Beyond the Bracket: Betting on March Madness Upsets and Long Shots

The biggest basketball tournament in America (sorry, NBA playoffs!) is about to begin. Here's what you need to know from a bettor's perspective.

NCAA: History in the making

We have our Final Four. Baylor meet Houston in a five-point spread game, while favourites Gonzaga go up against huge underdogs UCLA enjoying a dream run. The big question - do they have one more in them to get to the championship game?

NCAA: All very upsetting

We have our Sweet 16... But it’s been a hell of a ride getting here. Giant-slaying bracket-busters and upsets aplenty in the first two rounds of this year's competition. What does all this mean for the Sweet 16?

NCAA: Welcome to March Madness!

After missing out last year, fans of college basketball around the world are super-psyched for the return of March Madness. Gonzaga are the firm favourites - unbeaten so far, can they round out the perfect season? It's going to be a tall order.

NCAA: Buzzer-beater heartbreak? We'll help ease the pain

Nothing in sports hurts more than a loss at the death. It's a gut-wrencher that can knock the wind out of you. A heart-breaker. And because we at Cloudbet know that pain of losing like that, we're offering you a special promotion through this year's NCAA competition.

The NBA has led the way in the Covid challenge

These are indeed trying times for everyone, but the NBA can hold its head up high for the way it has managed the pandemic so far. But we can't escape the fact that it will have an effect on the 2020-21 season. We take a look at the changes that have been made and explore some of the challenges that may lie ahead.

NBA: 2020 Draft - Odds favor LaMelo Ball to go first

Cloudbet's first mock draft - a look at who's likely to go in the top five picks of the 2020 NBA Draft based on the odds.

NBA: Inside the most intriguing playoff contest

Most years, a first-round playoff series between the first and last seeds in a conference would be a foregone conclusion. Not this year - as the Lakers match up against Portland with a host of factors that could swing it either way. Cloudbet takes a deeper dive into an intriguing contest.