2010 March Madness Bet Schedule

March Madness bet begins on March 16th with the opening round game from Dayton, Ohio.

Most people don’t even consider that game since it is the #64 team vs. the #65 team. The real tournament begins with March Madness lines on March 18th.  Here is a look at the 2010 NCAA Tournament schedule beginning with selection Sunday and concluding with the national championship game.

March Madness bet will see teams on the board on Sunday, March 14th after the selection tournament show is over.  The March Madness lines usually come out later that evening or on Monday.  Selection Sunday is definitely an interesting time for those making a March Madness bet as they get to see the first round matchups announced.

While the opening round game is on Tuesday, March 14th, the main action in March Madness bet games begins on Thursday. There will be games on Thursday from the New Orleans Arena, the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California and the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Friday’s first round March Madness bet games are from the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York, the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the Spokane Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington.

Second round action takes place on Saturday, March 20th and Sunday, March 21st from each of those previously listed sites. After Sunday’s action it will be down to the Sweet Sixteen in March Madness lines. Those games are played on March 25th and 26th.  The games on Thursday, March 25th are from the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York and the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Friday’s March Madness bet games are in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri and Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Elite Eight games are on Saturday and Sunday from those sites.

Final Four March Madness bet games take place on Saturday, April 3rd from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The Championship game in March Madness lines is at the same site on Monday, April 5th.

Odds for all of those games will be available at the sportsbook in addition to future odds before the tournament actually begins. Two of the favorites at the online sportsbook to win the 2010 NCAA Tournament are Kansas and Kentucky with Syracuse and Villanova also getting some action.