The bracket is set and NCAA Tournament action begins this week. Get everything you need to know for your March Madness betting right here.
March Madness details
|Selection Sunday||March 13|
|First Four||March 15-16|
|First Round||March 17-18|
|Second Round||March 19-20|
|Sweet 16||March 24-25|
|Elite Eight||March 26-27|
|Final Four||April 2|
|NCAA Championship game||April 4|
March Madness odds
One of the most popular ways to bet on March Madness is simply picking which team will win it all. Last year's runner-up Gonzaga opened as title favorites immediately following last year's tournament and have held the top spot through the season.
All things bracket
March Madness revolves around the bracket and we've got you covered from all angles:
- Printable March Madness bracket
- Tips for filling out your bracket
- The best free bracket contests
- Covers' official bracket predictions
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!
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.
Along with our March Madness best betting sites, check out the best bonuses available for the tournament.
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.
March Madness betting sites
March Madness is one of the most popular times of the year for sports bettors, which of course makes it one of the busiest times of the year for online sportsbooks. Every betting site will offer March Madness odds but the top sites are safe and secure, offer a wide range of banking options, and give you a ton of markets for each game. Check out the best March Madness betting sites in your region.
Past March Madness winners
|Season||National Champion||Odds Prior to Round 1 of March Madness|
|2016-17||North Carolina Tar Heels||+535|
|2014-15||Duke Blue Devils||+1,000|
|2009-10||Duke Blue Devils||+650|
|2008-09||North Carolina Tar Heels||+400|
|2004-05||North Carolina Tar Heels||+350|
|2000-01||Duke Blue Devils||+250|
March Madness betting FAQs
Yes, as long as sports betting is legal in your region.
The exact dates for March Madness 2022 will be announced later, but the Final Four is set for April 2-4, 2022.
All locations for March Madness 2022 have not been announced yet, but the Final Four will be held in New Orleans.
The Baylor Bears won the 2020-21 March Madness tournament.