterian 19:00 Tennessee Tech
Miami Redhawks 19:00 Butler Bulldogs
Morehead State 19:00 Syracuse Orange
Coppin State Eagles 19:00 Dayton Flyers
Columbia Lions 19:00 Marist Red Foxes
Fairfield Stags 19:00 Bucknell Bison
Kent State 19:00 Cleveland State
North Dakota 19:00 Wisconsin-Milwaukee
UT Martin 19:00 Western Kentucky
Holy Cross 19:30 Michigan Wolverines
Ball State 20:00 Purdue Boilermakers
Quinnipiac Bobcats 20:00 Villanova Wildcats
Fordham Rams 20:00 Houston Baptist
Wright State 20:00 Murray State Racers
Illinois State 20:00 Belmont Bruins
Troy Trojans 20:00 St. Louis Billikens
Winthrop Eagles 20:00 SIU-Edwardsville
Norther Iowa 20:00 Texas-Arlington
TTP 20:00 Incarnate Word
Idaho State Bengals 21:00 Boise State Broncos
Southern Utah 21:00 San Jose State
Delaware State 21:00 Grand Canyon
Blue Mount. C.T. 21:00 North Alabama Lions
Texas Southern 22:00 Gonzaga Bulldogs
Northridge Matadors 22:00 Pepperdine Waves
Loyola Marymount 22:00 UNLV Rebels
CAL 22:05 Portland State
North Texas 22:30 Portland Pilots
Sunday 11 November
Colgate Raiders 13:00 Cornell Big Red
Emerson Lions 13:00 Boston Uni. Terries
Goucher Gophers 13:00 VMI Keydets
St. Francis (N.Y.) 13:00 Boston College
Army Black Knights 13:00 Duke Blue Devils
E. Tennessee State 13:30 Creighton Bluejays
Santa Barbara 14:00 North Dakota State
Brown Bears 14:00 New Jersey Tech
Goshen Maple Leafs 14:00 Eastern Michigan
George Washington 14:00 Virginia Cavaliers
Hofstra Pride 14:30 Marshall
Southern Miss 15:00 SMM
Florida Atlantic 15:00 UCF
Green Bay 15:00 Iowa Hawkeyes
Drexel Dragons 15:00 Rutgers
Stetson Hatters 16:00 Missouri State
SLL 16:00 Nebraska
IPFW Mastodons 16:00 Ohio State Buckeyes
Lamar Cardinals 16:00 East Carolina
Central Pennsylvan. 16:00 Howard Bison
Middle Georgia St.. 16:00 SST
WCW 16:30 Towson Tigers
UMKC Kangaroos 17:00 Connecticut Huskies
Hartford Hawks 17:00 Mississippi State
Huntingdon 17:00 South Alabama
Sam Houston State 17:00 Louisiana Tech
Dartmouth Big Green 17:00 Loyola-Maryland
Oral Roberts 17:00 TCU Horned Frogs
Cal Poly Mustangs 17:00 Arizona Wildcats
Florida Gulf Coast 18:00 Michigan State
Wabash Little Gian. 18:00 Northern Kentucky
La Grange Panther 18:30 Alabama State
Appalachian State 19:00 Alabama
Florida State 19:00 Tulane Green Wave
Nicholls State 19:00 Washington State
Utah Valley 20:00 St. Mary´s Gaels
Vanderbilt 21:00 Southern California
Presentation Colle. 21:05 Montana State
Bryant Bulldogs 22:00 Seattle Redhawks
North Texas 23:00 Hawaii Warriors

How To Win Your March Madness Bets

Ranking as a winner during March Madness isn’t just about the bets you make. Oftentimes it’s about the bets you dont’ make. We offer you some general rules below, each of which will help put you in the best possible position to succeed when hitting up your favorite sportsbooks.

Resist Urge to Bet on Heavy Underdogs in the First Round

Yes, choosing underdogs is an important part of successful March Madness betting. But do yourself a favor and don’t get carried away.

You won’t see a No. 16 seed beat a No. 1 seed in the first round. Ditto goes for a No. 15 seed against a No. 2 seed. The same logic can be applied to No. 3 seeds facing No. 14 seeds. And so on and so forth.

While these upsets have happened in the past, you don’t want to start the tournament off by heavily investing in the rare exceptions. If you have extensively watched a No. 15 seed throughout the regular season and know the No. 2 seed it’s matched up with isn’t anything special, then you’re free to submit a wager. And if you’re betting a negligible amount you plan on losing—that you maybe specifically set away for these long-shot moneylines—this is fine, too.

But you don’t want to use early-round underdogs as your primary options. That might change should they survive into the Sweet 16 or beyond. Right now, you’re better off sticking with what you know from the regular season, in addition to what you know about the rarity behind such drastic first-round upsets.

Likewise, Don’t Get Seduced by Betting Chalk

Rolling with the top-seeded teams in every matchup isn’t just a proclivity of uninformed bettors. Wise sports gamblers get caught up in the regular-season hype that fuels a No. 1 seed team as well.

This isn’t always detrimental. After all, seven of the last NCAA championships entered the March Madness bracket as a top-seeded squad.

But there are four top-seeded squads, so your odds of picking the right one are 25 percent—and that’s assuming a No. 1 seed is even destined to be champion.

Going chalk also implies that all four No. 1 seeds reach the Final Four. And that almost never happens, which ensures your bracket and/or betting strategy is doomed to bust.

Nothing changes when specifically looking at the National Championship tilt. You’re seldom dealing with two No. 1 seeds. It’s happened twice over the last 10 years, and only three times over the last two decades.

Rather than banking on first-place teams to get the job done, either before or during the tournament, consider researching some light underdogs that fall between fifth and ninth place inside their resepctive brackets. Investing in chalk outcomes might get you past the first round—plus the second round if you’re lucky—but you won’t survive the month if you get seduced by the cursory appeal of betting on the top-most seeds.

Favor March Madness Results

Regular-season performances matter when betting during March Madness. They’re your sole means of gambling in the first round, and they remain super valuable when placing wagers once the field is winnowed down to 32 teams.

But you have to weight what happens through those first two rounds more than anything once you get to the Sweet 16.

If Team A played Team B in the regular season, then yes, that’s a past result you can place stock in during the Sweet 16. But teams get hot when they’re tasked with winning only six straight games. Chances are most brackets will be busted by the time the Sweet 16 rolls around, and you’ll need to take surprise teams seriously, judging them not on how they fared during the regular season, but based off what they’ve done since beginning college basketball’s big dance.