Updated:Feb 23, 2022 7:30 pm
Followers of college sports have a fascinating year ahead of the likes of basketball, football, soccer and athletics gears up for a busy season. College sports in the United States were close to being wiped out during the pandemic but are now back in business and firing. There are some important fixtures on the horizon but there’s just one thing on our minds at present – March Madness 2022.
The NCAA tournament is ready to get going with preparations well underway. The teams are ready, the organisers have drawn up the fixture list and the dates while officials have cleared space in their diaries. All that’s left is for fans of college basketball to ensure their plans are in place. Whether you have tickets for the matches or planning to watch on television or through live streaming apps, there’s no getting away from the excitement and drama of the occasion. March Madness fever is in the air.
Bookmakers understand the popularity of this tournament and have responded. Traders at the leading March Madness betting apps have drawn up markets, published odds, worked with the marketing team to create promotions and are ready to play their part. They know you love March Madness and they know you have made your predictions on how the top teams will perform. It’s now time to back those predictions by making bets.
There’s lots to bet on
Gamble on the outright winner of the competition or play one of the many interesting specials. Have your say on which stage of play a team will bow out, who the most valuable player will be, the leading points scorer, and the two teams that will make up the final. You can also gamble on each fixture with dozens of pre-match and in-play betting markets. Make your voice heard before the tip-off or at any stage of play.
Some of the best-loved match betting options include winner, first points scorer, half time/full time, number of three-pointers, handicap, total points, spread and more. The best bookies have worked hard to ensure there is a bet to suit all fans and types of gamblers. All that’s left for you to do is create an online betting account and make your predictions. This year’s March Madness promises to be the most exciting yet. That’s because the spotlight is on college basketball more than ever.
The world is keen to see how the sport has responded to the pandemic and in what shape it will return. The games will be played in front of huge audiences with thousands in attendance boosted by the millions watching. It’s now up to the players to show they are up to the challenge of selling college basketball. We recently enjoyed the NBA All-Star match where the top names in basketball such as LeBron James showcased their amazing skills. Now it’s time to see who the stars of the future will be. Will we see the next James or Michael Jordan at March Madness 2022?
Fast and frantic
March Madness is a competition that lends itself well to betting due to the fast and frantic nature of the play. The games are played at a break-neck speed with each match competitive. The schedule also leaves no room for relaxation with the games coming thick and fast.
Selection Sunday brings the curtain up and is the final day of waiting for fans before the play begins with the First Four games played on the 15th and 16th with Dayton, Ohio. The first and second-round games played over the next four days in a range of states, including Idaho, Texas, Michigan and Rhode Island.
Followers then get into the various regional matches of this knockout competition then the final four will be on 2/4 April at the impressive Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans when this year’s champion will be declared.
Baylor Bears enter as the competition champions having won the title last season thanks to a win over runners up Gonzaga Bulldogs. That was the Bears first championship win but will they make it two on the bounce? They were deserving champions last term but will have their work cut out for them if they are to successfully defend that honour.