NCAAB March Madness

NCAAB March Madness Recap & Score

2023 March Madness Odds

The odds for March Madness are constantly changing as the teams play throughout the season. Many factors can affect a team’s odds, such as college basketball injuries, changes in coaching staff, or unexpected losses. However, as of now, the 2023 March Madness odds are favoring some of the usual suspects.

Current NCAAB odds for the 2023 March Madness tournament have Gonzaga, Duke, and UCLA as the top three favorites to win the championship. Gonzaga has been on a hot streak in recent years, reaching the championship game in 2021 and going undefeated in the regular season in 2022. Duke is another perennial contender, with a long history of success in the tournament. UCLA, on the other hand, has been a surprise team in recent years, making deep runs in the tournament despite being relatively unknown.

Behind these top three, several other teams are in the mix to make a run in the tournament. Teams like Kentucky, Kansas, and North Carolina are always popular picks to win it all, while other up-and-coming teams like Purdue and Michigan have shown they have what it takes to make a deep run in the tournament.

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How To Bet on March Madness

March Madness is one of the most bet-on tournaments/events in all of sports. There are many people that say March Madness spreads don’t matter. You’ll hear that a lot, but March Madness point spreads certainly do matter. There will be upsets, surely, but the amount of near-upsets there are is an even bigger number than the actual upsets. This means you probably would’ve wanted to have the underdog on the spread rather than the more profitable moneyline.

You can also bet totals along with spreads and the moneyline. This might require a bit more research into the March Madness news and trends, but if you see there are two teams that are offensive juggernauts and like to get up and down the floor, it might be worth a bet on the over. If you have two teams that slow the game down and their pace of play is in the bottom half of college basketball, consider a bet on the under.

Betting on March Madness Props

When betting March Madness, there are also props to bet on, in addition to single-game bets. You can bet futures on a team to win the entire tournament. If you’re not that sure, you can bet on a particular team to advance to at least a particular round.

Not sure if Villanova is going to advance to the championship game, but are confident they can make a deep run? Place a future bet for them to advance to the Elite 8 or the Final Four. It won’t be as profitable as betting them to win the tournament outright, but in some cases you can hedge your bet, if you decide to bet both.

Recap & Odds: 2022 March Madness

What an Exciting Season That Was!

On April 4, 2022, a fierce competition took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, as the Kansas Jayhawks and the North Carolina Tar Heels battled it out in the championship game of the 2022 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament at the Caesars Superdome. 

The Jayhawks emerged victorious, claiming the title for the 2021-22 season with a 72-69 win over their opponents. This victory marked Kansas’s fourth national championship, and their second under the guidance of head coach Bill Self. 

Despite trailing 22-38 near the end of the first half, the Jayhawks displayed remarkable tenacity and staged an impressive comeback from a 16-point deficit, ultimately securing the largest comeback win in the championship game’s history. 

Ochai Agbaji of the Jayhawks was recognized as the Most Outstanding Player (MOP) of the 2022 tournament for his exceptional contributions.

2022 NCAAB Odds & Moneyline

At the moment of the championship matchup between North Carolina and Kansas, there was a lot of betting action surrounding it. The Jayhawks were favored to win with a -4 point spread and a -200 money line, while the Tar Heels were the underdogs with a +175 money line. The over-under for the game was set at 151 points.

Kansas was considered to have a dominant offense, their defense always being what really sets them apart. Ranked in the top 20 nationally for adjusted defensive efficiency, the Jayhawks have held opponents to low shooting efficiency and a low percentage of successful free throws. They have always been skilled at blocking shots and preventing assists, which made them a formidable team to go up against. On the offensive side, the Jayhawks were ranked 6th in the country at the time for adjusted efficiency, and exceled in all areas of the game, from shooting to rebounding.

On the other hand, despite being the underdogs, North Carolina had some strengths that could have allowed them to cover the spread: Junior forward Armando Bacot as a force to be reckoned with on the boards and averaging an impressive 13.1 rebounds per game, for instance. They also had sophomore RJ Davis as a valuable asset, with his speed he used to penetrate the lane and make plays. 

Kansas had the upper hand in this matchup, but North Carolina’s strengths could have somehow allowed them to cover the spread and potentially come out on top, an upset of sorts. Or not. 

March Madness bracket 2022

March Madness FAQs

When does March Madness start and how long does it last?

March Madness typically starts in mid-March with the First Four, and the first round of the tournament starts soon after. The tournament lasts about three weeks, with the championship game taking place in early April.

How are the teams selected for March Madness?

The selection committee chooses 68 teams for the tournament, with 32 teams receiving automatic bids for winning their respective conference tournaments. The remaining teams are chosen based on their regular-season performance and strength of schedule.

What is the history of March Madness and how did it get its name?

The first NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament took place in 1939 with just eight teams, and it has since grown to include 68 teams. The name “March Madness” was first used to describe the tournament in the 1980s, and it has since become synonymous with the excitement and unpredictability of the tournament.

What are the odds of picking a perfect bracket in March Madness?

The odds of picking a perfect bracket, meaning correctly predicting the outcome of every game in the tournament, are incredibly low. In fact, some experts estimate the odds to be as low as 1 in 9.2 quintillion!

How does March Madness impact the economy?

March Madness has a significant impact on the economy, with millions of people tuning in to watch the games and participating in office pools and other betting activities. The tournament also generates revenue for the host cities and brings in tourism dollars. In fact, some estimates suggest that March Madness brings in over $1 billion in revenue each year.
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