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Updated: December 2017

The college basketball season is in full force. You will find plenty helpfulp college basketabll pages. If you have not decided which team you are going to follow and cheer on, this page will help you become more educated and sharper at your game picks.

You will find the best odds and spreads comparison for all college basketball games throughout the season including the March madness tournament in March. The bracket tournament has become one of the most popular times for basketball fans.

James Naismith started College basketball in year 1891 at a famous college called Springfield. The sport became popular enough to win a 2017 March Madness Tournament Bracketdemonstration in 1904 Olympics. It became extremely popular in 1936 until the nation started national tournaments. This finally led to the creation of National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball tournament commonly known as NCAA before organizational of National Invitation Tournament called NIT in 1938.

Watching March Madness

Watching March Madness on television requires a TV guide and a good remote. Over the first two weekends, coverage is spread across four different networks. CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV each televise games over the first two weekends. The First Four games will be broadcast by truTV. CBS owns the exclusive rights to broadcast the national semifinals and the national championship game. During the first two weekends, fans do quite a bit of bouncing around between channels. As the tournament field dwindles, coverage becomes more exclusive for certain time slots.

History of the NCAA Tournament

The current version of March Madness, or the men’s NCAA college basketball tournament, features 68 teams. When the idea of a tournament was proposed to determine a national champion, the first such tourney had just eight teams. From 1939 to 1950, only eight teams were chosen to play for a national championship. The field was expanded to 16 teams in 1951 and 1952 and then varied between 22 and 25 teams between 1953 and 1974. In 1975, the field was expanded to 32 teams. In 1979, the year when Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s Michigan State Spartans beat Larry Bird’s Indiana State Sycamores in the national final, the tournament featured 40 teams. One year later, the field was expanded to 48.

In 1983, the NCAA tried 52 teams. Four play-in games were played prior to the 48-team tournament. A year later, a fifth play-in game was added for a total of 53 teams. Finally in 1985, a 64-team tournament became a reality. The 64-team format was kept through the 2000 season. From 2001 to 2010, the tournament field was made up of 65 teams. In 2011, the current system of 68 teams and four play-in games was put into effect.

 


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It has grown its fame and love among many individual in US year after year. In fact, now we have college basketball betting experts. In the sport, the smart bettor who demonstrates proper money management has the ability to make large profits. Before you engage into this sport, you must understand how it works. You must also very good in numbers, especially in calculating the best possibilities to make.

The big question we need to ask yourself is why was betting involved in this sport. There are numerous reasons. Many people bet in these games for money, as they believe that this is the fast way to make money. By supporting different teams, we tend to disagree on certain facts leading us to betting. For example, two or more people can bet on a winning team for money. This reason has led to betting being immensely in corporate in college basketball, as many people make money easily with this method.

 

 

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Many people also have incorporated betting as a bluff. Many may want to prove their passion and experience in this game proving the next sport outcomes through betting. Even though, this is naturally impossible, we tend to believe them as most of the times, they predict correct results. Bluffing is a common practice among mainly in families that enjoy college basketball, and sometimes we call people as college basketball experts. It calls for long-term experience with game history performance to able to bet as a bluff.

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Sometimes we bet for information. We can bet on the information content about the college basketball. If we provide disputed information about this sport, people tend to bet to gauge the accuracy of the information. Ideally, this was the main reason why betting became part of this sport.

Finally, we tend to protect our information about this game through betting. The credibility of our information is mostly determined by the amount we bet. The more you bet, the more is your credible the information about this sport. As a result, many have proved their experience using this method in college basketball. The above reasons has made it possible for betting to be part of college basketball. I believe my people will continue to join this great game as it one of the ways in which college has spread its popularity.

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As betting on sports becomes more popular all over the globe, it can attract some negative attention from the sports franchises and teams that are being bet upon.

With millions of dollars riding on each game, some unscrupulous sports teams or players attempt to fix the outcome. Most of us have seen the scandals highlighted in the newspaper or on TV. Despite these occasional trouble spots, sports betting remains a popular pastime for many fans.