Why You Should Care About March Madness

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Jason Lake

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 12:35 PM UTC

Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018 12:35 PM UTC

Are you ready for the biggest tournament in sports betting? March Madness is just about here, and it’s a golden opportunity for beginners to get involved in the NCAA Tournament action.

Is there anything better than March Madness? The Super Bowl might be the most important single game on the sports betting calendar, but the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament is the biggest event of them all in terms of handle. There will be 68 teams playing for the national championship of college hoops – and there will be millions of people betting on who wins.

Many of those people will be betting for the first time. As the tournament progresses and we get closer to the Final Four, the marketplace will get even larger, with more newcomers deciding to open up their wallets and/or purses. You might be one of these people. If so, you’ve picked exactly the right time to join in. Making NCAA basketball picks is fun, and if you do it right it can be lucrative, too. Here are three reasons why March Madness is a can’t-miss event for new bettors:

Incredible Basketball

College sports has gotten very, very competitive over the years. A lot of money has been poured into these programs, and thanks to the current system there aren’t many other options for quality players coming out of high school. The talent level these days is off the charts. Big-name teams like the Duke Blue Devils, Kentucky Wildcats and Michigan State Spartans are just dripping with prospects who could be in the NBA right now if the rules were different.

Cinderella Stories

Having talented players isn’t always enough. A team with a talented coach who runs a smart system can take down the biggest of the big-name programs – it happens all the time at the NCAA tournament. Your best March Madness bets are usually with the so-called Cinderella teams, the champions of the mid-major and low major conferences who get matched up with at-large “Power 5” teams (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 & SEC) in the early rounds.

You’re Not Alone

Beating the NCAAB odds is a lot easier when March Madness rolls around. The idea isn’t to beat the bookie; this is a battle between you and all the other bettors in the marketplace. To win this battle in the long run, you only have to be on the “sharp” side of the equation, and most recreational bettors don’t even bother making that journey. We’ll help you get there – make sure to check out our special March Madness section and read up as we get you ready for the Big Dance.

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