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March Madness Betting

March Madness is a hectic three-week betting frenzy where sports bettors will have the opportunity to wager on 67 NCAA basketball games. While you may be filling out your March Madness brackets, you’ll also want to bet single games or parlay your bets for some additional winnings. The single-elimination tournament hosts 32 Division I conference champions and 36 teams chosen by the selection committee. From the First Four to the Final Four, bettors will have ample opportunity to place futures, parlays, teasers and more during the 2018 March Madness playoff tournament.

There’s plenty of betting information, trends and tips from our OddsShark editorial team leading up to the Big Dance, so keep an eye on this page for more information, free Super Computer picks and even a printable bracket.

Ready For The Big Dance?

It’s known by many names – March Madness, the NCAA Tournament, the Big Dance – and for sports bettors it’s one of the most intense wagering opportunities of the year.

The NCAA Tournament offers up 67 games for bettors to handicap, starting with the First Four in Dayton, Ohio, and continuing through the regional action, the Sweet 16, the Elite Eight, and finally the Final Four – which will be held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

And OddsShark will have you covered for that entire slate of games, starting with betting previews for the First Four in Dayton that will break down the matchups that determine the final schools admitted into the main March Madness bracket.

Then for the second round you’ll find the extensive OddsShark seed vs seed betting breakdowns for all of the games with SU and ATS results dating back to 2001. Think a No. 16 seed will finally knock off a No. 1 seed this year? Do the research and place your wager.

Seed vs Seed Results

As well, get a roundup of the betting trends for the Midwest Region, West Region, South Region and East Region before you begin placing wagers on the early March Madness action, and then check out the bracket breakdown, detailed matchup reports and updated futures odds for each of the four regions.

As the tournament progresses, you’ll be able to find Sweet 16 betting trends and Final Four betting trends as well, plus updates on Cinderella teams and overviews of potential March Madness upsets that could pay off nicely. March Madness prop bets are part of the fun at the online sportsbooks as well every spring.

Don’t forget that there are also three other college basketball tournaments going on, with OddsShark providing betting breakdowns for each of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), College Basketball Invitational (CBI), and CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) as you try to pad your bankroll. Those events run at the same time as the Big Dance.

And with all this going on it’ll be OddsShark that keeps you organized during the madness, with daily odds, previews and matchup reports for each game, plus comparisons of lines at the top online sportsbooks. Looking to find your own edge? The OddsShark College Basketball Database will help you out. As well, don’t forget the OddsShark Computer picks.

The 2018 NCAA Tournament gets underway on March 13 and March 14 with the First Four in Dayton, followed by first- and second-round March Madness action from March 15 to March 18. The Sweet 16 matchups will take place on March 22 and March 23, with the Elite Eight held on March 24 and March 25.

The Final Four then gets underway in San Antonio on March 31 with the national semifinal games, and the championship game will be played at the Alamodome on April 2. North Carolina claimed its sixth NCAA Tournament title last year by downing Gonzaga 71-65 behind a gutsy 22-point effort from guard Joel Berry II. Who will take home the title this year, and will the 2018 NCAA championship game be as hyped as the 2017 finale? 

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