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2022 NCAA March Madness: Why bets are smarter than brackets

The March Madness bracket is famous as one of the most fun aspects of sports betting.

But for chances to win money, and enjoyment of the tournament itself, betting is where the smart players turn their attention.

Read on for the reasons why bets are smarter than brackets at March Madness 2022.

Bets vs brackets

There are certain things in life that just go together. You have peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, copy and paste, and March Madness and the NCAA March Madness bracket. If you’ve watched any college basketball in March, the chances that you have filled out a bracket are high. It’s an easy way to get in on the action and chat to your coworkers while you’re standing around the water cooler at the office.

However, the reality of the matter is that relying solely on your NCAA March Madness bracket is quite a waste of time. Nobody in the history of March Madness has ever put together a perfect bracket. In fact, the chances of your bracket surviving the early slate of games with a perfect record is highly unlikely. If you are looking for a way to stay engaged for the duration of the March Madness schedule, we would suggest finding a great sportsbook and making some wagers.

You can bet on anything you want

Betting on March Madness games is a rollercoaster of emotions since the college game is played at a much more frenetic pace than the NBA. There is nothing quite like watching the game with vested interest as you put your own money on the line. Perhaps the best part about wagering on March Madness as opposed to just filling out your bracket is the fact that you can bet on just about anything you want to.

If you want to put some money down on your favorite team to win the tournament, you can do that. If you want to put some money down on which teams will make the Final Four, you can do that too. If you want to wager on the point spread, total, or which team will just win a particular game, you guessed it, that’s also an option.

There are also a million prop bets that can be wagered on, such as what state the winner resides in, the combined seed number of the Final Four teams, how many games will go to overtime, or the highest margin of victory. There are also team props (which team will progress further in the tournament) and player props (total points, rebounds, assists, etc). March Madness is essentially a candy store and you’re the kid picking out your favorite options.

With the bracket - there's no going back

The difference between betting and filling out a March Madness bracket is night and day. Sure, the NCAA March Madness scores won’t differ depending on which route you go down but filling out a bracket is very matter of fact. You fill out a bracket before the first tournament game gets underway and there is no going back.

Betting on this tournament offers you a way to change direction in an instant if things aren’t going your way. It gives you a chance to learn the nuances of the betting game and it allows you to make some pretty good ROIs if you make smart wagers.

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7 NJIT NJIT 3-13 7 21 .250 5-8 2-13 0-0 10-17-0 9-18-0
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