Updated Midwest Region Odds
Not quite chalk, but pretty close, has played out in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament. Oddsmakers see this region as the most competitive of the four. Here’s a look at the latest odds for the four teams.
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, North Carolina is favored to win the region, as the Tar Heels are getting odds of +140 to win. Other odds are Kentucky at +250, Houston at +400 and Auburn at +425. The Midwest Regional semifinals and finals will take place from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
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UNC is the top seed of the region and the Tar Heels have looked solid thus far, defeating No. 16 Iona 88-73 and No. 9 Washington, 81-59. North Carolina will face Auburn in the regional semifinal. UNC has reached the Final Four 20 times in program history, last doing so in 2017 when it won the national championship.
Kentucky is the second seed in the region. The Wildcats picked up a 79-44 win over No. 15 Abilene Christian and a 62-56 win over No. 7 Wofford. UK will take on Houston in the regional semifinal. The Wildcats have reached the Final Four 17 times in program history, last doing so in 2015.
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The Cougars are the third seed in the region. They have really been impressive thus far, earning an 84-55 win over No. 14 Georgia State and a 74-59 win over No. 11 Ohio State this past weekend. Houston is looking to reach its sixth Final Four in program history. The Cougars haven’t reached the Final Four since 1984, which was also the last time it made a Sweet 16.
The Tigers are the fifth seed in the region. Auburn got a scare in the first round, earning a 78-77 win over No. 12 New Mexico State. The Tigers when picked up an 89-75 win over No. 4 Kansas. Auburn has never reached the Final Four in program history and they are making their first Sweet 16 appearance since 2003.