Selection Sunday is just a few days away. There will soon be 68 teams from 68 schools ready to leave it on the line for the coveted 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. The first round, play-in games, take place Tuesday and Wednesday and then it’s one of my favourite weekends of the year, with the first two rounds of March Madness taking place from March 15th-18th.
Getting under way a little more than a month after the Super Bowl, March Madness is always the next massive event for sports bettors every year. Even up here in Canada, most people I know will fill out at least one bracket for the tournament (you should at least join our bracket), and with this peaked interest I always see plenty of Canadians looking for ways to bet on the games online. This year, I’ve decided to make a How To Guide for betting on March Madness, where I break down all of the steps to placing those March Madness bets.
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Bet On March Madness 2018 in Canada – Guide
#1 Open An Online Betting Account
First things first. You’ll need to open an online betting account to place bets on March Madness. SportsInteraction.com is our rated Canadian sportsbook, and I will personally be placing all of my March Madness bets with them. They are currently offering a 100% up to $200 welcome bonus for new Canadian sign ups. Here’s a full review.
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I’m personally a March Madness addict. I don’t follow college basketball until the Conference Tournaments at the beginning of March and then I always find myself filling out 100’s of brackets in the week leading up to the start of the tournament and wishing Monday-Wednesday away so I can watch some more college hoops.
Now that you’ve opened your account you will have to make a deposit in order to have some funds online with which to bet on the March Madness games. If you’re planning to bet on several games throughout the tournament I suggest depositing at least $200 in order to take full advantage of the welcome bonus offered at SportsInteraction.com. Read more about the bonus conditions on the SIA review page.
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#3 Place Your March Madness Bets
Now that you have money in your account you can go ahead and place your March Madness bets. The most common bets on NCAA games are the spread, money line and over/under bets. Sports Interaction has the odds for these 3 bets prominently shown for each game as you can see from the screenshot below (screenshot taken from an earlier NCAA game).
You can also see in the bottom right corner of the screenshot it says ‘+33’. That shows that for each game Sports Interaction also offers 33 different prop bets that you can wager on. This screenshot was taken from a game prior to March Madness, so I wouldn’t be surprised if SIA offers even more props during the tournament.
To find the March Madness games at Sports Interaction you need to click on ‘Basketball’ -> ‘USA’ -> ‘NCAA’ in the sportsbook sidebar. You will also see that there is an ‘NCAA Futures’ that also allows you to place a variety of futures bets throughout the tournament.
I think that’s it. Are you read to bet? Click here to visit SportsInteraction.com.