March Madness Picks

Whether you are an avid college basketball fan, or only watch during the NCAA March Madness Tournament, it is an exciting time each year for all types of bettors alike. You will have the most success when placing bets online if you perform a little bit of research prior to making your picks. You can do this by tuning in to regular season games and visiting websites such as OnlineSportsBetting.net for expert advice on the match-ups. [+]

Paying close attention to the regular-season happenings, however, doesn’t allow you to phone in the March Madness tournament. If you’re going to be an aggressive staple bettor, you need to watch the games.

Momentum matters so much when dealing with a win-or-go-home bracket. This isn’t the NBA. You don’t have a series to get it right. Teams won’t be facing each other on multiple occasions, allowing you to learn more about them. You’re placing new bets every day, dealing with unique matchups on a daily basis.

If you came into this cold or try to half-bake it, you’re not going to come out on top. Maybe you watched a team like the University of North Carolina throughout the regular season, but not everything they did will apply to this championship format. The stakes are higher. Players fare worse. They play better. A bad defensive team suddenly locks down. So while playing the seeds or regular-season performances has to get you through the first round of cuts, the rest of your bets need to heavily weigh what you’ve seen from every team in the most recent games leading up to the one you’re betting on.

To that end, try focusing on matchups in which you’ve followed both teams throughout the tournament. It doesn’t pay to know a lot about one team’s performance since March Madness tipped off, if you’re ignorant to the other one. That increases the chances of bias toward one side, which you cannot afford to have when one loss can throw off your entire betting slate—especially if it’s a parlay.

 

March Madness Betting Sites

There are thousands of websites out there that accept March Madness bets from sports bettors. We always recommend that you bet trusted and respected operations. You can our top rated online wagering websites listed in our Top 5 table below.

Be sure to browse each of them prior to placing your wagers on games. If you don’t, you won’t be able to guarantee that all this information is accurate. Yes, it probably is. But lines change often and quickly during March Madness. You want to make sure you’re arming yourself with the most accurate information available. Our table gets you started, but don’t let it be the end-all, be-all of your odds research. 

March Madness Handicapping Tips

When it comes to betting on March Madness games, it’s best to do some research prior to making any picks. Finding the best odds is an excellent way to get a round-ball handicapping advantage. You should also watch some regular season NCAAB action, so you can learn about teams that may be headed to the big dance.

Another option is to find analysis of teams and matchups at reputable online sports information websites. Examples of these sites include official team pages, the NCAA page, and our network of sports betting sites. At OnlineSportsBetting.net, our handicappers provide readers with expert advice on the various matchups, the game lines, and we also offer predictions as the tournament advances deeper towards the title game.

NCAAB Championship Tournaments Shed Light on March Madness

Every conference in the country has a championship tournament to end their regular season. In major NCAA conferences, the winners receive automatic berths into the March Madness tournament. This means that the conference tourney winners get automatic placement in the field of 68 teams. Even if auto-berths aren’t up for grabs, it’s important for teams to win their tourney title as that can help them earn an at-large Madness bid.

As sports bettors prepare to place bets on March Madness games, they can learn a lot from the conference championship games that come before them. These title games show bettors which teams are ready for the big dance simply by watching how the players react to adversity throughout the matchups. The conference title games can also provide a glimpse into where teams will be seeded prior to the start of March Madness.

Remember, though: Just as you must not place too much stock in the regular season, you shouldn’t let the pre-March Madness tournaments permanently paint your view of everything. Momentum is a real thing during this road to the National Title. That’s why Cinderella stories exist. Be on the lookout for overachievers and underachievers, and then properly factor in those circumstances to each bet you make on those respective teams in the March Madness tournament.

Advice For Betting On Top College Teams in the Nation During March Madness

During regular-season action, you are able to lean on the best teams in the country. You know, for instance, that a perennial powerhouse like Kentucky will steamroll opponents on most nights because they have so many NBA prospects. You can place bets accordingly with that information.

But it doesn’t work like that in the March Madness tournament. You can get by with that thinking in the first round, knowing No. 16 seeds don’t beat No. 1 seeds, and that No. 15 seeds don’t beat No. 2 seeds. Beyond that, you have to invest heavily in what’s transpired during the tournament.

Don’t just assume the most talented team on paper, or the one with the most NBA prospects in its rotation, will coast through the early rounds. Opponents get hot. Great teams make mistakes. We’re dealing with young adults here, many of whom are still teenagers. There are no sure things, so it’s important you study every individual matchup thoroughly before submitting your wagers, no matter how good (or bad) the team looks on paper or appeared during the regular season.

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Away Score Home
Monday 06 January
FT LRC 81 - 73 APP
FT Colgate 70 - 65 ARM
FT LOM 64 - 93 CCC
AOT Florida A&M 90 - 97 NOR
FT GSE 73 - 79 Little Rock
FT SCS 63 - 77 MOR
FT BET 102 - 73 Howard
FT NOR 82 - 59 CSE
FT Troy 71 - 63 TSM
FT GSP 87 - 90 ARK
FT SAJ 66 - 54 TAM
FT ALC 95 - 80 TST
FT Alabama A&M 66 - 57 JST
FT ALA 63 - 68 Grambling
FT WVM 55 - 41 OSC
FT Southern 54 - 64 PRA
Tuesday 07 January
FT SOU 59 - 62 EAS
FT WMB 69 - 84 Akron Zips
FT Ohio State 55 - 67 Maryland
FT Rider 61 - 80 Quinnipiac
FT EME 68 - 74 Ohio
FT JOH 53 - 79 Brown Bears
FT Virginia 53 - 60 BOS
FT SPP 68 - 100 Cornell
FT Toledo 77 - 84 Kent State
FT Houston 78 - 74 Temple Owls
FT Buffalo 68 - 88 Ball State
AOT Providence 81 - 80 Marquette
FT NOR 67 - 68 CMC
FT Florida 81 - 68 SCG
FT Penn State 61 - 72 Rutgers
FT MIA 58 - 74 Louisville
FT MIA 76 - 78 BOW
FT Tennessee 69 - 59 Missouri
FT MIS 67 - 63 ISR
FT Valparaiso 50 - 63 SIS
FT ISS 60 - 68 NOR
FT Iowa 70 - 76 Nebraska
FT Baylor 57 - 52 Texas Tech
FT TCU 59 - 57 KSW
FT Kentucky 78 - 69 Georgia
FT Ole Miss 47 - 57 Texas A&M
FT LCR 62 - 65 Drake
FT Villanova 64 - 59 Creighton
FT VIR 67 - 63 Syracuse
FT Utah State 60 - 79 Air Force
FT FRE 64 - 78 New Mexico
Wednesday 08 January
Campbell 18:00 NCA
Hampton 18:00 SCS
St. John's 18:30 Georgetown
Winthrop 19:00 High Point
ETE 19:00 NCG
Navy 19:00 Bucknell
Tulsa 19:00 Cincinnati
NOR 19:00 Indiana
Hartford 19:00 UML
La Salle 19:00 MAS
Marist 19:00 Fairfield
Bradley 19:00 Evansville
American 19:00 ARM
Radford 19:00 GAR
Duquesne 19:00 SJH
SBB 19:00 GMP
UMB 19:00 Binghamton
Pittsburgh 19:00 NCT
Furman 19:00 Chattanooga
Davidson 19:00 RHO
Notre Dame 19:00 NC State
Holy Cross 19:00 Lafayette
WCC 19:00 VMI Keydets
Lehigh 19:00 BOS
MAR 19:00 Colgate
MIS 19:00 Alabama
MAI 19:00 NEW
Stony Brook 19:00 Vermont
FLO 19:30 Wake Forest
Longwood 19:30 CSB
SLL 19:30 SHS
TCI 19:30 SFA
Wofford 19:30 Samford
NSC 20:00 Lamar
GEO 20:00 Saint Louis
NOM 20:00 NDF
Kansas 20:00 Iowa State
NOR 20:00 IWC
IPFW 20:00 WIL
MCN 20:00 ACW
UCF 20:00 SMM
CAB 20:00 New Orleans
Seton Hall 20:30 Xavier
SDA 21:00 Wyoming
Duke 21:00 GEO
Tulane 21:00 Connecticut
UNLV Rebels 21:00 Boise State
SDS 21:00 Denver
Illinois 21:00 Wisconsin
Vanderbilt 21:00 Auburn
Oklahoma 21:00 Texas
Arkansas 21:00 LSU Tigers
LBS 22:00 Northridge
Nevada 22:00 SJS
SBG 22:00 Cal Poly
CBL 22:00 CSB
Thursday 09 January
Drexel 18:00 Towson
LTB 19:00 TSA
Delaware 19:00 JMD
NAL 19:00 Liberty
LOM 19:00 GSE
NJH 19:00 JAC
LRC 19:00 GSP
Little Rock 19:00 Troy
Purdue 19:00 MIC
Detroit 19:00 CLE
NCW 19:00 WMT
St. Peter's 19:00 Siena
CHA 19:00 Elon
Oakland 19:00 YSP
FGC 19:00 NOR
Wagner 19:00 SFR
MSV 19:00 Columbia
Memphis 19:00 WSS
SIU 19:00 MOR
Austin Peay 19:00 TTG
SHP 19:00 FDK
CBD 19:00 LBB
SFT 19:00 RMC
EIP 19:30 EKC
KSO 19:30 Lipscomb
Marshall 19:30 MID
CCC 20:00 TSM
WKH 20:00 UAB Blazers
ARK 20:00 SAJ
FLO 20:00 Rice Owls
NOR 20:00 ORG
Hofstra 20:00 NEH
FGP 20:00 North Texas
APP 20:00 TAM
Belmont 20:15 SMS
TST 20:30 UT Martin
SMG 21:00 UTEP Miners
Minnesota 21:00 MSS
SUT 21:00 Idaho State
NOR 21:00 Weber State
CHI 21:00 NEW
MUR 21:00 JAC
Arizona 21:00 Oregon
Washington 21:00 Stanford
Montana 21:05 EWE
MON 21:30 Idaho
Hawaii 22:00 CAL
Gonzaga 22:00 San Diego
CAL 22:00 UC Davis
NOR 22:05 SSH
WSC 22:30 California
Santa Clara 23:00 SFD
ARI 23:00 ORE
BRI 23:00 St. Mary's
Friday 10 January
PSQ 17:00 Princeton
Canisius 19:00 Monmouth
Iona Gaels 19:00 Rider
Maryland 19:00 Iowa
Buffalo 19:00 MIA
NKN 19:00 ICF
WSR 19:00 IUPUI
Manhattan 19:00 Fairfield
Niagara 19:00 Quinnipiac
Ball State 21:00 Akron Zips
Butler 21:00 Providence
Saturday 11 January
Ohio State 12:00 Indiana
DePaul 12:00 St. John's
Georgetown 12:00 Villanova
Cincinnati 12:00 UCF
Alabama 12:00 Kentucky
Tulane 12:00 Temple Owls
Rutgers 12:00 Illinois
MAS 12:30 Dayton
Vermont 13:00 UMB
Baylor 13:00 Kansas
ARM 13:00 BOS
BOW 13:00 Ohio
Wagner 13:00 RMC
SCG 13:00 Tennessee
Lafayette 13:00 MAR
Creighton 14:00 Xavier
Detroit 14:00 YSP
Holy Cross 14:00 Bucknell
Campbell 14:00 Radford
Samford 14:00 Chattanooga
OSC 14:00 TCU
Fordham 14:00 SBB
Louisville 14:00 Notre Dame
ISR 14:00 ISS
RHO 14:00 VCU
Delaware 14:00 Towson
LOM 14:00 GSP
NC State 14:00 VIR
SMM 14:00 EAS
GMP 14:00 La Salle
NCC 14:00 DSH
CHA 14:00 WMT
Wisconsin 14:15 Penn State
SJH 14:30 Davidson
MAI 15:00 Albany
CCC 15:00 TAM
Denver 15:00 WIL
FGP 15:00 Rice Owls
EIP 15:00 MOR
Oakland 15:00 CLE
Marshall 15:00 UAB Blazers
CMC 15:30 Kent State
Texas A&M 15:30 Vanderbilt
FLO 16:00 North Texas
Marquette 16:00 Seton Hall
NOR 16:00 Howard
SMG 16:00 TSA
Evansville 16:00 LCR
NOR 16:00 MSH
Drexel 16:00 JMD
FGC 16:00 Stetson
SIU 16:00 EKC
ODM 16:00 Charlotte
Colgate 16:00 Navy
Drake 16:00 Valparaiso
CSE 16:00 BET
Gonzaga 16:00 LOY
Duquesne 16:00 GEO
MOU 16:00 Bry
NOR 16:00 MIS
NCW 16:00 Elon
SHS 16:00 CAB
High Point 16:00 PBH
MOR 16:00 Florida A&M
Syracuse 16:00 Virginia
Houston 16:00 Tulsa
VMI Keydets 16:00 ETE
LRC 16:00 GSE
TCI 16:30 ACW
EME 16:30 NOR
Clemson 16:30 NCT
FDK 16:30 LBB
NOR 16:30 MCN
NOM 16:30 sdc
Nebraska 16:30 NOR
CSR 17:00 SJS
APP 17:00 TSM
NAL 17:00 Lipscomb
NJH 17:00 NOR
Mercer 17:00 WCC
Austin Peay 17:00 JAC
TST 17:00 SMS
NSC 17:00 SLL
JAC 17:00 Liberty
Belmont 17:00 UT Martin
Troy 17:00 ARK
New Orleans 17:15 IWC
Binghamton 17:30 UML
NCA 17:30 CSB
SAJ 17:30 Little Rock
GEO 18:00 BOS
Georgia 18:00 Auburn
WKH 18:00 MID
UMKC 18:00 NEW
Arkansas 18:00 Ole Miss
Texas Tech 18:00 WVM
MIS 18:00 ALA
Idaho State 18:00 NOR
Air Force 18:00 New Mexico
Longwood 18:00 Hampton
WSC 18:00 Stanford
Saint Louis 18:00 Richmond
JST 18:30 ALC
Grambling 18:30 Southern
American 19:00 Lehigh
SDS 19:00 IPFW
NEW 19:00 Stony Brook
WMB 19:00 Toledo
TCB 19:00 Wofford
SFD 19:00 Pacific
GAR 19:00 Winthrop
NCG 19:00 Furman
WMP 19:00 Green Bay
SFT 19:00 SFR
UNLV Rebels 19:00 Wyoming
ARK 19:00 Alabama A&M
CAL 20:00 CAL
Oklahoma 20:00 Iowa State
SIS 20:00 Bradley
PSV 20:00 MON
Santa Clara 20:00 St. Mary's
MIS 20:00 LSU Tigers
Nevada 20:00 Utah State
CBL 20:00 Grand Cany.
Washington 20:00 California
Wake Forest 20:00 Duke
Lamar 20:00 HBH
KSW 20:00 Texas
NDF 20:00 ORG
Florida 20:30 Missouri
PRA 20:30 TST
MUR 20:30 TTG
LTB 21:00 UTEP Miners
Portland 21:00 BRI
LBS 22:00 SBG
Northridge 22:00 Cal Poly
Pepperdine 22:00 San Diego
Boise State 22:00 SDA
SCT 22:00 UCLA Bruins
Utah Valley 22:00 Seattle
Hawaii 22:00 UC Irvine
Weber State 22:05 SSH
ARI 22:30 Oregon
Sunday 12 January
MSS 12:00 Purdue
WSS 12:00 Connecticut
Niagara 13:00 Iona Gaels
MIC 13:00 Minnesota
Canisius 13:00 St. Peter's
Rider 14:00 Marist
JOH 14:00 Yale
Siena 14:00 Manhattan
Monmouth 14:00 Quinnipiac
NKN 14:00 IUPUI
Memphis 16:00 SOU
WSR 16:12 ICF
Utah Utes 18:00 Colorado
Pittsburgh 18:00 MIA
Arizona 22:00 ORE