The first round of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament doesn’t tip off until March 21, but March Madness betting is right now at BetStars NJ.

In fact, BetStars has opened a College Basketball National Championship futures market with decent odds available, even on the teams that are favorites to run deep in the tournament this year.

Futures markets traditionally offer moneyline odds on teams in most sports to win a title before the season starts.

However, most NJ online sports betting sites will allow you to place a futures bet on any team still in contention throughout the regular season and into the playoffs.

In the case of NCAA basketball, we won’t even know who’s in the tournament until conference tournaments across the country wrap up and the NCAA makes its at-large selections on Selection Sunday (March 17).

Online and mobile sportsbooks such as BetStars will allow you to bet futures on the top teams in the country right now throughout the rest of the regular season, conference tournaments, and deep into the NCAA tournament.

In fact, for most favorites, the odds will never be better than right now because as a team’s chances of winning it all increase, the odds traditionally drop.

Betting on March Madness futures market on BetStars is a simple process that starts with signing up for a Stars account.

How do I sign up with BetStars in NJ?

Just click on this exclusive BetStars’ link, follow these step-by-step instructions, and you’ll be betting on college basketball in minutes:

  • Click the Join tab on the top right of the screen.
  • If you have a Stars Account from playing online poker or casino games with PokerStars, click the Login tab, type in your info and follow the instructions to link up with BetStars.
  • If not, create a new Stars account by entering a new Stars ID and password, some personal details and clicking the Continue tab.
  • Check the box accepting the license agreement and privacy policy.
  • Choose whether you’d like to receive special offers and updates from BetStars NJ.
  • Click the Create Account tab.

Get up to $500 in free bets

As long as you signed up through our exclusive BetStars link, you’ll receive up to $500 in free bets.

BetStars NJ sportsbook will match your first bet up to $50. Plus, BetStars will give you $50 in free bets for every additional $150 in bets you make. You can do this nine times in total giving you a total of $500 in free bets.

Of course, you can use these free bets on March Madness games once the tournament starts or the College Basketball National Championship futures market right now.

The NCAA basketball futures market odds

Finding the NCAA basketball futures market is just as easy.

Simply click the NCAAB tab and the Futures tab underneath it. On the left, you’ll find a variety of basketball futures markets. Just click the one that reads College National Championship 2019.

As of March 4, BetStars had odds on the top 55 teams in the country posted.

The Duke Blue Devils are the odds on favorite to win the NCAA tournament at +250 on BetStars. However, the AP Top 25 Poll – Week 17 college basketball poll released Feb. 25 had Duke ranked as the No. 3 team in the country.

BetStars has the top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs at +750 to win it all. Plus, the No. 2 ranked Virginia Cavaliers are at +900 to win the national championship.

Of course, some may be scared of betting on Virginia since the school became the first No. 1 seed in NCAA tournament history to lose in the first round to a No. 16 seed last season.

March Madness longshots

Looking for a dark horse? Remember that the Michigan Wolverines made it all the way to the championship game in 2018. Plus, the team is ranked ninth in the country right now and sitting at +1800 on BetStars.

Plus, the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats, a regional team favorite and winners of two of the past three NCAA tournaments, are at +5000.

Also, there are some true long shots that offer huge paydays if they can become this year’s true Cinderella story.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish, West Virginia Mountaineers and Northwestern Wildcats are all sitting at +25000.

And then there’s this little longshot nugget: A $100 bet on Oklahoma State to win the NCAA tournament will pay an incredible $27,600 if the currently 10-19 Cowboys can do the next-to-impossible by first getting into the tournament and then winning it all.

Browse through the College Basketball National Championship futures market at BetStars NJ gambling site to find the odds on your favorite school, alma mater, or pick to win it all.

Then place a bet as soon as possible because the odds on most teams that stand a chance to win the NCAA basketball tournament will never be better than they are right now.

Martin Derbyshire

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In his over 10 years covering the US online poker, legal NJ online gambling, and land-based casino industries, Martin Derbyshire has worn the hats of award-winning journalist and video and film producer. He has logged countless miles reporting on the world of high stakes gambling.