MAGIC MATH THAT WILL HELP YOU WIN YOUR MARCH MADNESS POOL
Last night (Sunday), the 2022 March Madness bracket was revealed for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Which means, of course, it’s time to start filling out those brackets. Wouldn’t it be nice to actually win this year?
A mathematician who specializes in sports analytics came up with a handful of tips that should give you an edge.
- Ignore a team's record -- Instead of just looking at how many games a team has won, focus on how well they played on the road and against good teams.
- Timing is everything -- Teams that are hot leading up to the tournament tend to keep doing well.
- Find the Cinderellas -- Cinderellas are more likely to be teams that create turnovers, give up very few three-pointers, and take a high percentage of three-pointers.
- Don't let your emotions ruin it -- If you let hatred for a team dictate your bracket, it's going to hurt you more than them. For the sake of the money, just focus on the math.
Check out these numbers relating to March Madness:
The games begin TOMORROW, and the tournament runs up until the championship game on April 4th.
An estimated $10 billion will be wagered on March Madness games this year, which is about 30% more than the Super Bowl. $4 billion of that will be bet illegally.
The annual revenue for the NCAA last year was nearly $1.2 BILLION, and the NCAA distributes around $170 million of that to Division 1 schools.