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NCAA March Madness Odds and Betting Predictions

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March Madness Basketball Odds - 2017 NCAA Tournament Predictions

Bet March Madness OddsIt's definitely March, but we haven't seen the same type of "madness" yet that we're used to seeing at this level. The highest seed to advance into the Round of 32 was No. 12 Middle Tennessee, and the Blue Raiders were actually favored to win the game. The mass majority of the chalk held up; 27 of the 31 games with a point spread aside from a pick 'em resulted in SU victories. The biggest upset came when #11 USC took out #6 SMU, making it six consecutive years that one team out of the First Four was able to pull off an upset in the second round of the tourney.

Alas, what all of that means is that we have a heck of a second round in front of us with a lot of juicy matchups. There's no such thing as a team that has a de facto bye, and outside of perhaps Duke over South Carolina (game off the board as of the publication of this article), there won't be a team that opens up at greater than -10. This is the time of year that the odds really start to tighten up, so every single point you can get on your side counts.

NCAA Tournament Second Round, Saturday, March 18, 2017

#4 West Virginia vs. #5 Notre Dame, KeyBank Center, 12:15 p.m. ET ( CBS )

Opening Line: West Virginia -2.5, O/U 144

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#1 Villanova vs. #8 Wisconsin, KeyBank Center, 2:45 p.m. ET ( CBS )

Opening Line: Villanova -5, O/U 127.5

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#1 Gonzaga vs. #8 Northwestern, Vivint Smart Home Arena, 5:15 p.m. ET ( CBS )

Opening Line: Gonzaga -10, O/U 137

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#3 Florida State vs. #11 Xavier, Amway Center, 6:10 p.m. ET ( TNT )

Opening Line: Florida State -5.5, O/U 151

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#4 Butler vs. #12 Middle Tennessee, BMO Harris Bradley Center, 7:10 p.m ET ( TBS )

Opening Line: Butler -3.5, O/U 141.5

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#2 Arizona vs. #7 Saint Mary's, Vivint Smart Home Arena, 7:45 p.m. ET ( CBS )

Opening Line: Arizona -2.5, O/U 132

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#4 Florida vs. #5 Virginia, Amway Center, 8:40 p.m. ET ( TNT )

Opening Line: Florida -1, O/U 127

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#4 Purdue vs. #5 Iowa State, BMO Harris Bradley Center, 9:40 p.m. ET ( TBS )

Opening Line: Purdue -1, O/U 151.5

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NCAA Tournament Second Round, Sunday, March 19, 2017

#2 Louisville vs. #7 Michigan, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 12:10 p.m. ET ( CBS )

Opening Line: Louisville -3, O/U 139.5

Preview: And the beat keeps on for the Michigan Wolverines. This is probably the make-or-break game for the No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region. They've already played five games in eight days, and coming back with just a day of rest to play against an incredibly physical Louisville Cardinals team will ultimately tell the tale as to whether this is a Final Four caliber club or not. Continue...

#2 Kentucky vs. #10 Wichita State, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 2:40 p.m. ET ( CBS )

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Preview: Oh, the irony that the NCAA Tournament provides us with sometimes! Three years ago, Gregg Marshall's Wichita State Shockers were an undefeated No. 1 seed. They ran into a what turned out to be a juggernaut of a Kentucky Wildcats team in the second round that was highly underrated and ended up going on to the National Championship Game. The Shockers have been relevant since then, but they haven't been anywhere near that good. All of the names and faces have changed between these two teams on the floor since then, but don't think for one second the Shockers won't want to exact some big time revenge on the Wildcats in the same second round of the dance their dream ended in three years ago. Continue...

#1 Kansas vs. #9 Michigan State, BOK Center, 5:15 p.m. ET ( CBS )

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Preview: History will tell you that No. 9 seeds don't exactly have a great time in the dance against No. 1 seeds. They're just 5-59 SU all-time. But the Kansas Jayhawks aren't looked upon as your average No. 1 seed, nor are the Michigan State Spartans playing anything like a No. 9 seed. This is going to be an incredibly trendy upset pick on Sunday. Continue...

#1 North Carolina vs. #8 Arkansas, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 6:10 p.m. ET ( CBS )

Opening Line: North Carolina -10, O/U 160.5

Preview: Thursday's No. 1 seeds who played against No. 16 seeds both messed around with their foes for 20 minutes before ultimately turning the table upside down in the second half and running away with victories. On Friday, the North Carolina Tar Heels took absolutely no prisoners against Texas Southern. They were up by 14 not even eight minutes into the game and never looked back. Now, they're amongst the biggest favorites on the board to get into the Sweet 16 when they take on the No. 8 Arkansas Razorbacks. Continue...

#3 Oregon vs. #11 Rhode Island, Golden 1 Center, 7:10 p.m. ET ( TBS )

Opening Line: Oregon -4.5, O/U 138.5

Preview: The Oregon Ducks were really expected to struggle with Chris Boucher out for the rest of the season after he got hurt in the Pac-12 Tournament. Someone forgot to tell that to the Ducks. They made incredibly short work of Iona in the opening round of the dance, and now, they're getting yet another double-digit seed to deal with on Sunday in the form of the Rhode Island Rams. Continue...

#3 Baylor vs. #11 USC, BOK Center, 7:45 p.m. ET ( truTV )

Opening Line: Baylor -6.5, O/U 143

Preview: It continues to happen every single season. One team who plays in the First Four ends up making at least the second round of the NCAA Tournament. This year, it was the USC Trojans who have gotten the job done and made it out of Dayton to get into the first weekend of the dance. This is always a challenge though, and this is three games in five days for the Men of Troy and five in a week and a half. The Baylor Bears have to be licking their chops. Continue...

#2 Duke vs. #7 South Carolina, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 8:40 p.m. ET ( TBD )

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Preview: The Duke Blue Devils continue to look like one of the scariest teams in America. Two days after making incredibly short work out of Troy, they're going to be back on the floor against another team they'll be expected to paste, the South Carolina Gamecocks. Continue...

#3 UCLA vs. #6 Cincinnati, Golden 1 Center, 9:40 p.m. ET ( TBS )

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Preview: If you like a clash in styles of play, you've come to the right place on Sunday. The UCLA Bruins are one of the fastest paced teams in America, and they lead the nation in scoring. They put up 97 points against a good defensive team in Kent State on Friday. But now, they've got to contend with one of the slowest paced teams in the nation and one that ranks No. 5 in scoring defense, the Cincinnati Bearcats. Continue...

NCAA March Madness Basketball Preview

March Madness is the name associated with the end-of-season NCAA Division I Basketball Championship tournament held every spring.

Also referred to as the Big Dance, this exciting playoff tournament has become one of the nation's most prominent sports betting events each year, driving CBS Sports and Turner Sports to strike an $11 billion deal with the NCAA for exclusive rights to broadcast the NCAA Tournament from 2011-2024.

From the First Four, to the opening Round of 64, to the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four and National Championship game, the sports wagering action barely stops.

Aside from all of the exciting men's March Madness tournament betting action, you'll find NCAA Women's Final Four games on the wagering wall as well. This year’s Women’s Final Four betting will be available from American Airlines Center in Dallas on Friday, March 31 while the NCAA Women's Championship game is scheduled for Sunday, April 2. The action will be televised live on the ESPN family of networks.

Always find previews of college basketball March Madness matchups and point spreads here at Gamblers Palace to help you with your wagering decisions.

Also, the best March Madness basketball betting action is on tap with NCAA Tournament odds that are listed with our top sports betting sites.

March Madness Betting Online

Betting on College basketball odds during March Madness is one of the best times of year for a sports bettor.

March Madness basketball tournaments will probably be your last chance to bet on some of the best players in college hoops - players you'll probably see in the NBA in the next two or three years, if not sooner.

Few sports events can match the excitement and energy level of March Madness betting action. With money on the line, you will be absorbed with every play that is happening.

The ups and downs that you will receive from March madness basketball action, will be like nothing else you have felt.

Teams such as Kansas, North Carolina, Duke, and Kentucky attract the most March Madness betting money of the casual fans.

One of the most exciting aspects of NCAA March Madness betting action is the first two days of the opening round in which all 64 teams are on the board and play to make the second round.

In these first round March Madness tournament matchups you will often get David vs. Goliath type set ups that make the tournament the massive appeal that it is.

There will often be large March Madness betting point spreads in these matchups and one of the great traditions of the tournament is that there is usually a Cinderella team that emerges heading into the final stages.

To some bettors, there's no more exciting time of the year than March Madness. Including the play-in rounds, there are 68 teams competing for one title, that sports bettors can wager on. The most popular way to bet on the NCAA Tournament is through moneylines and spread bets. However, there are also a seemingly endless amount of March Madness proposition bets too. Continue

March Madness Betting Odds

Everybody needs a little madness in their lives, and what better way to indulge than with a little madness from your college days with some exciting Sportsbook odds on this years NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournaments!

The NCAA basketball tournament is called March Madness for a reason. It's a tournament that truly is mad, with so many of the basketball games go right down to the wire and each game means another team is eliminated.

It's not like the best of seven series they have during the NBA finals or the World Series where you can afford to lose a game. If you lose during March Madness, you're done. There are no second chances.

Bet March Madness Basketball Totals

With March Madness betting lines set to be revealed, a number of sportsbooks both in Las Vegas and online, are offering totals on college basketball games.

Totals are a form of straight wagering, where the bettor simply has to pick whether they believe the two teams will accumulate more or less points then what the sportsbook sets the line at.

Sharp bettors, for two reasons, mainly play totals, firstly not every sportsbook will carry college basketball totals, providing only a handful of options. Secondly, despite carrying college totals, many sportsbooks will offer good value on the line, because they may not be as focused on some lines as others.

Printable March Madness Brackets

Printable March Madness BracketIt's time to fill out the bracket and test your college basketball knowledge against your friends.

Many fans will be making a wager on the tournament, hoping that their team takes the title.

Gamblers Palace is your source for March Madness Brackets.

Our NCAA brackets for this years tournament are view able and printable for your pleasure.

Once the matchups are announced on Selection Sunday: March 12th, 2017, the teams will be added. Continue

Free NCAA March Madness Bracket Contests

The NCAA basketball Tournaments offer some of the best basketball betting action of the year and for millions of college basketball bettors, it increases the excitement of March Madness betting action even more by getting involved in NCAA March Madness bracket Contest.

( March Madness Basketball Printable Bracket Click Here! )

The sportsbooks that offer free NCAA bracket contests and will offer some great prizes. So sign up today, as there will be millions of entries for most of these contests, Continue

College Basketball History

The game of basketball was devised by James Naismith in 1891. The first recorded game involving a college basketball team took place in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania on April 8, 1893 when a team from Geneva College defeated the New Brighton YMCA.

The first intercollegiate game was played on February 9, 1895 when Minnesota State School of Agriculture defeated Hamline College by a score of 9 to 3.

The first intercollegiate game involving the now familiar five-player format occurred in Iowa City, Iowa on January 18, 1896 when the University of Chicago defeated the University of Iowa 15 to 12. Before that time, there were usually seven to nine players on each team. NCAA March Madness Basketball History - Here!

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