March Madness 2013 Bracket and BetsPublished March 21, 2013 by OCR Editor
The 2013 NCAA Basketball championship tournament is about to kick-off, place your bets now.
A new survey has said that over a quarter of the work force in the United States have taken part in an office pool or other pool for the NCAA's biggest basketball tournament of the year. This year's bracket features some of the most exciting match ups in college basketball's history and with the outstanding bets that online sportsbooks like William Hill Sportsbook, Bet365 Sportsbook, or Bovada Sports.
The field of 68 teams has been determined and as is every year, the potential Cinderella stories will set off against the tournaments favorites and the bracket is shining bright like a diamond. One thing different from other years is, there will not be a title defense. The Kentucky Wildcats rose to the top last year and took home the college hoops title with relative ease. This year, they weren't even invited to the party.
Who will cut the net in Atlanta
Of the 64 teams that will battle for college hoops glory following the Wild Card round, there are a few teams that, for now, have an edge on the competition.
East Region: No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers - Obama's pick for tournament winner and one of the brightest teams in NCAA history, the Hoosiers should breeze past 16th seeded James Madison on the road to what many say will be Indiana's year to shine.
Midwest Region: No. 1 Louisville Cardinals - Rick Pitino's team has won 10 games straight including the Big East Tournament in the Big Apple this past weekend. There team is strong, the coach is legendary and this years title could be coming home to St. Louis.
South Region: No. 3 Florida Gators - Even though the Kansas Jayhawks are ranked No. 1 in the South and the Georgetown Hoyas at No. 2, but everyone is talking about those darn Florida Gators who are ranked No. 3 but are the southern regions most likely chance to reach the Final Four.
West Region: No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs - Even though the critics are still unsure how good the Bulldogs are, there is no doubt that this is a shooting team. The team shoots 50.4% from the field which is the 3rd best in all of the NCAA.
2013 March Madness Bets
All of the online Sportsbooks that are any good will be offering a long list of bets throughout the NCAA Championship Tournament but possibly the 3 best in the industry are William Hill, bet365, and Bovada. Following the posting of the brackets last week, the pro's in Vegas quickly posted odds for the teams. William Hill Sportsbook has listed all the games and has a number of attractive bets available like Point Spread, Money Line and Total Points options on all games. Bet365 Sportsbook is featuring 1st half score, second half score and some amazing bets on all the game including Live In-Play bets that will make the game a heck of a lot more interesting. Bovado Sports is featuring a special Bracket Buster Tournament in addition to all the game lines that you can play with your friends and pick the tournament winner for your share of the $25,000 prize pool.
The sheer number of brackets being posted online is unbelievable, proof of just what a monster this NCAA tournament of tournament's has become. OCR will bring you all the news as it unfolds so check back for updates, lines, and where to make your bets.