2022 March Madness Prop Bets and Predictions
To have some fun during March Madness and not stress too much if your bracket gets busted, a prop bet can keep you engaged in the tournament until the very end. Instead of every game consuming your attention, it is a great alternative to focus on a few teams that you like or scenarios you believe will take place or just statistically are in your favor to happen. Let’s look at some prop bets that may be worth putting money towards during the Madness.
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How Many Number 1 seeds will reach the Final Four?
Under 1.5 (-130) or Over 1.5 (-110)?
Statistically, two or more No. 1 seeds have reached the Final Four more times than not. The numbers break down as followed:
0 Appearances- 2 times
1 Appearance- 15 times
2 Appearances- 14 times
3 Appearances- 4 times
4 Appearances- 1 time
With four what I believe very strong No. 1 seeds, I am leaning towards two or more making the Final Four.
To add onto this prop bet, you are also able to guess the total amount of No. 1 seeds to reach the Final Four and it looks as follows:
Baylor scares me the most of the four No. 1 seeds, with key players missing in action. Without the likes of Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua and LJ Cryer, it could mean a potential early exit. Not to mention they are in absolutely stacked East Region with four of the top 11 teams in the country competing in it. Kentucky is the only No. 2 seed favored above the No. 1 (Baylor) seed as far as odds to win a National Championship.
Highest Combined Points scored by two teams Round 64
Over 182.5 (-120) or Under 182.5 (-120)
Logically, most high-powered offenses do not have to put it into fifth gear in the opening round game nor do two powerhouses tend to meet in first round play. There also are only two matchups where top 50 offenses can meet in the first round, which would be Arizona versus Bryant pending a play in victory. The other being 36th ranked offense Murray St (7 seed) versus (10 seed) San Francisco. Matchups that could be potentially dangerous for the over in this prop bet include the number two offense in the country South Dakota State (13 seed) versus (4 seed) Providence. If South Dakota State can push the pace early and dictate the tempo of the game, there is a possibility of a very high scoring affair. South Dakota State has averaged 85.5 points per game this season, mind you against much weaker competition, but have still showed a great ability to score the basketball. UAB is another team averaging almost 90 points per game in their last three contests but come up against the 4th best defense in the country Houston, that average less then 60 points per game against them.
Overall, I am much more confident taking the under in this prop bet as I do not believe two efficient enough offenses will meet in the first round of play.
Highest point total scored by one team Round of 64
Over 99.5 (-120) or Under 99.5 (-120)
I believe this prop bet really comes down to if a No. 1 seed chooses to run up the score or not. Very rarely will you see a competitive game in the first round have a team score 100 points, but if 100 points is scored in the first round it will most likely be by a No. 1 seed. The last five teams to score 100 points have all been No. 1 seeds. With two of the top three offenses in the country being No. 1 seeds (Gonzaga and Arizona). I am willing to take the over on this bet.
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