2013 NCAA March Madness Bracket Contest
NCAA March Madness Bracket
Filling out NCAA March Madness brackets has become a favorite annual pastime for millions of basketball fans, enthusiasts, and both casual and serious gamblers. And 2013 is no exception! The recent explosion in the popularity of basketball betting has ensured the ease of finding March Madness brackets just about anywhere. You can print out a March Madness bracket from any number of basketball related web sites and online sportsbooks. March Madness brackets are also made available in offices across the country as people sign up for the annual March Madness office pool. Have you started filling in your March Madness bracket yet?
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2013 NCAA Final Four Picks
Louisville Cardinals - Winner of Midwest vs West Bracket
Syracuse Orange - Winner of South vs East Bracket
Syracuse Orange - Final Champion
2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Predictions: Now that we have finally reached the Final Four in this year's tournament, it's time to give our updated 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship predictions. Out of the four remaining teams, only one began the tournament as a top seed, which is the case of the No.1 March Madness team, the Louisville Cardinals.
Looking at the 2013 Final Four matchups, it's easy to see that the Cards certainly have the easiest matchup, as they take on the Wichita State Shockers. It's no coincidence that NCAA betting odds makers agree, listing Rick Pitino's bunch as the clear betting favorites to win the National Title this season. Currently, Louisville leads the pack as a 2/3 favorite, which translates to -150 in American (money-line) odds. The Michigan Wolverines follow suit, tagged with the second best odds to win the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at +325.
The Syracuse Orange comes in at No.3 in this category with +400 odds to win it all. And finally, the chances that Wichita State will continue to "Shock" the basketball world is currently at a +1200 longshot. So, which team do I believe has the personnel, momentum and coaching to get the job done? I have to say that there are two teams that fit those criteria, and as a coincidence, it happens to be the two teams sitting atop the list of NCAA Title frontrunners. As good as Michigan has been, I believe that the Orange have everything to reach the Finals against the winner of Wichita State and Louisville. In the end, I have to side with Syracuse over Louisville and I will tell you why. Not only are these teams as evenly matched as any two we've seen in the finals in recent memory, but I believe that the difference will be in attitude. When this tournament started, there was no team with more to prove than Syracuse.
Highly underestimated, seeded only fourth in the East bracket, Jim Boeheim and the Orange have come into the tourney with a chip on their shoulder. Not only that, but the fact that they've beaten Cal, Indiana and Marquette to get to where they are tells me that they believe they're unbeatable right now.
As we very well know, in sports, confidence and momentum are two very powerful things. Thus, I'm gong to have to go with Syracuse to win it all this year, not only because of they are the best team, but also because they have the most attractive ROI (return on investment) out of the four remaining teams. At +400 ML, you would be out of your mind to pass up on an Orange bet!
One exciting new development in NCAA March Madness brackets is the widespread availability of free bracket software for download or use on web sites dedicated to college basketball. Instead of laboring for hours with a pencil and multiple sheets of paper in case you make mistakes, you can now go right to your computer and fill out an electronic NCAA March Madness bracket that can be changed with just a few clicks of the mouse and a couple of keyboard strokes. No more struggling to scribble out those brackets the night before the office pool begins; now you can create your March Madness bracket in just minutes.
Once you have your March Madness bracket, how do you fill it in? A lot of people rely on luck and simply pick their favorite teams to plug into the slots. There are several ways you can become more informed when you're filling in your March Madness bracket. Instead of just slapping teams in wherever they look good, you can study the odds, team statistics and tournament history to find out the best strategies for brackets and make a more educated guess. If you want to make some serious money on basketball gambling, you can invest a little time in filling in your March Madness brackets and get a better shot at beating the odds.
It's exciting to fill out March Madness brackets when basketball season starts, and then follow your favorite teams as they advance to the Sweet Sixteen betting odds and the Final Four betting odds. You can find March Madness brackets and tons of helpful hints on identifying sleepers and Cinderella teams, avoiding loser picks, and generally boosting your bankroll at your favorite online sportsbook.
Don't hesitate to study past March Madness brackets and brush up on NCAA tournament history to help yourself plan out your March Madness bracket this year. Whether you're going to enter your office pool or go online to place your bets, take time to fill in your March Madness brackets carefully so you can win big!
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by Bobby Latrel at 1800-sports.com on March 17, 2013
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