Final Four Betting Odds

by WagerHome Blog on March 28, 2023

You did not predict this Final Four, the experts didn’t predict this Final Four, because no one could have predicted this Final Four.

Three of the four teams playing this weekend in Houston have never been here before. The four coaches in the Final Four have never won a championship. Forget about all the talk of blue bloods. This is new blood, and it’s setting us up for a wild and unpredictable weekend of college basketball.

Connecticut Huskies (-125)

The one team that has been here before is Connecticut, and they are naturally the favorites to win it all. UConn has four National Championships to their credit, with the most recent win coming in 2014. This visit to Houston is their sixth Final Four appearance in school history.

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The Huskies have won each of their four games in the NCAA Tournament by 15 points, and they are the first team to win its Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games by at least 20 points since Kentucky in 1996.

San Diego State Aztecs (+400)

While the Aztecs have never been to the Final Four before, they aren’t a pushover. They are champions of the Mountain West Conference, and they have been to the NCAA Tournament in three straight years. This year’s success is unprecedented, but the team as a whole is quite good.

San Diego State is here on the back of a great defense that handled No. 1 ranked Alabama, forcing 14 turnovers and holding the Crimson Tide to 17 points below their season average.

Miami Hurricanes (+450)

Miami was in the Elite Eight just 12 months ago before losing to eventual National Champion Kansas. And this year they are making their first trip to the Final Four. With seven wins in their last eight NCAA Tournament Games, they are the most successful collection of players of the four teams left standing.

Miami beat No. 1 seed Houston in the Sweet 16, and then ousted No. 2 Texas in the Elite Eight, so they might not be the most popular team in town this weekend.

Florida Atlantic Owls (+625)

Like San Diego State and Miami, Florida Atlantic is a conference champion. They won both the Conference USA regular season and tournament titles after being picked to finish fifth in the preseason poll. This is the first Final Four appearance in school history, and just the second NCAA Tournament appearance in 30 seasons at Division I.

The Owls’ path to Houston was opened up when Fairleigh Dickinson knocked out Purdue. But FAU did have to take out Memphis, Tennessee, and Kansas State, and on the back of some great three-point shooting. Their 9.6 made three-pointers a game is 12th best in the nation.

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Latest NCAA Tournament Odds

by WagerHome Blog on March 21, 2023

The greatest basketball tournament in the history of the sport never disappoints. Two of the top seeds lost in the first weekend, with Purdue becoming just the second top seed in history to lose in the first round to a 16-seed. Break out Fairleigh Dickenson (although sadly their Tournament ended two days later).

Defending champion Kansas lost to Arkansas, Arizona lost to Princeton, and fellow two-seed Marquette was beaten by Tom Izzo and Michigan State.

Sixteen teams remain, and this is who the oddsmakers are favoring to win it all.

Favorites to Win Final Four

Alabama Crimson Tide (+350)
Houston Cougars (+360)
UCLA Bruins (+850)
Texas Longhorns (+1000)
Connecticut Huskies (+1000)
Creighton Blue Jays (+1100)
Tennessee Volunteers (+1100)
Gonzaga Bulldogs (+1200)
Michigan State Spartans (+2500)
Kansas State Wildcats (+3000)
Arkansas Razorbacks (+3500)
Xavier Musketeers (+3500)
San Diego State Aztecs (+4000)
Miami Hurricanes (+4500)
Florida Atlantic Owls (+4500)
Princeton Tigers (+20000)

Since the NCAA Tournament expanded in 1985, this is just the fourth time that multiple No. 1 seeds failed to get to the Sweet-16. And now, with just two top seeds remaining, not surprisingly, they are the two heavy favorites to win the NCAA title. Alabama has the easiest path, with only a fifth seed, a six seed, and a 15th seed left in the South Region.


Houston faces the Miami Hurricanes in the Sweet-16, and the winner there will play the winner of Xavier and Texas. The NCAA Tournament is now without blue bloods Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, and Kentucky, but UCLA is plenty blue, and they are the highest seed remaining in the West.

The Kansas State Wildcats were picked in the NCAA preseason to finish dead last in the Big 12. Instead, America’s coach, Jerome Tang, who is having more fun than anyone else left in the Tournament, has K-State as the highest remaining seed in the East. Up next for the Wildcats, who just knocked off Kentucky, is Michigan State.

Favorites to Win Each Region

East – Tennessee (+130)
West – UCLA (+210)
South – Alabama (-140)
Midwest – Houston (-115)

Alabama and Houston are favorites to get things closed out in their regions and make it to the Final Four. In the East, however, Tennessee is only the fourth seed, and they are favored over No. 3 seed K-State (+350). Even No. 7 seed Michigan State (+300) is favored over the Wildcats.

UCLA is the No. 2 seed in the West and is playing in Las Vegas, just up the 15 Freeway from L.A. But at +210, they are actually tied with UConn as West favorites. Just behind them is Gonzaga at +240. Arkansas, who beat Kansas, is at +550.

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NCAA Basketball Teams to Bet on in 2023

by WagerHome Blog on December 28, 2022

Here at WagerHome, we are your home for all things in the pay-per-head betting world and are eager to help you maximize your profitability in all aspects of wagering. If you are looking for the tools and help required to operate a PPH site, WagerHome has everything you need in a one-stop solution.

When it comes to NCAA or college basketball, coaching is king, while guard play and experience are a close second and third. Here are some teams that are likely to be big money movers and makers during league play and the new year.

NCAA Bets for 2023: Illinois Fighting Illini – Fade

From a wagering standpoint, there are different ways to make money: NCAA teams you should “buy” and teams you should “sell.” 

In this case, Brad Underwood’s Illini represents the latter. With strong rumblings out of Champagne suggesting this team is strongly lacking in the chemistry department, Illinois is a team to fade during the second half of the season as league play enters the fold. 

Illinois is proving this as the NCAA season steams forward, ranking just ninth in the Big Ten against the spread on the season. Their 5-6-1 mark ATS is not a number that typically makes up a strong unit, especially considering that their out-of-conference strength of schedule is 133rd in the nation. They have covered just once in their last five games and are now approaching a stretch of four straight teams currently ranked within the Pomeroy top 100, which they are 3-4 against SU thus far in the season. 

NCAA Bets for 2023: Connecticut Huskies – Buy

Coach Danny Hurley and the Huskies are currently the second-ranked NCAA team in the nation and the most consistent from a wagering standpoint. UConn has 11-1-1 thus far in the season against the spread despite playing seven games against “Quad 1 and 2” teams. 

UConn’s only failure to cover this season came in their most recent contest against program nemesis Georgetown. The Huskies were able to notch a double-digit victory but could not cover a bloated spread of (-22). This team has quality depth in the frontcourt with classic big men who rebound and defend the rim while boasting a backcourt that shoots the ball and initiates multiple offensive looks. UConn needs to be considered an NCAA national championship contender at this point.

NCAA Bets for 2023: North Carolina Central – Buy

Teams like North Carolina Central can be very valuable when discussing PPH plays. The Eagles are still coached by legendary Levelle Moton and have played a heck of an out-of-conference slate thus far. 

NCC’s overall record of 6-7 is not indicative of its status as a program or club. The Eagles play in one of the nation’s worst conferences and cannot attract top-level talent. However, due to their coaches’ chops, they are always competitive, which is represented by their 8-1-1 record against the spread. 

The Eagles have covered the spread against all three power six schools they have faced this season. In the games against Virginia, LSU, and Marquette, the largest spread they faced was 24 points, and they were able to cover every time. They are 6-0-1 in their last seven contests and are now entering league play in a weak MEAC after being battle-tested in the out-of-conference season. 

NCAA Bets for 2023: Notre Dame – Fade

The Fighting Irish are another team representing more name value than betting value. Mike Brey’s club is one of the worst in the nation against the spread at just 2-10 ATS this season. The Irish are underperforming the number by a second worst in the ACC (-6.6) points per contest. 

Notre Dame boasts some really nice players in Nate Laszewski and Dane Goodwin, but that has never equaled a ton of success against the number, as the club is just 64-73-1 against the spread overall and 33-39-1 at home during their careers. This season, the Irish are just 2-7 ATS at home. 


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Final Four NCAA Betting Picks

by WagerHome Blog on March 30, 2022

If you love the traditional powers of college basketball, this is your dream Final Four.

The first coach at Kansas was the inventor of basketball, James Naismith. North Carolina plays its games in the Dean Smith Center, who played at Kansas before becoming a Hall of Fame coach in Chapel Hill.

Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski is the winningest coach in college basketball history. And at Villanova, two-time National Champion Jay Wright is also a Hall of Fame head coach.

It’s the battle of the blue bloods on the bayou.

No. 2 Villanova vs. No. 1 Kansas (-4.5)

If there is a cloud hanging over the Final Four this weekend, it’s the injury suffered by Villanova guard Justin Moore. He tore his Achilles in an Elite Eight win over Houston, and he is out. It’s a big loss for a team that primarily uses a six-man rotation.

In steps, senior Caleb Daniels, who will likely start in Moore’s place. Daniels had 12 points against Houston in the last round, and he has come up huge for the Wildcats in big games this season. He scored 20 in a two-point win over Providence to begin March and added 19 in a one-point win over St. John’s in the Big East Tournament.

Kansas has its own sixth man leading the way in Remy Martin, who was just named Midwest Region Most Outstanding Player. He scored 20 against Creighton and 23 against Providence, and he, along with Ochai Agbaji and Christian Braun, give Kansas the most talented trio of guards in the country.

However, as good as Kansas is, they are average against the spread. The Jayhawks are 19-19 overall ATS and just 2-2 in the NCAA Tournament. Villanova is 20-15-2 ATS on the season and a perfect 4-0 in the tournament.

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No. 8 North Carolina vs. No. 2 Duke (-4)

Duke and North Carolina have been battling on the court for over a century, but for the first time in the rivalry’s 257-game history, they are meeting in the NCAA Tournament.

That by itself would make this a game for the ages. But for this Final Four matchup, we get the added storyline of Mike Krzyzewski, the winningest coach in the history of college basketball and in the history of the NCAA Tournament, coaching in his last of 13 career Final Fours.

As for the young men who are chasing their NCAA championship dreams, North Carolina is led by the trio of Armando Bacot, Caleb Love, and Brady Manek. For Duke, its future NBA first-round picks Paolo Banchero, Mark Williams, and AJ Griffin.

Against the spread, North Carolina is 4-0 in the NCAA Tournament and has covered in eight of its last nine. Duke has covered in three straight but failed to cover in the five games before that.

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NCAA Men’s Sweet 16 Betting Picks

by WagerHome Blog on March 23, 2022

The first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament saw its share of upsets, but as the Sweet 16 tips off, there are still plenty of great basketball teams remaining in the field and great games for us to place wagers.

Thursday – March 24

No. 4 Arkansas vs. No. 1 Gonzaga (-8.5)

Yes, the top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs were pushed to the brink by Memphis and actually trailed at halftime before a furious second-half comeback. But they did make that comeback, and they are simply going to be too much for Arkansas.

The Razorbacks don’t have the same athleticism that Memphis does, and the going in this round is going to be easier for Gonzaga because of it. Look for the No. 1 seed to cover the spread and advance.

No. 11 Michigan (+5) vs. No. 2 Villanova

In San Antonio, four years after Villanova beat Michigan there to claim the National Championship, these two teams are back, meeting for just the fourth time in history.

Villanova got over on Michigan then, and they are likely to do it again on Thursday. But the one-time sixth-ranked Wolverines are enjoying their role as underdogs, and they will keep this game close. The Wildcats experience wins in the end but look for Michigan to play tough and cover.

Friday – March 25

No. 15 St. Peter’s (+12.5) vs. No. 3 Purdue

Would it be crazy to bet on St. Peter’s to beat Purdue outright and make it to the Elite Eight?

Yes. Yes, that would be crazy. But what isn’t crazy is to think that Cinderella, after knocking off Kentucky and Murray St., can play the Boilermakers tough.

The game is in Philadelphia, just down the road from the St. Peter’s campus, and thousands of fans who had never heard of St. Peter’s a week ago will be in the arena and pulling for the Peacocks.

Purdue is too much, and the Cinderella story ends, but it will be a good game, and St. Peter’s has an excellent chance to cover.

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No. 11 Iowa State (+2.5) vs. No. 10 Miami

A year ago, Iowa State had just two wins and were completely shut out in Big 12 play. Now they have the fifth-best defense in the country, allowing just 88.5 points per 100 possessions, and they force turnovers at the fourth-best rate in the country.

Miami has three good scoring guards in Charlie Moore, Kameron McGusty, and Isaiah Wong, but the Hurricane defense is abysmal.

They give up an FG rate of 52.9%, which ranks 298th in the country. That Miami deficiency, combined with Iowa State’s great defense, will help the Cyclones cover this spread and possibly win outright.

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NCAA Tournament First Round Betting Picks

by WagerHome Blog on March 16, 2022

Not to take anything away from the First Four and their claims to the NCAA Tournament, but real March Madness bettors know that the action doesn’t truly gets started until Thursday and Friday when we get 32 first-round games in 36 hours and the guarantee of at least five crazy upsets and four amazing buzzer-beaters.

No. 5 UConn vs. No. 12 New Mexico State (+6.5)

We all know there is going to be at least one No. 12 seed to get a win in the first round. Since the field was expanded in 1985 and 12 seeds were added to the mix, they have won 51 games, including 17 games since 2010.

This year’s 12-seed to keep an eye is New Mexico State. The Aggies play great defense, and in all four games in which they were the underdog this season, they won the game outright. UConn is just 3-11 in their last 14 against the spread, and this Thursday’s game has all the makings of a New Mexico State upset.

No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 15 St. Peter’s (+17.5)

We’re not going to go crazy over St. Peter’s and pick them to win this NCAA Tournament game. Kentucky is one of the favorites to win the entire tournament for a reason. And normally, a 17.5 spread wouldn’t be too much for a No. 2 seed in the first round, but St. Peter’s isn’t a normal opponent.

The Peacocks have won seven straight games and play good, slow-tempo defense. They won’t have the offense to seriously challenge Kentucky for the win, but their pace of play and forced turnovers will keep this game under 17.5.

No. 5 Houston (-8.5) vs. No. 12 UAB

Another 12-seed getting love is UAB because of their nearly 80 points per game and seven straight wins heading into Friday’s game. Don’t get caught up in the hype.

Houston is one of the best teams in the country, playing some of the best defense anywhere in college basketball, and for some reason, this team has fallen out of favor with some bettors.

They win by an average margin of 17 points, and as the Cougars have done in seven of their last eight games, they will cover this spread.

No. 6 LSU vs. No. 11 Iowa State (+4.5)

Iowa State racked up a number of losses at the end of the season, but losing to the likes of Baylor, and covering, isn’t as bad as the record looks. The Cyclones, when they’re going, can play excellent basketball.

But really, this pick is about LSU and the turmoil at the top. The Tigers struggled down the stretch even before they fired head coach Will Wade, but now they are a mess and primed for a first-round struggle.

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NCAA Final Four Betting Picks

by WagerHome Blog on April 1, 2021

It’s been an unusual NCAA Tournament, with the entire thing taking place in Indiana. But it has also been a fantastic NCAA Tournament, and now we’re down to the Final Four.

There was the single COVID-19 incident that resulted in VCU having to forfeit its first-round game with Oregon, but otherwise, we made it to the Final Four without any other hiccups and with a lot of great basketball.

Baylor Bears (-5.0) vs. Houston Cougars

As crazy as the Midwest Region got, with No. 1 Illinois falling to Loyola Chicago, No. 11 Syracuse marching to the Sweet 16, and No. 12 Oregon State going all the way to the Elite Eight, one of the pre-tournament favorites in Houston advanced to the Final Four.

The road to Houston’s first Final Four since 1984 and the days of Phi Slama Jama and Akeem Olajuwon (Hakeem since 1991) has not been terribly challenging. They are the first Final Four team to ever advance that far by only playing double-digit seeds.

That changes when they face the top seed in the South, Baylor, which is making its first Final Four appearance since 1950, when the tournament had just eight teams.

Baylor was knocked off its stride when it was forced to miss three weeks during the season because of COVID-19 protocols. But the top three-point shooting team in the country looks like its old 17-0 self and rolls into the final weekend with 26 wins, the second-most in the country.

Houston dominates the offensive glass in this one and keeps it close, but ultimately the Bears are too much. Baylor wins; Houston covers.

Gonzaga Bulldogs (-13.5) vs. UCLA Bruins

From the First Four to the Final Four has been the road for the UCLA Bruins. Unlike the other three teams in Indianapolis this weekend, the Bruins are regulars in the Final Four, with this being their 19th appearance.

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UCLA likes to slow the pace and bore you into a loss, which is exactly how they knocked off the East’s top seed, Michigan, to get here and set up the improbable matchup with the nation’s No. 1 team Gonzaga.

The Bulldogs have been a team of destiny all season long. Not only have they not lost a single game all year, but they have won their last 27 games by double digits.

Not surprisingly, that is an NCAA Division I record. Here in the NCAA Tournament, Gonzaga’s wins have been by 43, 16, 18, and 19.

It’s hard to imagine a program in search of its first-ever national championship being this big of a favorite against a program with 11 national championships, but there aren’t many teams like this year’s Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Bulldogs win big, cover the spread, and roll into Monday’s final game.

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Betting Odds to Win NCAA Sweet 16 Matchups

by WagerHome Blog on March 25, 2021

Hopefully, none of your friends have weddings scheduled for this NCAA Sweet 16 weekend. Saturday and Sunday are all about the eight best college basketball games of the season, and you don’t want to be anywhere other than in front of your television.

Saturday Games

Oregon State Beavers vs. Loyola Chicago Ramblers (-6.5)

The first of the eight NCAA Sweet 16 games begins with the eighth-seeded Loyola Chicago Ramblers as favorites to advance past 12th-seeded Oregon State. Loyola Chicago played one of the most complete games of the tournament when it knocked off Illinois, and look for a repeat performance against Oregon State.

Villanova Wildcats vs. Baylor Bears (-6.5)

Fifth-seeded Villanova is without its best player in Collin Gillespie, and top-seeded Baylor played great basketball during the first weekend of the tournament. Villanova played Winthrop and North Texas to get to this point, but it will be eliminated easily by a far superior Baylor team.

Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs. Arkansas Razorbacks (-11)

The feel-good team of the tournament is 15th-seeded Oral Roberts, but this Cinderella story comes to a close on Saturday. The Golden Eagles play good enough team basketball to keep their game with third-seeded Arkansas inside 10 points, though, so don’t be surprised if they cover.

Syracuse Orange vs. Houston Cougars (-6)

Second-seeded Houston barely got past Rutgers, and Syracuse is the most dangerous No. 11 seed in recent memory. If you’re looking to bet a big upset in the NCAA Sweet 16, this is as good a bet as you’ll find.

Sunday Games

Creighton Bluejays vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs (-13.5)

Fifth-seeded Creighton squeaked by UC Santa Barbara and beat an overmatched Ohio squad, while top-seeded Gonzaga has looked like one of the best teams in college basketball history. The Bulldogs roll past the Bluejays by double-digits and are a good bet to cover the spread.

Florida State Seminoles vs. Michigan Wolverines (-3)

The lone Big Ten representative remaining is top-seeded Michigan, and there’s a good chance it lives to fight another day. Fourth-seeded Florida State keeps it close and possibly covers, but the Wolverines will advance.

Oregon Ducks vs. USC Trojans (-2.5)

A quarter of the NCAA Sweet 16 is from the Pac-12, and half of that group meets in this matchup between the seventh-seeded Ducks and the sixth-seeded Trojans, perhaps the best of all the Sweet 16 games. COVID-19 wiped out one of their meetings this year, and USC won the other, and both teams are coming off dominating upset wins in the second round.

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UCLA Bruins vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (-6)

UCLA, an 11th seed, had a nice run to get to this point, but second-seeded Alabama looks like the favorite to win the East Region. The Crimson Tide will close out the NCAA Sweet 16 with a double-digit win and easily cover the spread.

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Can Anyone Beat Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament?

by WagerHome Blog on March 17, 2021

Can anyone beat Gonzaga?

Mark Few’s squad began this season as the best team in the nation, and it is hoping to end this season as the best team in the nation as well. The Bulldogs were the obvious choice for the No. 1 overall seed, and they begin their quest to become one of the best teams in NCAA history on Saturday.

So again, can anyone in the field beat Gonzaga?

Finishing Perfect is Not Easy

Gonzaga has an unblemished 26-0 record and is the first unbeaten team to enter the NCAA Tournament since the 2015 Kentucky Wildcats. Overall, Gonzaga is the 20th team to begin the tournament without a loss.

But before you put everything you have on Gonzaga to finish the season at 32-0, consider that of the previous 19 unbeatens, only seven of them actually won the national championship. And some of the most talented teams in history carry the infamous tag of regular-season champs but failures in March.

Like that Kentucky team in 2015, which finished 38-1 after a Final Four defeat by Wisconsin. Or perhaps the best team in college basketball history, UNLV, which with its three NBA lottery picks (Larry Johnson, Greg Anthony and Stacey Augmon), which lost to Duke in the national semifinals to go 34-1.

There have been seven wire-to-wire NCAA basketball champions, but also nine champions that began the season unranked.

So yes, it’s very possible, even likely, that someone will beat Gonzaga, and the Bulldogs will not finish the season as the champions.

Biggest Challengers

There are a number of teams that pose a threat to Gonzaga’s run at history. The team that most scares the bookmakers is Michigan, which at one point in December was taking championship action that paid 125-1. The Wolverines are clearly the biggest liability for bookmakers.

The biggest challenger to Gonzaga might be the other Big Ten team to grab a No. 1 seed, Illinois. The Illini won their conference tournament, so they head into the tournament on a winning streak.

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They are battle-tested, having played in what has been the best conference this season and with wins over both Michigan and Ohio State. And Oklahoma State is the most difficult challenge on the Illinois side of the Midwest’s bracket.

Baylor is the No. 1 seed in the South and is drawing the second-best odds in the tournament field, trailing only Gonzaga. The Bears finished the season 22-2, with their only two losses to coming No. 3 seed Kansas and No. 4 seed Oklahoma State.

Sadly, COVID-19 troubles canceled a game in December between Baylor and Gonzaga that would have given us all tournament talking points and a possible preview of the national championship game.

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Who Will Win the NCAA Tournament?

by WagerHome Blog on March 16, 2021

That sound you hear is a thousand angels singing from the heavens that after it was canceled 12 months ago, the greatest sporting month anywhere in the world is back. The NCAA Tournament is here. The Madness will soon commence.

And the million-dollar question, quite literally in the case of some NCAA brackets, is, who will win the NCAA Tournament? Which of the 68 teams will cut down the nets at the Final Four and claim the national championship?

Top Seeds

Gonzaga, Baylor, Illinois, and Michigan are all No. 1 seeds and are the four betting favorites to win the NCAA Tournament. It’s worth noting that in the last 30 tournaments, a No. 3 seed or lower has only won the whole thing five times.

So, along with these four top seeds, the four No. 2s – Houston, Iowa, Alabama, and Ohio State – are your most likely winners.

Of those eight teams, Gonzaga is the most likely to win it all. The Bulldogs went the regular season as the wire-to-wire number one team in the AP poll, they are the betting favorite at +200, and they are the safest bet to claim the national championship.

As top seeds go, this is as close to a Cinderella story as you’ll find. Gonzaga has played in just a single Final Four (2017) and has never won a championship.

If you don’t like betting on favorites, the No. 2 seed that poses the most problems for Gonzaga is Alabama. The Crimson Tide have won six straight and haven’t lost to an unranked team since the middle of December.

Plus, they are in the East, where No. 1 seed Michigan has lost three of its last five games.

Possible Upset Winners

If you’re looking beyond the top two seeds, give Oklahoma State a try. The Cowboys are the No. 4 seed in the Midwest, but a strong case can be made for them being as high as No. 2.

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In the last three weeks, they have wins over No. 1 seed Baylor, No. 3 seed Texas, two wins over No. 3 seed West Virginia, No. 6 seed Texas Tech, and two wins over No. 8 seed Oklahoma.

They also beat No. 3 seed Kansas earlier in the season. Tennessee and Illinois present a tough road for the Cowboys, but this team is ready.

Also, don’t sleep on San Diego State. The No. 6 seed in the Midwest hasn’t lost since Jan. 19.

Wins over ranked teams are tough to find in the Mountain West, but the Aztecs did beat both UCLA and Arizona State this season. They have experience, play great defense, and are one of the best three-point shooting teams in the tournament.

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