The 68-team field for this year’s NCAA Tournament in men’s college basketball has been set. Starting with the four play-in games on Tuesday and Wednesday right through the national title game on Monday, April 8, the best way to bet on all the action on the court is at the betting board of your favorite online sportsbook.
The top online books in the game have upped the ante for this year’s NCAA Tournament with added bonuses, incentives and bracket contests. They have also expanded their betting board with even more ways to bet on all the games.
One of the fastest growing segments of the online sportsbook industry is live in-game betting. The action starts after the opening tip with a steady stream of adjusted betting options based on what has already taken place in a game. Through the availability of an advanced mobile betting platform, all you need is a handheld device with internet access. It does not get any easier than that.
Along with live in-game betting, the online books continue to expand their NCAA Tournament betting options with team, game and player props. This can be an excellent way to find some additional value in the betting odds. Betting props can also test your handicapping skills when it comes to breaking down the games.
With 32 games on the board for Thursday and Friday’s opening round, the betting action remains nonstop from 12 noon to well past midnight. Online sportsbooks give you round-the-clock access to your online betting account, so you will never miss an opportunity to cash in on the games.
Starting now with a full set of betting lines for each of this week’s tournament openers, you can track all the movement on the board leading up to tip off. The one thing you can count on come tournament time is any number of upsets. Just last season, Virginia got knocked out in its first game as a No. 1 seed.
Once you have filled out your bracket for the Big Dance, it is time to back up your fearless picks with a few timely NCAAB futures bets. Right now, you can get the ACC’s Duke Blue Devils to win it all at +200 odds against the field. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are another popular bet against the field at +500.
ACC fans can also bet that Duke has more tournament wins than its heated rival North Carolina at -170 odds. If you have the Tar Heels going further than the Blue Devils, you can get +140 that North Carolina wins more games.
The same bet for most wins among Big Ten fans favor the Michigan State Spartans at -140 odds against the Michigan Wolverines (+110). In the Big 12, you can bet on a head-to-head matchup for most tournament wins between the Kansas Jayhawks at +150 odds verse the -180 odds for the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
This is just a small sampling of the posted futures odds for this year’s NCAA Tournament. In the blink of an eye, this 68-team field will be pared down to the Sweet 16 by Sunday night. You can rest assured that by Monday morning, on March 25, there will be a whole new set of futures odds posted on the board.
Watch our ATB Pick of the Day page for another free pick for the opening day of the Madness, and every day as we make our way to the Championship game.
The rapid expansion of sports betting in the US alone is changing the scope and range of the sports betting industry as a whole. Leading the charge are the ‘best of the best’ in online sportsbooks as the true pioneers and innovators in the field. They know what sports bettors are looking for and they know how to deliver everything you need to make this the most successful NCAA Tournament of your overall sports betting career.
Posted March 21st, 2019