Oddsmakers say NCAA Tournament will be canceled

To quote an American hero:

“Is this real life?”

After being in denial, last night I finally got myself to the point where I accepted the possibility of the NCAA Tournament being canceled. I still thought it would go on without fans but around 9:30 this morning, I accepted there’s more than a 50% chance this thing ain’t happening.

As I scrolled through the day’s lines to feed my gambling addiction and get ready for a full slate of action, I came across a prop bet that listed the odds of whether the NCAA Tournament would be canceled.

Canceled. Not postponed.

“Canceled” was listed at -185 odds with “not canceled” coming at +130. If you’re not familiar with gambling lingo, -185 means you’d have to bet $185 to make $100, so the odds are heavily in favor of the NCAA Tournament being canceled this season.

Since every conference tournament canceled (except the MEAC as of 2:00 CST), the odds were pulled from the site because everybody was going to flood in to bet the canceled option.

It’s just a matter of time, gang. We’ll get through this together.

Wash your hands and stay home if you’re sick.