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With March Madness getting underway tomorrow, people across the country will surely be filling out their tournament brackets leading up to the tip off of the First Four on Tuesday night.


But beyond those play-in games, there are lots of prop bets available on ​FanDuel Sportsbook for those sports bettors who are a little more bold. One such bet only involves the top nine overall seeds – the four ​No. 1 seeds, four No. 2 seeds and one No. 3 seed in the LSU Tigers.

That prop bet lays odds on whether or not a team will be eliminated before or during the Sweet 16. And as one might assume, as the lone team outside the one and two lines, the LSU Tigers have the best chance, with -700 odds, to be knocked out before or during the Sweet 16. The Tigers are matched up with a No. 14 seed Yale squad that many are saying could be a ​Cinderella this year.

Beyond LSU are the four No. 2 seeds, with Kentucky (-210), Michigan (-210), Tennessee (-210) and Michigan State (-180), and a single No. 1 seed in UNC (-135) with minus-odds to be knocked off prior to or during the Sweet 16.


The three No. 1 seeds left, all of which pay out plus-odds if they lose, are Gonzaga at +115, Virginia at +200 and overall No. 1 Duke at +300.


No matter what we might think about these teams right now, at least a handful of these top seeds will likely be knocked out of the tournament before or during the second weekend of March Madness. But sometimes ​chalk is simply the way to go. 


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Ian McCafferty is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Ian McCafferty also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username itmccaff. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.