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Handicapping Conference Tournaments

March Madness starts early as before the final field of 68 can be filled out the conference tournaments have to be played. This can be a great learning ground for handicappers as they get ready to focus on March Madness. The conference tournament has some differences from the Big Dance but when it comes to betting there are plenty of things to consider.

In the conference tournament some mid to lower seeds are fighting for their post season life. They are essentially on the bubble and only a few key wins in the conference tournament will get them the notoriety they need to get an invite to March Madness. These teams can be a great bet in the right situation but they are not always the most dangerous teams in the tournament.

The lowest seeds are really the teams to keep an eye on. This is the only March Madness that they will ever see so they play their hearts out. But before placing a few bucks on them, realize they are often the least talented teams in the tournament. Scouting these teams and looking at the matchups against the teams they are playing can always make for an edge if the right game presents itself.

In most tournaments the cream always rises to the top. Certain teams may pull off the upset early in the tournament but it is rare to see them go all the way. Eventually the better basketball team will come out victorious hoisting another championship banner in the rafters.

When it comes to this tournament (or any of them for that matter) it is useful to bet future wagers when the tournament starts. This will allow for hedging opportunities as the tournament progresses and the handicapper can assure that they are ending the tournament with a profit.

These are just a few of the tips that will get you ready for the big conference tournaments. Getting an edge in these tournaments will help gain some valuable experience and build a bankroll for a better run in the Big Dance!