There’s a reason they call it March Madness — it’s the absolute craziest betting period of the year! People that don’t often bet on sports bet on U.S. college basketball. Super Bowl may be the biggest single betting event of the year, but way more money is bet on NCAA college basketball. Selection Sunday saw Kansas, Oregon, North Carolina and Virginia handed the top seeds in the four Regional tournaments, but anything is possible as the best teams in the country battle it out for glory in the weeks ahead.
“We have seen a huge amount of action from the moment our March Madness lines were posted,” said the sportsbook manager at Intertops. “It’s the time of year when many recreational punters decide to try their luck — a correct hunch on one of the underdogs can provide very tasty winnings. It’s not called March Madness for nothing!”
Anything could happen on the basketball courts, but Intertops customers know they’ll be well taken care of. The world’s first online sportsbook has a reputation for providing exciting promotions for all major sporting events and March Madness is no exception.
“We know a perfect bracket is very unlikely to be cracked, but that doesn’t mean that our players are left empty-handed. The cash prize will then be shared equally between the 25 customers with the most correct picks,” added the manager.
In the UK, writers at The Guardian predict that Duke will be out early, that Michigan’s Valentine will be a star of the tournament and that Michigan State will take the title.
NCAA forum users like Kansas to beat Michigan State in the championship game.
Jon Hale at USA Today predicts that Kentucky will take it all.
“The Wildcats had the perfect team last season, entering the NCAA tournament 34-0 and chasing the first undefeated season since 1976. But Wisconsin stunned Kentucky in the Final Four and busted brackets everywhere — showing the cold reality that the single-elimination NCAA tournament isn’t kind to even the most dominant of teams. So how outrageous would it be if John Calipari’s far-less talented Wildcats won the national championship in 2016? Wouldn’t that be wild? It’s actually not that far off.”
Ricky O’Donnell at SB Nation thinks Kansas vs. Oklahoma round three would be incredible and that Michigan State’s shooting advantage over UNC will get them into the national semifinal. He thinks it’ll be Michigan State over Kansas in the title game, giving Tom Izzo another title.
Which teams do YOU think will make the Final Four?!