Play TheLines.com’s Free Sweet 16 & Elite 8 Weekend Contest For $350 In Prizes

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Written By Mo Nuwwarah | Last Updated
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TheLines.com is hosting a free March Madness pick’em game for the second weekend of action. Users can compete for their share of $350 in prizes by making selections across each day of the Sweet 16 and Elite 8. Read on to learn more about this free-to-play contest, which lets users pick moneyline winners during the opening weekend of March Madness odds and pays out the top three finishers via Amazon gift cards.

Sign up now using the button below and make your picks.

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Follow the link above to sign up for the game.

Each day of the second weekend — Thursday through Sunday — contestants will receive a menu of picks. For the Sweet 16, it’s going to be four picks for each game — major markets (moneyline and total), and then a couple of game props (first basket and race to 20 points).

Scoring is based on “odds-weighted points.” That is, selecting upsets earns more points. For example, selecting Clemson, a underdog, to beat Arizona, earns 225 points if the Tigers win. Conversely, correctly selecting Arizona earns 34.5 points.

Keep in mind that it’s probably going to take a pretty high score to win the contest. It’s tempting to click on the favorites and score what seems like certain points. Particularly given that favorites have dominated the tournament so far. But with just three places paid, you’ll need to aim for a lot of points.

After each day, you’ll get a chance to re-evaluate your standing. The next day’s picks will populate sometime before the first tipoff, and you’ll need to enter a new round of picks each day in this March Madness game.. So, don’t just set it and forget it after Thursday.

Here’s how the prizes for the March Madness second-weekend game break down:

  • First place — $200 Amazon gift card
  • Second place — $100 Amazon gift card
  • Third place — $50 Amazon gift card

Be sure to join our free sports betting discord to see the best bets from our staff and participate in college basketball betting discussions year-round.

March Madness Betting And Contest Tips

Need help with your bracket or other pool contests? Our friends at PoolGenius have you covered. Click the school’s logo below to select the teams you want to see matchup metrics for. These analytics can help you make the best choices for a chance at the prize pool in your March Madness game of choice.

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