2017 March Madness Analysis And Betting Tips

Posted by Eric Williams on Tuesday,January 17, 2017 1:51, EDT in

If you’re looking to gain a betting edge for the annual March Madness men’s national champion ship basketball tournament, then you should know that the handful or March Madness betting tips that you’re about to get are sure to please!

Thanks to the handful off expert advice that you’re about to get, you’re going to have a great chance to cash in early and often over the course of the quickly approaching 2017 edition of March madness!

2017 March Madness Analysis And Betting Tips

 

 

No. 1’s Advance

Okay roundball bettors, one of the first things you need to know is that a No. 16 seed has never knocked off a No. 1 seed since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985. No. 16 seeds have gone 0-124 against No. 1 seeds during that time. Of course, there have been some close calls along the way, but still, no upsets!

Just 15 games between No. 1 seeds and No. 16 seeds has been decided by single digits. So there’s a strong possibility that your favorite No. 1 seed will cash in against the spread in its opener, even as a double-digit favorite.

Back a First Four Winner to Advance to 32 or Sweet 16

Ever since 2011, when the NCAA expanded its annual tournament to a 68-team field, at least one first-four at-large winner has reached either the Round of 32 or the Sweet 16.

Pick at No. 1 or a No. 2 seed to Fall Early

One of the top two seeds is almost guaranteed to fail to reach the Sweet 16…now all you have to do is find out which teams or teams they will most likely be.  At least two of the top two seeded teams in each region have failed to reach the Sweet 16 in each of the last six years. The last time every No. 1 and No. 2 seed made it to the second weekend was way back in 2009.

Remember…Not All No. 1’s Are Created Equal

If you think all four No. 1 seeds are a lock to reach the Final Four, think again – and adjust your wagers accordingly. Since the annual March Madness event began seeding teams in 1979, all four No. 1 seeds have made it to the Final Four just once – in 2008. Conversely, at least one No. 1 seed has reached the Final Four except two (2006 and 2011) in every tournament since 1985.

 

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Don’t Ride the Dogs Too Hard!

While we all love cashing in on bankroll-boosting double-digit seeded underdogs, the fact of the matter is that double-digit seeds don’t often make ‘super-deep’ tourney runs like VCU and George Mason did in 2006 and ’11 respectively.

Just three No. 11 seeds have reached the Final Four since 1985 while three others have reached the Elite Eight. Seven No. 10 seeds have reached the Elite Eight – most recently, Steph Curry-led Davidson in 2008. Only one No. 12 seed, Missouri in 2002, has made it to the Elite Eight.