March Madness Predictions 2022

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Welcome to the Pickswise March Madness predictions page. Here you will find our game previews, predictions, stats, and trends from Pickswise’s handicappers.  To give you the best free expert March Madness predictions, our experts have spent hours deciphering the statistics and all of the data. Check out all of our predictions below.  

Free March Madness Betting Predictions Explained

March Madness, is an aptly named tournament. With 67 single-elimination games played, madness certainly does ensue. With this, it is tricky and time-consuming to put in the necessary hours of work to maximize your chances of predicting the outcomes of matches and to find those upset picks. That’s where Pickswise thrives. We have a team of expert college basketball handicappers that live and breathe all things college hoops. With previews and predictions all season long, we also have free march madness betting predictions for every single match throughout the tournament. Each prediction comes with a breakdown of why we like a side, and the key stats and trends to consider. Check out all of our March Madness betting predictions right here. 

What Free March Madness Predictions Do You Offer at Pickswise?

Pickswise is the home of March Madness predictions. Our NCAA basketball experts analyze the stats, data, and team news to give you the best March Madness predictions for each of the 67 games throughout the tournament. If you’re looking for the best March Madness predictions, we have you covered.

Free March Madness Money Line Predictions

A money line bet put simply is betting on one team to beat another. Betting in its simplest form. However, with March Madness predictions, in particular, it is not far-fetched for an overwhelming favorite to be priced as short as -2500, which may be unappealing to many bettors. The majority of March Madness games however are competitive, particularly in the later rounds and our experts at Pickswise spend hours looking through matchups, team news and analyzing the statistics, trends, and data for each of the 67 games on the March Madness schedule to unearth the best value March Madness Picks. 

March Madness Predictions Against The Spread

The most popular type of prediction and bet throughout March Madness is undoubtedly March Madness predictions against the spread. With so many lopsided matchups, particularly in the first two rounds, you could be looking at -2000 for a 1 or 2 seeded team to win a match. For the average bettor, these odds off no appeal. What the spread does is level the playing field so that both teams can become a viable betting option. March Madness Predictions against the spread are tricky, as in a single-elimination tournament, teams only care about winning by one, so you can often see plenty of backdoor covers late on if a team is winning by a large margin. This is one of the many factors we consider in making all of our March Madness spread predictions.  

March Madness Over/Under Predictions

March Madness over/under predictions, also known as totals predictions is a great way to get involved in a game if you don’t like either side of the spread or money line. Tempo is a big thing in college basketball and none more so in the over/unders market. Here instead of taking a side to win or cover, you’re predicting whether there will be more or fewer points than the line set by the sportsbooks. If you have high-tempo teams with average defenses, you might take the over, conversely, if you have slow-tempo teams with solid defenses, you might look to the under. All of our over/under predictions come with detailed analysis and reasoning, including these key metrics. We will have a March Madness totals prediction on all 67 games, so check them out today. 

March Madness Futures Predictions

In addition to our free daily March Madness Predictions and Picks, we offer insight into the March Madness futures markets from the outright winner to the Final Four.

A single-elimination style tournament like March Madness means a team’s bid to win it all can end in a flash. Upsets are a mainstay of the tournament, and with each one, the March Madness Bracket gets a major reshuffle, as do the futures betting lines. Our experts will be on hand throughout the entire tournament to react to any upsets and major betting changes round-by-round to unearth the best free March Madness Picks and predictions across all of the futures markets.  

March Madness Predictions and Betting Trends

March Madness is so aptly named with the tournament being single-elimination from the jump and upsets being a big part of the tournament. Even in a tournament of this nature, some trends have appeared in recent years that should be considered ahead of your March Madness betting. It is also worth considering that these are mainly based on a team’s ranking, which is given by the selection committee so they should still be taken with a pinch of salt.

Only One #1 Seed Has Ever Lost In The First Round

It’s not the most obscure betting trend, but one worth reiterating. With the schedule set around those seeds, #1 seeds have a great record in the first round vs the 16th ranked sides but are always big favorites to win

Number 1 seeds were unbeaten in the first round until as recently as 2018 when the #16 UMBC beat #1 Virginia.

#1 Seeds Are Also A Historically Safe Bet In The Second Round

So we know that all #1 seeds have won in the first round except one, but how do they fare in the second round? Well, pretty good. Not quite as much a lock as the first Round but since 1985 #1 seeds have gone 123-21 in the second round, for a win percentage of 86%

First Round – 5 seeds vs 12 seeds

March Madness upsets are a mainstay of the bracket, and it’s worth picking a few of them in your bracket in the early rounds. While lower-ranked teams have a poor record in the latter stages of March Madness – with no team seeded 12 or lower ever reaching the Final Four, they are usually worth a look in the first two rounds.

The 12 vs 5 upset is one of the more popular options in brackets each year, but for good reason.

Since the tournament was expanded in 1985, 12th seeds have a 49-95 record against 5th seeds, equating to a 34% win-rate, just over a third. For comparison, 13th seeds only have a record of 32-112 (22%) against 4th seeds so there is a big drop off, for just one seed either way.

Since 1985, at least one 12th seed has advanced into the second round in all bar 5 March Madness tournaments.

March Madness Computer Picks - Pre-Game Probabilities

If you’re on the lookout for specific be types, check out our pre-game probabilities. These computer picks include betting against the spread, on the over/under market, and on the money line. Enjoy!

Against The Spread March Madness Computer Picks and Predictions

Our supercomputer is on hand to provide you with against the spread picks for every March Madness game. Our algorithm works out how likely each team is to cover the spread for a given bet. Remember that injury news, line-up changes, and more can affect the lines, so make sure to keep checking this page for the latest live odds and predictions.

Over/Under March Madness Computer Picks and Predictions

The Over/Under market is a favorite among March Madness fans and so our computer picks have you covered. When we think a team will be scoring over or under a certain number of points in a game, we’ll compare our predictions with those of the sportsbooks and tell you if the odds are in our favor. Lines change all the time, so make sure to keep checking this page regularly.

Moneyline March Madness Computer Picks and Predictions

Wagering on the money line is the simplest form of sports betting, and as popular as ever, so of course, our supercomputer will be scouring through these types of bets. It’s easy to take in too – you just have to look at our predicted match outcome and see if you agree with it. As long as you keep checking this page regularly since lines can move, you could be making big bucks on our money line computer picks during March Madness.

FAQs For March Madness Predictions

Historically it has paid to follow the number one seeds in March Madness, with one of the four number one seeds winning 10 of the last 13 National Championships. However, they are often the four teams that head the betting and it may not be the best value to have a wager on all four. So our experts will be crunching the data to make the best March Madness predictions for each game and the outright markets throughout the tournament.

The UCLA Bruins are the most successful team in the history of the tournament, winning the championship 11 times. Kentucky basketball isn’t far behind, with eight titles, followed by North Carolina with six.

With plenty of basketball to play, lots will change before now and the start of March Madness in 2022 but our experts will be on hand leading up to and during the regular season to unearth our best March Madness predictions across a host of betting markets. 

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