The 2010 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament involves 65 schools playing in a single elimination tournament to determine the national champion. Scheduled to begin on March 16, it concludes with the championship game on April 5, at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
For fans, March madness is the pinnacle of sporting events. A month long frenzy of basketball games where the fans lofty expectations have them dreaming of upsets and the idea of losing at the last second can leave you wondering about missed opportunities. For sportsbetting fans this time of the year can be mind numbing. But if you follow some simple tips, you will be better prepared to win.
Like anything else, if it’s worth doing, then it is worth investing some time in if you want to earn a return. Keeping your mind in the game is essential to successful betting. Many different and unpredictable events contribute to a team’s performance. If you’re fond of betting, keeping yourself informed will increase your odds of winning.
First round games involve seeds 5 through 12. Some experts will tell you to take the underdog and the points because of the public’s reaction to bet the favorites, which oftentimes puts too much value on the lower seeded teams.
1. Smart betting is based on the law of averages. Guard-oriented teams are more likely to advance because there are simply more of them.
2. Bet on teams you know and are comfortable with. Stick with conference teams you follow. This is a different situation than your average office pool. You do not necessarily need to pick winners, just good teams to bet on.
3. Pay attention to teams that appear to be playing their best at the right time.
4. Travel and playing sites are also important.
5. Depth and quality of bench is equally important.
6. Keep in mind both team and coaching experience. Who has been there before?