Betting on March Madness 2019 in New Jersey

The NCAA Tournament is here and the bracket is set, and betting options aplenty. For those looking for an avenue outside of Las Vegas, 888Sport and the DraftKings Sportsbook are available in New Jersey with several offerings that allow you to feel the Madness.

888Sport March Madness Betting Options

On 888Sport, the betting format is more traditional, as this site allows you to bet on individual games based on straight picks, point spreads, and over/unders.

This will be available for every single game of the tournament.

That means you are not only restricted to games that only have headliners like Duke and Gonzaga.

Betting for the First Four match between 16-seeds North Dakota State and North Carolina Central is live right now!

In addition to individual games, bettors are given the option to make wagers on who will be crowned the champion on April 8th in Minneapolis.

Moreover, players can make bets on which teams will emerge from each region to reach the Final Four.

All participants in the tournament are eligible to be picked, so everyone from the Duke Blue Devils (+225) to the Vermont Catamounts and Yale Bulldogs (+50000) is in play.

For those who are not familiar with American odds formats, or prefer other display options, 888Sport gives users the option to have odds displayed in decimal and fractional format. You can also use our convenient betting odds converter.

If you're in New Jersey, you can sign up with 888Sport and get a $10 free bet, as well as a welcome bonus up to $500

DraftKings Sportsbook March Madness Betting Options

One of the pioneers of daily fantasy sports, or DFS, DraftKings offers several contests with various ways to win cash prizes.

Formats include head-to-head, 50/50's (where the top 50% of players come away with a cash prize that increases the higher a player finishes), and multipliers.

The contest lobby offers entry fees that range from free games, all the way up to $10,600.

For the first time ever, DraftKings is running a free bracket contest with $64,000 (USD) in cash prizes, sponsored by Samuel Adams.

Entry in this contest is available through Wednesday, March 20th, before the Round of 64 begins the next day.

Payout details for cash prizes are shown below:

Final Position Payout
1st $5,000
2nd $4,500
3rd $3,000
4th $2,000
5th $1,000
6th $1,000
7th-8th $700
9th-10th $500
11th-15th $350
16st-20th $300
21st-25th $250
26th-35th $200
36th-50th $150
51st-70th $100
71st-100th $70
101st-150th $50
151st-250th $45
251st-400th $40
401st-650th $35
651st-1000th $30

With regards to the daily contests, players must build an eight-player line-up while staying under a $50,000 salary cap.

Users can build their line-ups prior to entering contests and then enter a contest that fits the player pool they chose from.

Top college stars like Zion Williamson, Cassius Winston, and Ja Morant will carry high costs, which will force users to mine the player pool for potential sleepers that will put them on top.

Team line-up format and scoring is as follows:

Line-up Requirements

  • Guards: 3
  • Forwards: 3
  • Utility (G/F): 2

Scoring

  • Point: 1 pt
  • Made 3-pointer: 0.5 pts
  • Rebound: 1.25 pts
  • Assist: 1.5 pts
  • Steal: 2 pts
  • Block: 2 pts
  • Turnover: -0.5 pts
  • Double-Double (1 per player; points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks): 1.5 pts
  • Triple-Double (1 per player; points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks): 3 pts

To bet on DraftKings Sportsbook in New Jersey, simply sign up here and benefit from free bets worth $20!

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