A total of 31 teams earn automatic bids by winning their conference tournament while the Ivy League Champ also gets an automatic bid. The other 34 teams get into the March Madness schedule by way of at-large bids that are determined by the NCAA Selection Committee. March Madness schedule games see teams seeded #1 through #16. The #1 team plays the #16 team, the #2 versus #15, etc. The March Madness schedule shows that there is a play-in game on Tuesday before the tournament begins with the #64 team playing the #65 team. As you look at March Madness betting you will notice 63 teams in your bracket and then a blank spot for the winner of the play-in game. The March Madness schedule shows that the tournament used the “pod” system. This system limits the amount of travel for the teams in the early rounds and also lets fans of each team have more of a chance to attend the games. The March Madness schedule has the #1 versus #16 seeds winners taking on the winners of the #8 versus #9 seeds. The March Madness schedule has the #2 versus #15 winners facing the #7 versus #10 winners. The March Madness schedule has the #3 versus #14 winners taking on the #6 versus #11 winners. The March Madness schedule also has the #4 versus #13 winners facing the #5 versus #12 winners.
The March Madness schedule has the first and second round games on the first weekend of the tournament on Thursdays and Saturdays and Fridays and Sundays. March Madness betting shows that the following weekend the Sweet Sixteen games are played on Thursday and Friday with Elite Eight games on Saturday and Sunday. The winners of each of the regions of the March Madness schedule then play the next Saturday in the Final Four with the two winners advancing to the National Championship game on Monday.
March Madness betting shows that the teams are not reseeded in the brackets which make for interesting matchups when upsets occur. Many gamblers look forward to March Madness betting more than any other type of sports betting since the NCAA Tournament is so popular.