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March Madness is one of the most exciting times of the year for college basketball fans, or all sports fans for that matter. It’s the time when the best teams in the country come together to battle it out for the ultimate prize: the NCAA National Championship. This year’s March Madness action has already begun and with so many teams in contention, it’s set to be one of the wildest NCAA tournaments in recent memory. Here’s a quick look at some of the key dates to follow over the next few weeks:

2023 March Madness Tournament Schedule

  • First Four: March 14-15
  • First Round: March 16-17
  • Second Round: March 18-19
  • Sweet Sixteen: March 23-24
  • Elite Eight: March 25-26
  • Final Four: April 1
  • National Championship Game: April 3


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The fun thing about March Madness is that it’s not just about the games themselves; it’s also about the betting that goes along with them. March Madness betting is a popular pastime for American sports fans, with people from all over the country filling out their NCAA brackets in the hopes of winning big. Of course, not everyone is an expert when it comes to college basketball, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on all the betting excitement!

Bovada Sportsbook is your betting headquarters for the 2023 March Madness tournament and has betting odds available on every single game. There are plenty of ways to have fun and potentially win some money during the March Madness tournament: from point spreads and totals to futures and props, you’ll have an endless supply of March Madness bets to choose from as you make your NCAA predictions.

Top 5 Most Bet Teams to Win March Madness

#1 – Alabama Crimson Tide | 32.7% | +650

With a staggering 32.7% of the betting action leading up to March Madness, Alabama is the most bet team heading into this year’s NCAA tournament. Not only did the Crimson Tide claim one of this year’s #1 seeds, but they were also selected as the top overall seed in the 2023 March Madness tournament.

Alabama locked up the top spot after winning both the SEC regular season and conference championship, including last week’s 82-63 win over Texas A&M in the SEC title game.

This squad continues to be led by one of the best players in the nation in Brandon Miller. Despite his alleged role in a fatal shooting earlier this year, the freshman phenom continues to dominate on the basketball court. With Alabama currently available at +650 to win March Madness, it’s easy to see why they’re the most bet team to win the NCAA’s 2023 National Championship.

#2 – Texas Longhorns | 14% | +1500

The second-most bet team in the 2023 March Madness tournament is the Texas Longhorns. Texas underwent a change at head coach back in December and the team hasn’t looked back since. The Longhorns locked up one of this year’s #2 seeds, finishing the season fifth overall in the AP Poll while playing out of the Big 12.

Led by senior guard Marcus Carr, Texas boasts solid depth on the offensive end with four different players averaging double-digit points per game. While rival Kansas had a better record in the Big 12 and claimed one of the NCAA tournament’s #1 seeds, the Longhorns still managed to beat them by 20 points in the conference championship game. With over 14% of this year’s March Madness bets, it looks like Texas’ betting odds are just too good to pass up at +1500.

#3 – Duke Blue Devils | 10.6% | +3000

Stepping in for the winningest coach in the history of college basketball is no easy task, but that’s exactly what Duke head coach Jon Scheyer has done this season. Coach K officially retired at the end of last year, but that hasn’t stopped this blue blood program from being the third-most bet team to win the 2023 National Championship, taking in 10.6% of the NCAA betting action at Bovada.

The Blue Devils started slow under Scheyer but have been coming on strong as of late, securing a #5 seed in this year’s NCAA tournament in the process. They’ve gotten solid production out of players like Jeremy Roach and Tyrese Proctor, but freshman Kyle Filipowski has been the main catalyst for Duke this season. Having just won the ACC championship and currently available at +3000 to win March Madness, this year’s Blue Devils provide some excellent betting value as they seek to win their 6th national title in school history.

#4 – Kansas Jayhawks | 7.5% | +1000

Kansas enters this year’s NCAA tournament as the defending champs, having pulled off a memorable comeback in last year’s National Championship Game over North Carolina. As the #1 seed in this year’s West region, the Jayhawks have a legitimate shot at becoming the first team since the 2005-06 Florida Gators to win back-to-back NCAA titles.

Kansas forward Jalen Wilson has looked like a surefire All-American for much of the campaign, while freshman guard Gradey Dick will almost certainly be lacing them up in the NBA next season. This team is not short on talent and getting a #1 seed at +1000 betting odds seems almost too good to be true. With 7.5% of Bovada’s March Madness betting action, it looks like most college basketball fans would agree.

#5 – Houston Cougars | 4.7% | +500

Last, but certainly not least, we have the Houston Cougars. This squad was #1 in the country for much of the season but ended up #2 overall after losing to Memphis in the AAC championship game. Despite that loss, Houston is still a #1 seed in this year’s March Madness tournament and are preparing for another deep run, having made it to at least the Elite Eight in each of the past two campaigns.

Based on the latest odds at Bovada Sportsbook, the Cougars enter this year’s NCAA tournament as the top betting favorite at +500. Despite these modest payout odds, the Cougars still managed to rack up 4.7% of all our March Madness betting action. Houston has been one of the best programs in college basketball over the past few years, and with players like guard Marcus Sasser, as well as forwards Jarace Walker and J’Wan Roberts, this could be their best team yet.


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