NCAA Basketball Tournament Betting | Props and Predictions

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The NCAA tournament is here, and people from all across the country are scurrying to fill out their brackets before the action begins on Thursday morning. That is a critical thing to do, but so too is making sure the wagers are in on a host of different prop bets for March Madness.

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The oddsmakers have you covered, as there are a variety of prop wagers that are available. Take a look at all of the options and then lock some in, as it is another great way to up the ante on the NCAA Tournament.

Check below to see some of the best prop gambles in NCAA tournament odds.

NCAA Basketball Tournament Betting Prop Odds 

Will any player will score more than 41.5 points in a single tournament game?

One of the prop bets getting the most action asks if any player will score more than 41.5 points in a single tournament game. It is a high number, but with so many games on the docket, there is a fair chance of it happening. The oddsmakers have made the “over” the underdog at +280 odds, with the “under” the listed favorite at -400. Marquette’s Markus Howard averaged 25.0 points per game and he could be a candidate to do so. Ja Morant of Murray State is also a big-time scorer and his team is scheduled to face off against Marquette in the first round. On the down side, that will knock out an elite scorer, but it also allows for the possibility that the “over” hits on the first day of the tournament.

The highest number of rebounds in one game is set at 18.5. Games are only 40 minutes long so an overtime session alongside a great individual performance would be a big help. The “over” is the +115 underdog with the “under” the -145 favorite.

Will any team will score more than 98.5 points in a game?

Another prop bet asks if any team will score more than 98.5 points in a game. There should be some shootouts but pushing 100 points is tough, especially in March Madness when the level of competition increases and the defense gets tighter. The “yes” is the -180 favorite while “no” comes in at +140.

The lowest single-game over/under total for any team is listed at 39.5 points. It is a miniscule number but not out of the realm of possibility, especially early on when there are some lopsided games. Virginia has the best defense in the tournament, and one of its foes could end up below that total. The “over” is listed as the -250 favorite, while “under” that number is the +180 underdog.

Will there be a triple-double in the NCAA Tournament?

Another prop bet asks if there will be a triple-double in the NCAA Tournament. If one is registered, the “yes” will pay off at a lucrative +500 while the “no” pick is being wagered on at -800.

NCAA Basketball Tournament Props Predictions

Our pick: More than 8.5 upsets in the first round of the tournament at +125 odds

While the above prop bets are enticing, there is one that stands out above the rest. The oddsmakers are asking how many seeded upsets there will be in the first round. There are going to be 32 games in total, and the over/under is listed at 8.5 upsets. Don’t forget that the small upsets still count, which is why the “over” is only as slight underdog at +125.

The price is right on that one. Look for March Madness to live up to its billing with nine or more seeded upsets in the first round of the tournament.

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