On April 5, the NCAA championship was decided between two of the top college basketball teams. Baylor defeated Gonzaga, who had been undefeated. The 2021-22 college basketball season has already been marked by sportsbooks. Gonzaga is the team with the best odds of reducing the nets. DraftKings Sportsbook had the Zags at +900 on April 6. Baylor came in at +1700, which was the seventh-lowest odds at DK. Here are the March Madness odds for college basketball in 2021-22.
We analyze the March Madness Tournament odds in 2021 NCAA Tournament matchups. This provides March Madness picks, predictions and spreads for each round, all the way to the NCAA men’s college basketball National Champion being crowned in April.
Gonzaga Looks Dominant
The Gonzaga Bulldogs have the lowest odds of winning the Elite 8. This is not surprising considering what they have done to all their opponents in the tournament and every person they have faced during this season. KenPom rates them the best offense and defense in efficiency. This combination is why no opponent has finished below 16 points of the Bulldogs in the tournament.
On March 13, 2020 Gonzaga opened at +900 in order to win the 2021 National Championship. The odds of winning the 2021 National Championship had increased to +900 by May 10, 2020. The odds seem to shrink with each beatdown they give along the way.
The Bulldogs were +205 on the day that the round of 64 began. They haven’t been this high since. Gonzaga is the favorite to win this season’s national title. Bettors are rushing to place bets. It’s not surprising that they are so excited after seeing the first three games.
Oregon State Still Dances
The twelve-seed Oregon State Beavers is still the highest seed in the tournament. The Oregon State Beavers’ Cinderella story will continue in Elite 8 against the Houston Cougars team, which seems to be at its peak. It’s difficult to overlook the Beavers, especially after all they have done so far.
The Beavers are not a favorite in any of their games, but they have won all of them. They beat the Tennessee Volunteers in the first round and swept them out 70-56. The Oklahoma State Cowboys were next, which they defeated by double digits 80-70. The Oregon State was shattered by the Loyola Chicago Ramblers in their most recent game.
On March 14, 2021, the first Beavers national championship odds were +25000. They wouldn’t make it to the tournament unless their conference tournament won, which they did. Although the Beavers have a chance to win, their odds of winning this tournament are still low at +1400. This is far from +27667.
It’s fair to question if they are worth their current price given the level of competition that they have beaten so far.Last Updated on October 2, 2021