The 2016 March Madness is just weeks away from its tip off, which means that millions of college basketball and betting fans all over the U.S are preparing their picks and predictions on the NCAA men’s basketball championship tournament.
Much like the Super Bowl, the NCAA Tournament is a huge betting event. According to the American Gaming Association, $9 billion will be bet on this year’s tournament, an amounts that doubles the total betting action on the Super Bowl, which is closer to $4 billion.
Predicting an overall winner has been America’s favorite pastime for many years, and while the scenario still a bit unclear, odds makers and online sportsbooks including MyBookie.lv have picked a few favorites. Currently, Kansas, Michigan State and Oklahoma Sooners are the top favorite to claim the upcoming 2016 NCAA men’s national championship. Top-ranked Villanova, which recently joined an exclusive club as one of only 57 teams who have been ranked No.1 in the Association Press College Basketball poll, is also among the favorite to win the title. The list also of betting favorites includes North Carolina, Iowa and Kentucky.
The attention will soon focus on Selection Sunday (March 13) and the 64 teams that will play for a shot at the title game on April 4 in Houston.
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Millions will be filling out brackets and making their predictions, but as every year, we can expect a dramatic and surprising round of basketball betting action, with every game presenting an opportunity for an upset. So are you ready for some nail biting action? Join MyBookie.lv now and get yourself ready to take part in this year’s contests.
2016 March Madness Rounds and Schedule
First FourMarch 15 and 16
University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio (Host: University of Dayton).
First and Second RoundsMarch 17 and 19
Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island (Host: Providence College)
Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa, (Host: Iowa State University)
PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina, (Host: North Carolina State University)
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, (Host: Mountain West Conference)March 18 and 20
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, (Host: Atlantic 10 Conference)
Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, (Host: Missouri Valley Conference)
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, (Host: Big 12 Conference)
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Washington, (Host: University of Idaho)
Regional Semifinals and Finals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight)March 24 and 26
South Regional, KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky, (Host: University of Louisville)
West Regional, Honda Center, Anaheim, California, (Host: Big West Conference)March 25 and 27
East Regional, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (Host: La Salle University)
Midwest Regional, United Center, Chicago, Illinois, (Host: Big Ten Conference)
National Semifinals and Championship (Final Four and Championship)April 2 and 4
NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas (Hosts: Rice University, Texas Southern University, University of Houston)