The math that will win your March Madness pool

On Sunday evening, this year’s March Madness bracket will be announced. And, wouldn’t it be nice to actually win this year?

Well, a mathematician who specializes in sports analytics came up with a handful of tips that should give you an edge.

Ignore a team's record – Instead of just looking at how many games a team has won, focus on how well they played on the road and against good teams.

Timing is everything – Teams that are hot leading up to the tournament tend to keep doing well.

Find the Cinderellas – Cinderellas are more likely to be teams that create turnovers, give up very few three-pointers, and take a high percentage of three-pointers.

Don't let your emotions ruin it – If you let hatred for a team dictate your bracket, it's going to hurt you more than them. For the sake of the money, just focus on the math. (Popular Mechanics)

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