March is here, and that means one thing: March Madness is about to tip off. The 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will begin in just under three weeks. It will once again be one of the best sporting events of the year.
The 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was canceled, which will add to the excitement of the 2021 version. Teams have been waiting two years to make another run through March and deliver their “One Shining Moment.”
College basketball has taken center stage now that the NFL season is over. But things are going to heat up even more throughout the next month. The NCAA Tournament “bubble” is once again getting extremely crowded as teams try to improve their resumes to earn an at-large berth.
COVID-19 has ruined several sporting events over the past yearI It’s not going to cancel March Madness for the second year in a row. Get those brackets printed out and start studying some teams because you will get to fill out those brackets in just two short weeks.
Changes Made in 2021
The NCAA was not going to allow the ongoing pandemic to ruin March Madness yet again, so some changes were made to the tournament. Instead of playing the tournament at different sites around the country, all of the games will be played in Indianapolis As well as some of the surrounding areas.
Indianapolis was already the host site of the 2021 Final Four. Now all of the teams will be sent to that area to play the tournament. This will create a “bubble-like” environment to ensure that the tournament is able to be played.
Fans will be allowed to attend all of the games, but it will be in a very limited capacity. The NCAA has not yet announced a ticket policy. We all know watching the games on your TV is always a great option when it comes to March Madness.
The dates have been adjusted slightly as well. The same great action will still take place over a three-week span.
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A Two-Team Race?
The NCAA Tournament is always extremely hard to predict, and upsets are the name of the game. With that being said, many people believe that this year will be a two-team race when it comes to cutting down the nets in Indianapolis.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Baylor Bears are the two betting favorites, and each team entered the weekend undefeated. Baylor suffered an upset loss at the hands of the Kansas Jayhawks. However, Gonzaga has won every game by at least 10 points this season.
Gonzaga is the current betting favorite at +250, and then Baylor is next on the list at +275. After these two teams, there are a handful of teams from the Big Ten Conference ready to make a deep run in March.
This will be a great year to bring live betting to your arsenal. With so much uncertainty around this season, you’ll be able to find some great odds during live action.
Every year it seems like a few teams tend to stand out above the rest before the season kicks off, but it’s always hard to predict what teams will advance to the Final Four.