March Madness Basketball Money Lines
Money line results are decided by an event’s straight-up winner, without regard to any point spread, since there is no point spread. Oddsmakers set the money line so that more money must be risked on the favorite (the expected winner) and less money on the underdog in an effort to balance the willingness of bettors to back the respective sides of a contest.
Moneylines are also a gambling option in basketball just as they are in football. Taking the previous example, a money line would look like this:
Duke 192 +220
Kentucky -6 -260
In this example, if you played the moneyline, all you care about is the straight up win, with no points involved.
If you like the
Kentucky, you are risking 260 for every 100 you want to win and if you like the
Duke you get 220 for every 100 you risk.
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Every March, the sporting world's attention turns to
college basketball. In Las Vegas, March Madness is second
only to the Super Bowl in attracting attention to the
casino's sportsbooks. And the Super Bowl is only for one
day, March Madness lasts weeks.
March Madness Bracket Tips
Whether you make a habit of betting on March Madness or
you are a casual college basketball fan who likes to fill
out NCAA basketball brackets, there are a few things you
First, you'll want to find out what teams are hot. Finding
an underrated team and riding its hot streak can win a
college basketball bracket. In 2005, fourth-seeded
Louisville made it all the way to the Final Four. They
also made anyone who picked them in their March Madness
bracket look pretty smart. Along the way, Louisville
knocked off top-seeded Washington and seventh-seeded West
Virginia. In contrast, whoever picked second-seed Wake
Forest or third-seed Gonzaga in Louisville's draw saw
their bracket bust early.
Thirty teams qualify automatically by winning their
conference tournaments (or regular season, as the case is
with the Ivy League, which does not hold a conference
tournament). That leaves 35 teams that receive at-large
Most of the bids come from the following major
conferences: the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, EC, and
Pac-10. Remember that when comparing the records of teams
from major conferences to records of teams from weaker
conferences that the teams from major conferences have to
play a much tougher schedule. For example, Duke from the
ACC must play teams like N.C. State, North Carolina,
Virginia, Miami, Florida State and Maryland in the regular
season. In fact, they must play them twice, and some a
third time during the conference tournament.
One of the best ways to value a team before you fill out
your March Madness bracket is with the Ratings Percentage
Index, or RPI. The weights are 25% winning percentage, 50%
strength of schedule, and 25% opponents' strength of
schedule.Of course, whether you agree with the weightings
or not might determine how you fill out your NCAA
basketball brackets. Remember that a team with a very good
winning percentage but a weak strength of schedule will be
punished in the RPI ratings. But in playing those
difficult games, those teams may have acquired the mettle
it takes to be bracket busters. And you should pay
attention to that fact.
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