12 NCAA tournament games to dabble with in USFantasy
March 14, 2017 3:09 AM
by Alan Berg
With the focus on the NCAA tournament, USFantasy is stepping up its fantasy props for March Madness.
First up, let’s go over the game schedule. USFantasy has 12 different games where you can bet on the margin of victory. Princeton-Notre Dame, Vanderbilt-Northwestern, Xavier-Maryland, VCU-St. Mary’s, Virginia Tech-Wisconsin, Nevada-Iowa State, Oklahoma State-Michigan, Seton Hall-Arkansas, Rhode Island-Creighton, Wichita State-Dayton, Michigan State-Miami Florida, Marquette-South Carolina.
Each game has various margins of victory with all games having either team by 1-5 or 6-10 points, plus three other options. For example, in the Princeton-ND game they have Princeton by 11 or more, ND by 11-15 and ND by 16 or more.
Also available is the Pick 4 in which you can bet on the teams that will make the final four, the team that will win each region. The top 12 seeds are represented for each region plus a 13 or higher option. If the Pick 4 isn’t your thing, you can still bet on one team to win its region.
Rounding out all the options are Conference to win the Tournament; Region to win the Tournament; Seed number to win the Tournament; Conference with most Tournament wins.
Taking a look at the past results from this weekend’s Kobalt 400 in Vegas, Martin Truex Jr. took the checkered flag and paid $14 to win for a $2 wager. Chase Elliott took second place but paid a fantastic $41.80 for $2, just for taking second! The exacta between the two paid $206.80 for $2 and the $2 trifecta paid $492.80.
Prop 4 Winning NASCAR team, Furniture Row Racing paid $33.20 for $2, which would have been the correct way to bet Truex to win the race, accounting nearly 2.5 times more win money. It pays to pay attention to the pools when betting.
UFC Fight Night last Saturday also had a nice payout as big favorite Kelvin Gastelum smashed over-the-hill Vitor Belfort in Round 1 paying $20.80 for $2, which was a +140 price offshore vs. 10-1 with USFantasy.
Don’t forget about golf. Charl Schwartzel took down the Valspar Open this past weekend, paying $23.80 to win and $15.40 for place off a $2 wager. Also, the $2 exacta of Schwartzel and Henrik Stenson paid $145.40 for $2.