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Tips for filling out your March Madness bracket

Tips for filling out your March Madness bracket

When filling out your March Madness bracket ... You WILL make mistakes.

Odds of getting a perfect bracket: 1-in-9.2 quintillion.

Every year, 25 million brackets are filled out online, so you can expect to see a perfect one every 5,000 years.

To maximize your chances of winning the office pool, here are some tips from professional gamblers:

  • Size Doesn’t Matter, Experience Does – Lean toward teams like Witchita State, who’ve had experience playing together, over teams that are a newly assembled collection of athletes.
  • The Coach Factor – Guys like Coach K and Tom Izzo get paid the big bucks for a reason. They are very good at coaching games played on short rest.
  • Be Realistic – 25 years in a row, the NCAA Championship has been won by a top 4 seed. The Cinderella stories only go so far.
  • Listen to Las Vegas – You might have $20 bucks riding on your bracket. The wise guys in Vegas have $20 million. They’ve done the research. Trust them –even when they’re picking upsets. (GuyCodeBlog)

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