Updated NCAA Tournament Odds
The NCAA Tournament is down to its Final Four contenders. Here’s an updated look at the odds to win this weekend’s championship.
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Villanova is now the favorite to win, as the Wildcats are getting odds of +120 to prevail. The other odds are Michigan at +240, Kansas at +320 and Loyola (Chicago) at +800. The national semifinals will take place on Saturday, March 31 while the national championship will be on Monday, April 2. All games will be held from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas and air on TBS.
Villanova won the East Regional as the top seed. The Wildcats have won all four games by double digits, besting No. 16 Radford (87-61), No. 9 Alabama (81-58), No. 5 West Virginia (90-78) and No. 3 Texas Tech (71-59). Nova will face Kansas in the second of Saturday’s semifinals. Nova is in its second Final Four in three years. It also won the title in 2016.
Michigan won the West Regional as the No. 3 seed. The Wolverines defeated No. 14 Montana (61-47), No. 6 Houston (64-63), No. 7 Texas A&M (99-72) and No. 9 Florida State (58-54). They will face Loyola in Saturday’s first semifinal game. U-M is playing in its first Final Four since 2013 and looking to win it all for the first time since 1989.
Kansas won the Midwest Regional as the top seed. The Jayhawks defeated No. 16 Penn (76-60), No. 8 Seton Hall (83-79), No. 5 Clemson (80-76) and No. 2 Duke (85-81, OT). This Is Kansas’ first Final Four since 2012 and they are looking to win their first title since 2008.
Loyola is the winner out of the South Regional. The Ramblers were the 11th seed but managed to upset four opponents on the way to the Final Four. Loyola defeated No. 6 Miami (64-62), No. 3 Tennessee (63-62), No. 7 Nevada (69-68) and No. 9 Kansas State (78-62). This is Loyola’s first Final Four appearance since 1963, when it won the whole tournament.