College basketball is set to take over the legal sports betting world. With conference tournaments in full swing, and the NCAA Tournament next week, it’s go time. College basketball “betting season” is officially here, which means 2020 March Madness is just around the corner. March Madness is the most-wagered on event besides the Super Bowl, and it takes course over a month span. There are 68 teams that duel it out in a single-elimination tournament, with seeds ranging from 1-16, and four “play-in” games.
This season has been a crazy one in college basketball, with the #1 ranking being somewhat of a “curse”, massive upsets, and some historic programs really struggling. It promises to be a great few months for the sport of college basketball, which makes betting the futures markets that much more interesting. Let’s take a look at the National Championship odds, who could be the top seeds, some Final Four predictions and more.
March Madness Schedule and Dates
- Selection Sunday: March 15
- First Four: Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17-18
- NCAA Tournament Round One: Thursday and Friday, March 19-20
- NCAA Tournament Round Two: Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22
- Sweet 16: Thursday and Friday, March 26-27
- Elite 8: Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29
- Final Four: Saturday, April 4
- National Championship Game: Monday, April 6
All dates are pending due to coronavirus.
Odds to Win the 2020 National Championship
|Team||National Championship Odds|
|San Diego State||+1500|
Our Picks: These are the odds for the top 10 teams to win the National Championship from DraftKings Sportsbook, showing just how wide open this March Madness could be. Kansas is the current favorite at +600 to win, but Gonzaga and Baylor are just behind them at +800 and +1100, respectively. The current #1 team in the country is Kansas, with an unanimous 65 AP Top 25 votes. There are 11 teams with odds of 18:1 or better, which is quite rare given how some teams usually separate by the tournament. This will certainly be a March Madness to watch.
- Kentucky +1500
- Dayton +1150
- Michigan State +1500
Final Four Predictions
Odds to Make Final Four
Yet another futures market on DraftKings Sportsbook is who will reach the Final Four, this helps bettors and others decide who they think will win the Final Four. The favorites are Kansas (-200), Gonzaga (+100), Baylor (+175), and Dayton and Michigan State (tied at +275). DraftKings Sportsbook and the public really likes Kansas, as -200 to reach the Final Four is a very hefty price to pay entering the tournament. Given Kansas’ last lost was January 11th though, it makes sense. Our picks to reach the Final Four are:
Our Final 4 Picks:
- Dayton +275
- Michigan State +275
- Gonzaga +100
- Kentucky +400
How to Bet on March Madness
You can bet on college basketball futures, and March Madness when the tournaments start at any legal sportsbook in your state.
|Sportsbook||New Player Bonus||States Offered|
|DraftKings Sportsbook||$1000 Bonus Offer||PA, NJ, WV, IN, NH|
|PointsBet Sportsbook||$100 Bonus Offer||NJ, IA|
|William Hill Sportsbook||$150 Bonus Offer||NJ, IA|
Most sportsbook offer college basketball games, futures, and other March Madness offers as tournament time begins. On DraftKings Sportsbook, you can bet March Madness in the following ways:
- Championship Winner
- Conference Winner
- To Make Final Four
- Winning Conference
- John Wooden Award
- Game Lines
- Player Props
- Game Props
- and more!
Where Can You Legally Bet on March Madness?
The following states can legally wager on March Madness in 2020:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
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