Madness 2020 Betting Predictions: Value Bets & Favorites

2020 March Madness Betting Predictions

Let’s look at the lines, odds and predictions on 2020 NCAA men’s basketball tournament title from some of the top sports betting sites. Let the March Madness begin!

NCAA 2020 Betting Predictions

The madness begins March 17 but you don’t have to wait that long to get in on the action. All of the leading US online sportsbooks in New Jersey, Indiana, Pennsylvania are already out with odds on which school will capture the title in the 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, more popularly known as March Madness.

Read bookies’ projections and bet on March Madness 2020 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Oregon, Nevada, New York (land-based books and from NJ), Rhode Island, Michigan, Colorado (land-based). 

William Hill 2020 NCAA Odds & Predictions

The oddsmakers at William Hill NJ have established the Kansas Jayhawks as +700 favorites to win the 2020 NCAA men’s basketball title. The Gonzaga Bulldogs (+800) and Duke Blue Devils (+800) are in close proximity of the favorite.

Displaying the balance in this season’s field, Dayton is at +900, with Kentucky and Baylor both listed at odds of +1000.

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BetRivers/Sugarhouse Odds & Predictions

At BetRivers, bettors will get +600 odds that the Jayhawks will win the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga is the second betting choice at +800. In the Bulldogs’ lone appearance in the championship game, Gonzaga lost 71-65 to North Carolina in 2017.

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In Pennsylvania, BetRivers and in New Jersey SugarHouse are offering March Madness special bets on local teams in their market. Bettors can get +800 odds by wagering that one of Villanova, Seton Hall or Penn State will win the NCAA Tournament. 

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PointsBet March Madness 2020 Prediction

With sportsbooks in New Jersey, Indiana and Iowa, PointsBet also likes the three-time NCAA champion Jayhawks at odds of +700. They’ve got Gonzaga at +850, followed by Baylor at +950 and Duke at +1000. 

At all three of their US-based sportsbooks, PointsBet is offering the Tourney Early Payout on all of the 67 March Madness games. If the team you’ve wagered on gains a 10-point lead, the first $50 stake of your bet is guaranteed to be paid out in full if your team leads by 10 at any point in the game – even if they go on to lose the game.

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What’s The Play?

The 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament truly figures to live up to its nickname. With no super team in NCAA basketball this season, there’s no clear-cut favorite. And that means madness is almost a certainty this March.

This is the year to definitely consider a play on a longshot. In one week alone this season, the top-five teams in the AP Top 25 rankings combined to lose six games, the first time that’s happened since 1994.

March Madness Predictions 2020: Who is the NCAA tournament winner?

PointsBet sports lists 11 schools at odds of +2000 or better. Kansas recently beat fellow Big 12 Conference contender Baylor, cementing the Jayhawks in the role as top dog. They’ve lost just three games this season.

Kansas hasn’t won an NCAA title since 2008. Perennial contenders Duke most recently won in 2015. You’ve got to go back to 2012 to find a Kentucky March Madness triumph. There’s no titles on Gonzaga, Dayton or Baylor’s resumes. 

Is it a time to look beyond the traditional favorites? San Diego State, +1800 at William Hill sports book, is 30-1 this season. Could the Aztecs shock the basketball world and take March Madness honors?

A more traditional school worth considering in a sleeper role is Michigan State. A preseason No. 1 in some polls, the Spartans struggled this season and are 17-9. But they’ve been playing their best basketball of the season recently. Coach Tom Izzo always seems to have his team on top of their game when tournament time arrives.

March Madness 2020 Best Bets

  • 2020 NCAA Favorite: Kansas Jayhawks (+700 at William Hill or PointsBet)
  • Longshot Play: San Diego State Aztecs (+2000 at PointsBet)
  • Value Bet: Michigan State  (+1500 at William Hill, BetRivers or PointsBet)

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