How to Use The Action Network’s NCAA Tournament Bracket Simulator

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  • Use The Action Network's bracket simulator, based on Sean Koerner's power ratings, to fill out your NCAA Tournament bracket.
  • You can customize your pool size, see every team's percentage to reach every round and get futures betting value.

Own your office pool with The Action Network bracket projections. Using college basketball power ratings by our Sean Koerner — a former oddsmakers and the No. 1 in-season fantasy football ranker each year from 2015-2017 — we’ve simulated the 2019 NCAA Tournament 10,000 times to project each team’s chance to reach the Sweet 16, Final Four and to win the national title.

Customize the bracket simulations to fit your pool. Users can choose from five upset levels. Level 1 has the fewest upsets and would be ideal for a small office pool of about 20 entries while Level 5 features the highest upsets and is better suited for winning a pool with over 2,000 participants.

Curious which team would win a hypothetical matchup between Duke and Michigan? We got your covered. Use the Matchup Tool to simulate any potential tournament game to see each team’s probability of winning straight up as well as a projected spread.

Not only does The Action Network bracket simulator give users an edge when filling out their brackets, but it can help you place a futures bet, too.

Our tournament projections share what the fair odds would be for a team to reach the Sweet 16, Final Four and win the national championship based on our model. Users can compare the fair odds to the current odds offered by the bookmakers. If the fair odds are better than the futures odds (example: +300 compared to +400), there is value placing a bet.

Get access to The Action Network’s Bracket Simulator here.

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