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Bracket busted? Get $50 in free bets to pick a new champion*

Yahoo Sports Staff
·2-min read

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BetMGM is offering a special promotion for Yahoo Tourney Pick'em players with busted brackets. Customers in CO, IN, IA, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA or WV who create a new BetMGM account will receive $50 in free bets.*

Click the link, create a new BetMGM account, and you’ll receive $50 in free bets. Bet a single game, or pick a new tournament champion, it’s up to you.

The first two rounds of the men's tournament were rough for favorites. Through the first weekend of the tournament, including the very first games, favorites were 13-22. That led to a horrible first weekend for bettors, who generally prefer betting favorites.

In the Round of 16, it got a little better for chalk. Favorites were 5-3. A 18-25 record isn't great, but it could be worse.

That record included a 3-1 day on Sunday. The only favorite to lose was Alabama, and none of the other three favorites was even a sweat. Gonzaga cruised to an easy win and covered another huge number, Michigan pounded Florida State and USC blew out Oregon. Perhaps that's the start of a new trend for the final seven games of the tournament.

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