|2014 March Madness East Region Updated Odds: Michigan State Favored|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Monday, 24 March 2014 11:30|
Updated East Region Odds
(TheSpread) – The East Region of the NCAA Tournament is stacked with contenders. Here is an updated look at the odds to reach the Final Four in this region.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Michigan State is still favored to win, as it has 3/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Virginia (2/1), Iowa State (4/1) and Connecticut (9/2).
Michigan State is the No. 4 seed in the region. The Spartans defeated No. 13 Delaware 93-78 and then beat No. 12 Harvard, 80-73. Michigan State has reached the Final Four eight times, with the last time coming in 2010.
Virginia is the top seed in the East. The Cavaliers defeated No. 16 Coastal Carolina 70-59 and then beat No. 8 Memphis 78-60. The Cavaliers have reached the Final Four twice, with the last appearance coming in 1984.
Iowa State is the No. 3 seed. The Cyclones defeated No. 14 North Carolina Central 93-75 in the second round, but lost starter Georges Niang to a foot injury. Still, the Cyclones beat No. 6 North Carolina 85-83. Iowa State has reached the Final Four just one time, coming way back in 1944.
Connecticut is the No. 7 seed. The Huskies beat No. 10 Saint Joseph’s 89-81 and then defeated No. 2 Villanova 77-65. The Huskies have reached the Final Four four times, the last time coming in 2011.
The regional semifinals and finals for the East Region will be held on March 28 & 30 from Madison Square Garden in New York. For a complete look at each team’s odds to win the East Region of the NCAA Tournament, see below.
2014 March Madness East Region Odds To Win
Michigan State #4 3/2
Virginia #1 2/1
Iowa State #3 4/1
Connecticut #7 9/2