March 15, 2021
March is here, and that means it's time to fill out your bracket. But the 2021 tourney isn't going to be anything like past years — so why should the way you wager and predict your bracket?
For the first time ever, all 68 teams are going to be playing inside a semi-bubble in Indiana, changing the dynamics for nearly ever college team that qualifies. There's also a slight tweak to the schedule, also as a result of COVID-19. Additionally, there could be teams that are forced to drop out mid-tourney if a player tests positive.
In other words, there are a lot of moving parts, and your bracket could be busted by forces outside your favorite team's control. That's where Unibet comes in.
There are plenty of places where you can pick your bracket on a round-by-round basis, but Unibet's $24,000 Bettor Bracket contest will do you one better, especially if you're someone who likes picking games against the spread. The best part? It's free to enter and you could win some serious cash (terms and conditions apply — see section 5).
So, how does it work? Well, first you need to go over to BettorBracket.com and create an account, then it's time to pick your first-round games against the spread (if you miss the first round, you can still sign up for subsequent rounds as each is scored individually. The contest is broken down into three rounds, the first round (field of 64), the second (32) and the third (the quarterfinals through the title game). Before each round you'll be asked to make your picks for each game — and you can edit them any time before that given round begins — and you'll be awarded a point for each game you correctly predict against the spread.
They'll also be handing out prizes at the end of each round. For the first round (March 19-20), the top 100 finishers will win cash, ranging anywhere from $25 to $3,000 for the top scorer. In the second round (March 21-22), the top 50 will earn cash, again ranging from $25 to $3,000. And in Round 3 (March 27-April 5), only the top 10 will win cash, with a minimum of $100 and again a maximum of $3,000.
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