The one thing that makes college basketball betting the most interesting sporting event in the world is the unique and fantastic post season tournament that determines the seasons champion. Sixty-five teams from around the land, determined to be the best by expert panels and computers, compete in a three-week free-for-all where each team no matter how big or small has one shot at greatness.
In a word, it’s perfect.
So why change it and mess everything up.
Recently no less than the Saint of Durham, Coach K, came out in public support of expanding the NCAA tournament to a 96 team field from its’ current 65. And this is an idea that has been gaining traction amongst the people who actually have the power to initiate such a change to the most sacred of NCAA odds events.
While there are few obvious benefits to adding teams and games to madness of March, it won’t, in the long run, make this a better event.
At present the March Madness lasts three weeks, which is a terrific thing, but adding another week and stretching the tournament to a month in length, just might be a little too much frosting on the cake.
And the thing is, as it is there are already too many bad teams in the tourney and first round blow outs account for half of the final scores. We don’t need to add more bad teams and more blow out finishes to this thing.
A 65 team field is perfect. Any more teams in this college basketball betting gem would be a turn for the worse, so why mess with perfection?