Play TheLines’ Free Hoops Weekend Leaderboard Contest For $350 In Prizes

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Written By Mo Nuwwarah | Last Updated
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TheLines is hosting a free March Madness pick’em game, where users can compete for their share of $350 in prizes. 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.

How To Play The Big Hoops Weekend Leaderboard On Thelines

Follow the link above to sign up for the game. Each day of the opening weekend — Thursday through Sunday — contestants will have a menu of games and must pick moneyline winners for each one.

The catch is that the points are distributed based on the relative likelihood of each team winning the game. That is, picking upsets earns more points — in some cases, a lot more points.

For example, the Saint Peters vs. Tennessee opening-day matchup awards 2 points for correctly picking Tennessee and 1,400 points for correctly picking Saint Peters. Meanwhile, a more even matchup like Michigan State (83.3 points) vs. Mississippi State (95.2 points) awards a more flat distribution.

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. But hitting on the right March Madness underdogs will rack up points much more quickly, and could give you the edge you need to win.

Here’s how the prizes 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.


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