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Head coach Dan Hurley and Tristen Newton #2 of the Connecticut Huskies react as we make our March Madness picks and predictions for the 2024 NCAA Tournament.
Head coach Dan Hurley and Tristen Newton #2 of the Connecticut Huskies react after defeating the Villanova Wildcats at the Wells Fargo Center on January 20, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images via AFP.

We're looking ahead to our best March Madness national championship picks based on the top college basketball odds from our best March Madness betting sites.

There is no better time to be a college basketball bettor than during March Madness, when the entire sporting world fixes its attention on three weeks of unbridled chaos.

We've been giving out free college basketball picks all season long, but the action will truly heat up with the 2024 NCAA Tournament and the March Madness odds. We'll be here every step of the way with previews of all 67 games and our overall best picks and predictions to help you enjoy a profitable run through March Madness.

2024 March Madness predictions, picks, full schedule

They call it the greatest three weeks in sports for a reason - and it's not just all of those buzzer-beaters and crazy upsets.

Sure, those add to the excitement and mystique of the NCAA Tournament, but March Madness is also the perfect opportunity to lay down a few bucks on the most thrilling tournament in all of sports. It's an event known for shocking upsets and long-shot winners, which makes it accessible for veterans and newcomers alike.

Whether you're a regular sports bettor or simply looking for a way to profit off your best March Madness upset picks, we have you covered with our best picks and predictions for the Big Dance, which officially begins on March 19.

March Madness national championship pick

We're still a few weeks away from knowing which teams will participate in March Madness. Once we do, we'll be sure to post our national championship picks and other March Madness bracket predictions right here.

Last year, we recommended betting on UConn when the Huskies were still +850 to cut down the nets. That sure looked prescient when they won it all a few weeks later, and we hope to have the same success with the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

March Madness schedule, key dates

DateRound / Event
March 17Selection Sunday
March 19-20First Four
March 21-22First Round
March 23-24Second Round
March 28-29Sweet 16
March 30-31Elite Eight
April 6Final Four
April 8National Championship Game

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2024 March Madness strategy, betting tips

The NCAA Tournament is one of the few sporting events on the calendar that welcome sharp bettors alongside those who have never watched sports in their life. In many ways, that's the beauty of March Madness and what makes it such a galvanizing event each year across the nation.

That said, there are ways to learn how to bet on college basketball and better prepare yourself for a profitable run through the tournament. As always, we're here to help you get a step ahead as you fill out your brackets and make your own March Madness picks and predictions.

Where can I make March Madness picks?

All of our best March Madness betting sites will have odds available for the first round of the NCAA Tournament in the hours minutes after the Selection Sunday show, which will take place on March 17.

That's also when we'll start previewing every game of the first round (including the First Four), so be sure to check back here for all of our best college basketball picks.

What are the best March Madness bonuses?

We're committed to helping you get the most out of your college basketball bets, and that doesn't end with picks and predictions. In addition to previewing all 67 games of the 2024 NCAA Tournament, we've also rounded up all of the best sportsbook promos for March Madness from our best sports betting sites.

Always be sure to shop around for the best college basketball odds, as lines can move quickly during the NCAA Tournament with such a short turnaround between games. Getting the best possible odds from the best sportsbooks is one of the best ways to ensure a profitable run through March Madness.

How do you make March Madness predictions?

Our team at Sportsbook Review has been dedicated to making smart, accurate predictions throughout the college basketball season - not just for a few weeks in March and April.

That process includes closely following the top teams and dark-horse contenders during the regular season and studying the latest March Madness betting trends, which we'll have updated once we learn the 68-team field for the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

For more on how to bet on March Madness, check out our guides on how to bet on college basketball and how to fill out a March Madness bracket.

2024 March Madness FAQs

What are March Madness betting picks?

Ahead of the 2024 NCAA Tournament, we'll be previewing all 32 first-round games (and two First Four matchups!) to help you make the best bets for March Madness. We'll also be covering the rest of the 67 games throughout the tournament, all the way through the national championship game on April 8.

Who makes your March Madness predictions?

We pride ourselves on having a team full of college basketball betting experts who approach every game with detail and a level of preparation that rivals anyone else in the industry. That doesn't mean we're correct with every pick, of course, but we aim to provide the best possible information to make your March Madness picks.

How many March Madness predictions will you make?

We'll be covering every single game during the 2024 NCAA Tournament with previews of all 67 March Madness games and our best predictions and picks for the winners of each region and the tournament overall.

March Madness betting odds pages

Here are our best March Madness betting sites:

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