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March Madness Tournament Props Hit the Board

Add some fun to your NCAA Tournament betting with March Madness props. Get odds and learn about types of props, tips, advice, and more!

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2022 12:14 PM ET Read Time: 5 min
Arkansas Razorbacks celebrates for photographers after the Sweet Sixteen round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.
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Basketball bettors can add a little extra mayhem to the NCAA Tournament with March Madness props.

While prop bets for March Madness aren’t the biggest draw in action, these markets are gaining popularity at sportsbooks and add a fun wrinkle to your NCAA Tournament wagers. So, while you’re breaking down the Big Dance, don’t ignore the growing list of March Madness prop bets in 2022.

March Madness prop odds

Prop odds for March Madness will begin hitting the board once the bracket is set following Selection Sunday on March 13 and the days leading up to the first games. Check back for updated prop odd throughout the NCAA Tournament.

Seed props

March Madness seed props focus on the success of a particular group of tournament seeds. 

Will a 12 seed advance past a 5 seed?

Result FanDuel
Yes -355
No +270

Odds as of March 16, 2022.

First No. 1 seed to lose

Team Draftkings
Baylor -355
Kansas +270
Arizona +225
Gonzaga +400

Odds as of March 16, 2022.

More seed props

Result PointsBet
Any No. 13 seed to beat a #4 seed -225
Any No. 3 seed to make the Final Four -115
Any No. 14 seed to beat a #3 seed +130
No #2 seeds to make the Final Four +175
Two or more No. 12 seeds to beat No. 5 seeds +190
Any #4 seed to make the Final Four +205
Any No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2 seed +500
No No. 1 seeds to make the Final Four +700
Any No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed +800
All No. 1 seeds to make the Final Four +3,000
All No. 2 seeds to make the Final Four +7,000

Odds as of March 16, 2022.

Tournament props

March Madness tournament props focus on events or happenings during the NCAA Tournament. These props can be based on certain teams, regions, seeds, or conferences and most often are graded upon the conclusion of the National Championship Game. 

What will the sum of the Final Four seed numbers be?

Result Draftkings
Over 10.5 -130
Under 10.5 +100

Odds as of March 16, 2022.

Which bracket region will win the National Championship?

Player PointsBet
West +160
Midwest +310
East +350
South +400

Odds as of March 16, 2022.

Which conference will win the National Championship?

Player PointsBet
West Coast +330
Big 12 +400
SEC +450
Pac 12 +550
ACC +1,000
Big Ten +1,200
Big East +1,600
American Athletic +2,200
Atlantic 10 +8,000
Mountain West +8,000

Odds as of March 16, 2022.

Round props

March Madness round props are graded on results from the individual segments of the NCAA Tournament, such as the opening Round of 64, Round of 32, or the Sweet 16. These round props are usually focused on the success of a certain group of teams in those respective rounds. Here are some round props bettors might see in 2022:

How many No. 1 seeds will reach the Final Four?

Result FanDuel Draftkings
Zero +400 +400
One +125 +130
Two +190 +175
Three +600 +650
Four +6,000 +4,500

Odds as of March 16, 2022.

Total No. 1 seeds to reach Final Four

Result Draftkings
Under 1.5 -140
Over 1.5 +120

Odds as of March 16, 2022.

When will teams be eliminated

Draftkings
Team First Round Second Round Sweet 16 Elite Eight Final Four Championship Game
Michigan +110 +150 +700 +1,500 +3,000 1,2000
Providence +115 +120 +550 +2,500 +5,000 +10,000
Arkansas +180 +190 +200 +1,400 +3,000 +8,000
UCLA +850 +200 +220 +475 +1,000 +1,600
Auburn +1,000 +300 +360 +290 +550 +1,200
Texas Tech +900 +300 +220 +260 +850 +2,000
Villanova +950 +270 +200 +400 +650 +1,700
Gonzaga +3,500 +550 +550 +380 +380 +450
Duke +1,600 +240 +210 +310 +950 +1,600
Arizona +1,600 +400 +225 +290 +450 +850
Houston +300 +250 +330 +600 +1,100 +2,800
Michigan St. -110 +170 +700 +1,800 +5,000 +8,000

Odds as of March 16, 2022.

Best Bonuses

Along with our March Madness best betting sites, check out the best bonuses available for the tournament.

March Madness MVP

The March Madness MVP (also known as the tournament's most outstanding player) is a fun market that can provide value, providing you have a good take on which team will win the national title. After all, the MVP has come from the tournament winner every year since 1983.

March Madness prop bets explained

Prop bets – also known as proposition bets – aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when talking about March Madness odds, however, there are more and more of these fun alternative markets each year. 

March Madness props focus on individual team or player performances as well as particular events or happenings during a game, round, or the entire tournament. Some prop bets can unfold in a matter of minutes while others are graded on the Final Four and National Championship results.  

Where can I bet on March Madness props?

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. 

Tips for betting March Madness props 

March Madness prop bets can vary in terms of focus and scope. Some props are longer-running markets, graded after a certain round, or at the end of the NCAA Tournament. Other props for March Madness are game-based and limited to a particular matchup. 

Tournament Bracket Build your bracket

For betting on tournament or round props, you’ll want to build out your March Madness bracket and lay your path to the Final Four. Weigh each matchup and then base those prop bets on how you see the Big Dance playing out. 

Cinderella Spotting Cinderella

Singling out a Cinderella team that could provide an upset or two is vital to getting value from the March Madness props. Finding a live lower seed or an unknown mid-major giant killer can score some big plus-money prop payouts.

Avoid Contradictions Don’t contradict

Make sure your March Madness prop picks are in line with your single-game wagers. You don’t want to play the Over on the number of ACC schools making it out the Round of 64 then fade Florida State to cover as a favorite in the first round. 

Create Narrative Set a narrative

When it comes to game props, such as team and player prop bets, set a narrative for how you see the matchup playing out. If you think a talented big man will have his way with a smaller opponent, then look to the Over on props for points and rebounds. If you like a small-conference Cinderella to shoot their way to an upset win, look to back up that opinion with an Over wager on the team’s total number of 3-point buckets made. 

Covers Global Two Color Money Money management

The excitement of March Madness can get the best of basketball bettors, so have a money management system in place. If you plan on playing some NCAA Tournament props, designate a certain amount of your bankroll to just those types of wagers. This will not only help you be more selective about your prop bets but also narrow down which types of bets you are winning and losing throughout the Big Dance.

Instant Replay: March Madness prop bets 

  • March Madness prop bets can range in focus, from round to seeds to the overall tournament as well as individual matchups.
  • March Madness game props are gaining popularity and sportsbooks will have more of these than ever in 2021.
  • The “First to 15” prop is one of the most exciting and entertaining bets you can make during the NCAA Tournament.
  • Set a narrative for your March Madness props, whether that’s building out your bracket or setting a game script for player and team props.

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