If you weren’t a big winner on the Super Bowl, it’s time to fire up PointsBet for the second biggest sports betting event of the year. The NCAA Tournament begins Thursday afternoon with the play-in games and the round of 64 officially kicks off Friday.

If you’re betting on the tournament, 1999 National Champion and former Chicago Bull Rip Hamilton is offering free bets through the first two rounds.

How To Earn Free Bets In Round of 64, 32

For starters, you can bet on single-game and parlays for this promotion, however, the odds have to be higher than (-250). A (-300) bet does not qualify for this promotion. You also cannot use boosted odds promotions.

The name of the game here is the more you wager, the higher the free bets you earn.

Amount WageredFree Bet EarnedTotal Free Bets


This table is cumulative. If you wager $20,000, you earn all of the free bets before it. In other words, just worry about the table on the far right unless you are only betting $100.

Three Games To Watch In Round Of 64 

Michigan State To Win Over UCLA (-136)

I am taking the Spartans to win on the Money Line (-136). Michigan State is entering the tournament with wins over Illinois, Ohio State, and Michigan in the final three weeks of the regular season. This team has a coach that has been there and done that, and it feels like they deserved to be a higher seed coming into the tournament.

When it doubt, bet on the Big10 this March. It is one of the most impressive conferences we’ve seen in quite some time, and they should produce a national champion.

Hartford To Cover 25.5 Point Spread Against Baylor (-112) 

Okay, Baylor is a number one seed and one of the best teams in the tournament. That being said, a 26-point victory is very high no matter the opponent. Baylor is going to win this game, but give me Traci Carter and Hartford to only lose by like 15-20 points.

North Carolina Cover 1.5 Point Spread Against Wisconsin (-110)

I may be a Marquette grad, but in all honesty, Wisconsin is not a contender in this tournament. I realize I said to bet on the Big10, but not Wisconsin.

They are the most fraudulent team in this tournament and there is not one player on that roster that can take over a game.

The Tarheels have a major height advantage in this game, and should Wisconsin decide to play Nathan Reuvers and Micah Potter at the same time, foul trouble is going to set in early. Personally, I think the NC could win this game by double-digits. That’s how streaky Wisconsin has been all year.

New Users Get Two Risk-Free Bets $1,500

If you’re a new user, you are going to have free-bets galore on the NCAA Tournament. In all honesty, this is the best time to sign-up because of all of the promotions. While these two free bets will not count towards the promotional free bets, you can use your potential winnings on the second round.

All you have to do is use our promo code MOCKERY during sign-up. It’s that simple. Click the link to get started.

A Chicagoland native and a Marquette University graduate with a passion for the sports media field. If I’m not watching sports, I’m listening to Chicago sports radio or exploring Milwaukee.