You want to win your March Madness pool. The money is nice, but the bragging rights are even better.
However, it seems so difficult to win your pool. You don’t have the time to research all sixty some teams.
I have a better way for you.
To win your pool, you must combines analytics and strategy.
- Analytics gives you an edge over others in predicting winners.
- Strategy lets you exploit the biases of others in picking the best bracket.
I discuss these ideas in my book How to win your NCAA tournament pool. To get a free pdf copy of the book, click on “Download.”Download
You might an analytics veteran, so you can skip Chapter 1 on the use of analytics to predict games. It also might make sense that your probability of winning your pool decrease with more people in the pool (it decreases exponentially). If so, you can skip Chapter 2.
Chapter 3 gets into the heart of the book with contrarian strategies. Start there.