March Madness Betting Guide for 2024

Eddie Griffin

Written by: Eddie Griffin

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March Madness 2024 by Betting News

It is now officially March Madness season, as the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will tip off this week at venues around the country.

With 67 games to bet on in each tournament, there is plenty of action to bet on over the next few weeks. And that’s not even taking into consideration the NIT and other men’s and women’s postseason tournaments for the teams that didn’t make it to the Big Dance.

If you are looking to bet on March Madness this year, we have put together a guide to help you along the way. Below, check out all of our content dedicated to NCAA Tournament betting.

BetOnline, where you can find both men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament odds, is one of the best March Madness betting sites, if not the best. There’s no better time to check them out than now, especially because of their $200,000 Bracket Madness contest, which offers a grand prize of at least $50,000.

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Betting News Bracket Mania

Our very own March Madness bracket challenge is back for a second year! Make your bracket picks and go up against the Betting News community, as well as our team of writers and content creators.

Betting News Bracket Mania is free to enter, and if you finish first, second, or third, you can win t-shirts and other prizes from the Betting News store.

Want to potentially add that shirt to your wardrobe? Hit the link and use the password “Bettingnews2024” to enter Betting News Bracket Mania.

Do you need any help filling out your men’s March Madness bracket for our contest or others? Check out our rundown of some of the best March Madness betting tips and strategies.

March Madness Odds

Tristen Newton Dan Hurley UConn men's basketball

Which teams are favored to cut down the nets in this year’s NCAA Division men’s and women’s basketball tournaments? Find updated odds and information about this year’s March Madness favorites here.

March Madness Picks

March Madness

Over the next few weeks, we will have picks and analysis for many of this year’s NCAA Tournament games. Here, you can find our round-by-round predictions and picks, starting with the First Four, which will begin on Tuesday, March 19.

Our team of college basketball writers (Eddie Griffin, Nate Hornung, and Colby Marchio) will have predictions and picks for many men’s and women’s matchups over the course of the tournament, and we will also carry college basketball consensus moneyline, spread, and over/under picks for each men’s tournament matchup from the First Four to the Final Four.

While we provide information we wholeheartedly believe in, we also don’t think we should be the only source you use for March Madness picks. With that in mind, there are a few sports handicapping services that we think are worth checking out.

Another great place to bet on March Madness odds is Bovada. Like BetOnline, Bovada offers both men’s and women’s March Madness odds.

March Madness Sleepers

Mississippi State Washington State basketball

The favorites may get most of the love, but every year, at least a few teams make some unexpected noise in the NCAA Tournament. Who could be this year’s March Madness dark horses?

March Madness Betting Tips and Strategies

Zach Edey Purdue basketball

There are a lot of things to take into consideration when betting on men’s and women’s March Madness games and March Madness futures odds.

But what are some of the most important pieces of information to keep in mind for your NCAA Tournament betting this year?

Odds to Reach the Final Four

Caleb Love Arizona basketball

This year, the men’s Final Four will take place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, which previously hosted the men’s Final Four in 2017. Will Caleb Love and the home state Arizona Wildcats become the team to triumph in a Final Four in their home state in nearly 50 years?

The women’s Final Four will be held at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, which previously hosted the women’s Final Four in 2007. Will Jacy Sheldon and the Ohio State Buckeyes reach their first Final Four since 1993?

Best March Madness Betting Sites

March Madness betting is available at many online sportsbooks. But here are the top sports betting sites that we recommend and trust.

Read our sportsbook reviews to learn more about each of these sports betting sites, and bookmark our sportsbook offers page to keep up with special bonuses and promos that may be offered around March Madness time.

Best March Madness Bracket Challenges

Men's March Madness 2024 bracket

Our bracket challenge is just one of many out there. In addition to ours, here are a few March Madness bracket challenges that you can find at some of your favorite sportsbooks.

Other March Madness Information

Interested in Learning More About Betting on March Madness & NCAA Basketball?

If you are interested in learning more about betting on men’s or women’s NCAA basketball, check out our college basketball betting guide. It covers the basics of wagering on March Madness, the Mountain West, the MAAC, McNeese State, and beyond.

Also, follow Betting News on X/Twitter, Twitch, and TikTok to get more March Madness and NCAA basketball insight from myself and the rest of our team. We’re cooking up a lot of great NCAA Tournament content for both the men’s and women’s tournaments, so hit those links so you don’t miss out on any of it.

March Madness FAQ

What is March Madness?
The moniker “March Madness” is commonly used to refer to the annual NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament. Recently, it has also been used for the NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament as well.
Where can I bet on March Madness?
There are many online sports betting sites where you can bet on March Madness. Use our guide to find out which March Madness sites we recommend.