How To Bet On The NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 At FanDuel Sportsbook

After a long weekend of college basketball, there are just 16 teams left in the NCAA Tournament.

And you can bet on who will win it all with just the click of a few buttons at FanDuel Sportsbook.

The first two rounds of March Madness wrapped up Sunday with the survivors advancing to the Sweet 16. These teams will now play for a spot in the Elite Eight in games across the country scheduled for March 29 and March 30.

There wasn’t much in the way of upsets through the first two rounds, as all but two of the teams in the Sweet 16 are No. 1 through No. 4 seeds. Auburn advanced as a No. 5 seed.

However, the only true Cinderella story so far is Oregon making the Sweet 16 as a No. 12 seed.

Although, many college basketball fans might have seen this one coming. The Ducks won eight straight games to end the season, including four games in four days to win the PAC-12 Tournament.

Now they’ll face the South Region’s No. 1 seeded Virginia in the Sweet 16 to keep the fairy tale going.

FanDuel Sportsbook has had a futures market open all season long where you can bet on who will win the NCAA Tournament.

Immediately after the Sweet 16 was set, FanDuel Sportsbook adjusted the odds on the 16 teams remaining, but you can still get a decent price betting on any one of them to win it all.

FanDuel Sportsbook Sweet 16 odds

Here’s a look at the current odds on each team at FanDuel Sportsbook compared to what they looked like prior to the start of the first round:

Sweet 16 Teams Current odds to win it all at FanDuel Sportsbook Odds to win prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament
Duke +220 +220
Virginia Tech +5500 +4900
LSU +6000 +4000
Michigan State +850 +1400
Gonzaga +550 +600
Florida State +6000 +6500
Texas Tech +2300 +3300
Michigan +1500 +2200
Virginia +420 +700
Oregon +11000 +13000
Purdue +2000 +3500
+1800 +1600
North Carolina +550 +950
Auburn +3000 +4000
Houston +5000 +4800
Kentucky +1200 +1700

Duke has been the favorite all season long, and that continues. For that matter, the odds on Duke winning it all haven’t even changed, despite the team barely scraping by in the second round with a 1-point win over Central Florida.

Outside of Duke, a bet on most of the Sweet 16 teams to win it all will pay less now than it did at the start of the tournament. That’s because each team’s chances of winning the title have significantly improved.

The lone exceptions are Virginia Tech, LSU, and Houston, where the prices have improved based on the tough competition these teams are facing.

Duke is still on Virginia Tech’s and LSU’s side of the bracket. In the meantime, Houston now faces a No. 2 seed in Kentucky and likely a very strong-looking No. 1 seeded North Carolina team if they move on.

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The time is now

No matter what side you like, now is the time to make an NCAA futures bet at FanDuel Sportsbook. That’s because, as you can see, the NJ sports betting prices are only going to get worse as the tournament moves on.

The first thing you need to do to place an NCAA futures bet at FanDuel Sportsbook is to sign up for an account.

Just click this exclusive FanDuel Sportsbook link. Then, follow these four simple instructions, and you’ll be betting at FanDuel Sportsbook in no time:

  • Register with your existing FanDuel daily fantasy sports (DFS) account or sign up for a new account and enter a few personal details.
  • Agree to the terms of use and privacy policy.
  • Click the “Sign Up” button.
  • Download the FanDuel Sportsbook app to your mobile device or go to the homepage on your computer and log in using the details you provided.

It’s really that easy.

Plus, provided you signed up using the link above, you are eligible for a risk-free bet of up to $500. What that means is FanDuel Sportsbook will give you a refund in site credit of up to $500 if you lose your first bet. And, there’s no reason why that can’t be an NCAA futures bet.

Once you’ve registered, you can make a deposit on FanDuel Sportsbook using one of several easy methods, including PayPal and ACH.

Then, the NCAA futures market is just a few clicks away.

Finding the NCAA futures market

At the top left of the FanDuel Sportsbook homepage, you’ll find a list of popular betting markets underneath the logo.

Just click on the CBB tab. There you’ll find a list of games with two tabs at the top entitled College Basketball and CBB Tournament. Just click on CBB Tournament and a CBB Champion box will appear with the current futures odds on the Sweet 16.

Look around for the team you think will win it all, check the price, and click on it. A betting slip will appear that allows you to fill out the amount you want to wager. Once you input that, it’ll show you how much you can win if that team does.

Think Duke has it all wrapped up? You can see a $500 bet on the Blue Devils will pay $1,100, plus your bet back.

Think Oregon’s Cinderella story will include the fairytale ending? You can see a $500 bet on the Ducks will pay an incredible $55,000, plus your bet back.

Plus, either way, if it’s your first bet on FanDuel Sportsbook, you’ve got nothing to lose.

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In his over 10 years covering the US online poker, legal NJ online gambling, and land-based casino industries, Martin Derbyshire has worn the hats of award-winning journalist and video and film producer. He has logged countless miles reporting on the world of high stakes gambling.