March Madness is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start filling out your brackets. If you’re like most bettors, you spend way too much time researching which teams will make a run at the title.
But there’s one thing that always seems to trip bettors up: how do I know the “right” way to fill out my bracket? Which teams should I be picking as my Final Four? How many upsets should I be predicting?

There’s no one correct answer, of course.

But if you’re looking for some teams with good value bets this year, here are five men’s NCAA teams to keep an eye on.


Murray State (+3200)

Here’s a fun fact: the Murray State Racers men’s basketball team is undefeated this year. Not this season, but this year. Still, it’s impressive! The Racers are undoubtedly a formidable opponent for a team with 18 straight victories (since 2021).

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19th in scoring defense, and 20th in points per game (nationally), have shown stellar defense so far. Whether this team can continue their winning streak and make it to the NCAA tournament or not is anyone’s guess. But one thing is for sure: they have a lot of fans behind them!

Plus, don’t get shocked if they successfully pull off an upset or two. The Murray State Racers have proved time and again that they are not to be underestimated. So whatever happens, it’s sure to be an exciting season for the Murray State Racers!


Iowa (+2000)

2021 was not an easy year for the Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball team. They were not ranked until late last month. Even so, it’d be hard to ignore them now.

The Hawkeyes have won seven games out of eight and are led by Keegan Murray. And much of that success and praise is due to Murray. The rookie Hawkeyes guard is averaging eight rebounds and 23 points a game.

While defense and depth aren’t the Hawkeyes’ strength, they have Keegan Murray. Often, one incredible player can make all the difference. And if the Hawkeyes continue to play well, don’t be surprised if you see them in the NCAA Tournament Final Four.


USC (+1500)

The USC Trojans men’s basketball team may be making another tournament run one year after getting qualified for the Elite Eight. Thanks to the team’s key player, Isaiah Mobley, they are currently the 2nd best two-point defense in the country.

Also, a win over the UCLA Bruins men’s basketball team proves their potential and talent. The Trojans are looking good this season, and with Mobley leading the team, they could go far in the tournament.

As long as they won’t be playing against a team with a high three-point shooting average, the Trojans could make a deep run in the tournament.


Alabama (+1200)

The Alabama Crimson Tide men’s basketball team is one of the most dominant forces in the NCAA. The team has a rich history, dating back to the early 1900s. They’ve won numerous championships and boast some of the most talented players in college basketball.

This year’s squad is led by head coach Nate Oats and stars JD Davinson and Jahvon Quinerly. Oats has instilled a culture of toughness and defense-first mentality in his squad. The team has bought in, and it’s showing on the court.

With their talent and Oats’ coaching, the Crimson Tide could very well be cutting down the nets this March Madness. If they can continue to play at this high level, there’s no reason why they can’t make a deep run in the tournament.

If you’re looking to Bet on March Madness, be sure to keep an eye on Alabama this season, as they look to add another chapter to their storied history.


Arkansas (+1000)

The Razorbacks rank number 39 in offense and are led by J.D. Notae, the senior point guard. He averages 3.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 26 points per game.

With the help of J.D. Notae, the Razorbacks have been able to maintain a relatively solid offensive presence this year. However, they will need to continue to work hard if they want to improve their ranking and make it further in the tournament.

Arkansas has a tough road ahead of them, but they could find themselves in the NCAA tournament if they can win some key games. They have the talent and ability to make a run, and it will be exciting to see what they can do.


March is here, which means one thing: it’s time for some basketball. The NCAA tournament is one of the most exciting events in sports, and it’s not to be missed.
The month is full of excitement and drama. Teams from all over the country compete for a chance to be crowned champions.

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