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7 Simple Rules to win a March Madness 2016 Pool

Are you a player? Are you a man enough sir? Then give it a try. Do you think your strategy and technique can beat others? Better you would not be a quitter. So, brace yourself and make your team ready to play the March Madness Pool. In this game, how to win is not the trick. It is how you beat others. Strategy, timing and most importantly talent makes the difference.

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Here are the rules for winning the March madness 2016 pool

A team named The Michigan State Spartans was playing strategically against the spread over 14 games according to the survey conducted by Odds Shark College Basketball Database, helping the team earns a Big Ten championship and a two-seed (points) in the Tournament.
Focusing on which teams are hot listed and making an entry into the tournament are some simple rules to follow on way to winning March Madness pool.

Pay Attention to Current Form


It is obvious enough that the top teams in the NCAA Tournament probably finished up their season and conference tournaments on a top note. But as you go down the other, teams have taken typically different paths to get to the point. Do not concentrate too tough on season records; instead, watch closely at each team's last 5-10 games. Hot listed teams that enter the tournament with so much confidence is more likely to create noise than those come in with doubts and multi recent loss. The strategy for upsets is the same as eating burritos. Do not pick too much because it will not going on over well. There is an important difference between identifying the appropriate number of upsets and picking the right upsets. The best news is there is some science to finding stable underdog team.

Look For Unknown Stars

The System teams with limited skill are unlikely to match up well against teams with superior athletes. But teams that run their offense through the or two star players can pull off major upsets when these stars catch fire on the right day. 

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Cream Rises to the Top

There is nothing more satisfying in a March Madness pool than bragging about your sleeper team advancing to the Sweet 16 with a pair of high upsets. But winning the pool is even more satisfying, and you are not likely to do it by sending the handful of underdogs into the Elite Eight. Focus energy on upsets and underdogs in the early rounds, but hang your hat on the strong teams to go deep.

Home Cooking

Some teams stay close to home in their bracket placements, while others end up traveling across the country. This can affect both the players and the fan turnout. Filter game locations into your handicapping.

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Use Betting Odds to Your Advantage

Not all the upset picks are created equally. Plenty of people would randomly pick a few 12-seed over the 5-seed upsets. By studying in college basketball betting lines, you can get an excellent idea of which teams are the strongest and which are the most vulnerable in the first round.

Gaining the points

Most the pools award the biggest points for the later rounds of the tournament. Picking the early-round upsets is fun, but the key is having teams still alive to come Final Four. To do this, you want to choose teams seeded in the top four, but not all No. 1 seeds. Teams are seeded through 1 to 16 according to the selection committee’s estimation of their strength. A 1 seed is a favorite. A popular strategy is used by participants in the March Madness bracket challenge in advancing all of the No. 1 seeds automatically to the Sweet 16. A 16th-seeded team could never defeat a No. 1 seed in the history of the tournament. In addition to this it is a safe to bet to choose a No. 1 seed to win it all. Teams in the No. 1 seed have been crowned champion 18 times since the tournament’s 1985 expansion to all 64 teams. 

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Pinpoint the mild upset special

The best-case scenario is to pick a champion team that no others can chose. This means finding a team that has a decent shot, but is not especially that popular. This year’s field lacks an overwhelming team, which makes it hard to swim against the crowd. But a day or two before the tournament begins check some of the large public pools to see which are most popular. Go for a team with slightly less backers. As Tom Adams of Phonological told CBS two years ago that, “if all in your pool thought in  the same way you did, then you would tie them all.”

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Know your competitors.

In the same logic, you want to avoid the provincial favorite’s teams. If you are in an office full of the Duke Graduates, do not go with the Blue Devils to win all. If they do, you would have lots of company. And that means that for your bracket to come out to the top, you will have to win the early-round games.

Embrace the random.

Much of us might like to believe that the tournament is a perfect system for sorting the best team in the college basketball tournament, once you get beyond the first couple of rounds, it is basically random. Jacobson suggests “injecting little randomness into your decision-making.” Historically, for instance, a pair of 12 seeds and a pair of 11 seeds win their first game. Rather than looking at the each 12 vs.5 match and each 11 vs.6 match, decide that you are going to pick three upsets from all the eight games and then let blind chance choose. Till now, no 16 seed has ever won a game. Stick with the 14 seeds or lower for the big upsets and then only in the first pair of rounds.


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