Bracket Busted? Free March Madness Contests Throughout Tournament

Written By Eli Hershkovich on March 24, 2022
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As the NCAA basketball tournament churns along, don’t fret if your bracket or bets didn’t go well during the first couple of rounds. As part of the 2022 festivities, TheLines is hosting a free NCAA tournament contest — with thousands of dollars still to be won, as well as gear from TheLines.

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There are numerous giveaways for picking games correctly with sides, totals and player props. Burning your bracket early on won’t stop you from potentially still winning throughout the rest of the NCAA tournament. So don’t be too upset about Saint Peter’s, Iowa State, Miami or North Carolina advancing just yet.

How TheLines’ Free NCAA Tournament Contest Works

The contest is divided into the following three remaining components:

  • Sweet 16 and Elite Eight (March 24-27)
  • Final Four (April 2)
  • Championship (April 4)

In each segment, contestants must submit eight “betting” picks. TheLines will provide all of those options. So during the next round, there will be a total of 32 selections over the course of Thursday through Sunday.

In the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight, the choices will be centered around picks against the spread and totals. But as we move along for the following rounds, they will even include player props. PLAY NOW

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All money-driven giveaways come in the form of Amazon gift cards. On top of what’s listed below, eight correct picks in a given day will net $100. If numerous submissions pull off the sweep, the tiebreaker will dictate the winner.

Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds:

  • 1st: $500
  • 2nd: $250
  • 3rd: $150
  • 4th: $100
  • 5th: TheLines hoodie and T-shirt

Final Four:

  • 1st: $500
  • 2nd: $250
  • 3rd: $150
  • 4th: $100
  • 5th: TheLines hoodie and T-shirt

Championship Game:

  • 1st: $250
  • 2nd: $150
  • 3rd: $100
  • 4th: TheLines hoodie and T-shirt
  • 5th: TheLines hoodie and T-shirt
That’s a grand total of $2,500 in prizes and gear if you can pull off a perfect record in each of the next four rounds. Be sure to enter TheLines’ free NCAA tournament contest, and check out our March Madness breakdowns along the way.
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Eli Hershkovich

Eli Hershkovich is a lead sports betting writer with TheLines and Catena Media, formerly with Audacy and The Action Network. His goal is to provide you with data and information to lead you to winning bets. Eli is an avid college basketball gambler — among many other sports — and still hasn't forgiven Virginia for ruining his 2018-2019 Texas Tech futures.

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