Take your pick from the following betting options:
Moneyline: Picking a team to win straight up. If the Duke Blue Devils are facing off against the Michigan State Spartans for an Elite Eight matchup, you would pick one squad over the other to triumph.
Point Spread: Choosing the favored team to win by more than a specified number of points set by oddsmakers, or the underdog to win outright or lose by fewer than that specific number of points.
Totals: A bet on whether the total combined final score will be OVER or UNDER the number set by oddsmakers.
Props: Bets related to brackets and player stats like rebounds, field goals, etc.
Futures: Bets that can be made weeks or even months in advance of the tournament. For instance, in October you could pick North Carolina to win the championship game.
Parlays: Multiple bets on one ticket.
Live Betting: Making a bet while the game is going on. Live betting odds disappear fast. If you see betting lines you like, take them quickly.
As in any professional sport, some certain teams and conferences dominate like Federer at tennis. Some programs have the tools, talent, and the best coaches in college basketball history to stave off elimination and win multiple national titles.