Underdogs Dominate College Basketball Tournament and PicksPal.com’s Bracket

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Players winning with underdogs picks in PicksPal.com’s Hoops 1001 Bracket contest.

Many of our game players noticed this trend early and have been riding the wave of underdogs to tremendous success in the PicksPal.com Hoops 1001 bracket game.

College basketball fans have been getting their brackets busted at an alarming rate – and Las Vegas has been cleaning up. That’s because an astounding 68.3% of the underdogs have covered the points spread according to PicksPal.com, the free online sports picking contest that lets fans pick the game with point spreads, over/under and hundreds of other fun props.

Here’s a look at the tournament results to date:

  • Round 1: 22 underdogs in 32 games covered. 68.75%
  • Round 2: 10 of 16 underdogs covered. 62.50%
  • Round 3: 5 of 8 underdogs covered. 62.50%
  • Elite 8: All 4 underdogs won and covered: 100%
  • Total: 41 underdogs in 60 games have covered. 68.3%

Since PicksPal.com members did not need to pick all of the games before the tournament started, they have adjusted their picks and gone with the underdogs. They were not surprised this past weekend as a large percentage of PicksPal.com members picked the underdogs (with the points) in three of the four Elite 8 games: LSU (67%); UCLA (59%); George Mason (55%).

“In any sport, if anything is trending more than 55 % in any direction it is a true anomaly and Las Vegas is the beneficiary,” said Tony Karpinski, Director of Odds for PicksPal.com. “Many of our game players noticed this trend early and have been riding the wave of underdogs to tremendous success in the PicksPal.com Hoops 1001 bracket game.”

At PicksPal.com, fans don’t just pick the winners: they can accumulate additional points by picking against the point spread , over/under, and thousands of fun props and exotic picks. Members can select from up to a dozen prop picks for each game. The Hoops 1001 Contest also features live in-game picks that add an interactive element never experienced in the history of tournament brackets , as well as special picks for the second half based on first-half action.

Rather than attempting to pick every winning team from the beginning of the tournament, PicksPal.com gives players 5,000 points at the start of each round. Fans can also join the Hoops 1001 Contest after they are eliminated from their traditional bracket game. The member with the most points at the end of each round wins an iPod, while the overall champion is awarded a 42-inch flat panel HDTV.

Registration for the PicksPal.com Hoops1001 contest is free at http://www.PicksPal.com.

About PicksPal.com

Based in Mountain View, CA, and created and launched in Sept. 2005 by Internet sports pioneer, Tom Jessiman, PicksPal.com is the only free online game that offers sports fans the opportunity to amass points by picking on their favorite sports, including basketball, football, baseball, golf, boxing, cycling, motor sports and hockey – all for real prizes. Sports fans have made PicksPal.com the fastest growing sports and entertainment destination on the Internet.

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