Make Smarter March Madness Bets

March Madness is one of the biggest betting events on the North American sporting calendar.

Last Updated: Apr 12, 2021 2:31 PM ET
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March Madness is in the books for another year. After a wild first few rounds which saw a ton of underdogs winning outright, it was No. 1 Gonzaga vs No. 2 Baylor in the final, with the Bears routing the 'Zags en route to their first men's basketball national championship. 

And now we look to the 2021-22 season, which is set to open in November 2021 and conclude with the national championship game on April 4, 2022.

March Madness odds

One of the most popular ways to bet on March Madness is simply picking which team will win it all. Runner-up Gonzaga has opened as title favorites for 2021-22, with Baylor coming in at a close second.

All things bracket

March Madness revolves around the bracket and we've got you covered from all angles:

March Madness props

Prop betting is becoming more and more popular by the day as regulated sports betting expands throughout the US. We're excited for the variety of March Madness props that will be offered — and we can't wait to cash in on the First to 15 prop

Tournament MVP

Betting on the most outstanding player of the NCAA Tournament is a relatively new futures market that is gaining popularity each year due to the big plus-money odds available on pretty much every player. The key here is to pick someone from the winning team as the March Madness MVP has come from the national champion every year since 1983.

March Madness picks

With so many games and so many betting markets available, there are always value picks to be found. March Madness features 67 games and Covers’ betting analysts will deliver 67 picks articles full of smart betting options for you to consider.

March Madness trends

You're going to hear about a ton of trends as you build your bracket and handicap tournament games. Some of these are legit; others should be dismissed. Jason Logan breaks down some of the March Madness trends with three you can trust and three you should avoid.

March Madness upsets

A big upset in the early rounds is a staple of March Madness. And there is no better feeling than holding a ticket on a massive underdog and then watching as it cashes in. That's why we've put together a dedicated March Madness upsets page, with the Top 10 betting upsets this century and tips on how to spot an upset before it happens. 

March Madness for beginners

New to March Madness betting? We've got you covered. Learn how to bet on March Madness with our beginner's guide and then dig deeper with intermediate and advanced strategies so that you're making the smartest bets possible.

Vegas guide

Heading to Las Vegas? Our March Madness Vegas guide gives you tips on the best sportsbooks, sports bars, and places to stay in Sin City. 

March Madness details

After a COVID-impacted tournament that saw the entire tournament played in Indiana in 2021, here's hoping for a more traditional tournament in 2022.


The 2022 Final Four is set to be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The preliminary round sites will be announced at a later date.


The 2022 Final Four is set for April 2, 2022, and the national championship game will be played on April 4, 2022.

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