2012 March Madness Spreads


March Madness Betting Tournament at College Basketball Spreads

March Madness Spreads

March Madness is a term used to describe the excitement surrounding the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. March Madness starts in the first week of March with individual conference tournaments, continues with the beginning of the championship tournament, and despite the name, ends in the first week of April with the championship game.

We have links to a number of different places to place a bet for this years tourney. This may be allot to take in at first but we want to make you aware of all the options available to you the college basketball March Madness bettor.

There are many reasons to have accounts with multiple NCAA basketball sportsbooks. While the spreads and ncaa basketball betting lines for all books are similar, they are not identical. As you should know the ability to gain an extra half point through line shopping improves your win rate. You can often find as much as 1.5 point difference between the tournament betting odds at different March Madness sportsbooks. It would terrible for you to bet Illinois -3.5 at one place, when -2.5 was available at another shop and have Illinois win by 3. Another sportsbook account and a couple minutes of viewing the other books tournament betting odds would have turned that loss into a win.

So when your ready to bet and you browse the 2011 NCAA tournament lines and March Madness Spreads make sure you are getting the best number available at that time. It just could save you some cash!

March Madness Betting Totals

Over the past years, 103 games have gone over the total and 86 have gone under the total. There are several pushes, which accounts for the discrepancy is games played. So basically, 54.5 percent of the games have gone over the posted total.

But if we exclude those games where the total is under 125, our winning percentage jumps to 57.9, as out of those games with a total of less than 125, there has been just one game that went over the total and 12 that went under.

So essentially, we’re looking for those games expected to be extremely low scoring to be exactly that, while other games tend to go over the posted total. The difference between those March Madness games that have a total of under 125 or less compared to those between 125 and 129.5 has been drastic. Those games with a total between 125 and 129.5 have seen 36 overs and 16 unders, making them one of the best over bets during the past three years.

As always, just because something has happened in the past does not mean it will happen again in the future, but it tends to be a good starting point for your March Madness handicapping.

March Madness Basketball Tournaments

First Four Opening Round Games: March 15-16, 2011
UD Arena, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Second & Third Rounds: March 17-19, 2011
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (Hosted by Georgetown University)
McKale Center, Tucson, AZ (Hosted by University of Arizona)
Pepsi Center, Denver, CO (Hosted by Mountain West Conference)
St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL (Hosted by University of South Florida)
March 18-20, 2011
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH (Hosted by Cleveland State University)
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC (Hosted by University of NC at Charlotte)
United Center, Chicago, IL (Hosted by Big Ten Conference)
BOK Center, Tulsa, OK (Hosted by University of Tulsa)
Regionals: March 24-26, 2011
West Regional: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA (Hosted by Big West Conference)
Southeast Regional: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA (Hosted by Tulane University)
March 25-27, 2011
Southwest Regional: Alamodome, San Antonio, TX (Hosted by University of TX San Antonio) East Regional: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ (Hosted by Seton Hall University)
Final Four: April 2, 2011 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX