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Which “First Four” survivor will bust your March Madness bracket this year?

The NCAA’s “First Four” has been a breeding ground for tournament upstarts since its inception in 2011.
That year, the VCU Rams squeaked into the field of 68, knocked off the USC Trojans as 4-point underdogs in the No. 11 seed play-in game, then took over the Big Dance like Kevin Bacon in Footloose, rolling through Georgetown, Purdue, Florida State and Kansas before losing to fellow giant killer Butler in the Final Four.

March Madness prop odds are seeing sharp action as tournament tips

Don’t limit yourself to game lines and bracket pools. There are a long list of NCAA tournament props out there just waiting to be wagered.

On top of all the game odds and bracket pools, there are a ton of NCAA tournament props available for wagering. We’re inside the packed sportsbook at the Cosmopolitan talking March Madness prop bets with Jason Simbal of CG Technology.

March Madness betting odds predict the highest scoring NCAA tournament in history

College basketball scores continue to climb and, according to oddsmakers, that has the opening round of the 2017 NCAA tournament on pace to be the highest-scoring Round of 64 in Big Dance history.

With the national tournament tipping off (after the “First Four”) Thursday, the betting totals for the opening matchups are on average the highest they’ve ever been. According to offshore sportsbook Bookmaker.eu, those games have an average Over/Under of 142.3 points, based on their opening odds.