What Are the Best March Madness Decisions for your Wallet?
March madness has finally arrived! Settle in and get comfortable, as there are games on from noon until midnight. While enjoying watching the games, why not make a few extra bucks? Here are my March Madness best futures bets.
Duke To Win East Region (-170 / 1.58)
You won’t get rich betting this, but it is a safe proposition. Aside from Duke being uber-talented, and featuring arguably the best trio of freshman of all time, they find themselves in by far, the easiest region. Michigan State is the worst 2 seed in the field and look quite vulnerable. The same could be said about LSU, who though very talented, are dealing issues surrounding their coach Will Wade being removed from his position indefinitely. There simply isn’t anything or anyone to stop Duke in here.
Gonzaga To Win West Region (+150 / 2.50)
Unlike Duke, Gonzaga find themselves in the hardest region! They are surrounded by dangerous teams; from Michigan and Texas Tech to potential sleepers, Murray State and Buffalo. With that said, I still love Gonzaga and believe this team is the real deal. They are the deepest team in the nation, which is vital when considering the long and arduous road they are likely going to go through. It won’t be easy, and I believe Texas Tech will give them a real battle in the Elite 8, but the Zags should have enough to win the West.
Iowa State To Win the Midwest Region (+800, 9.00)
And now for a juicy value bet! This is obviously a risky bet, as Iowa State is a 6 seed and would have to go through North Carolina, Kentucky, Houston and others to win the region, but I believe they are more than capable of doing so. Fresh off winning the Big 12 title, this team is firing on all cylinders. They have a nice combination of youth and experience, can push tempo and put up big numbers, and have Uncle Mo(momentum) on their side. Give me Iowa State to win the Midwest Region for a big payday!