Get the news you need to win your office pool — and maybe a little more — on Sunday when the field is announced for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Join Brent Musburger, Gill Alexander, Matt Youmans and the “Guys in the Desert” — Jimmy Vaccaro, Vinny Magliulo and Chris Andrews — as VSiN announces the opening betting lines for the first-round games in front of an audience at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
VSiN’s coverage begins at 3 ET/noon PT on SiriusXM and VSiN.com with the bracket announcements expected to begin at 6 ET/3 PT.
The event will be held in the South Point Showroom and is free to the public. Doors open at 2 PT and the show begins at 2:45.
These lines also will kick off VSiN’s first contest.
“The NCAA tournament is one of the biggest betting events of the year, with close to $295 million wagered in 2016,” said Brian Musburger, founder and chairman of VSiN. “With VSiN’s Selection Sunday broadcast, our team of experts will take college hoops enthusiasts inside the process of setting the line to deliver the actionable information they need to win–whether they’re placing their bets at the South Point or using those insights to take on the ‘VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge.’”
The 2017 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge invites participants to pick the winners of the tournament games against the opening line. There is no entry fee to play and contestants can enter at www.vsin.com/contest.
First prize for the overall winner is a two-night complimentary stay at South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, $1,000 and an appearance on Musburger's “My Guys in the Desert” show on SiriusXM. Cash prizes of $250 will be awarded to the top point-getter in Rounds 1, 2 and 3.
“The tourney has to be one of the most exhilarating sporting events of the year and we’re thrilled to offer a much more exciting alternative to the standard office pool with our first contest, The VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge,” said Brent Musburger, managing editor and lead host of VSiN. “If you thought picking the winners was tough, try it against the spread. But don’t worry, my ‘Guys in the Desert’ and I will share all the information and analysis folks need to make the smart picks on our Selection Sunday show. Who knows, maybe you’ll walk away with a few bucks in your pocket.”
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