March Madness guide: Odds, upset picks, projections for all the NCAA Tournament action – The Athletic

Hannah VanbiberMar 18, 2024

Welcome to your 2024 March Madness Hub. Need help filling out your brackets for the men’s and women’s NCAA Tournaments? We’ve got you. Every day throughout the tournaments, we’ll add analysis, matchup previews, expert picks and more, and we’ll consolidate all of it here. Feel free to bookmark this page for continued reference.

The American Gaming Association estimates that one in four Americans placed a bet during last year’s NCAA Tournaments — whether it was a wager on a sportsbook, a friendly bet in an office pool or a challenge among friends.

In other words, March is a time for fans to get in on the action, and we’re here to cover every angle. Game on!

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Brackets, profiles and predictions for every team

Men’s March Madness Big Board: Your guide to all 68 teams in the men’s tournament

Women’s March Madness Big Board: Your guide to all 68 teams in the women’s tournament

Everything to know about the women’s NCAA Tournament: Final Four contenders, Cinderellas and more

Printable women’s March Madness bracket (DOWNLOAD)

Printable men’s March Madness bracket (DOWNLOAD)

Regional breakdowns: Analysis and team profiles for the Men’s Tournament

Men’s East Region: Can UConn emerge and repeat as champions?

Men’s West Region: Can North Carolina find redemption, or will a dark horse prevail?

Men’s South Region: Is Houston primed to return to the Final Four?

Men’s Midwest Region: Can Purdue bounce back from last year’s embarrassing upset?

Bracket Breakers: Men’s Tournament most likely upsets

Bracket Breakers chooses its 10 most likely first-round stunners

Bracket Breakers: Women’s Tournament most likely upsets

(COMING SOON!)

Men’s NCAA Tournament winner odds

Odds from BetMGM. Find the best ticket deals on StubHub to see your favorite team.

Women’s NCAA Tournament winner odds

Odds from BetMGM. Find the best ticket deals on StubHub to see your favorite team.

Odds analysis

Who is the favorite to win Men’s NCAA Tournament? UConn, Houston, Purdue lead top tier of odds

Who is the favorite to win Women’s NCAA Tournament? South Carolina, Iowa and LSU form top tier

Bracket Picks: CJ Moore has UConn winning the title

Brackets and pools ideas and advice

Picking the funniest March Madness bracket name

Intro to Betting

  • What is a point spread?
  • What is a moneyline?
  • How to read sports betting odds

(Illustration: Sean Reilly / The Athletic;  Photos: Aaron J. Thornton, G Fiume via Getty Images)

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Hannah Vanbiber is a staff editor for sports betting at The Athletic. Hannah previously wrote for Gaming Today, New York Sports Day, Rocky Top Insider, MLIVE, and other sports betting outlets as a freelance writer. She started her journalism career in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as a reporter and editor covering local sports. Follow Hannah on Twitter @HannahVanbiber

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