For a full three weeks in March and April, during the NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament, the sports world is BUZZING with excitement, especially sportsbooks. Super Bowl aside, March Madness is the most heavily bet time of the year for sports betting, especially for online wagering. The number of people who bet online is growing all the time and an NCAA basketball bracket just adds to the excitement. Whether you make your picks on the moneyline or use the pointspread for your betting lines, playing a March Madness bracket is like having a small wager on every NCAA college basketball game during the busiest part of the year!

Here are a couple of reasons why betting on college basketball is so great during the Big Dance, and some things to keep in mind when making your bracket picks or betting NCAA games during the tournament:

  • Dozens of games to bet on over a three-week period. Sometimes you are actually dealing with sixteen games being played in one day!
  • Dozens of teams from all over the country. No matter where you come from, you’re bound to have a rooting interest in some of the teams.
  • Pure action, as every game is a must-win situation, creating a do or die atmosphere with each contest.

March Madness Betting Tips:

  • Watch for late-season momentum heading into the tournament.
  • Keep an eye on the point guard play.
  • The coach: Someone who has "been there, done that" in past tournaments is a major resource.
  • Teams need a high level scorer who can carry a team if necessary.
  • The quality and depth of a squad's bench is important.
  • Team experience is almost always crucial to march madness tournament success.
  • Don't overlook favorable travel and playing sites.