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5 Research-Backed Ways To Improve Your ‘March Madness’ Bracket |

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This is really helpful. Especially the rule that says not to go with your gut, and not to predict upsets.

Know the research on winning teams

Some other factors from sports science you might want to take into consideration:

  1. Better looking athletes are more likely to win.
  2. Going to a game? Cheer. It actually helps.
  3. Is your team high-fiving a lot? Teams that touch each other morewin more.
  4. The “hot hand” exists.
  5. The home team is more likely to choke.
  6. The further away the away game, the more likely the visiting team is to lose.
  7. Teams with red uniforms do better.

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