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 25 February
FT Notre Dame 61 - 68 FLO
FT SCS 62 - 72 NCC
FT DSH 70 - 60 CSE
FT NJH 77 - 81 Lipscomb
FT Howard 75 - 69 MOR
FT SST 58 - 63 NOR
FT Oklahoma 61 - 78 Iowa State
FT Alabama A&M 55 - 61 ALC
FT ARK 44 - 48 PRA
FT ALA 60 - 57 Southern
FT MIS 80 - 92 TST
FT KSW 49 - 64 Kansas
FT NOR 74 - 72 Montana
Tuesday 26 February
FT Toledo 80 - 72 Ball State
FT MIA 82 - 69 BOW
FT Akron Zips 64 - 77 Buffalo
AOT Providence 73 - 67 Butler
FT CMC 77 - 66 EME
FT Ohio 73 - 78 Kent State
FT KSO 59 - 76 Liberty
FT Missouri 49 - 68 MIS
FT JAC 55 - 69 NAL
FT Stetson 67 - 77 NOR
FT Iowa 70 - 90 Ohio State
FT GEO 53 - 80 RHO
FT Alabama 68 - 62 SCG
FT Dayton 72 - 48 MAS
FT Duke 72 - 77 VIR
FT MIA 75 - 76 Wake Forest
AOT TCU 96 - 104 WVM
FT Saint Louis 65 - 71 VCU
FT WMB 65 - 70 NOR
AOT Wisconsin 73 - 75 Indiana
FT Arkansas 66 - 70 Kentucky
FT Texas A&M 55 - 66 LSU Tigers
FT Temple Owls 73 - 81 Memphis
FT Syracuse 85 - 93 NCT
FT SDA 54 - 70 Utah State
FT New Mexico 82 - 89 SJS
FT Utah Valley 77 - 68 Seattle
Wednesday 27 February
FT Holy Cross 59 - 79 Colgate
FT Maryland 61 - 78 Penn State
FT NEW 62 - 58 Albany
FT Lehigh 80 - 66 American
FT MAR 69 - 79 ARM
FT Hartford 96 - 76 Binghamton
FT Houston 99 - 65 EAS
FT SIS 98 - 91 Evansville
FT PBH 70 - 78 GAR
FT Richmond 63 - 77 GMP
FT DePaul 73 - 82 Georgetown
FT Radford 72 - 54 High Point
FT MIS 57 - 65 ISR
FT Davidson 69 - 79 La Salle
FT BOS 84 - 82 Lafayette
FT UML 70 - 61 MAI
FT Bucknell 53 - 64 Navy
FT Tennessee 73 - 71 Ole Miss
FT Clemson 62 - 48 Pittsburgh
FT Campbell 85 - 73 SCS
FT UCF 75 - 63 SOU
FT UMB 63 - 78 Stony Brook
AOT OSC 80 - 84 Texas Tech
FT GEO 51 - 81 Virginia
FT Niagara 86 - 84 Canisius
FT NCA 48 - 77 CSB
FT IWC 60 - 68 NOR
FT Duquesne 47 - 68 SBB
FT Valparaiso 42 - 67 Bradley
FT SFA 74 - 92 CAB
FT ISS 68 - 80 Drake
FT HBH 75 - 110 Lamar
FT SHS 71 - 60 New Orleans
FT MCN 84 - 75 NSC
FT LCR 56 - 55 NOR
FT ACW 73 - 64 TCI
FT Illinois 56 - 73 Purdue
AOT Texas 83 - 84 Baylor
FT CSR 76 - 62 Boise State
FT Louisville 59 - 66 BOS
FT SJH 66 - 52 Fordham
FT Auburn 78 - 75 Georgia
FT ENM 64 - 95 Grand Cany.
FT Cincinnati 52 - 49 SMM
FT Florida 71 - 55 Vanderbilt
FT Marquette 61 - 67 Villanova
FT CAL 68 - 70 Northridge
FT Wyoming 60 - 71 FRE
FT UNLV Rebels 73 - 89 Nevada
Thursday 28 February
FT RMC 63 - 87 SHP
FT Xavier 84 - 73 St. John's
FT NEH 75 - 64 Delaware
FT Hofstra 80 - 77 Drexel
FT ARK 60 - 76 GSP
FT Little Rock 66 - 81 GSE
FT Winthrop 75 - 90 Hampton
FT Wofford 80 - 54 Chattanooga
FT Elon 73 - 58 JMD
FT CBD 55 - 84 LBB
FT Nebraska 53 - 82 MIC
FT FDK 65 - 59 MOU
FT ICF 72 - 86 Oakland
FT Bry 66 - 74 SFT
FT NCG 100 - 96 TCB
FT WMT 67 - 65 Towson
FT TSM 58 - 44 Troy
FT NEW 75 - 55 UMKC
FT Mercer 71 - 84 VMI Keydets
FT SFR 83 - 72 Wagner
FT Connecticut 63 - 65 WSS
FT Austin Peay 80 - 82 EKC
FT Furman 90 - 81 Samford
FT WKH 73 - 67 UAB Blazers
FT MUR 71 - 52 MOR
FT IUPUI 85 - 87 Detroit
FT WSR 67 - 70 Green Bay
FT CCC 70 - 83 LRC
FT NKN 65 - 55 WMP
FT TAM 75 - 57 SAJ
FT APP 75 - 81 LOM
FT FLO 60 - 54 North Texas
FT NOM 80 - 84 ORG
FT NDF 88 - 82 IPFW
FT TTG 68 - 76 SIU
FT Belmont 112 - 67 UT Martin
FT TST 74 - 89 SMS
FT WIL 46 - 74 Denver
AOT JAC 89 - 84 EIP
FT Weber State 61 - 85 NOR
FT Minnesota 62 - 50 NOR
FT Arizona 74 - 72 ORE
FT NOR 65 - 75 sdc
FT WSC 50 - 98 Stanford
FT Tulane 64 - 72 Tulsa
AOT SCT 88 - 93 UCLA Bruins
FT SSH 59 - 56 EWE
FT Seattle 67 - 65 CBL
FT Cal Poly 75 - 86 CAL
FT PSV 67 - 65 Idaho
AOT San Diego 91 - 90 SFD
FT LBS 69 - 64 SBG
FT Washington 73 - 76 California
FT Santa Clara 70 - 72 LOY
FT ARI 51 - 79 Oregon
FT Gonzaga 86 - 66 Pacific
FT Portland 48 - 65 St. Mary's
FT UC Irvine 64 - 48 UC Davis
Friday 01 March
FT Columbia 80 - 77 Brown Bears
FT Kent State 72 - 77 BOW
613' Princeton 43 - 39 Dartmouth
833' RHO 52 - 40 Dayton
867' Marist 22 - 39 Fairfield
927' PSQ 31 - 32 Harvard
1044' FGC 57 - 41 JAC
812' Stetson 64 - 56 KSO
857' Monmouth 46 - 38 Manhattan
844' Lipscomb 54 - 41 NAL
1105' Liberty 27 - 22 NJH
938' Iona Gaels 51 - 37 Rider
839' Quinnipiac 45 - 43 St. Peter's
629' Cornell 54 - 69 Yale
1035' Buffalo 15 - 0 MIA
Siena 21:00 Canisius
Saturday 02 March
Binghamton 11:00 MAI
LSU Tigers 12:00 Alabama
Navy 12:00 BOS
ARM 12:00 Bucknell
NC State 12:00 FLO
MSS 12:00 Indiana
Colgate 12:00 Lafayette
Kansas 12:00 OSC
Syracuse 12:00 Wake Forest
American 12:05 Holy Cross
Ole Miss 13:00 Arkansas
FDK 13:00 CBD
Fordham 13:00 Davidson
Little Rock 13:00 GSP
NKN 13:00 Green Bay
NEW 13:00 UMB
TCB 13:00 VMI Keydets
Penn State 13:00 Wisconsin
Ohio 14:00 Akron Zips
Radford 14:00 Campbell
MAS 14:00 Duquesne
Furman 14:00 Chattanooga
NOR 14:00 ISS
WVM 14:00 Oklahoma
Ohio State 14:00 Purdue
Wofford 14:00 Samford
ISR 14:00 SIS
Kentucky 14:00 Tennessee
Iowa State 14:00 Texas
Elon 14:00 Towson
CCC 14:00 LOM
Evansville 14:00 Valparaiso
Butler 14:00 Villanova
Pittsburgh 14:00 Virginia
NOM 15:00 Denver
Longwood 15:00 GAR
NEW 15:00 CHI
EME 15:00 NOR
GMP 15:00 Saint Louis
TAM 15:00 Troy
SCG 15:30 Missouri
SFR 15:30 SHP
MIS 16:00 Auburn
SCS 16:00 BET
MOR 16:00 DSH
Hofstra 16:00 Delaware
NEH 16:00 Drexel
ICF 16:00 Detroit
MIA 16:00 Duke
WCC 16:00 ETE
SBB 16:00 GEO
UCF 16:00 Houston
NCW 16:00 CHA
WMT 16:00 JMD
Drake 16:00 MIS
NOR 16:00 MON
Florida A&M 16:00 NOR
IUPUI 16:00 Oakland
CSB 16:00 PBH
VCU 16:00 Richmond
LOY 16:00 SFD
Hampton 16:00 SCS
MOU 16:00 SFT
Texas Tech 16:00 TCU
RMC 16:00 Wagner
TTG 16:15 EIP
Toledo 16:30 CMC
Bry 16:30 LBB
NCG 16:30 Mercer
New Orleans 16:30 NSC
NDF 16:30 sdc
High Point 16:30 NCA
TST 16:30 UT Martin
Ball State 16:30 WMB
ACW 17:00 CAB
ARK 17:00 GSE
Albany 17:00 Hartford
Rutgers 17:00 Iowa
NOR 17:00 IPFW
La Salle 17:00 SJH
NOR 17:00 SLL
PSV 17:05 EWE
WIL 17:15 SDS
SFA 17:30 Lamar
JST 17:30 MIS
TST 18:00 ALA
Cornell 18:00 Brown Bears
NCT 18:00 Clemson
Utah Utes 18:00 Colorado
Bradley 18:00 LCR
Howard 18:00 SST
JAC 18:00 SIU
Vanderbilt 18:00 Texas A&M
Air Force 18:00 Wyoming
CLE 18:00 YSP
Seton Hall 18:30 Georgetown
CSE 18:30 NOR
ALC 18:30 Southern
PRA 19:00 Alabama A&M
WSC 19:00 California
PSQ 19:00 Dartmouth
MOR 19:00 EKC
Princeton 19:00 Harvard
Lehigh 19:00 MAR
WSR 19:00 WMP
Stony Brook 19:00 Vermont
Columbia 19:00 Yale
Memphis 20:00 Cincinnati
MCN 20:00 HBH
TCI 20:00 IWC
Baylor 20:00 KSW
Austin Peay 20:00 MUR
Pacific 20:00 Pepperdine
TSM 20:00 SAJ
Belmont 20:00 SMS
UC Irvine 20:00 CAL
Grambling 20:30 ARK
Georgia 20:30 Florida
Nevada 20:30 Utah State
San Diego 21:00 BRI
CSB 21:00 Grand Cany.
SUT 21:00 Montana
Idaho State 21:00 NOR
Utah Valley 22:00 CBL
SSH 22:00 Idaho
Cal Poly 22:00 LBS
CSR 22:00 New Mexico
Arizona 22:00 Oregon
Santa Clara 22:00 Portland
Gonzaga 22:00 St. Mary's
SJS 22:00 SDA
CAL 22:00 UC Davis
Boise State 22:30 UNLV Rebels
Sunday 03 March
Northridge 00:00 Hawaii
St. John's 12:00 DePaul
SOU 12:00 Connecticut
Fairfield 13:00 St. Peter's
Notre Dame 13:30 Louisville
Rider 14:00 Marist
Siena 14:00 Niagara
Manhattan 14:00 Quinnipiac
WSS 14:00 SMM
Tulane 14:00 Temple Owls
APP 14:30 LRC
Creighton 15:00 Marquette
MIC 15:45 Maryland
Washington 16:00 Stanford
EAS 16:00 Tulsa
BOS 18:00 GEO
NOR 18:30 Illinois
ARI 20:00 ORE