March Madness is an annual tournament that determines that year’s champions in NCAA Division I college basketball. It normally runs for three weeks from mid-March to the first week of April, and is so named for the buzz it generates among fans, teams, and the media alike. The tournament is the most watched and bet on event in college sports, and of special interest to bettors who attempt the arduous task of predicting a perfect bracket every year.
After the final spots are decided in the First Four round, the main March Madness bracket begins, which seeds 64 teams into four groups of 16 by region. The bracket is a single-elimination tournament, meaning it often produces exciting games and big shocks, including early exits from outright favorites and unexpected runs into the latter rounds by supposed underdogs.
Sportsbooks offer a large range of markets on March Madness every year, including numerous lines on every single game of the tournament and live betting. For those who enjoy college sports or high-stakes basketball action, March Madness is undoubtedly a highlight of the sporting calendar.