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How to Fill Out Your NCAA Tournament Bracket




March has arrived, an exciting time for everyone, as Selection Sunday has come and gone. We now officially have our bracket for this year’s NCAA Tournament. With March Madness on our hands, I am sure you are all wondering what is the best way to get in on the action during this popular time of year? I’ll walk you through the best ways to get a betting sweat on using our tools and content here at FTN. 


First, I’ll start off by saying I am no college basketball expert, but I think that makes me perfect to write this article. Many of you reading this are seeking valuable information, as I will be when it comes time to place my bets and finalize my brackets, and I’ll walk you through the best ways to use our content and tools here at FTN during the NCAA Tournament.

Tips to Fill out March Madness Brackets

First, let’s touch on our College Basketball Model, courtesy of Frank Brank and our team here at FTN. This model will be a great place to turn to to find the top edges of the day. Using advanced data, the model runs thousands of simulations of the game to determine the best bets of the day when comparing the models results to the lines at various sportsbooks. Here you can find the best sides and totals bets of the day. 

2023 March Madness Betting Guide

You’ll want to dive into the 2023 tournament betting guide from FTN Bets, including breakdowns for every game:

Second Round Game by Game breakdowns – Round of 32

First Round Game by Game breakdowns – Round of 64

College basketball rankings for March Madness

Another great asset is the  College Basketball Power Rankings tool, where FTN’s Mike Cutri lists his top 25 teams in the country. This is a nice asset when looking to bet on potential future plays. For example, Mike lists UCLA has his second-best team, while the Bruins currently have the fifth-best odds to win the tournament, creating a nice bit of value there. And Mike is quite the trustworthy source, as he is up over 120 units in our Bet Tracker this year.

NCAA March Madness Big Board

Similarly, you can use Mike Randle’s Big Board in the same way. Randle is also up over 70 units on the year in our Bet Tracker.


Using Betting Data for Your March Madness Bracket

Speaking of the Bet Tracker, if you are looking for the one stop shop for all of our experts plays, this is the place to go. Every day you can find our experts top props, sides, totals and more in our tracker, which has tracked the experts plays over the course of the entire year.

In addition to the awesome tools and data, you can check out the awesome content from our crew of expects including Mike Randle’s College Basketball Betting Show and our College Basketball Articles.

As always, stay up-to-date on new content and tools, as well as new picks in the Bet Tracker which you can find alerts for on Twitter @FTNAlerts

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