Articles by TeamRankings.com

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Bracket Strategy: Four Sweet 16 Picks To Fade The Crowd

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from TeamRankings.com, a site that has provided data-driven bracket tools and analysis since 2004. They also offer premium bracket picks.

When it comes to picking a bracket, there are no golden rules. Every tournament, every team, and every potential path to the Sweet 16 is different.

Even the usually-smart bracket advice of picking undervalued teams (e.g., teams that have a better chance to make the Sweet 16 than the public is giving them, based on pick popularity data from nationwide bracket contests) isn’t all that easy in practice.

For example, it’s simple enough to identify undervalued teams using win odds and pick popularity data. However, it’s a whole lot harder to figure out how many of those value picks you should make, or exactly where in your bracket you should make them.

Balancing Risk vs. Reward In Your Bracket

One of the key goals of smart bracket strategy is to make sure that the risk/reward profile of your bracket as a whole makes sense for your specific pool’s characteristics (e.g. its scoring system, size, and other factors). Make too many value-driven picks in a small pool, for instance, and you may end up with a bracket that is too risky overall, thus lowering your odds to win.

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Bracket Picks: 3 Key Strategies To Win Your Pool

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from TeamRankings.com, a site that has provided data-driven bracket tools and analysis since 2004. They also offer premium bracket picks.

Are you ready to lay the smack down on your friends and family in your NCAA bracket pool?

Here at TeamRankings.com, we may not be fantasy experts, but we’ve built the most sophisticated tools to maximize your edge in bracket contests.

Backed by nearly 15 years of research, here are three proven strategies to give yourself a leg up in your 2018 bracket contest:

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