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2022 ELITE EIGHT PREDICTIONS
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The 2022 Elite Eight is set to begin on March 26, 2022 and conclude on March 27, 2022 with four games for bettors to wager on in the 2022 NCAA Men's Tournament.
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ODDS TO REACH ELITE EIGHT
Purdue -1000 Gonzaga -400
- Kansas -350
- Villanova -175
- Miami-Florida -145
UCLA -140 Arizona -135 Texas Tech -115
- Duke -105
- Houston +110
- UNC +115
Iowa State +120 Michigan +145 Providence +275
- Arkansas +310
- Saint Peter's +625
ELITE EIGHT SCHEDULE
Saturday, March 26
- 5 Houston 44 vs. 2 Villanova 50 (+3) - Under 127
- 4 Arkansas 69 vs. 2 Duke 78 (-4.5) - Under 147.5
Sunday, March 27
- 10 Miami-Florida 50 vs. 1 Kansas 76 (-5) - Under 145
- 8 UNC 69 (-8.5) vs. 15 Saint Peter's 49 - Under 138
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WHAT IS THE ELITE EIGHT TOURNAMENT?
The NCAA Tournament is one of the most exciting events in the world of basketball. It’s a time of avid wagering. March Madness betting and Elite Eight Betting are among the most popular forms of sports betting in the country.
The Elite Eight gathers the finest teams from each NCAA bracket and places them in a single tournament. Only Final Four betting is comparable to the action operators see during Elite Eight betting season.
Today, we’ll review the basics of the Elite Eight tournament, March Madness betting, and the more intricate details of Elite Eight betting.
The Elite Eight is the official nickname for the NCAA basketball national quarterfinals. It owes its name to the fact that 8 teams participate in this stage of the yearly tournament.
For Division I and III, they are the top two teams from each of the four regional championships. For Division II, the Elite Eight consists of the eight winners from each of the eight regions.
The Elite Eight was originally the name for the final eight teams of the Illinois High School Boys Basketball Championship. The IHSA trademarked the term Elite Eight in the 90s, and the trademark is shared today with the NCAA tournament.
On an average year, 75% of #1-seeded teams make it to the Elite Eight. Very few low-seeded teams have ever made it that far in the NCAA tournament. Elite Eight brackets typically represent the best of the best that NCAA basketball has to offer.
Elite Eight brackets are also considered the halfway point for the NCAA tournament. To reach the national quarterfinals, teams must win three games, and have three games ahead to win the entire NCAA bracket.
PICKING THE ELITE EIGHT
Teams that make it into Elite Eight betting pools are generally among the highest-ranked in the tournament. Elite Eight scores and brackets are the subject of intense speculation all over the nation. “Bracketologists,” or NCAA bracket experts, make their predictions annually.
Picking the Elite Eight and the Final Four is an extremely popular outright betting pool. Offices and friend groups across the nation participate in the yearly ritual.
Famous bracketologists have included Barack Obama, who would share his Elite Eight betting picks and Final Four betting picks many of the years he was in office. In 2015, though, Mitt Romney’s Elite Eight scores and bracket predictions bested Obama. He got 6 out of 8 teams, and the winner!
There is much fanfare around Elite Eight picks every year. Major sports networks run constant coverage with relevant information to predict Elite Eight scores and brackets. March Madness betting takes the nation by storm every spring.
After the onslaught of the first half of the tournament, the Elite Eight gives way to the Final Four betting pools. Thousands of players compete to get the teams and scores right, for payouts and prizes ranging from modest to formidable.
ELITE EIGHT SCHEDULE & DATES
While Elite Eight betting starts long before the actual Elite Eight are selected, this stage of the tournament is very short-lived. The Elite Eight exists for a mere 24 hours before becoming the Final Four.
The Elite Eight is the final round before the Final Four and will pit eight schools that have started the tournament with perfect 3-0 records.
- Dates: March 26 and March 27
- Venues: San Antonio, Texas - AT&T Center; San Francisco, California - Chase Center; Chicago, Illinois - United Center; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Wells Fargo Center
ELITE EIGHT BRACKET
Elite Eight brackets are eight-way single elimination brackets filled out by bettors with their picks for the Elite Eight. Elite Eight brackets are typically printed blank and handed out among Elite Eight betting pools.
In a blank Elite Eight bracket, you have eight empty lines to determine your 8 picks. You also have to get the matches right (meaning, who is playing who). You then select the winners from those matches to make up your Final Four, then the Championship match, and the actual Champions.
Building the NCAA brackets has become a national pastime every March. Major sports networks offer expert insight, analysis and advice on the picks. Celebrities and professional athletes weigh in on the brackets with their own picks and thoughts.
Elite Eight brackets are one of the most common types of Elite Eight betting available. Many groups of coworkers, classmates and friends pool together for the Elite Eight betting season. The nation is brought together by a craze of March Madness betting.
HOW TO BET ON THE ELITE EIGHT?
There are many ways to join in on all that Elite Eight betting action. For starters, Elite Eight bracket betting pools are extremely popular at many workplaces and schools around the nation. An Elite Eight betting bracket is essentially an outright bet on 8 teams in specific positions.
However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Elite Eight betting. Every match of the Elite Eight is hotly contested between strong, dominant teams. These matches attract enormous amounts of interest from bettors all over the country.
Most of that betting interest translated into a lot of illegal gambling. That was until 2018, when the PASPA ruling struck down the federal ban on sports betting. Since then, several states have regulated sports betting, and there are now many legal options in several states.
In states like New Jersey or Pennsylvania, where online and mobile sportsbooks are legal, Elite Eight betting is straightforward. You can place moneyline bets on winning teams, bet against the spread, or make special prop bets.
If you’re feeling particularly confident, you can even place complicated parlay bets on the Elite Eight. Pick multiple winning teams, players to score and many more combinations.
In the National Championship Game, Virginia went on to conquer the title with an 8 point lead over Texas Tech.
WHICH SPORTSBOOK SHOULD I USE TO BET ON THE ELITE EIGHT?
First off, it's important to be in a state that has legalized sports betting. In recent weeks, more and more states have gone live, including Louisiana and New York. Of course, you can also bet on March Madness online in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and West Virginia, just to name a few.
So, which sportsbook should you bet with? While there’s always an element of personal preference, certain online sportsbooks offer better welcome bonuses than others.