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March Madness Betting: Round of 64 Odds and Tournament Props

After the First Four sends four teams home early, the March Madness Round of 64 tips off on Thursday afternoon. Filling out your bracket may be on your list of things to do before the real tournament begins, but you should add filling out some Round of 64 props as well.

At top sportsbook Bovada there’s a nice selection of March Madness Round of 64 props that could pad your bankroll for the next few rounds of the tourney. Starting things off is an easy money prop, will a No. 16 seed win a game in the tournament? It should be easy money because a No. 16 seed has never won a game in the tournament. It won’t pay much as No is -160, while Yes is a +120 underdog.

Think you know how many games in the Round of 64 will go to overtime? At Bovada they’ve set the over/under on overtime games in the opening round at two with both the Over and the Under at -120. For comparison, in last year’s tourney exactly two games needed overtime to be decided.

The highest margin of victory in Round of 64 games has been set at 36.5 points. Again the Bovada oddsmakers have tagged the Over and the Under both at -120. In last year’s tournament the highest margin of victory in the Round of 64 was 41 points. Villanova defeated Lafayette 93-52 and covered the 21-point spread.

The most exciting play during March Madness is a buzzer beater to end a game that sends one team on to the next round and the other on the way home. At Bovada the oddsmakes have devised a prop on how many buzzer beaters will finish off games in the Round of 64. The choices for bettors include zero at -150, one at +220, two at +700, three at +1200, four at +2000, five at +4000 and six or more at +5000.

Finishing off our look at Round of 64 props is the highest point total by one team in the round. The Bovada oddsmakers have come up with a total of 96.5 with Over and Under at -120. Arizona and Villanova both had 93 points in their Round of 64 wins last year.