The NCAA will start accepting bids Monday on nearly two dozen sports championships. This is the first year that Las Vegas is eligible to bid after the governing body for college sports indefinitely suspended a ban last year that prevented events from being hosted in states that accept wagers on single games.
Las Vegas took one step closer Friday to landing major college postseason events such as the Final Four men’s basketball tournament and the College Football Playoff National Championship.
An estimated $346.6 million was wagered at Nevada sportsbooks on the NCAA Tournament in March.
The Cavaliers are 1½-point favorites at MGM Resorts and South Point sportsbooks but the line is 1 everywhere else.
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Virginia opened as a 1-point favorite over Texas Tech at the Westgate sportsbook for Monday’s NCAA men’s basketball national championship game, but the line quickly moved to 1½ on Saturday night.
At least one Las Vegas sports bettor is in perfect position to lock in a healthy five-figure profit on the Final Four. And one of his futures tickets could end up cashing for $300,000.
Handicapper Doug Fitz went 11-6 ATS and hit his two best bets to win the Review-Journal’s Madness Challenge contest. Handicapper Kelly Stewart finished one point back in second place.
Final Four team and player props and NCAA championship odds and lines on possible title game matchups.
Opening and closing lines and point-spread highlights from the Elite Eight games.