- 2022 March Madness First Four Play-In Games Begin Tonight
- Gonzaga Bulldogs Favored To Win 2022 NCAA Basketball Tournament
Tonight begins the 2022 March Madness Tournament as the First Four will compete to earn a spot in the Round of 64 that begins this Thursday.
March Madness betting sites have posted game lines for both First Four contests that are taking action right now and are posted below.
2022 March Madness Betting Odds For First Four
USC Upstate @ Appalachian State
- Point Spread: USCU +9.5, App. St. -9.5
- Moneyline: USCU +350, App. St. -480
- Over/Under: 137.5
Texas A&M Corpus Christi @ Texas Southern
- Point Spread: A&M +3.5, TS -3.5
- Moneyline: A&M +140, TS -165
- Over/Under: 135.5
The inclusion of the First Four play-in games took what was already a nearly impossible task of correctly selecting a perfect bracket and exponentially added to the difficulty.
Don’t bother wasting your time filling out pointless March Madness brackets with no real chance of winning. Bet on college basketball and win tonight by making a simple wager on which teams will win their First Four games, or on a variety of other NCAAB odds that are posted at online sportsbooks.
If you are anxious to get in on the Round of 64 odds now, the following March Madness prop bet is taking action on how many bad beats will occur during Thursday and Friday’s first-round games.
How Many “Bad Beats” Will Occur In The Round Of 64
- 0 -125
- 1 +170
- 2 +550
- 3 +1000
- 4 +1500
- 5 +2200
- 6 Or More +3000
While the above NCAAB prop bet suggests that there will be no bad beats in the first round of the 2022 March Madness Tournament, large payouts can be secured by gambling on one or more occurrences.
What Is A Bad Beat In College Basketball?
- The final basket of the game is scored within the last 5 seconds
- The last basket causes the underdog team to cover the spread
What makes correctly choosing March Madness brackets so complicated is the inordinate amount of upsets throughout the NCAA Men’s Division I Tournament.
Why not broaden your chances of a win by betting on college basketball odds that are more general in nature. For example, here are two March Madness lines that ask which #1 seeds will be eliminated first and last.
Last #1 Seed Eliminated
- Gonzaga EVEN
- Arizona +230
- Kansas +260
- Baylor +350
First #1 Seed Eliminated
- Gonzaga +350
- Arizona +210
- Kansas +190
- Baylor +140
While there are specific basketball odds for betting on the Final Four, the above two NCAAB prop bets give online gamblers a wider gambling lane that simply requires the team to be the first or last program standing in the tournament.
Naturally, since Gonzaga is the odds on favorite to win the 2022 NCAA Men’s College Basketball National Championship, they are projected to stick around the longest in both of the above lines.
If you feel that 2022 is the year that the Gonzaga Bulldogs finally win March Madness and raise a championship banner in their home arena, go ahead and wager now to secure the highest moneyline odds.
As the Bulldogs advance to each round, their tournament odds will pull closer to even and deliver much smaller payouts. Good luck this March!