March Madness Betting Odds 2022
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How To Read The March Madness Odds
There are so many different ways you can wager on March Madness from game to game to the futures markets. At times, with so many markets and odds, reading these March Madness odds can be tricky, particularly for those new to sports betting. Here on the March Madness Odds page, we display the main March Madness Odds as well as how to read them. Anything March Madness odds, we have right here.
March Madness Moneyline Odds
The simplest form of March Madness odds is the money line. Betting the money line simply means betting on a team to win. With no such thing as a tie in a single-elimination tournament like March Madness, there will always be a winner and a loser.
March Madness money line odds will usually be displayed in American odd format and can be identified by a + or – symbol before the odds, with the ‘-’ sign displaying the favorite and the ‘+’ sign the underdogs. Bet slips on online sportsbooks will calculate your potential winnings for you, but the ‘-’ tells you how much you must stake to win $100 at those odds, where the ‘+’ odds displays how much you’ll win for a $100 stake.
March Madness Spread Odds
March Madness odds Against the Spread is the most common wager type throughout the NCAA Tournament, particularly in the early rounds which may lack parity. Unlike the money line odds, which change drastically, the spread changes game to game, and the odds stay fairly consistent, usually around -110. With the spread, you’re not betting on which team will win the game outright, but which team will cover the spread, a line determined by sportsbooks. The line will see the favored team have to win by more than the spread, or the underdog to win or lose by less than the spread line. The spread does change from sportsbook to sportsbook and every point in your favor counts, so be sure to shop around for the best point spread, which we’ll show right here on our March Madness odds page.
March Madness Points Totals Odds
The March Madness Points Total odds are the best way for sports bettors to get involved in a game if they’re not confident in taking a team on the money line or a spread. The points total, while is won or lost as a result of how the game is played, the result itself does not necessarily matter. Instead of wagering on one team or the other, you’re betting on whether the combined points totals from both teams will be over or under the line which like the spread is set by sportsbooks. Also, just like the spreads, it’s the total number of points that changes game to game rather than the odds, which stay at around -110. The points total line fluctuates leading up to the game and can be different at different sportsbooks so the March Madness Odds page right here is a great way to find the best odds and lines for your totals wagers.
March Madness Futures Odds
You can also bet on a select few March Madness futures odds leading up to and during the tournament itself. March Madness futures odds have three main markets in the outright tournament winner, a team to make the Final Four, and also on the NCAA Most Outstanding Player. These odds change as the action unfolds, leading up to Selection Sunday and also again after the bracket is set, and then updated shortly after each game or round.
March Madness Tournament Winner Odds
A market that is what it says it is, a bet on who will win the entire March Madness Tournament. This market is available before the college basketball regular season begins and is updated throughout the season and round-by-round in the tournament itself. Due to the nature of a single-elimination tournament, it can be tricky to find the winner, but if you do, you’ll likely be handsomely rewarded with some great March Madness odds.
March Madness Final Four Odds
To wager on a team to make the Final Four is a slightly safer pick than to win the tournament outright. This market gets a shake-up on Selection Sunday with the bracket and route to the Final Four a huge factor in who is and isn’t a good pick. Many sports bettors will take a team they like and wager on them to make the Final Four as well as the Outright Winner market. It’s also worth considering separating your Final Four wagers or picking a couple of teams from different regions in the hope they all make it to the Final Four.
March Madness NCAA Most Outstanding Player Odds
You can wager on the winner of the NCAA Most Outstanding Player odds, which is basically the MVP of the March Madness tournament. Unlike the other futures, this market is usually available close to or after selection Sunday. One stronger trend in finding the winner and a good value pick in this market is finding a player on the team that wins the tournament.
Questions & Answers
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.
Most sportsbooks have futures odds available now. Odds for the start of the tournament will become available after Selection Sunday on March 13, 2022.
Currently, the Gonzaga Bulldogs are +700 favorites to win the 2022 March Madness but there is a lot of Basketball to be played between now and March 13th.
Bettors physically located within the following states will be able to place a legal sports wager on March Madness games in some form either through a sportsbook or a lottery-run book. Check out our Online Sports Betting page for the best online sportsbooks in your state.
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
The cancelation of March Madness was not only a major blow to TV viewership and ticket sales, but it erased the biggest sports betting event of the year. The American Gaming Association estimated that 8.5 billion dollars were waged on March Madness in 2019, and with an increasing number of states legalizing gambling since, that figure is only going to grow.