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March Madness Odds and Betting
The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is in the books and there’s been plenty of madness through the first four days of games. Gonzaga began as the favorite to win it all at +300 and is down to +200 after two wins, while two other team’s that were in the Top 5 in DraftKings betting odds have already been eliminated. Kentucky fell to Saint Peter’s despite being massive favorites and Baylor lost to North Carolina in a thrilling overtime game after coming back from 25 points down to tie the score at the end of regulation. Kansas had a relatively easy time earning two victories and is second behind Gonzaga at +400, while Arizona needed overtime to secure a Sweet 16 berth over TCU on Sunday night and improved to +550 – after opening at +650 – as a result. Purdue is now fifth in the odds at +850 and Houston is right behind them at +1000.
The upcoming weekend will feature many close spreads and evenly matched games, but the one notable exception is 3-seeded Purdue against 15-seeded Saint Peters. Saint Peters pulled off the aforementioned miraculous upset over 2-seeded Kentucky before beating a 7-seed in Murray State, but they’ll have their hands full with Purdue while being the only double-digit underdog of the upcoming round. Some of the notable closer games include Texas Tech (-1) vs. Duke, Arizona (-1.5) vs. Houston and UCLA (-2) vs. North Carolina.
March Madness FAQ
When does the NCAA tournament begin?
March Madness begins Tuesday March 15 with the 'First Four'. The first round then begins on Thursday March 17.
What kind of bets are available for March Madness?
DraftKings Sportsbook offers Brackets, Survivors, Props, Parlays and more for March Madness. You can see all the different betting types available through our College Basketball page. All games will be available for live-in game betting as well!
When is the National Championship game?
The semi finals are on Saturday April 2 and the championship game is on Monday April 4. Those games will take place at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, LA.
Who won the March Madness tournament in 2021?
The Baylor Bears won the NCAA Tournament in 2021, defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the National Championship game.
Who is the current favorite to win March Madness in 2022?
Gonzaga is favored to win the upcoming 2022 NCAA Tournament.