Picking a Winning Bracket
If you have filled out a March Madness bracket in the past you know how fun it is, but also how challenging it can be. There are 68 teams to look at and a lot of statistics to consider. If you don’t want to take a lot of time agonizing over each pick, there is a simpler way. It requires no research and no guessing. You simply pick the better seed in every game. Are you going to win $1 million dollars that way? No. Are you going to do better than the average person? Yes. In fact, you are going to do a lot better. If you look at data from the last eight NCAA Tournaments you will find that if you simply picked the better seed in every game you would have done much better than the average person who filled out a bracket. If you had picked the better seed in every game over the last eight years you would have netted 19.5 points more than the average person filling out their bracket.
What this should tell you, is that while picking that No. 15 or No. 16 seed is fun to do, it won’t win you your bracket. What you need to do is pick a lot of better seeds and then throw in some timely upsets. That is how you win your bracket. History has shown that you are better off missing out on a few potential upsets rather than be wrong on a power team going all the way. Keep in mind that #1 seeds are twice as likely to make the Final Four as any other team.
The great part about the BookMaker $1 Million Bracket Challenge is that you can win cash just by finishing in the Top 100. If you pick a lot of top seeds to advance, and if you can find a couple of key teams that make a strong run, you could be the person that wins this year’s contest.
Contestants can begin submitting their entries for the $1 Million Bracket Challenge on Monday, March 18 and will have until Thursday, March 21st when the first round games tip-off to enter.
To participate, contestants must be a Bookmaker.eu member. There a 3 ways to receive a bracket contest entries. (1) For every deposit of $300 or more into their Bookmaker.eu betting account, contestants will receive 1 entry. (2) Entries can be obtained by redeeming BetPoints. (3) Entries can be purchased for $10 each. Contestants may enter as often as they like.
Full contest rules along with more information about the BookMaker $1 Million Bracket Challenge can be found here.